Children can have a cruel, absolute sense of justice. Children can kill a monster and feel quite proud of themselves. A girl can look at her brother and believe they’re destined to be a knight and a bard who battle evil. She can believe she’s found the thing she’s been made for.
Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries’ seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be, and she knows how to stop them. Or she did, once.
At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointed as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.
Until one day, he does…
As the world turns upside down, Hazel tries to remember her years pretending to be a knight. But swept up in new love, shifting loyalties, and the fresh sting of betrayal, will it be enough?
READ: 5th of March 2016 – 6h of March 2016.
Why did this have to end? Can I have more, please? So I read that at this particular moment this is just a stand alone novel. That makes me incredibly sad. While it does great as a stand alone novel I love this world so much and I really want more. I think it has a strong potential to have a great sequel, even a series of books. There’s just so much in this world to explore and if Holly Black decided to revisit this world and write another book I’ll 100% be buying that. No doubt about it.
As soon as I finished this book I wanted to turn right back to the beginning and dive back into this world. I didn’t want to leave & I really want to go back in to it. I really don’t know how to put my thoughts into words but I really was enchanted by this book and I liked it a lot more than I expected to.
I’m now kicking myself for not buying this book sooner, and The Coldest Girl in Cold Town is definitely getting bumped up a place or 10 on my TBR list. (let’s just pretend I have an organised list and not just a nagging voice in the back of my head reminding me of all the books I still have yet to read)
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