The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson || Book Review

I honestly didn’t think that this book was going to live up the same standard as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo because sequels aren’t always as top notch, but I was wrong.

This book has a faster pace with so much going and some huge revelations coming out.

You have to read the books in order (yes, it’s one of those cases) or you miss out on important details for things to make sense in this book.

I still don’t know why it took me so long to get to reading the series.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2006

Pages: 569
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

The Expose
Millenium publisher Mikael Blomkvist has made his reputation exposing corrupt establishment figures. So when a young journalist approaches him with an investigation into sex trafficking, Blomkvist cannot resist waging war on the powerful figures who control this lucrative industry.

The Murder
When a young couple is found dead in their Stockholm apartment, it’s a straightforward job for Inspector Bublanski and his team. The killer left the weapon at the scene – and the fingerprints on the gun point in only one direction.

The Girl Who Played with Fire
Ex-security analyst Lisbeth Salander is wanted for murder. Her history of unpredictable and vengeful behaviour makes her an official danger to society – but no-one can find her. The only way Salander can be reached is by computer. But she can break into almost any network she chooses…


There are many new characters introduced in the beginning, kicking off the action scenes and heating up the story as it progresses.

The plot also reveals some interesting details about Lisbeth’s past which shines a light on understand why she is as she is and why certain things make her tick.

The shocking details don’t stop coming as truths come forth and some pieces of the puzzle start falling into place.

I wasn’t a huge fan of Blomkvist in the previous book, and still not much of a fan in this one. Of course, he finds himself in a sticky situations to complicate matters even more for himself.

The constant tension build-up was amazing and you have no idea what to expect next.


The title meaning blew my mind when the reveal came through and I love how cleverly it was used in the book.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.24 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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More reviews from the Millennium series

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Stieg Larsson
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – Stieg Larsson
The Girl in the Spider’s Web – David Lagercrantz
The Girl who Takes an Eye for an Eye – David Lagercrantz
The Girl Who Lived Twice – David Lagercrantz

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