Parents' Guide to

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Dark, violent, sensuous vampire tale best for older teens.

Book Holly Black Horror 2013
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age 18+

Based on 1 parent review

age 18+


Full of blood ex. descriptions of opening veins and artery, torture, violence, sexual innuendo and other things. So disgusted I didn't even finish reading it. Complete trash.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (8 ):

Holly Black does a good job conveying both the teen attraction to the dark side and the genuine horrors it contains. The writing is good, better than that benchmark of vampire stories, Twilight. The prose is edgier and darker, better suited to older teens. Heroine Tana's strong, independent voice is realistic, and a couple of horrific passages border on poetic. Breaks in the action to provide backstory are sometimes disjointed, but most of the story clips along at a good pace. It's a solid entry in the vampire-horror genre that mature fans will enjoy.

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