Coldtown was dangerous. Tana knew. A glamorous cage. A prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to part with them.
After that Quote you totally want to read that book now right? I know you are probably thinking this is some sarcastic vampire novel with lots of kissing and bloodsucking and maybe even a werewolf love triangle. Okay, well it is but minus the wolves, and the love triangle. Well, I guess there is sort of a love triangle going on but not like a major one. Hold on, I’m being super confusing but I promise if you read the summary you’ll understand.
This book follows Tana, who wakes up in a bathtub after a high school party, to only find everyone at the party killed by vampires. Except for her player jerk of a boyfriend, infected and hungry, and of course a really hot poetry reciting vampire who’s the actual target of the vampires who juts killed all of her classmates. And if you’re still confused about the whole vampire situation, here’s the summary that’s on the back of the book, because I can’t seem to describe this well enough.
Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Cold towns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. And once you pass through Cold town’s gates, you can never leave.
So, basically Tana and her new found companions have to get to Cold town, soon before something bad happens, even though something does, eventually they get to cold town and this book is about all the bad things, and a dash of mildly good things happen.
I give this book a 3.5 stars out of 5 stars. Yes it was amazing and original, but Tana spent too much time giving herself pep-talks instead of you know trying not to let her new vampire companions suck her blood or just try to get out of cold town. Also, this book is written by Holly Black, author of other YA Horror novels, such as Doll Bones, Newberry Medal winner of 2014. Since the first book I’ve read by her has been a smashing success I’m definitely keeping her on my radar. And keep your eyes out for a Doll Bones review coming soon.
Also happy birthday Holly Black she’s turning an age that should remain unnamed on November 10th! Yay presents! ~Blondie