Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Pages: 419 (Hardcover), 419 (Paperback), 419 (Ebook)
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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.
(The synopsis doesn’t mention what the monsters are, I will not mention it in my review either) I usually don’t read must books about the type of creatures that this book is about but dang, this was good. Usually books about these creatures I turn away from but the first chapter of this book made me keep reading. I never read anything by Holly Black before and I understand why so many love her books.
Monsters: I love the unique take on the monsters in this book. Like I said in “My Thoughts”, I don’t enjoy these types of monsters typically. I also like the how the transformation period when people who are infected with the virus.
Culture: I enjoyed learning about the Coldtown society and how the outside’s society’s view on the Coldtowns and the monsters. I found it believable in a way. If we had these monsters roaming about and we were able to quarantine them, it’ll probably be just like this book.
Main Character: I actually like Tana. I don’t find how she survives the massacre in the beginning of the book believable, but her personality is wonderful.
Beginning: Even though I like the beginning, it wasn’t very believable. It did give the beginning a shock though.
Side Characters: There are some side characters that bugged me. I didn’t like their view on the monsters, I kind of wanted to slap them and tell to get to reality.