Yesterday (Tuesday) was not a good day, and as Monday was a Bank Holiday which I spent with my parents, no post ended up being written yesterday – sorry. It didn’t occur to me until it was too late (which was today) that I probably should have scheduled it. Instead I’m doing my second WoW of 2013. This is a book I am really looking forward to, and have ever since I heard that the author was expanding their short story into a whole book.
Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating. The book’s blurb has been taken from Goodreads.com All publish dates are according to Amazon.co.uk
This week I am “Waiting On”…
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
by Holly Black
Published: 3rd September 2013
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.
I thought this was a really neat concept when I read the short story, so I cannot wait to see how it has been translated into a whole book.
So that is the book I am looking forward to this week. Please let me know in the comments if you’re looking forward to it too, and what book you’re looking for to this week.