Book Review|Netgalley| As Black as Ebony by Salla Simukka

As Black As Ebony Book Cover As Black As Ebony
Lumikki Anderson 3/3
Salla Simukka
Juvenile Fiction
Hot Key Books
August 6, 2015
DARC
176
NetGalley

The final story in the thrilling Nordic crime series The Snow White Trilogy, an international success published in 46 countries worldwide. 'Fans of Nesbø and Larsson won't be disappointed' Publishers Weekly Secrets turn to poison in this YA Scandi crime thriller where Lumikki Andersson must uncover a dark personal truth to outwit her murderous stalker. . . Lumikki has a new boyfriend - easygoing, gorgeous Sampsa - but she is unfaithful in her dreams, longing for the electrifying touch of her ex, Blaze. Then the threats start arriving, from someone who seems to know Lumikki intimately. Sharing her fears risks deadly consequences, so now she is more alone than ever. When Blaze suddenly reappears, Lumikki is torn. She can't deny the chemistry between them, but can she trust him? To stop the killer, Lumikki must uncover a dark secret that has haunted her family for years. AS BLACK AS EBONY is the final dramatic chapter in the thrilling, contemporary 'Snow White' trilogy by award-winning author Salla Simukka.

I would like to start this post by thanking the authors publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read this fantastic conclusion to what is a fab. Trilogy which I have loved all the way through.

This book saw Lumikki back on home turf with a new boyfriend and the return of her old boyfriend (Blaze) as well as the uncovering of the family mystery that her parents have been hiding from her all her life. It also saw her under threat from a stalker with murderous intent. The way that Salla wrote about the stalker was very clever because she made you wonder if it was her current boyfriend or her ex Blaze but never made you think it was who it was in reality, so when you finally discovered who it was it was a total surprise

Wow this is a fantastic end to what is a fab. Trilogy and I couldn’t put it down. This book was a return to the pacing of the first book because the second book in the trilogy was a little slow moving at times. It is for these reasons as well as everything discussed below that I gave it a five star rating. I would also give the trilogy as a whole a five star rating.

The twists and turns in this book were great and kept me hooked through out. I also loved the fact that we finally found out why Lumikki comes across as being such a hard shelled and cold character to begin with, but also that you finally got to see that she can be a soft, sensitive and loving person as well. In this book Lumikki became a fully developed and multifaceted character as did the other main characters. All the supporting characters in this book were well developed and multi-dimentional which made it a pleasure to read about them because you really saw them as real people flaws and all.

Although the book was short (the shortest in the trilogy) the author wove the story in such a way that the story with in the book as well as the trilogy was wrapped up very well, as I wasn’t left with any lingering questions concerning the overarching story of the trilogy.

This is a book and a trilogy that I will recommend to others as well as buy it as gift for anyone who I think will enjoy it. And it is also a book ( and trilogy) that I will read again in the future and I am sure I will enjoy it just as much as I did this time around.

I would to know your views on this book and the trilogy as a whole.