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!READ BOOK ☫ Vermelho Como o Sangue ♠ No congelante inverno do rtico, Lumikki Andersson encontra uma incr vel quantidade de notas manchadas de vermelho, ainda midas, penduradas para secar no laborat rio de fotografia da escola C dulas respingadas de sangue Aosanos, Lumikki vive sozinha, longe de seus pais e do passado que deixou para tr s Em uma conceituada escola de arte, ela se concentra nos estudos, alheia aos flashes, fofoca e s festinhas dominadas pelos garotos e garotas perfeitos Depois que se envolve sem querer no caso das c dulas sujas de sangue, Lumikki arrastada por um turbilh o de eventos Eventos que se mostram cada vez mais amea adores quando as provas apontam para policiais corruptos e para um traficante perigoso, conhecido pela brutalidade com que conduz os seus neg cios Lumikki perde o controle sobre o mundo em que vive e descobre que esteve cega diante das for as que a puxavam para o fundo Ela descobre tamb m que o tempo est se esgotando Quando o sangue mancha a neve, talvez seja tarde demais para salvar seus amigos Ou a si mesma Bulgarian review rating 3.5 stars.Now that s a really quick read I ll probably spendtime writing its review than i spend reading it It was fast paced, quite entertaining and overall good It wasn t something spectacular or amazing, but i still liked it The fact that it is finnish was also really interesting i found the descriptions of the places and the whole atmosphere really enjoyable I didn t really connect to any of the characters Bulgarian review rating 3.5 stars.Now that s a really quick read I ll probably spendtime writing its review than i spend reading it It was fast paced, quite entertaining and overall good It wasn t something spectacular or amazing, but i still liked it The fact that it is finnish was also really interesting i found the descriptions of the places and the whole atmosphere really enjoyable I didn t really connect to any of the characters that much though If I was a teenager, or maybe even early 20 s, I would probably give this book 4 stars, or possibly even 4 1 2 But as an adult and a writer, there were a great many details in plot and writing style that bugged me, and I feel 3 stars is being slightly generous It is difficult to know whether these annoyances are because of the author herself, or because of the translation, which can sometimes screw things up I am trying to be fair here.As with all the books I receive throughs Kindle If I was a teenager, or maybe even early 20 s, I would probably give this book 4 stars, or possibly even 4 1 2 But as an adult and a writer, there were a great many details in plot and writing style that bugged me, and I feel 3 stars is being slightly generous It is difficult to know whether these annoyances are because of the author herself, or because of the translation, which can sometimes screw things up I am trying to be fair here.As with all the books I receive throughs Kindle First program a choice between four books each month before they are published , I stepped into this one extremely wary and ready to set it down before I got too deep The fact that I did not set it down is a huge plus for Salla Simukka As a whole, I enjoyed the story Simukka has a vivid imagination and a wonderful eye for detail She writes with clarity, showing the scenes and actions, and only leaving out what she wants to show later She kept me captivated and interested even through the problems I had with it And I do like how Simukka uses classic fairy tale references, even though that has been getting a bit old lately She made it unique enough for me to not groan, Oh, not another fairy telling retelling What annoyed me most was Simukka s attempt to create her own Lisbeth Salander with main character Lumikki Andersson Lumikki even says once, as a joke, I m the secret love child of Hercule Poirot and Lisbeth Salander It is amusing, and good of Simukka to acknowledge her inspirations and pay respects where they are due, but I feel she should have gone for aunique character, instead of using someone else s At seventeen, Lumikki seems too good to be true, too knowledgeable, too perceptive, too lucky She gets herself into a number of tight situations no pun intended , and escapes from them with ease and grace, like a Finnish Robert Langdon She is too un believable, and the fact that three teenagers are able to outmaneuver mafia bosses and henchmen at every turn made it too difficult for me to take this story seriously I do try to keep in consideration, though, that this was written for a younger audience.My other nitpicking s are minor, and have to do with Simukka s writing or the translator s translating There are quite a few unnecessary repetitions throughout the book, and some awkwardly written sentences, which brought me out of the scene and my imagination, as I had to stop and reread it to gather the full meaning Also, there are a few instances where Simukka uses multiple different sentences in a paragraph that essentially say the same thing This usually interrupted the flow and pacing, which are otherwise very well done I completely enjoyed this I wasn t sure what to expect all the reviews were in Finnish but I know that I love books with fairy tale twists and I adore mystery thrillers Plus I haven t read enough The first chapter made me