Books from the Backlog #88

Posted November 28, 2019 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 17 Comments

Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf unread.  If you are anything like me, you might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks.
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This week’s neglected book

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

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.

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

Why did I add The Coldest Girl in Coldtown to my bookshelf?
I bought this for my Kindle in November of 2014.  It was on sale for $2.99 and I thought it sounded good.  I still do.  Some of my Goodreads friends really liked, some thought it was okay, and a few were not fans.  I want to really like this one.  Hopefully, I can move this book over to my read column sometime soon!

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it to others?

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17 responses to “Books from the Backlog #88

  1. I haven't read this particular book but I've never been a fan of the author's work in the past! I have heard mixed reviews on this one. I hope you do like it if you decide to read it!

  2. Anonymous

    I found this one at the Dollar Tree a while back and it is still sitting on my shelf too. I need to pick up!

  3. I've always meant to read this one too. I have heard mixed opinions though so I think it might have scared me off. I also think I have a copy on my Kindle somewhere.

  4. I have only read Holly Black's childrens Spiderwick series, but I did enjoy those! I think when I try her work more I am going to read her Cruel Prince series to start with though.