Books by Holly Black

THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN by Holly Black
Released: Sept. 17, 2013

"You may be ready to put a stake in vampire lit, but read this first: It's dark and dangerous, bloody and brilliant. (Horror. 14 & up)"
This eagerly anticipated novel (based on Black's short story of the same name) bears little relation to the sparkle-infused vampire tales of the last decade. Read full book review >
DOLL BONES by Holly Black
Released: May 7, 2013

"Spooky, melancholy, elegiac and ultimately hopeful; a small gem. (Fantasy. 10-14)"
A middle-grade fantasy dons the cloak of a creepy ghost tale to deliver bittersweet meditations on the nature of friendship, the price of growing up and the power of storytelling. Read full book review >
BLACK HEART by Holly Black
Released: April 3, 2012

"If you haven't discovered this series yet, get going; if you're already a fan, why are you even reading this review? (Urban fantasy/thriller. 14 & up)"
The conclusion to Black's brilliant and unusual Curse Workers trilogy lives up to its predecessors. Read full book review >
FICTION
Released: May 24, 2011

Bordertown: where the human and faerie worlds intersect, a place populated by runaways and the lost, powered by an unreliable mix of magic and technology.

Thirteen years ago, the way to this shared world was closed after four anthologies (The Essential Bordertown, 1998, etc.) and three novels (Elsewhere, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >

RED GLOVE by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: April 5, 2011

Deep philosophical questions about identity and responsibility hide in the heart of this second volume of magical conmen and gangsters. Read full book review >

ZOMBIES VS. UNICORNS by Holly Black
FAIRY TALES, FOLKTALES AND MYTHS
Released: Sept. 21, 2010

Forget vampires vs. werewolves; the hottest feud is between fans of the fiercely magical horses and the shambling, brain-eating undead. Read full book review >

WHITE CAT by Holly Black
Released: May 4, 2010

Forget fairy tales. Read full book review >

THE POISON EATERS AND OTHER STORIES by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

Black's first story collection assures her place as a modern fantasy master. Read full book review >

FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 2009

This disastrous collection of stories sets out to show the depth and coolness of unpopular geeks and nerds, but instead it presents tired stereotypes in writing that fulfills an audience of authors and librarians rather than teens. Read full book review >

THE GOOD NEIGHBORS by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

From two accomplished veterans comes a dark urban fantasy about a girl seeking the truth about her past—and her future. Read full book review >

IRONSIDE by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: May 8, 2007

This dark sequel to Tithe (2002) reveals the corruption in even the beautiful parts of faerie. Read full book review >

FANTASY
Released: Dec. 26, 2006

Jacketed in a large, folded, glow-in-the-dark poster, this guide for prospective sprite owners features a suite of minutely detailed, full-body portraits paired with cogent advice on selecting, obtaining (legally), housing, feeding and showing the finger-sized creatures. Read full book review >

VALIANT by Holly Black
FICTION
Released: June 1, 2005

Murdered mermaids, runaways addicted to magical drugs and trolls inhabit a New York City that draws heavily on the conventions of urban fantasy. Read full book review >

THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 1 by Holly Black
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2003

Unexplained things are happening in the eerie Victorian heap that is new home to the Grace family. Read full book review >

TITHE by Holly Black
FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

Debauchery, despair, deceit, and grisly death—what more could you ask from a fairy tale? Read full book review >