Lumikki Andersson has a rule that she does not get involved in other people's business. She does not like the trouble that comes along with getting involved with other people's problems. Her roles goes out the window when she uncovers thousands of Euros hung to dry in the school's darkroom and three of her class mates with blood on their hands. Caught in a web of deception and lies, Lumikki must avoid those who are determined to get the money back at all cost. Lumikki must uncover the entire operation of the mythical drug lord the Polar Bear if she is to survive.
I am a huge fan of fairy tales and creative retellings of the classic tales. I thought this was an interesting retelling of a classic tale. I liked the mystery aspect of the story and thought it was an unique approach. I would definitely say you have to read more than the first chapter. The first chapter is setting up our mystery, and you have to continue on to get to know the main characters.
I liked that this was not the typical fairy tale retelling. Most fairy tales have a romance as one of the main plot lines, and there was not a romantic focus in the story. It was a quick read and I enjoyed getting absorbed in the tale. A great book for adults and young adults.
I am looking forward to reading the other books in the series. If you like young adult mysteries and fairy tale retellings I recommend reading this book.
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*Receiving a free copy of this book does not change my review. It simply provides me with a copy of a book sooner than I would have gotten to, or heard about otherwise.