19. tra 2014.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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Book summary:
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.
          This is a year of me putting my task manager and finally reading some authors I've been avoiding for a while. Holly Black is not an exception and after hearing some amazing things about her Curse Workers series I decided to finally discover her stories. So when The Coldest Girl in Coldtown came out I knew that I need to read it. I mean, YA paranormal stand-alone book! It's basically unheard of these days.

          Tana (that the closest to my name I'll get in YA it seems) our main character here is a normal girl given the circumstances. She lives in a world where vampires and predators and they are quarantined in cities called Coldtowns only she never though she would have to go there as once you enter you never go back. When her friends were killed after a party in safe house she knows she has to run and don't look back, but the problem is that on her way she sees her ex-boyfriend and a boy and she has to free them. It means also that predators will have more time to catch them and they must race and find a way to survive.

          Considering that much of this story was not put into blurb I won't spoil a thing. I will just tell you that this is a book that it's really unique and fun. With great spectra of characters and it was so interesting to see how different types responded differently to the whole vampire invasion. But at the same time it's dark and really filled with horror. But my fave part of all is romance which was so good and grabbed me from the start.

           Only downside of this story was its slow pace which bothered me at moments. But all in all, really interesting story and I'll be reading more of Holly Black's book soon enough.

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,

Broj komentara: 45:

  1. This has gotten some rave reviews, but I've seen some bad reviews too. I bought it when it came out but still haven't read it. Happy to see your positive review!

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    1. Maybe lover of Holly expected more :) Thanks :)

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  2. I've heard a lot of mixed things about this one but i'm happy about your positive review! I'm glad you managed to enjoyed this one and it seems like it was what you needed to read at the time. Hopefully your next book has better pacing!
    lily @ Lilysbookblog

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    1. Yeah it was like that :) Thanks Lily :)

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  3. I download eBooks a lot from the library and they have this one. I've debated back and forth on reading it because I'm a wimp and wasn't sure if it would be too gory and scary....I really am a wimp. I do like that it is a stand alone!

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    1. It won't be so you should totally go for it. That's amazing thing :) Thanks Ginny :)

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  4. I've yet to read Black's White Cat series, so I'm really looking forward to this one as it sounds way more interesting. Plus, that cover... can you really say no to that? You wouldn't have guessed there were vampires involved. haha. Will be definitely taking a second look at this one!

    Faye at The Social Potato Reviews

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    1. I could not as you can see :) Thanks Faye :)

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  5. I adored the Curse Workers series. I've been wanting to read this one, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Thanks for this review. Now I want to read it even more! Is it really a stand alone? For some reason I thought it was going to be a series.

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    1. It really is stand alone :) I need to read Curse Workers soon. Thanks Sandra :)

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  6. that's great you enjoyed this one. I am very curious, and I have yet to read Holly Black too!

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  7. I'm glad you enjoyed this, Tanja! I looooved The Curse Workers Trilogy but heard this wasn't as good, so I figured I'd likely become disappointed if I picked this one up. Still, I'll hopefully get around to it soon and enjoy it as much as you did, Tanja!(:

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    1. I need to read it soon :) Thanks, Keertana :)

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  8. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed this one too, Tanja! It was an usual book but that's sort of typical for Holly Black and I love her uniqueness. The Curse Worker series was really good, too! Great review! :)

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    1. I love uniqueness so I will be reading more of Holly Black's books. Thanks, Rachel :)

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  9. I got into a few chapters before giving up on this one, sadly. The writing style wasn't really for me. I'm glad to know someone else liked it, at least. I read the first Curse Workers novel and didn't enjoy it either. Anyway, awesome review, Tanja, and I'm glad you liked it!

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    1. Sorry it wasn't for me. Thanks Aimee :)

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  10. well, Tanja, I have heard mixed things abut this
    I am not sure whether I will like it or not
    but I am adding it ot my TBR
    Your reader
    Soma
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    1. I hope you'll give it a try :) Thanks Soma :)

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  11. i did want to read this, im still toying with it because i just dont know!

    em @ afternoonbookery.blogspot.com xx

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  12. I'm glad that you enjoyed this! I have it on my shelves but haven't had the chance to read it. Shame it's a little slow paced.

    Great review, Tanja! <33

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    1. I really hope you'll read it soon. Thanks Mel :)

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  13. Yay that you liked it! I agre, it's most definitely unique and I liked how the horror aspect was combined into the whole story. I liked the romance too :) AND YES! It was so slow at times. Great reveiw, hon!

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    1. Yeah I was so happy you enjoyed it too while reading your review :) Thanks, dear :)

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  14. It's great that you decided to change and to try new authors like that. I heard so much about this book, and so many great things but I'm always anxious to see if I could like the books as much as I have such high expectations. But I'm glad you had a wonderful time with it! I think I need to try it now.

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy it :) Thanks, Mel :)

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  15. This is on my tbr list and I can't wait to get to it!

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  16. I've been really curious about this book and I'v heard some pretty good things about. I definitely want to check it out and I like the fact that it's a standalone. Great review Tanja!

    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

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    1. I really hope you'll enjoy it. Thanks, Janina :)

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  17. I love that your reading and trying authors you haven't before, such a great goal to have! glad you enjoyed this one!!

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  18. I have been wanting to read this FOREVER. I have the short story I think this was based on in one of my anthologies (at least it's by the same author, and bares the same name), so I'll be interested to compare them afterwards, but that's not the point, LOL. Great review, Tanja! And thanks for the extra motivation ;)

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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    1. I haven't heard of that short story :D Thanks Jessica and I hope you'll enjoy it :)

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  19. Don't you just love the creepy blogger aspect too? Haha. I hope there will be more!

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  20. I agree, this one had a slower pace and that grated sometimes, but I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed it overall! :-) Yay! Hope your next Holly Black is just as good. Lovely review!

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    1. I really hope it will be. Thanks Lauren :)

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  21. I saw this review on Goodreads and was really happy that you liked it. Holly Black is one of my favorite YA authors of all time.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I'm so happy to hear that. Thanks Jen :)

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  22. I been putting this one off and not sure why, ugh prob because I really need to make some time. But yeah stand-alone YA paranormal? yes please

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  23. So, this book is as good as my friends said. I'll try this book soon.

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