Holly Black: Coldest Girl in Coldtown competition


As you can see from the shouty caps, we can barely contain our excitement at the prospect of the brilliant Holly Black visiting for WFC this coming weekend, and then for a mini tour of the UK covering London, Leeds, Newcastle and Liverpool.

To help celebrate Holly’s UK arrival over Halloween, the WFC weekend and beyond, we’re sharing an exciting new competition linked into the dark, twisted and entirely compelling THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN.

Read on for more on the book itself, the chance to win a signed copy, and exciting other prizes!

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Coldtowns are walled cities where the damned party eternally in government sanctioned cages. This sounds like the LIFE (or really DEATH) that some humans are desperately craving…

As the novel takes our narrator, Tana, to Coldtown, she passes through the Dead Last Rest Stop and finds things that people have discarded before they disappear into Coldtown. Of course once you enter, you can never leave.

These postcards (and other items) are the last words of those before entering the walls of Coldtown…


We want to know what your last words would be before finally entering Coldtown! All to-be residents of Coldtown leave behind messages for their many fans to document the final stage in their journey…and we here at Fierce Fiction want to share it with our fans as well!


Create your last words…

  • Write us a postcard from the Dead Last Rest Stop using this downloadable template.
  • Record a short video clip using Vine or Instagram on your phone.
  • Or simply take a photo of yourself with your message.

Then, make sure you tag your posts using #ColdtownUK and share it with us by:


One lucky Coldtown citizen will win a signed copy of The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and a very special ‘Cold’ Tatty Devine necklace. Two runners-up will also win signed copies of the book.

Competition closes on the 13 November at 11.59pm. For full T&Cs visit our website. This competition is open only to residents of the UK and Ireland.

What are you waiting for? Share your messages with us!