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.
Review: The main character of this book Is Tana, who goes to a party one night and wakes up the next morning with everyone around her murdered by vampires. Except, for her just a little crazy ex-boyfriend and a super old vampire. They set off for a Coldtown, a place where vampires and wannabe vamps live.
I liked this book. I expected it to be better because of the hype I had seen from some of my favorite booktubers. Sometimes, book hype isn’t always right. One thing I had a problem with was the slowness of this book. I got halfway through it, and it hadn’t even been a day! Another thing is that I got confused when Midnight and Winter showed up. It may have just been me, but the whole mall thing confused me.
I really loved Gavriel. He was just a kick-ass character. He was a bit mad, always saying these random, ancient quotes. He was well-written, and his background was so intriguing. I liked how Black slipped in chapters about his past among Tana’s adventure. I also liked the two big plot twists involving him. Each one was very surprising to me! My favorite Gavriel/Tana part was the very end of the book! He is so sweet *swoons*.
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