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  • Punainen kuin veri
  • Salla Simukka
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  • 04 August 2019
  • 9781524713416

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Punainen kuin veri review È 3 Cost At the center of the chaos Polar Bear the mythical drug lord who has managed to remain anonymous despite hosting lavish parties and having a notorious reputation If Lumikki hopes to make it out alive she’ll have to uncover the entire operationEven the cold Finnish winter can’t hide a culprit determined to stain the streets red. 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 upElisa 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 lightSimukka 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 storyWhat 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 ueen 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 knowPass 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 Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star remain anonymous despite hosting lavish parties and having a notorious Souls in the Great Machine reputation If Lumikki hopes to make it out alive she’ll have to uncover the entire operationEven the cold Finnish winter can’t hide a culprit determined to stain the streets Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 red. 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 THE WALLPAPER CHASE 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 SpongeBob Mix Match returns to the dark Rules of the Knife Fight room later that day she notices a boy taking off with a backpack That was unusual and when she follows him she Know What I Saw? realizes he has the money Then Lumikki The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections 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 upElisa 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 Gunnin' For Love 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 lightSimukka 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 MIA Hunter rather it just feels like it s part of the landscape and cultural narrative It works for Overlords of Atlantis and the Great Pyramid rather than against the storyWhat 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 ueen 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 Magic and Mayhem 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 knowPass this off to Good bye 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

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Punainen kuin veri review È 3 R nose where it doesn’t belong But Lumikki’s rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands LiterallyA web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the run from those determined to get the money back no matter the. 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 mysterythrillers 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 a thrillermystery style So there s POVs 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 know about 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 uote For her a day of pampering meant comic books black liuorice serious exercise veggie curry and above all solitude Ah 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 The Song of the Mockingbird rule is put to the test when she uncovers thousands of washed Euro notes hung to dry in her school’s darkroom and three of her classmates with blood on their hands LiterallyA web of lies and deception now has Lumikki on the Sir Halmanac and the Crimson Star run from those determined to get the money back no matter the. I completely enjoyed this I wasn t sure what to expect all the Souls in the Great Machine reviews were in Finnish but I know that I love books with fairy tale twists and I adore mysterythrillers Plus I haven t Judge Dredd Chronicles #19 read enough The first chapter made me dubious but then INTRODUCING Lumikki And the book escalated to awesome It s written in a thrillermystery style So there s POVs 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 THE WALLPAPER CHASE rather the mystery unwind in just Lumikki s POV but that s kind of impossible SpongeBob Mix Match right In a way it IS exciting for the Rules of the Knife Fight readers to know about 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 uote For her a day of pampering meant comic books black liuorice serious exercise veggie curry and above all solitude Ah scuse me a minute because I think I just found my twin And since I connected Know What I Saw? really The Goodbye Girl Vocal Selections really well to Lumikki the book just escalated to awesome in a heartbeat The mystery was a little confusing for me I haven t Gunnin' For Love 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 MIA Hunter 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

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Punainen kuin veri review È 3 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for teens this international bestseller is a thrilling edge of your seat Nordic noir that chills to the bone and not just because of the bleak winter settingLumikki Andersson has made it a rule to stay out of things that do not involve her She knows all too well that trouble comes to those who stick thei. If I was a teenager or maybe even early 20 s I would probably give this book 4 stars or possibly even 4 12 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 hereAs with all the books I receive through s 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 uniue enough for me to not groan Oh not another fairy telling retellingWhat 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 a uniue 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 audienceMy other nitpicking s are minor and have to do with Simukka s writing or the translator s translating There are uite 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