Author: Holly Black
Publication Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Even though Holly Black's writing is so descriptive and beautiful, the overall plot of the novel failed to keep my interest. I was close to not finishing it, but since it was just a standalone, I thought why not? But the problem with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was that the characters and slow pace seemed to bring a downside to the novel. The plot didn't interest me. Our main character, Tana was stupid and dumb. She made irrational decisions and for most of the scenes, I could help but shake my head at her. Another character I hated was Aiden. He was an absolute jerk. He blackmailed Tana and used her so many times that he failed to win me over. He did redeem himself a bit in the end, but that still doesn't make up for the all the horrible things he had done to Tana.
Even though the character weren't that great, I would've liked it better if it didn't have such a slow pace. The beginning started off well, but once we hit the middle, everything began to die down and I was slowly losing interest as the novel was progressing. But the ending was good. I really liked how she ended how it off. But even though the ending was good, I can't seem to say that the rest were just as good as well.