Friday, June 12, 2015

As Red as Blood (Lumikki Andersson #1) by Salla Simukka


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.

My Thoughts
DNF at chapter 11
I received this book in return for an honest review.
I am so sorry, but I am probably gonna have to put this under “Did not finish” at only chapter 11, therefore, I can not rate it. I simply can not get into this book. I read that it had a fairy-tale take like snow white, or something like that.  Either way, how it was promised had me hooked and I saw all 3 were available, so I quickly grabbed them first chance I got. I am sad to say, I probably won’t read book two or three. And right now, even being as far as I am, I have no idea where this book takes place, I have no idea who any of the characters are, not even the main one. I feel ZERO connections to ANY of the characters, I don’t get half of what is being said because it just doesn’t hold my interest.  Maybe some day I will finish this book, but as of right now, I don’t see that happening any time soon.


  1. That's so unfortunate! I hate DNF books, I always feel kinda guilty not finishing them. But if you can't get into it, especially by chapter 11, there's no point in trying to continue when you could be reading something you really enjoy.
    What's Your Story?

    1. I agree 100%! I ALWAYS feel bad for not finishing books (thankfully thing is only book 2 of DNF, but to me, that is 2 books to many) I really hoping maybe some day later, I can finish it, or maybe even try to reread the whole thing. But you are right, by chapter 11 there really isn't any point. :(
      -Ash D.


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