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Author: Black, Holly
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Year Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-316-21310-3
Grades: Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Grade 9

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

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The vampires are no longer satisfied to live in the shadows; the government in an effort to stop the spread of vampirism set up Coldtowns where vampires, and their worshippers live behind a set of steel walls like celebrities – as well as humans that were trapped when the walls went up because leaving a Coldtown is almost impossible. After a night of partying with friends, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses; during the night someone foolishly opened a window and let the vampires in. As Tana hunts for her keys and shoes she discovers two other survivors; Aidan, her ex-boyfriend who has gone “cold” and will turn into a vampire if he gets the human blood he is craving, and a mysterious vampire locked in chains named Gavriel. As these three unlikely companions escape Tana is bitten and starts to go “cold” herself; Not wanting to risk her family as she tries to fight off the vampire disease (if she can survive 88 days without drinking human blood the disease will leave her body and she will be human again), Tana drives herself, Aidan, and Gavriel to the nearest Coldtown. Black’s novel, inspired by a short story of the same title, is a dark, and violent thriller. Tana is a extremely resourceful girl with the courage and wit to stand off against monsters and do what’s right. For those sick to death of vampire lit, Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a new and completely original take on the genre and vampire fans with not want to miss it.

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