The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: A Review

Steig Larsson's The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Title:  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Author:  Stieg Larsson
Published:  May 25th, 2010
Publising Company:  Knopf
Page Count:  563

Summary via Goodreads
Lisbeth Salander — the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels — lies in critical condition, a bullet wound to her head, in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she’ll be taken back to Stockholm to stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she will not only have to prove her innocence, but also identify and denounce those in authority who have allowed the vulnerable, like herself, to suffer abuse and violence. And, on her own, she will plot revenge—against the man who tried to kill her, and the corrupt government institutions that very nearly destroyed her life.

Once upon a time, she was a victim. Now Salander is fighting back.

My Thoughts
Probably my favorite in the Millennium trilogy, Hornet's Nest was crazy!  Picking up exactly where Fire left off, the reader is sucked right into the crazy that surrounds Lisbeth.  She's been the freakin' head!  What follows is a rip-roaring adventure to solve several crimes and expose the criminal misconduct of those in power.  This is an extremely satisfying book because it allows Lisbeth to plot and enact the revenge she so justifiably deserves and the reader wants that revenge to take place just as bad as Lisbeth does.  Larsson's ability to suck the reader in right alongside his characters is pretty extraordinary and definitely makes for quick reading.  If you haven't read this series, please do so.  You won't regret it at all!

4 stars on Goodreads.  Again, I really enjoyed this book, but I didn't absolutely love it.  Perhaps this is due to the fact that I don't normally gravitate toward the thriller genre. 

Any thrillers I should definitely check out?

Happy reading!


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