Today’s Book Spotlight is on The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by: Holly Black.
Tana grew up in a society plagued by vampires. Usually, they stayed confined to places called Coldtowns where they and their infected human victims live in a never-ending , glamorous party that is broadcast to the whole world via life feed. But security isn’t always the best and sometimes vampires manage to get out. And when they get out, they go hunting for humans. That’s how Tana wakes up to find herself in a house full of corpses.
Well–almost full of corpses. As she wanders the house, she finds two more survivors: her ex-boyfriend Aidan who has been infected by vampire blood and a mysterious, chained up vampire named Gavriel. Tana doesn’t know anything about this chained up vampire, but she knows what will happen to Aidan if he succumbs to the infection and worse– she knows what vampire hunters will do to him. So she formulates a plan to get him to the nearest Coldtown for his own safety. And while she’s at it, she decides to take Gavriel as well, hoping that she’d stop him from wreaking any more damage.
The only catch is, Tana is going to have to go into the Coldtown with them, and once you go in, it’s nearly impossible to get back out. Tana quickly finds that Coldtowns aren’t nearly as glamorous as the feeds led her to believe. The parties are confined to one small area while the rest of the town is full of dilapidated buildings, crime, and homelessness. Tana is trapped as she struggles to survive and protect her friends. But all of that gets thrown for a loop when it turns out that the vampire she saved, Gavriel, wants to kill the leader of Coldtown and accidentally gets Tana involved.
This isn’t your typical vampire romance book. It’s full of all of the horror and hopelessness of a dystopian novel with only a dash of background romance. If you enjoy vampries and gore, this book is definitely for you. If you’d like to reserve a copy of this book, please fill out a book request form.