Monday, September 16, 2013

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown Review, Trailer & Giveaway

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - I believe she gets to pick the weapon. I hope she picks me.

The Coldest Girl 
In Coldtown

By: Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Title: The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
Series: Coldest Girl In Coldtown #1
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: September 3rd, 2013
Genres: YA, Dystopia, Vampires


Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

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The Coldest Girl
In Coldtown Trailer

My Review

Oh, how delightfully delicious this was!

The Coldest Girl In Coldtown has been one of my most anticipated book of the year! I love Vampires books, even though I have been wayyyyy burnt out with them and haven't read one since April. But anything to do with Vampires, Dystopian, Quarantined Cities, and feasting on human blood in a dystopian setting, I'M IN! And The Coldest Girl In Coldtown has satisfied my craving for my Vampire-dystopian fix! Even though I would of liked these vampires to have been more...gritty, and gruesome, but they were still awesome, they just lacked that horrific, spine-chilling, menacing feel! But still definitely satisfied!

The main characters were well developed. Tana was a enjoyable, strong character, that wouldn't give up no matter the cost. And Gavriel, he had this mysterious sex appeal that just kept me drawn to him, whenever he was around! He had this rough around the edges feel to him. But once Tana broke through his hard layers, he revealed that something softer was in the inside.

Holly Black had an interesting way of writing this novel. She had one chapter of the main plot, then the next chapter had some background information on any character. Which was and interesting way for her the write Coldtown, but oh so annoying when a chapter ended with a fast-paced, heart-pounding scene, that you just had to see what was coming next, but then it would abruptly change to something that happen in the past. Sometimes I found myself screaming "NO, I DON'T CARE, take me back to the main plot, I need to know what happens!" But when the chapter didn't end on a heart-pounding note, it was interesting to get some back info on said character.

The Plot:

Vampires have come out of hiding and infected humans everywhere. Whole city's have been quarantined to contain the virus of vampirism. These cities are closed off leaving everyone left inside to fend for themselves, whether their infected or not, they refused to open the gates for anyone! So these cities became The Coldtowns.

Tana, one of the only handful of kids left that doesn't want to become a vampire, happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Living it up with some friends at a party, they get trashed, and after many hours of playing a drinking game, Tana passes out in the bathtub. Waking up hours later, she discovers that vampires have broken in and murdered everyone except for her and her ex-boyfriend Aiden. She finds Aiden infected and tied to the bed like a good little blood pet. She also finds a vampire chained up next to Aiden. Tana decides to help both Aiden and the vampire break free. They mange to escape, but not without Tana getting scraped by vampire teeth on her way out the window. She now has to deal with the last thing she ever wanted. The uncertainty of not knowing whether she's infected like Aiden. Oh, and theirs that vampire in her trunk to deal with! So not knowing if she's infected like Aiden, she makes the ultimate sacrifice, and decides to go to Coldtown were she can't hurt anyone or further spread the virus if she's infected.

Coldtown turns out to be nothing like they thought it would be. It was always talked up as being a big ol' party hangout with vampires as their blood buddies. But what they find is a death trap, and a lot of wanna-be-vampires, willing to do anything to become one. And with Aiden and Tana possibly infected, they may have to watch their backs from the humans before the vampires.

Tana can't deny the incredible pull she feels towards Gavriel, the vampire she helped. She knows he's the wrong "Type Of Guy". But how long can she fight the connection that sparks when he's around. And that just might be Tana's undoing!

This was an amazingly fresh take on vampires, that had me staying up late, glued to the pages, craving more! It really was a good book even though it was slightly different then I predicated. I would have liked these vampires to have more of a backbone, versus partying it up on a live TV for humans. I did not expect that aspect of this book, but in the end it won me over and turned out be very entertaining!

Overall, I loved this brilliant take on vampires in their dystopian world. The world building was great, the action was suspenseful, and the twist were unpredictable. I would definitely recommend this book, and I think anyone who wants a new heart-throbbing adventure with vampires, should definitely pick this one up. I don't think they'll be disappointed!

4.5 Cold Stars

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Meet Holly Black

Holly Black
Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for kids, teens, and adults. She is the author of the Modern Faerie Tale series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside), The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), and The Good Neighbors graphic novels (with Ted Naifeh) The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, and The Curse Worker series (White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart). She is also the co-editor of three anthologies, Geektastic (with Cecil Castellucci), Zombies vs. Unicorns (with Justine Larbalestier), and Welcome to Bordertown (with Ellen Kushner). Her most recent works are the middle grade novel, Doll Bones, and the dark fantasy stand-alone, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

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  1. Thanks so much for the giveaway! Loved the review! :D

  2. I read this book not too long ago and I agree with you that fans of vampires will enjoy this refreashing take. Great review!

  3. A wonderful review! I have been sooo excited about reading this book so I'm really pleased to see you enjoyed it.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Sharon – Obsession with Books

  4. I'm not sure if this is open internationally, but I've entered anyway.

    1. Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to state that it was international. I'll update it soon :)

  5. I'm not sure what to think about THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN. I haven't read Holly Black, but I know she's a talented writer. The reviews on this book are just so mixed. It seems people either loved it or hated it. Eeek!

  6. I've been looking forward to this, glad to hear you thought it was good.

  7. I feel like I want to cry, because I'm having trouble with this book...trouble getting my hands on it because it seems my mail is slow. :( It'll be my first Holly Black one, so I haven't read her writing style, but I'm not worrying now! Ohh, and I soooooo can't wait to meet Gavriel. I need to read this. Now. Great review! :)

  8. Loved the review.. wishing lots of success..can't wait to get a chance to read.

  9. Been so wanting to win this book.. ;)))

  10. This book is definetely in my TBR list, great review :)

  11. This book sounds amazing! Thanks for this giveaway


  12. I can't wait to read this book about vampires from this amazing author with this amazing cover, that is getting some great reviews. Now yours! I really cannot wait to read this book. It is one of my most anticipated!

  13. I love the cover of this book. Im planning to buy a copy of this anytime soon. I love your review thanks for sharing! =)

  14. Thanks for the recommendation! :-D I have seen the cover of this one before, but didn`t find it
    interesting before seeing your review.

  15. This book was fantastic, dark and powerful. It's the kind of book you will stay up an entire night to read, all the while promising yourself you will sleep after one more chapter.
    Recommended TrustPrice MS Office full licensed copy

  16. I can never get to many great vamp stories and this one is a definite for my TBR pile

  17. I have been wanting to read this....great review!!!

  18. It sounds intense, but intriguing!


  19. It sounds intense, but intriguing!


  20. I have an arc of this book but I haven't read it yet. I'll have to now though! You made it sound so awesome so now I'm intrigued :))

  21. The Coldest Girl In Coldtown sounds like an awesome vampire spin-off book :) I have never read anything by Holly Black but I might just have to pick this one up! Thanks for the review!

  22. I'm looking forward to reading this one as I usually really enjoy Holly Black books! Thanks for the detailed review.

  23. Enjoyed the review. This sounds great.

  24. I think I was the only one who found this book just OK.

  25. I think I was the only one who found this book just OK.


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