Happy Publication Day Red Snow!
HAPPIEST publication day to the awesome @willrdean for giving us MORE TUVA! ❄️
I’ve posted extensively about how much I love this series (Dark Pines is book one), how much I love the characters, the writing style, the drama and that terrifying Swedish forest where it’s all set. This is just a series that will forever be topping my personal reading lists, and if you like a suspense drama, with crazy ass characters, atmospheric, descriptive writing and a DELIGHTFULLY flawed lead female character (who is deaf nonetheless), then please jump right on up here on the Tuva Bandwagon with me. It’s a fantastic ride, I promise you. I’ll save you all the scrolling and re-post my review at the bottom of this post for ya’ll. ❄️
Red Snow is out today! And may I just say, I hope it’s not to soon to start badgering Will about the timeline for book 3. 😂 The good news is that there IS a Tuva #3 coming at us - the bad news is that it will be a little while yet before it arrives. Patience is a virtue or some nonsense?
Now for all my North American friends - this series has yet to break into our market (no I have NO idea why booksellers are keeping this magic from us), but you CAN order this online. I have had great service and luck ordering off Amazon, and my books have always arrived super quickly.
QOTD: What series tops your reading list? The one where you are in CONSTANT anticipation for the next book? Tell me about them! ❄️
Happy Thursday! ❄️❄️❄️
Red Snow Review Snapshot:
I actively forced myself not to rush through this one (although I didn’t want to put it down) and in turn in lived up to and exceeded my every expectation. Another unique and bizarre mystery, channeling the brutal freeze of a Swedish forest winter, and even more wildly eccentric, creepy characters. It was sinister, atmospheric, chilling and exactly what I had hoped for. ❄️
Red Snow picks up shortly after the events of Dark Pines - Tuva is finally on her way out of town for a better job in a bigger city, she just has to wrap up the last week in her current gig. But nothing is ever simple for Tuva, and suddenly she has not one, but two dead bodies on her hands - one that appears to be suicide and one that is decidedly not. ❄️
Yet again, Will has managed to create this insanely intense atmosphere that jumps off the pages and sucks you right in - I could actively understand the type of cold Tuva was talking about (and not just because I’m Canadian and that’s a pretty mild winter for us…..😂). I could actively smell and taste the food (although in the case of David’s cooking, this wasn’t necessarily a win - I’m with Tuva on passing on his strange concoctions). And best of all, I felt like I could know the characters that make up the center of this story, Will can make a character come to life with his vivid descriptions. ❄️
Speaking of characters, I was thrilled to see the return of a few fan favorites from Dark Pines, specifically the wood carving sisters. I was even more excited to be introduced into a whole new group of eccentric, bizarre, complex, broken and hilarious characters this time around. Just when I think nothing could surprise me, Will somehow manages to make his characters more nuts in the most endearing way. ❄️
I also loved a second round with Tuva, it was fun to get to know her as a character on an even deeper level. Tuva is a complicated and flawed character from the word go, which of course is my very favorite kind, and watching her wrestle with leaving a town she has, against all odds, grown fond of made her all the more relatable. I don’t know that I would ever get tired of reading stories of where Tuva heads next - mostly because shes is always attracting the weirdos. 😂