The Coldest Girl In Cold Town by Holly Black


Tana lives in a futuristic world.  There are humans, like Tana, and their are the dead… vampires, that live in walled cities called Coldtown.  The Coldtown occupants are safe from others and can live as normal a life as possible surrounded by their kind, the undead.

One morning, after a crazy happening party with her friends, Tana wakes up to find everyone dead.  Among the massacre she finds her ex boyfriend in the throws of being turned into a vampire, and another strange quiet boy hiding in a room.  The three of them set off for Coldtown in hopes that Tana may be able to save them.



Eep.  I really was thinking I would like this one a lot and that turned out not to be true.  I found as I listened to this one on audio that I could not get a good feel for any of the characters.  There was no one I wanted to say “I got your back!” to.   It just left me feeling kind of ….


As I thought through this I think I have come to the conclusion that I like my vampire books more like Twilight.  I know some of you just groaned and that’s ok. 😛  I admit it, I like my vampires to be just like us, looking like us, and still remaining cute and sociable and the whole “I like blood” thing takes a back seat.  When you make the blood and gore the center of the story…. I lose interest… (and quite possibly my lunch).

So that is my take on the book, or in this case, audio – but I know others have loved it so look for other opinions on this one.  My squeam level just couldn’t handle it.


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16 thoughts on “The Coldest Girl In Cold Town by Holly Black

  1. I might like this depending on how descriptive the gory parts are. I liked Salem’s Lot (Stephen King) and that was pretty graphic. But then, I like sensuous Ann Rice vampires too. And now that I’m thinking about, I haven’t read a vampire book since it became trendy to do so. That would be since Twlight! 😈

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