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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Review

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black

Let me start of by saying, look at this beautiful cover!! It's gorgeous. I didn't like it at first, but it's really grown on me. 


Now for my thoughts on the novel itself. It's refreshing to read a stand-alone YA fantasy novel, as they are few and far between, but I'm not a big fan of vampire novels. I think that The Coldest Girl and Coldtown has some refreshing moments, particularly toward the end. I really enjoyed the final few chapters and kind of wish that there were more moments like those throughout the novel. 


The novel expressed some interesting ideas about vampirism, particularly that turning into a vampire may be an awakening of the darkness inside rather than the insertion of demonism into an innocent person. 


I did like Gavriel's character, which made the novel more enjoyable than it would be otherwise. I think that the madness of his character was oddly charming, especially with the distance of fiction in place. The scenes that involved Gavriel were definitely my favourite moments of the novel. 


Overall, I enjoyed this novel, as I do all of Holly Black's work, but it did not stand out to me as much as her Curse Worker's Trilogy, which is definitely my favourite work of hers.