dubious, but then INTRODUCING Lumikki And the book escalated to awesome It s written in athriller mystery style So there sPOVs than just Lumikki and it s in 3rd person I m not keen on multiple POVs I just don t connect to characters you only see fo I completely enjoyed this I wasn t sure what to expect all the reviews were in Finnish but I know that I love books with fairy tale twists and I adore mystery thrillers Plus I haven t read enough The first chapter made me dubious, but then INTRODUCING Lumikki And the book escalated to awesome It s written in athriller mystery style So there sPOVs than just Lumikki and it s in 3rd person I m not keen on multiple POVs I just don t connect to characters you only see for half a second I d rather the mystery unwind in just Lumikki s POV, but that s kind of impossible, right In a way it IS exciting for the readers to knowabout the mystery and then the tension escalates as you see what the badies are going to do, but the characters don t know Ohhh, HOLD ME I m going to choke on my bitter black coffee Lumikki is an excellent main character She s the kind of girl I d like to be friends with She s alone, but not lonely She s 100% capable in most situations and she s smart She also has a plot twist at the end to do with her personality and character that I didn t see coming Woah And then there s this quoteFor her a day of pampering meant comic books, black liquorice, serious exercise, veggie curry and, above all, solitudeAh, scuse me a minute, because I think I just found my twin And since I connected really really well to Lumikki, the book just escalated to awesome in a heartbeat The mystery was a little confusing for me I haven t read a lot of mysteries or crime fiction, so maybe this is just me It s only 300 pages and it s fast moving and simply written I had no reason to get lost But there s still a few facts I m fuzzy on Like view spoiler why exactly did they need to get into that party hide spoiler I was enjoying the character dynamics enough that it didn t worry me I m not the best with reading comprehension anyway It basically begins with a mystery about bloody money Lumikki who lives alone, even though she s still in school finds some kids at her school who ve found money covered in blood Do we want to write warning bells now or later The kids are kind of your typical school jocks and gigglers I was a bit disappointed that none of the secondary characters felt terribly fleshed out But Lumikki agrees to help, which I secretly think is because she s brilliant and kind of bored Though that s not necessarily said They then dig into the mystery of the bloody money It s not really a fairy tale retelling It has fairy tale elements, like Lumikki means Snow White although she doesn t even have black hair or pale skin, a fact she comments on with an eye roll But it isn t a retelling I enjoyed the little glimpses, like the lines drawneven down to the beginning being a women with blood all over snow VERY picturesque Actually the whole book was huge on the senses And it was intelligent Little details and bits of mystery I just enjoyed it a lot, okay This YA novel in translation from Finnish has many of the hallmarks of the series it s been compared to, Stieg Larsson s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo That s not a bad thing, though The writing here is tighter, though it follows some of the same overly detailed contours which make me wonder if that s a particular writing style or done purposefully to be similar to Larsson s series Lumikki lives by herself in a small apartment while she s attending an arts school When she stumbles upon mone This YA novel in translation from Finnish has many of the hallmarks of the series it s been compared to, Stieg Larsson s The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo That s not a bad thing, though The writing here is tighter, though it follows some of the same overly detailed contours which make me wonder if that s a particular writing style or done purposefully to be similar to Larsson s series Lumikki lives by herself in a small apartment while she s attending an arts school When she stumbles upon money covered in blood in the school s dark room where she likes to collect her thoughts and have some alone time she begins to wonder what s going on with it She doesn t act when she sees it, but she can t stop thinking about it When she returns to the dark room later that day, she notices a boy taking off with a backpack That was unusual, and when she follows him, she realizes he has the money Then Lumikki realizes he, along with another boy and a third person, Elisa, have something to do with this blood money and despite her better mind about it, she wants to know what s up.Elisa tells Lumikki they found the money in her yard Elisa lives in a verrrryyy nice house and has luxury everything, despite the fact her parents don t work in lucrative jobs Something s suspicious here, and Lumikki takes off to figure it out Cue an underground drug ring, Elisa s shifty father, and a manor someoneor someonesnamed Polar Bear, as well as a big wig named Boris, and there s a huge series of betrayals, lies, and a murder about to come to light.Simukka s novel is fast paced and Lumikki is an awesome character She s definitely hard as hell, and she s got a backstory we don t get to know She s sharp