'…If you let me borrow your car for tonight, I promise I will repay you.’
‘Oh yeah?’ she asked, looking at him, with his bare feet and plain, dark clothes. ‘With what?’
The smile stayed on his lips. ‘Jewels, lies, slips of paper, dried flowers, memories of things long past, useless quotations, idle hands, beads, buttons, and mischief.’
- Holly Black,
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (via book-blogandquotes)
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There’s a really interesting mythology to her vampires that I haven’t seen before, and the book takes place after a few stupid mistakes have made vampirism an epidemic worldwide. There’s a quarantine in effect and all infected persons are sent to Coldtowns— walled cities to keep vampires in. In America in particular, a culture of romanticizing vampires has sprung up, so teenagers run away from home and sneak into Coldtown to try to become vampires. There are reality shows about vampire hunters and about celebrity vampires, but also there is a lot of violence and gore.
Our protagonist watched as her infected mother turned into a monster when she was a kid, and the book begins when she wakes up, hung over, after a sundown party. She passed out in the bathtub and while she was asleep, vampires broke in and killed everyone else at the party.
She ends up on the run with her ex-boyfriend (infected but not yet turned) and a mentally unstable vampire the other vampires want killed.
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let the storm rage on