Monday, November 19, 2012

Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire - Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Millennium #2)
Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the eve of its publication, the two reporters responsible for the article are murdered, and the fingerprints found on the murder weapon belong to his friend, the troubled genius hacker Lisbeth Salander. Blomkvist, convinced of Salander’s innocence, plunges into an investigation. Meanwhile, Salander herself is drawn into a murderous game of cat and mouse, which forces her to face her dark past. 

4/5 stars (really liked it)
I enjoyed this book better than the first one.  I think because we were not given so much background and I already knew the characters.  We learn so much about Lisbeth in this book.  I really like Lisbeth from the first book and now I totally love her.  Although sometimes she makes me angry for the way she does not trust Mikael or any other person trying to help her.  She is a great researcher and can find out just about anything.  I love how we find out what happens to her immediately after the end of the last book and then about a year passes before the murders occur.  Both Mikael & Lisbeth have changed quite a bit in a year.  The ending left me wanting more and I wanted to immediately pick up the third book to find out what happens.

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