Monday, 30 December 2013

1-2-3 Restart! Our January book pick is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!

We went AWOL there for a while. Exams and life sucking all fun out of everything got in the way, but we're hitting the big reset button and starting afresh! Though in a far less dramatic way than what they do on Doctor Who these days... We are starting 2014 by reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.

About the novel:

Title: The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Published: 2013 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
"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" (from the author's website)

Why we chose it:

We both want to read this novel by a writer we've both either read or heard a lot about and have been recommended to us. Besides, the concept of monsters and humans forced together in what sounds like a kind of prison cities? Murder and mayhem? Revenge? Yes, please.

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