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Review, Young Adult / February 19, 2015
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly BlackThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Author: Holly Black
Publisher: Indigo
Date: September 2013
419 pages
Source: Purchased
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
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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.

Okay, so I have to confess that I was one of those unapologetic, completely obsessed fangirls of Twilight and all things paranormal. However, after a while I was hit with a case of vampire burn out and became disenchanted with the whole paranormal genre (with the exception of The Vampire Diaries TV show!), that was, until I read The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. This book was both terrifying and entertaining, resulting in a thoroughly compulsive read. read more

By: Sarah
Blog Tour, Images, Young Adult / February 2, 2015


I’m here today to celebrate the most talented Holly Black’s new standalone book, The Darkest Part of the Forest! As the tagline of the book is Be careful what you wish for, I’m here to share with you my #bookishWISHES!


My first bookish wish is for a fairy tale retelling, update or a story inspired by my favourite fairy tale: The Princess and the Pea. I’m sure there have been a few, but nothing I’ve been aware of recently! Just think of all the possibilities, the tests you can set to prove someone’s a princess. There is a wealth of girl power and awesomeness waiting to be tapped there. If someone (pretty please, all you fabulous authors reading this) writes this, I will definitely be buying it! read more

By: Daphne
Bookish Brits, Video / December 5, 2013

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Catching up on sharing my YouTube videos from our Bookish Brits channel.

Events Report

This video talks about some of the events I’ve been lucky enough to attend: Holly Black and Sarah Rees Brennan at Foyles, and Veronica Roth’s London event (with special Shailene Woodley added in).

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By: Daphne
Showcase Sunday / June 2, 2013

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Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and gives me the opportunity to talk about all the books that have I’ve recently acquired!

A LONG belated post, but I’m thrilled to be writing about the wonderful Random House Children’s Publishers blogger brunch event! Due to the crappy snow earlier in the year, this was rescheduled for March instead. We got lots of yummy baked goods and a presentation of their upcoming books for the year. read more

By: Daphne
Showcase Sunday / September 23, 2012

Showcase Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits, and Tea, and gives us an opportunity to talk about all the books we’ve begged, borrowed or stolen recently acquired!

Daphne’s Showcase Sunday

It’s been a fantastic book week. With so many strong Autumn releases, I’ve been so lucky to get copies for review. Without further ado, this is some of my book haul this week: read more

By: Daphne