Sunday, September 01, 2013

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Tour Stop – Interview + Giveaway

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Today I’m very excited to have one of my favorite authors drop by the blog! Holly Black is here to talk to use about the mysterious Gavriel, and there’s a sweet giveaway for you all as well! πŸ˜‰ Also, Holly is touring a few states, her schedule is here if you want to see if she’ll be going near you!

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Tour Stop – Interview + GiveawayThe Coldest Girl in Coldtown Published by Little Brown BfYR on September 3rd 2013
Genres: Paranormal, YA
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Tana lives 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 a 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.

For my fellow audiobook listeners, I have a clip here to share for you if you’re considering the audio version – can be pre-ordered via Audible or Downpour. Having read the book I can already tell the narrator has the perfect voice for the MC I think she’ll do her justice! πŸ™‚

Interview with Holly Black

Hi Holly! Thanks so much for dropping by my little place on the internet! I’m excited to have one of my favorite authors over!

Thank you so much for having me! It’s a pleasure to get to hang out and talk a little bit about my new book.

So let’s talk about the one and only Gavriel! –Describe Gavriel in a tweet (140 characters or less)

Psychopath with ink black hair glories in being saved by a level-headed lady only slightly more than he’d glory in drinking her blood.

Gavriel is such an interesting character, especially his psyche, what was the hardest part of writing his character?

The hardest part about writing Gavriel was figuring out what he sounded like when he was blood-starved, what he sounded like when he was more-or-less in his right mind, and how to reconcile those in the same character. I wanted to write him so that everything he said — whether a quote, a bit of mad rambling, or a speech — made perfect sense if you were willing to look at it a little bit slant.

What do you love most about Gavriel?

He has seen so much bloodshed and done so much horror, but there is an essential core of sweetness and wryness to him that I adore.

And we’re all dying to know, I’m sure, who your inspiration is for Gavriel’s profile – did you have a certain celebrity in mind? Or who would be perfect for playing his role in a movie?

Aneurin BarnardI never picture celebrities when I write. Should I ever be lucky enough that The Coldest Girl in Coldtown becomes a film or TV show, my main priority for anyone playing Gavriel would be that they be an awesome actor, because I think a great actor can make me forget all my preconceived notions about the character.

That said, probably the closest to the way I imagine Gavriel would be Aneurin Barnard because he has those slightly exaggerated features and the dark hair with curls. He’s a pretty great actor too.

About the Author

Holly Black (D

Holly Black is a best-selling author of contemporary fantasy novels for kids, teens, and adults. She is the author of the Modern Faerie Tale series (Tithe, Valiant, and Ironside), The Spiderwick Chronicles (with Tony DiTerlizzi), and The Good Neighbors graphic novels (with Ted Naifeh) The Poison Eaters and Other Stories, a collection of short fiction, and The Curse Worker series (White Cat, Red Glove, and Black Heart). She is also the co-editor of three anthologies, Geektastic (with Cecil Castellucci), Zombies vs. Unicorns (with Justine Larbalestier), and Welcome to Bordertown (with Ellen Kushner). Her most recent works are the middle grade novel, Doll Bones, and the dark fantasy stand-alone, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Theo, in a house with a secret library.

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Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has generously offered up THREE hardcover copies of Coldest Girl in Coldtown as well as an Audiobook copy for giveaway – so there will be 4 happy winners!

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21 Responses to “The Coldest Girl in Coldtown Tour Stop – Interview + Giveaway”

  1. Eileen @ Singing and Reading in the Rain

    Ahh I remember Gavriel he was so crazed yet I think Holly wrote his character so well, especially since she was trying to figure out how to capture all of his different sides in one character, and she definitely did. πŸ™‚ I can totally see Aneurin as Gavriel, too, and I totally agree that a great actor is the first thing you need.

    Fantastic interview, Giselle! <33

  2. Kristin@Blood,Sweat and Books

    The Audio sounds quite good from the sample and this is coming from someone whose super picky when it comes to female narrators.

    Gavriel sounds like a really complicated character. I can’t wait to meet him and see just how crazy he is. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  3. Charlotte

    Noooo! I wish that the giveaway is open internationally. *sighs* The Coldest Girl in Coldtown really looks promising, Giselle. Sept 3 is near so I will just have to buy it.

  4. Amy @ Book Loving Mom

    I really enjoyed this book!! OMG she is signing at a local bookshop on Tuesday night, but I don’t think I am going to be able to make it. So sad!! Though I did meet her at the movies so that’s pretty awesome! Great interview. I love who her inspiration for Gavriel is. He really is how I imagined him looking.

  5. Lisa (Lost in Literature)

    Great interview! I’m so eager to read this one. I have it on my shelf, but it’s signed so I’m hesitant to read it. πŸ˜› Maybe I’ll wait and get a kindle copy to actually READ since I can’t stand the thought of touching the signed one. LOL! It’s just soooo pretty! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Pili

    Great interview Giselle! I’m still a wee bit torn about getting this book or not due to the disparity of reviews I’ve seen from bloggers whose taste I trust… I guess I’ll just end up giving it a try to judge for myself!