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REVIEW TIME: Lumikki Andersson Trilogy by Salla Simukka

Title: As Red As Blood


Author: Salla Simukka


Release Date: 7th August, 2014


Publisher: Hot Key Books


Pages: 236 pages

In the midst of the freezing Arctic winter, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson walks into her school’s dark room and finds a stash of wet, crimson-colored money. Thousands of Euros left to dry—splattered with someone’s blood.
Lumikki lives alone in a studio apartment far from her parents and the past she left behind. She transferred into a prestigious art school, and she’s singularly focused on studying and graduating. Lumikki ignores the cliques, the gossip, and the parties held by the school’s most popular and beautiful boys and girls. But finding the blood-stained money changes everything. Suddenly, Lumikki is swept into a whirlpool of events as she finds herself helping to trace the origins of the money. Events turn even more deadly when evidence points to dirty cops and a notorious drug kingpin best known for the brutality with which he runs his business.
As Lumikki loses control of her carefully constructed world, she discovers that she’s been blind to the forces swirling around her—and she’s running out of time to set them right. When she sees the stark red of blood on snow, it may be too late to save her friends or herself.


Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/As-Red-Blood-Snow-White/dp/1471402460/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1440588210&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=salla+simukke

REVIEW TIME

Here was my initial review on goodreads:



Title: As White As Snow


Author: Salla Simukka


Release Date: 5th March, 2015


Publisher: Hot Key Books


Pages: 214 pages


The heat of the summer sun bakes the streets of Prague, but Lumikki’s heart is frozen solid.
Looking to escape the notoriety caused by the part she played in taking down Polar Bear’s crime ring, seventeen-year-old Lumikki Andersson escapes to Prague, where she hopes to find a few weeks of peace among the hordes of tourists. But not long after arriving, she’s cornered by a skittish and strange young woman who claims to be her long-lost sister. The woman, Lenka, is obviously terrified, and even though Lumikki doesn’t believe her story—although parts of it ring true—she can’t just walk away.
Lumikki quickly gets caught up in Lenka’s sad and mysterious world, uncovering pieces of a mystery that take her from the belly of a poisonous cult to the highest echelons of corporate power. On the run for her life again, Lumikki must use all her wits to survive, but in the end, she just may discover she can’t do it all alone.


Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/As-White-Snow/dp/1471403122/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1440588210&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=salla+simukke

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Here was my initial review on goodreads:



Title: As Black As Ebony



Author: Salla Simukka


Release Date: 6th August, 2015


Publisher: Hot Key Books


Pages: 166 pages

Lumikki Andersson must uncover a dark personal secret to outwit her bloodthirsty stalker.
Lumikki Andersson has a new boyfriend – easygoing, gorgeous Sampsa who adores her. But when her ex Blaze reappears, declaring his devotion, she doesn’t know what to feel. She can’t deny the chemistry between them, but does he deserve another chance?
Then the threatening letters start arriving, from someone who seems to know her intimately. Suddenly Lumikki is more alone than ever, and it’s not only her life on the line. To stop the killer, she must uncover a dark secret that has haunted her family for years . . .

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Black-Ebony-Snow-White-Trilogy/dp/1471403106/ref=sr_1_sc_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1440588210&sr=8-3-spell&keywords=salla+simukke

REVIEW TIME

Here was my initial review on goodreads:

Overall feelings:

My overall feelings after reading this book are…
“A NICE, SHORT AND FAST-PACED SERIES”

I loved Lumikki as a character overall and the writing is really interesting. I love the fact that some passages aren’t translated so the Finnish really emphasizes the diversity of this book. Such a unique way to write. This series is definitely worth a read because it is really short and a fast-paced book.

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