Welcome to Episode 105 of Speculate! The Podcast for Writers, Readers and Fans. In this episode we begin a new triptych of shows on the work of Holly Black, the bestselling author of fantasies like The Spiderwick Chronicles and numerous other books in middle grade, young adult and adult markets, focusing on her newest novel The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. A love letter to the vampire books Holly read and loved when she was young, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a surprising combination of old and new, and we talk about lost generations and new hopes during the course of our response. If you enjoy the discussion, don’t forget to check back next week when we’ll interview Holly about this book and other aspects of her career. Until then, thanks as always for listening, and please continue to spread the word about the show!
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