The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black

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The Coldest Girl In Coldtown

Holly Black

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One night of wild partying can cost you your life.
Or leave you with a chained vampire and an ex-boyfriend on the edge of turning.
Same thing really.

I was really looking forward to reading this. Holly Black wrote some of my favorite stories about faeries. Her writing is usually dark and edgy and with quick, concise plots. This one however, left me wanting more.

The book starts with a bang. Our main character Tana wakes in bathtub and discovers a massacre. The only few surviers are Tana; her ex-boyfriend, already bitten and chained to a bed; and a vampire, chained to his bedside. The book screams forward, as Tana and the boys escape from attacking vampires, and start towards a Coldtown.

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Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney

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Blood Oranges

Kathleen Tierney

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This, to put it bluntly, not your typical teenaged-protagnist vampire or werewolf story.

In the wrong spot at the right time – or vice versa – Quinn gets mistaken for a demon-hunter, and finds herself catapulted into the supernatural world. Eventually, her lack of skills and her drug habit catch up with her, and she finds herself bitten by a werewolf. Before the wolf can devour her like Little Red’s grandma, he’s killed by a vampire. This vampire tells Quinn that she wants her for revenge and to use her as a weapon before she turns her, creating a werepire. The book quickly dissolves into a mystery as Quinn attempts to discover the what’s and why’s of her change, and ultimately, who set her up to get attacked.

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