Author: Holly Black
Release date: September 17, 2013
Published by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them?
Tana lived 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 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. (Summary from Goodreads)
This was my favorite short story in Holly Black's book of short stories, The Poison Eaters. When I noticed this book was coming out when I was looking in the far future books coming out on Goodreads for Waiting on Wednesdays I WAS SO EXCITED!!!!! WOOT! WOOT! BRILLIANT HOLLY BLACK!!!