Top Ten Tuesday: Characters At My Lunch Table

Top Ten Tuesday is a lovely original feature/weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

Sadly, summer is coming to an end (not for me hahah!) and so this week’s TTT deals with a back-to-school theme. I’ve actually been looking forward to this week and plotting out the pros and cons of a bunch of my favorite book characters. Can I even pick my top ten favorites? Too tough. Anywho, here are the top ten book characters I’d have at my lunch table. I feel like most of these characters are going to be male, so I apologize in advance. Continue reading


Review: The Coldest Girl In Coldtown by Holly Black


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.
PUBLISHER: Little Brown
PAGES: 432
I was given this book by a nearby book company and I just want to say, as always, that fact does not affect my opinions about the novel I am about to review.
WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! I am speechless about this novel by Holly Black. I’ll admit that I’ve never read a book by her (I tried one of her faerie novels, but just couldn’t get into it), but – dang – this one was amazing. I also told myself that I had sworn off vampire books because they all seemed like copies of each other after awhile. I love that this novel has the tagline of “a wholly original story” in the end of the book blurb and, truly, it was a nice, unique, and refreshing take on the “vamp” genre.

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