Our October book club pick is THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black!
That’s right: we’re FINALLY reading Holly Black!
Our meeting will take place on October 27th at 7PM ET.
Can’t make it live? No worries – the replay will be available right after the meeting takes place!
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Y’all, this is one of our favorite vampire books of all time. It’s incredibly creative and one of those books we gobbled up in one night. Here’s what the Kirkus Review (starred!) had to say about it: “Ten years ago, a vampire “started romanticizing himself” and went on a rampage, turning people until new vampires were everywhere. As much as possible, they are contained in walled Coldtowns, along with humans who idolize them—or were trapped when the walls went up. Outside, people avoid going out after dark, watch endless feeds from Coldtown parties and idolize vampire hunters. When nihilistic Tana, whose emptiness seems to stem from events surrounding her mother’s infection with vampirism, wakes up in a blood bath to find her ex-boyfriend infected and a terrifying but gorgeous vampire chained beside him, she is determined to make things right. What follows is a journey that takes her into Coldtown and out of the grief that has plagued her for years, with plenty of sharply observed characters and situations that feel absurdly, horribly believable. There’s dry humor and even a relationship (to call it a romance would be too easy; this is something entirely more complex). Perhaps most unexpectedly, there is no happy ending, just a thread of hope in humanity.
You may be ready to put a stake in vampire lit, but read this first: It’s dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant.”