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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (Compact Disc)

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I loved this book! I stayed up late when I should have been packing for my move from SF to Oakland. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, or CGC as I’ve come to call it to my friends and loved ones, is my favorite young adult novel published in 2013. CGC is a love letter to the vampire genre, in turns bloody, gory, funny, heartbreaking and romantic. The romance is sexy but thankfully does not eclipse the plot, and while a reader may be left with some questions at the end, this novel feels complete. 

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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.

About the Author

Holly Black is the bestselling author of contemporary fantasy novels for teens and children, including Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale and the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick series. She has been a finalist for the Mythopoeic Award and the Eisner Award, and the recipient of the Andre Norton Award. Holly lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library. Her website is

Product Details ISBN-10: 1478924691
ISBN-13: 9781478924692
Published: Little, Brown Young Readers, 09/10/2013
Language: English
Recommended Reading Level Minimum Age: 13
Maximum Age: 17
Minimum Grade Level: 8th Grade
Maximum Grade Level: 12th Grade