and observant, and she takes no shit from anyone It s very similar to Lisbeth Salander, and she even makes a Lisbeth joke in the story It doesn t feel like it tries too hard or it s trying to be an homage rather, it just feels like it s part of the landscape and cultural narrative It works for, rather than against, the story.What doesn t work, though, is the weaving of fairy tales here I m not sure if this was meant to play off Sleeping Beauty or Snow White or the Snow Queen or if it was meant to sort of twist them all together I think maybe this got a little lost in translation It wasn t distracting or annoying It just didn t coalesce There s a great friendship that emerges between Lumikki and Elisa, though it s clear that Lumikki s means of seeing and feeling friendship don t have much emotion to them Again, there s something going on with this girl that we re left at a distance from, and it works This is the first book in a series, and while it s entirely self contained almost a little too cleanly, with the wrap up to the crime in the epilogue , there s so much here that begs for a second or third installment Who is Lumikki I want to know.Pass this off to readers who like crime thrillers The foreign setting is as fun as it is cold and bleak, and Lumikki is a compelling and frustrating yet enjoyable character This book is so dull, I guess perhaps is the translation that made this book so lacking Thank you netgalley for proving me this book Hmmm I quite like this one When I initially picked up AS RED AS BLOOD, the first issue I ran into, believe it or not, was the fact that it was pitched as Six of Crows meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo And I know that pitches are usually so very off, and that they mean nothing, but the comparison to SoC a made me miss that series so much, and b gave me the impression that AS RED AS BLOOD was either very confident, or is going to be setting itself up for failure Apparently, ARaB is very confid Hmmm I quite like this one When I initially picked up AS RED AS BLOOD, the first issue I ran into, believe it or not, was the fact that it was pitched as Six of Crows meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo And I know that pitches are usually so very off, and that they mean nothing, but the comparison to SoC a made me miss that series so much, and b gave me the impression that AS RED AS BLOOD was either very confident, or is going to be setting itself up for failure Apparently, ARaB is very confident, but has absolutely NOTHING to do with SoC The comparison is misplaced, so do not go into this one thinking the two books are in any way similar Another misconception I had was that this was going to be a Snow White retelling, but as a thriller NOPE The book seemed to be begging me to Just sit down, Nina, because today is not your day.Yeah I m not sure if I put too much faith into this book, or if I just thought up a million dollar idea by mistake Who knows But misconceptions aside, I quite enjoyed this one The first chapter is exciting, short, and snappy, and it has this in medias res feel to it, almost a style that I ADORE Lummikki is an amazing lead She s a bit introverted and shy, but she s very curious Curious enough to put her life on the line investigating someone else s case which I really don t get, honestly , but interesting just the same Oh, and this is translated from Finnish And I believe the translator did a pretty good job, because the writing, for the most part, flows nicely As compared to my other 2017 translated read, WONDERFUL FEELS LIKE THIS by Sara L vestam, translated from Swedish , whose translations were about as smooth as sandpaper So, as you can imagine, I was a bit worried going into AS RED AS BLOOD, but thankfully, the English wasn t choppy Yay Overall Nice, quick, and easy read, if thrillers and mysteries are your thing Thank you, Penguin, for sending me a review copy in exchange for my honest review Meh 1.5 StarsLumikki is a loner She has built walls around herself as a form of survival She was ruthlessly bullying during elementary middle school years and couldn t even find solace at home To her, home was just as bad but for different reasons She knew her parents loved her, but always felt they kept her at arms length Now she is living alone while she attends a prestigious art school Here she has finally been able to find a place where she is truly happy, the school s dark room She is on 1.5 StarsLumikki is a loner She has built walls around herself as a form of survival She was ruthlessly bullying during elementary middle school years and couldn t even find solace at home To her, home was just as bad but for different reasons She knew her parents loved her, but always felt they kept her at arms length Now she is living alone while she attends a prestigious art school Here she has finally been able to find a place where she is truly happy, the school s dark room She is one of the few students who uses the room So imagine her surprise when she finds thousands of blood covered euros hanging up in the dark room Once she finds out where the money came from, she wants nothingthen to forget she ever saw it Unfortunately, life has other plans for her.I feel like something must have been lost in the translation of this novel I notice most of the reviews written in Finnish and or Swedish