The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest

The Third book in the millennium series by Stieg Larsson

Synopsis: 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.

Alright, so here we are.. at the end of the story.. a lot has happened since the first one and everything has come snowballing out of control. I felt like the other two books were so much easier to follow along with, this one was a little more jumbled and scatterbrained. Maybe because it had so many more characters all with similar sounding names, and would flip between only using first names or only using their last names, so you had to remember two names for one person.. it would also flip between their POVs suddenly and constantly and was so hard to remember who was who and what part of the story they were each involved with.

The author has a way of making you see the scenes so clearly, but at times he almost over explains the scenes. It gets a little wordy. It explains why his books are so long. The story however was really interesting and had me hooked the entire time. There’s so much drama and action, there’s mystery and you truly don’t know how it’s going to end. It’s a very entertaining series.

I feel like the ending was super blunt. there was a lot, and I mean A LOT of loose ends that weren’t tied up! lot of questions left unanswered, a lot of concerns left unaddressed. I just needed a bit more closure for everyone.

While reading this one I also noticed that things that happened in the first two seemed to almost be ignored.. I seem to remember that the main character has a daughter, yet she hasn’t been mentioned or thought of since the first one.. like maybe think of your kid and don’t go into crazy situations that could get you killed.. there were a few other things like that, things that were mentioned once and never came up again, that was a little weird.

But overall I enjoyed this series! It was a (long) but quite fun read!

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