Written By: Salla Simukka
Published By: Skyscape
Read: June 12, 2015
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After a harrowing summer in Prague, Lumikki Andersson is back in Finland at her prestigious art school, concentrating on graduation. She lands the lead role in the school’s modern-day adaptation of “Snow White” and finds herself facing a new distraction—Sampsa, the boy playing the role of the huntsman, who has an undeniable allure that makes Lumikki conflicted about what, and who, she wants.
As Lumikki starts falling into something more than just her role on stage, a shadow is cast over the production when she begins receiving creepily obsessive love notes. Lumikki can’t ignore the increasingly hostile tone of her admirer’s messages, and when the stalker threatens mass violence at the play’s premiere, Lumikki knows she must discover who is behind the menace and stop the person at all costs.
With a foe who has a heart as black as ebony, does Lumikki have any hope of saving those she loves?
As Black As Ebony is the third and final book in the Snow White Trilogy. I enjoyed all of the books in the series but this one was my favorite. The mystery begins in the first chapter and kept me guessing until the very end. Salla Simukka has a wonderful way of writing that pulls you in immediately and keeps you intrigued throughout the entire book. The story was dark and twisted. Lumikki is such a unique main character. She is so different from anyone else I’ve read about. She is flawed and real. (And totally kicks ass.) The entire series is full of adventure and awesomeness. I highly recommended this series for anybody who loves dark mysteries. If you are looking for a fun, action-packed series to read this summer definitely give this one a chance.
2015 Reading Challenge- A Book Set In A Different Country
Recommended for Fans of: Mystery, Thriller, and Young Adult
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