Book Chat: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown


coldtown coverThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Click HERE for the Podcast!


The plague of vampirism has spread across the globe and Tana knows first hand just how dangerous it can be. She wakes up after a night of partying surrounded by her massacred friends. Immediately, she begins a journey with her exboyfriend, Aiden, and a seriously crazy new companion, Gavriel, to find refuge in the nearest vampire refuge/prison. Tana must fight her inner demons, the possibility of turning into a vampire herself, and her confused feelings regarding a certain someone while trying to get back to her family.

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Favorite Character

Winter – his enthusiasm for his sister’s project is endearing, but his skepticism about the plan also is a balancing force as the group rushes headlong into the Coldtown.

Favorite Line

“You expected me to be good, and because of you, I tried.”

In the podcast we discuss what it means to be “good” or “evil” and if the vampires are inherently one or the other. I think this line from Gavriel is a powerful reminder that people often perform to whatever expectation is set of them.

Fun Author Fact

Holly Black has a secret library in her house!!!!! (Fellow book nerds, you know this is a dream come true!)

Is this worth a book hangover?

Yes, it’s fast paced and exciting with just enough swoon – but fair warning, there’s quite a lot of blood and violence.

Read this next:

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater or The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan both deal in exciting, worlds very close to ours, but with something just a little more magical or frightening.

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Jess loves SFF – old and new school –  and is learning to appreciate the more lovey-dovey YA under the careful tutelage of Anisha’s recommendations.

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