The Coldest Girl In Coldtown
The gory and bloody nature of the vampire is clearly evident in this story. Monster literature fans will gravitate to this piece because it embraces the true animalistic nature of vampires. Holly Black brings vampire literature to it's former glory, in my opinion. Although I enjoyed the Twilight trilogy, I craved the reality of how violent vampires are - like in Anne Rice's Interview With A Vampire or Bram Stoker's Dracula. Black gives Tana heroic attributes that enable readers to take to her plight and ultimate self-sacrificing behavior when it comes to saving her sister. Similarly, I enjoyed reading Black's descriptions of how she kills vampires, and on how the taste of blood invigorates her.
Holly Black recently collaborated with Cassandra Clare and wrote the Magisterium graphic novel series.
Holly Black has also written the Spiderwick Chronicles.
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