by Holly Black
Publisher: Little, Brown Books
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.
You wake up in the morning after a party: you’re lying in a bathtub, the curtain pulled, around a deep silence. Are others still sleeping? When you get up and walk from room to room, you discover that something terrible happened during the night. Tied to a chair, you find a mysterious red-eyed boy. Close to him, alive and cuffed, there’s Aidan, your ex: as soon as you try to free him, he attacks you in the grip of an atavistic hunger.
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.