The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson || Book Review

Sometimes a book series takes a dip.

Sometimes the high that you were feeling when you started the series starts to disappear.

Not this series! There are more shocking reveals, more mysteries and so much more suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat.

You have to read the first two books of the series to understand what is going on in this book, there are no shortcuts with the Millennium books.

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

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Originally published: 2007

Pages: 599
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

The Trial
Lisbeth Salander, outsider and apparent enemy of society, is charged with attempted murder. In addition, the state has determined that she is mentally unstable and should be locked away in an institution once again.

The Enemy
Pulling the strings behind the state’s prosecution is the inner circle of the Swedish security police. Only with Blomkvist’s help can Salander avoid the fate they have decided for her and expose the secrets they are protecting.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest
Lisbeth Salander has been abused by a system supposedly designed to protect. And yet she is the one person whose intransigence and limitless bloody-mindedness can provoke the disruption of the Swedish secret state. This final volume of the Millenium Trilogy is the culmination of one of the most mesmerising fictional achievements of our time.


This book is filled with emotional rollercoaster moments with high levels of suspense, frustration and heart palpitations to last you a week!

There’s a great build up towards certain revelations (no spoilers!) and the plot twists!

As the story develops and more secrets are revealed about Lisbeth’s part, I remained invested in her past, present and future. You can’t stop yourself from rooting for her, even through her extreme but validated moments.

I’m seriously still not liking much of Blomkvist, he’s a little too much in the book again, and how he manages what he manages with mostly a successful rate is a mystery to me. Still, he’s still an important character in the books and I’ll just have to suck it up. He’s arrogant and narcissistic.


The book focuses on family complications and old scores that have yet to be settled! Hold on for one hell of a ride.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.23 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 Played with Fire – 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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