The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Written by Holly Black

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September 2013 Book of the Month 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!

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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!


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.

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.

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

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children. Born in New Jersey in 1971, Holly grew up in a decrepit Victorian house piled with books and oddments. After graduating from The College of New Jersey in 1995, Holly worked as a production editor on medical journals and attended graduate school at Rutgers University in pursuit of a Masters in Library Science.

Her first book, Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale, was published in 2002 by Simon & Schuster. Tithe was called "dark, edgy, beautifully written and compulsively readable" by Booklist, received starred reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, and was included in the American Library Association's Best Books for Young Adults. Holly has since written two other books in the same universe, Valiant (2005), and the sequel to Tithe, Ironside (2007). Valiant was recorded as an unabridged audiobook by Renee Raudman for Listening Library, was a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award for Young Readers and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Young Adult Literature.

Holly collaborated with her long-time friend, Caldecott award winning artist, Tony DiTerlizzi, to create the bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. The first two books, The Field Guide and The Seeing Stone were released together in 2003 by Simon & Schuster, with the next three, Lucinda's Secret (2003), The Ironwood Tree (2004) and The Wrath of Mulgarath (2004), following in rapid succession. The Wrath of Mulgarath climbed to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. The five-book serial has been called "vintage Victorian fantasy" by the New York Post and Time Magazine reported that "the books wallow in their dusty Olde Worlde charm." The chapter books were recorded as an audiobook by Mark Hamill for Listening Library.

The lavishly illustrated Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to The Fantastical World Around You (2005), The Notebook for Fantastical Observations (2005), and Care and Feeding of Sprites (2006) expanded the Spiderwick universe. To date, the books have been translated into 32 languages. Three more Spiderwick chapter books are planned, with the first one expected to be released in Fall of 2007.

The Spiderwick Chronicles are being adapted into a film by Paramount Pictures in conjunction with Nickelodeon Films starring Freddie Highmore and Sarah Bolger with Mark Waters as the director.

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432 pages
Interest Age: From 12


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

Publication date

3rd September 2013




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