Let me tell you a little story:
I had about 40 minutes to kill before an eye exam, so I decided to start a new book. I took a look at my TBR shelves, and picked up Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. I had never read anything by Holly Black, and I really didn’t know anything about the book – I got it as part of a Bunz trade for some makeup I didn’t use, and it had been sitting on my shelf since late last winter.
I sat on the edge of my bed with my phone beside me and started reading.
When my boyfriend came home and interrupted me, I was still sitting on the edge of the bed reading. I jumped up, looked at the clock, and THREE HOURS had passed. So much for my eye exam.
So… if you’re looking for a thoroughly engaging book with great characters and world building, you can’t go wrong with The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black.