Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting On Wednesday (51): The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, in which bloggers talk about the books they are most eager for!

This Week's Pick: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: September 17th 2013
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. The only problem is, once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave.

One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses. The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black.

I'll be honest, I didn't even read the description for this book until I was writing this WoW pick. You see, about four years ago I read a short story by Holly Black by the same name and I absolutely LOVED it. It's still one of my favorite short stories of all time and when I heard Black was writing a novel based on the same idea? Well, I may have freaked out a bit. I adore Holly Black as an author, and the idea is such a great one. After reading the description I'm even more excited for this book, which I didn't even think was possible.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown sounds like a novel I am going to love and I seriously cannot wait to read it!

- Ciara (Lost at Midnight)


  1. I can't WAIT to read this one, either! All of my friends who have been lucky enough to read it already have loved it, and apparently it brings back old school, scary vampires, so I'm in. Great pick! New follower.

  2. I'm really looking forward to this book too. I read the short story, loved it, and now cannot wait to see how she's expanded the idea into a whole book.

  3. Great choice! This book just sounds so interesting :D

    Here's my WoW

  4. I'm a big fan of Holly Black's books, but I haven't read the short story yet. I'll have to do that before I read this book, which I am majorly excited for, by the way. :)
    My WoW

  5. I can not wait for this one. I think it's going to be amazing! And I had no idea there was a short story first?


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