Title: The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Oh goodness... I though Better by S. Walden was going to be released on Tuesday (19th), but apparently it's been out since Sunday (17th), so I'm going to make this a quickie so that I can start Better!
The Coldest Girl In Coldtown is just.... wow. I definitely was not expecting such a punch from a book about vampires! Although, the vampires in TCGIT are much edgier and fiercer than the vampires in Twilight. Oh, and more blood-thirsty.
Tana lives in a world where becoming a vampire is the norm. A horrible and painful norm, but a norm nonetheless. Enormous towns are dedicated to vampires and are sealed off, keeping the vampires from spreading the infection any further. But some vampires have escaped the Coldtowns and are prowling the streets when they come across a high school party, putting Tana and her friends in the vicious vamps' line if sight. It's a mix for catastrophe, love, and lots of bloodshed.
Edgy, dark, and carnivorous.
Tana, the main character, is so fierce and bad-ass that you immediately love her. Her adventure in Coldtown in definitely a unique one! There was so much action that it became a bit difficult to keep up, what with all of the gore and knives and daggers. There was also a little bit of a romance thrown into the mix, which made me very happy. I was practically drooling when it came to Gavriel and all of his hotness. I mean, really, who wouldn't? Tana and Gavriel are a match made in Cold (if you haven't read the book, you're probably what the hell I'm blabbering about).
TCGIC is beautifully lyrical, enchanting readers with more than just mesmerizingly gorgeous vampires. I was sucked in from the beginning! Tana's narration is hypnotic with just a hint of a gothic tone. In other words, flawlessly perfect.
Overall, I'm giving TCGIC a 4.5/5 because I loved this refreshing take on vixen vampires!