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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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Best-selling Holly Black launches a chilling new contemporary fantasy series as gripping as her Spiderwick Chronicles. In Tana’s future-set world, vampires abound. In the walled cities - Coldtowns - infected blood suckers and humans live in deadly dangerous proximity never knowing exactly when the one will turn on the other. They are partying against all odds on one thrilling rollercoaster where the cost of a mistake is sky high. After waking up at a party and finding she is one of only three survivors, Tana heads to Coldtown with her companions for the adventure of her life – or death! ~ Julia Eccleshare

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

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. It's an eternal party, shown on TV 24 hours a day - gorgeous, glamorous, deadly! Because, once you pass through Coldtown's gates, you can never leave...A wholly original story of rage and revenge, love and loathing from bestselling author, Holly Black. Fans of TRUE BLOOD will love this dark and sexy tale.


Sarah Murray, age 15 - ‘The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is by far the most original vampire book I have read in the longest time...Utterly fantastic!' Click here to read the full review.

Jade Craddock
- 'With mesmeric characters, a post-apocalyptic setting and a hugely seductive but deadly vampire fraternity, Holly Black certainly breathes new life into the genre and I can’t help but hope that there’s more to come from Coldtown.' Click here to read the full review.

Zoe Crook, age 15
- 'This is a perfect book for all vampire fans! Unfortunately, I've never really gotten into the whole vampire theme but I can certainly see why people would enjoy it. It is fast-paced and very unique!' Click here to read the full review.

Izzy Read, age 12 - 'In all, it was a gripping, unpredictable book, that let you explore a new exiting and somewhat dangerous world; what more could you want? Now all I want is a sequel!' Click here to read the full review.

Emer O'Brien, age 16 - The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a gorgeously gothic novel from acclaimed author Holly Black. A world of beautiful but deadly vampires awaits inside- but who dares to enter Coldtown?' Click here to read the full review.

Safiyah Afghan, age 15 - 'The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a riveting, exciting book full of adventure, friendship and a little dash of romance.' Click here to read the full review.

Delilah Acworth, age 14
- 'I always find that the best books are the ones with both adventure and romance in them, and this is definitely it...I absolutely adore this book; read it before it’s too late!' Click here to read the full review.

Ayesha Afghan
- 'There are so many vampire books out there, but this has got to be one of the best ones I have ever read. There is only one word to describe this amazing book - Outstanding!' Click here to read the full review.

Georgina R, age 15 - 'This is a fast-paced, original vampire thriller, with plenty of action to quench your thirst...the snappy, sophisticated style of narrative was smooth and enjoyable.' Click here to read the full review.

Molly Hudson, age 12 - 'Wow! my new fav book! Watch out Bella and Edward there's a new vamp couple in town and its Tana and Gavriel. A love/horror story that will keep you wanting more!' Click here to read the full review.

Aimee Sweet, age 12 (
- 'This is book is the best vampire book I have read for a while; in places it’s so bloodthirsty you will drink it in greedily and laugh in delight.' Click here to read the full review.

Replete with grisly violence, an intriguingly complex take on the mechanics of vampirism, and well-developed and memorable characters, this superior, dread-soaked tale will satisfy vampire addicts of all ages. PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY

Exciting, violent, sexy, Tana is a wonderful creation, sarcastic, intensely loyal and yet very sensitive. This is the fastest paced vampire thriller you'll ever read. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown will be a sensational bestseller. -- Sam Hawksmoor HACKWRITERS.COM

About the Author

Holly Black is the co-creator of THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES. A New York Times No. 1 bestselling phenomenon, the series has been described as 'vintage Victorian fantasy' and has been made into a hugely sucessful film. The books have been translated into 32 languages. Holly Black lives with her husband in Massachusetts.

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6th February 2014


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Indigo (an Imprint of Orion Children's) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


432 pages


NewGen - YA Fiction
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Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)



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