We are so happy to announce that Salla Simukka’s YA thriller As White as Snow (Valkea kuin lumi, Tammi 2013) has been published in Finland to excellent reviews! This is the second book in the internationally bestselling Snow White Trilogy. Rights are sold in 33 territories to date. Publication of the third installment As Black as Ebony (Musta kuin eebenpuu) is planned for February 2014.
Praise for As White as Snow:
The writing has irresistible pull. A clever narrative trick is to build up the tension by using short, ominous chapters and segments without revealing the character’s identity. Step-by-step, all the pieces fall into place and the reader figures out which character is in question. – Kymen Sanomat newspaper
As White as Snow is yet again a fast-spaced, thrilling and break-neck adventure, which sheds fresh light on Lumikki’s background, providing new depth to the character. The book gives such a riveting foretaste of the last part of the trilogy, As Black as Ebony, that the finale of the series will be a must read when it comes out next spring. – Kirjavinkit Literature Blog
Those who enjoyed the dangerous situations and life-and-death chases of the first part of the trilogy, will not be disappointed – that is what is on offer in this book as well. Excitement is rife, and the book is a fast and riveting read. The final instalment of the trilogy, As Black as Ebony, will be released in spring 2014. I can’t wait! – Olipa kerran kirja Literature Blog
The breakneck pace of As White as Snow is more like a cinematic thriller than the first part was and Simukka has really proved herself an excellent writer of chase scenes. Particularly towards the end of the book I was tempted to skip from one line to another to see how it all ends. But I didn’t skip. At least not much. – Notkopeikko’s Literature Blog
The novel is the work of a consummate professional and fluently written, making it a safe bet that Simukka will establish herself as a writer of thrillers for young people with books like this. – The Librarian or Cybrarian Literature Blog
What Simukka excels at is writing sensual language. The author depicts an erotic encounter between two people exceptionally beautifully and sensitively. She is capable of describing the strong connection and also the conflict between Lumikki and Liekki meaningfully without pointing a finger. Besides linguistic expressiveness, Simukka’s strengths include the depiction of human relations and the ability to capture the inner life of a young woman. – The Vuodatus Literature Blog
Rights are sold in 33 territories to date:
Lumikki Andersson, the main character in The Snow White Trilogy, is a 17-year-old girl who has learned to defend herself and to trust no one. She is a lonely wolf and a lonesome survivor. Like Lisbeth Salander for the YA!
Author bio: Salla Simukka (b. 1981) is a translator and author of juvenile fiction. In January 2013 she was awarded with the Topelius Prize for her novels Without a Trace (Jäljellä, Tammi Spring 2012) and Elsewhere (Toisaalla, Tammi Fall 2012), in recognition of the best Finnish youth novel.
World rights and enquiries:
Elina Ahlbäck, Literary Agent – Elina@ahlbackagency.com – tel. + 358 400 548 402
2020, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2018, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2016, Middle Grade (8-12 Years)
2014, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2013, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
2012, Young Adult (13 or 14+)
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