This week, our pick is The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black. No, Coldtown is not a sly reference to North Battleford in the winter, even though the temperature last week would suggest otherwise. Fans of Dracula by Bram Stoker, or Joss Whedon’s acclaimed TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer might enjoy this one.
Here’s the story description from the book jacket: “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.