As Red As Blood by Salla Simukka


Reviewed by Melissa Rader (Library Staff)

I absolutely loved this Finnish teen crime thriller. Nordic noir is not something we have a lot of on the young adult shelves so the tale of 17-year-old Lumikki, who finds herself embroiled in danger after discovering blood-soaked money in the dark room at her school, is especially refreshing. Although Lumikki is all hard edges and prickly fences, I adored her tough-as-nails attitude and really cared for her. The landscape, as well as the prose, was deliciously bold and stark. I’ll follow this trail of blood-soaked snow wherever it leads in the next two books.

Located in Teen Fiction (TEEN FIC SIMUKKA)

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