are pretty high, while a good number written in English are kina low Lumikki was a strong, likable character I just couldn t believe her back story She is a 17 year old who has super ninja skills and spy skills the would put the FBI to shame Why Your guess is as good as mine There was never any mention of training in her past, and only one incident of her standing up to her former bullies There is mention of Lumikki working out in the gym, but do not try and tell me she learned everything she knows at Planet Fitness The villains in this are out right laughable You have a Finnish Mafia that can be taken down by small group of teenagers All the side characters were pretty flat, with the exception of Elisa She didn t have a fully fleshed out feel to her, but she at least strong presence and had something about her to make you care Elisa is the one who brings out the best elements of Lumikki s personality I had a hard time connecting with Lumikki until she became entangled with Elisa When you get down to the bare bones mystery, I liked it Average people get in over their heads with a crime syndicate, one mistake misunderstanding is made, big chain of events is set off, innocents are dragged in, people die Its a story line that s been used thousands of times, but its one that works Kind of like a Choose Your Own Adventure I fully believe you could give it to a hundred authors, and they s turn it into a hundred completely different books Its the author s personal pixie dust they add that makes them so different Simukka had all the elements for a unique, edge of your seat mystery Sadly, the execution fell flat.I would be willing to try another book by Simukka if it was translated by someone else Even though I didn t like this particular book, I liked everything Simukka brought to the table You have two female characters who could have carried the slacking parts of the story if the characters had been just a little bit stronger There is a touch of fairy tale to it The fairy tale connection wasn t very strong, or needed for the most part, but I still liked it And even if it is over used, I still enjoy the story layout used 4.5 starsThanks Penguin Teen for the early copy of the US edition This doesn t affect my review or opinions.This is out 1 17 in the US and already is out internationally I didn t think I would like this book At best I thought it would be a quick, average read While it isn t a favorite, I m surprised by how much I enjoyed it It s my first mystery in some time and after this I ll have to look forI can t think of any books to compare it to, but it was a fun, intense, and mysterious story 4.5 starsThanks Penguin Teen for the early copy of the US edition This doesn t affect my review or opinions.This is out 1 17 in the US and already is out internationally I didn t think I would like this book At best I thought it would be a quick, average read While it isn t a favorite, I m surprised by how much I enjoyed it It s my first mystery in some time and after this I ll have to look forI can t think of any books to compare it to, but it was a fun, intense, and mysterious story what I liked The writing was wonderful I could imagine the different settings of Finland easily and there was a kind of slight wittiness to it The way the mystery was done The POV changes were really cleverly placed It didn t switch at a cliffhanger, but each chapter would tempt you with information so you could guess, and then havequestions Elisa s character development In the beginning she s a spoiled party girl that seems scared of her own shadow I won t specify, but as the story went on she grew and I liked the new version of her muchI liked that even when she was afraid, she knew what had to be done Kasper reminded me slightly of a modern, Finnish Kaz I didn t like him too much, but the similarity was there and that made my inner Six of Crows fangirl VERY HAPPY No romance One of my goals for the year is to find books with no romance or a protagonist that stays single inspired by this post on my blog and I found that in this book I really liked Lumikki s I could care less attitude toward boys, even if it s not the most original character trait The fairy tale elements I can t really explain, but it was a really cool, interesting addition to the story what I disliked Lumikki was kind of a plain lead She had a minimalist attitude and didn t fit in or stand out at her school I liked her toughness and mindset, but I think she could ve used a little bitpersonality and a quirk or two The ending The last 75 pages or so were intense and I loved them, but the ending felt loose in a way I know this is the first in a trilogy and it should be set up for later books, but I just wasn t satisfied It was kind of abrupt, too One minute Lumikki is catching criminals and then it s the epilogue.I wouldn t say I m dying to read the sequel, but I definitely want to continue this trilogy view spoiler I was so shocked and nervous when Lumikki got trapped in the freezer I assumed she d get out but had no idea how, and I think the way she got out was just epic.Also, can we talk about how she handled that creep at Polar Bear s party She handcuffed him to the bed, locked the door, and threw the keys in the snow I like the way she thinks I don t know what that says about me as a person, but don t judge, hahah hide spoiler