Reader, Writer, Reviewer

The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson


Published by Knopf, 2010 *****

I am practically convulsing with sobs knowing that there are no more books in the Millennium Series and that Larsson is gone from this world.  He displayed immense talent and this trilogy has captivated me to no end.  In Hornet’s Nest, all of the pieces of Lisbeth Selander’s puzzle fall in place.  I must admit, this was the most challenging of the three novels because there are so many characters and details and conspiracies and intricacies and OH MY GOODNESS so much craziness.   The incredibly written characters of Lisbeth and Kalle Blomkvist have left an impression on me and this book offered a phenomenal, satisfying, and vindicating conclusion.


A brief aside, The Hubs and I are still chattering like mad about these books, especially since it’s so rare that we read a series practically in tandem.  So stay tuned for some supplementary posts about the trilogy…

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

2 thoughts on “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

  1. i feel the same way….so sad to know that we will never have another novel from Larsson🙂

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