Friday, July 3, 2015

Review: Coldest Girl in Coldtown


 
 
 
The vampire book I had been waiting for.
 
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.

Summary: Tana hates nothing in the world more than vampires. As far as she's concerned, they're simply murderous, evil and ancient; that, or they're just stupid kids that wanted to be 'cool', and got themselves changed. Most of the vampires lived in Coldtown's though;  large quarantined cities. Tana finds herself mixed up in all of this one day though. She risks her life for what she reveres most; a vampire.

PROS: Holly Black wrote vampires in a way that made sense. They're not loving creatures, not any of them, but that doesn't mean they can't feel love, however, they're bloodlust can get in the way. This was the perfect amount of thrill, fear, excitement, and romance. The romance was pretty much the least substantial part in the book, which was a nice break compared to every other YA novel.
CONS: There were definitely a few sections in this novel that got so descriptive it became confusing, but I'd simply  go back and re-read it.
RATE: 4.1 out of 5 books (because books are better than stars).



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