Title- As White as Snow (Lumikki Andersson #2)
Author- Salla Simukka.
Publish date- March 2015.
Publisher- Hot Key Books.
RRP- $16.95 (AUD)
Read my review for book 1! I also did a post showcasing things I thought the protagonist, Lumikki, would use and wear! Fun!
After the horrifying events of the past months, Lumikki has gone to Prague for some time off, time to just be alone and be herself, without anyone worrying about what happens. But then a young woman comes up to her and says they’re sisters, and Lumikki has to realise that “quiet” isn’t quite what she’s going to get.
I fell in love with Lumikki Andersson and her story of danger, excitement and darkness in the first book of this series, As Red As Blood, and I was beyond excited to read the second book, follow crimes and revelations and this incredible, real character in the second book, but I have to say I was slightly let down. Lumikki is a bit different- still incredible, still with thoughts and feelings and pain that is incredibly real- but I didn’t feel her as much, didn’t relate or understand. I liked her. Not intently. Not a huge amount. Did I just recognise a difference in myself, or was she different- or did knowing more of her background, her secrets, change what I felt for her?
Unfortunately this was quite a middling disappointment, especially when you compare it to how I adored the first book; there was quite a lack of the prior Lumikki Andersson I had known, though physically and mentally she was the same. It’s bizarre. I can’t explain it (well). But that’s what it was.