My pick this week is:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black
Unofrtunately, since the book is scheduled to release some time in 2013 by Little, Brown Books, there is no cover yet and not much in terms of a description. The following is from goodreads:
“A refreshing and inventive new twist” on the vampire genre; set in the not-so-distant future, where the vampire population has surged, resulting in the establishment of quarantined cities of vampires and humans where predator and prey coexist in a never-ending blood party of revelry.
Why I picked it despite the lack of detailed info?I'm a huge fan of Holly Black - I have been for about 7 years or so, when I first read Tithe and thought it was amazing. But more to the point, I read Holly's short story of the same title in an anthology and I remember thinking that it'd be awesome if there was a full-length novel set in the same world. I actually tweeted the author about how much I liked it and she replied that there would in fact be a novel!! I was beyond excited. I cannot remember the exact details of the story because I read it more than half a year ago, but I recall that I enjoyed the unique quirks of the characters and the way the workings of the world in which it was set.
I can't wait for more info about the plot, and for the actual cover! A Holly Black vampire book. If she can't breathe some new life into that myth then I don't know who can...
Have you heard about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown? Read the short story (or any other of Holly Black's work)? Let me know in the comments, and I hope I'll get around to checking out everyone else's WoW's.
I might take a while to get back to you guys though because I'm still on my travels around Europe - Amsterdam at the moment, after Prague and Hamburg (which were awesome).