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Black, Holly.
Boston : Little, Brown, 2013

(2 booktalks)
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Booktalk #1

You wake up from a raging party alone in a house, except it isn’t empty. Rather, everyone is dead and covered in blood. Well, except for your stupid ex-boyfriend, a vampire who is chained up next to him, and a group of vampires that are bent on destruction. Hence, the dead bodies. Tana rescues her ex-boyfriend, Aiden, and the chained-up vampire, Gavriel, from the blood-thirsty group, and they head to the quarantined Coldtown, where they are immersed in the dangerous parties of the local vampire celebrity: Lucien. Who just so happens to be Gavriel’s worst enemy.  (Vermont Green Mountain Book Award, 2015)

Booktalk #2

Remember when vampires were scary? Tana does, because in her world, vampires are real - so real that her mother died a terrible death after being bitten and turning “Cold.” So real that vampire quarantine cities called Coldtowns, exist all over the country. So real that she wakes up after an all-night party to discover that most of her friends are dead, massacred by ravenous vampires who have only spared her ex-boyfriend, Aiden, to keep him around as a snack for later. Tana, Aiden, and a weakened vampire named Gavriel manage to escape the horde, but in the process a vampire fang scrapes Tana’s leg. She has no choice but to drive them all to the closest Coldtown, where decadent parties rage, vampires reign as reality TV stars, and everyone has an ulterior motive for getting in (or out) of the walled city. And there’s the small matter of Tana falling for the deliciously dangerous Gavriel, who has some secret motives of his own. Will Tana have the unbelievable willpower it takes to survive going Cold, or will she give in to her disturbing new taste for blood? For extra shivers, check out the fantastic audiobook version of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, read by actress Christine Lakin. (Amy Pickett, Ridley High School, Folsom, PA for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, 2015)

SUBJECTS:     Vampires -- Fiction.
                        Love -- Fiction.
                        Love stories.

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