Well hello my lovely bookworms 😉 How have you been? Missed me? 😀
Of course you did! Even if it’s only been a day since my last post 😛
Well today, I am bringing you a blog tour for one of the most anticipated releases of this year – the follow up to the brilliant Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larson hosted by the wonderful Hachette India 🙂
So why don’t you go ahead, check out my thoughts on this eagerly anticipated addition to a beloved series and enter an amazing giveaway where there will not 1, not 2, not even 3 but 7 (SEVEN) freaking winners who would have the opportunity to play grabby hands with 5 books including the Millennium Trilogy (India Only!)
So enjoy your stay at my humble abode, lovely bookdragons 😀
This fall, Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in the highly anticipated follow-up to Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.
In this adrenaline-charged thriller, genius-hacker Lisbeth Salander and journalist Mikael Blomkvist face a dangerous new threat and must again join forces.
Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a trusted source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female super hacker—a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering.
Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Lisbeth for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. In The Girl in the Spider’s Web, the duo who thrilled 80 million readers in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest meet again in an extraordinary and uniquely of-the-moment thriller.
I remember reading the Millennium Trilogy when I was in Grade 8 or 9th – going through one of my phases of Mystery Thriller books and devouring this trilogy within days of getting it in my hands.
I also remember how absolutely enamored I was with Lisbeth Salander – she was my idol – the bad-ass intelligent lady who makes grown men shiver in their boots! How can you not admire that spunk, that ability to jump back on their feet no matter what life throws at you and life throws you a lot of curve balls!
I was a bit hesitant to pick up this book – not because I wasn’t interested in continuing the series – but because I honestly believed that no author could ever come close capturing my attention like Stieg Larsson did (personal controversies surrounding this book aside!).
But David Lagercrantz exceeded my expectations – his writing is phenomenal and attention grabbing on it’s own right. From the moment I picked up this book it was like meeting an old friend – a friend that I haven’t spoken to in a long while and yet nothing ever changed! And let me tell you, that was the most brilliant feeling ever!
”Your uncompromising attitude makes people feel pathetic. Your very existence reminds them just how much they’ve sold out, and the more you’re acclaimed, the punier they themselves appear. When it’s like that the only way they can fight back is by dragging you down.”
Mikael Blomkvist is what the first half of the book is all about – not that I minded of course. I do love me some Blomkvist. It’s hard to see that hard headed journalist loose his spark just because he is old fashioned in the way he presents the news to the world. He is hard headed and needs the truth, no matter who is screwed up along the way!
The magazine, Millennium, that he founded is now in trouble, the financial kind and he is in a funk. There is no news that interests him now, so he is just cruising along the way – even thinking of quitting.
That is until, Frans Balder, the leading expert on Artificial Intelligence, calls him with information that succeeds in grabbing his attention. And lo, and behold, this information leads him on a direct path to none other than Lisbeth Salander’s path or WASP, the handle that she goes by.
And the rest as they say is history!
”It’s always the wrong people who have the guilty conscience. Those who are really responsible for suffering in the world couldn’t care less. It’s the ones fighting for good who are consumed by remorse.”
David Lagercrantz does a brilliant job of trying to fill up Larsson’s admittedly oversize shoes. His writing has the simple effect of grabbing your attention and never letting go, even if reality does intrude your reading time. He does lack the flair that Larsson did but the plot he makes up, is interesting and definitely worth taking the time out to read this book!
The only issue or rather small irritation I had with this plot is that it takes half of the book to even introduce Lisbeth into the plot and that is just a shame. Lisbeth and Blomkvist’s interactions (read: partnership) are what made Millennium trilogy and while it had some of those interactions, it takes a while for the reader to get to them, which for a not so patient reader like me is definitely not a good thing 😛
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You loved the Millennium trilogy? Then definitely pick this one up. It will be like a walk into the past, except in a different story-line 😀
So this is the best part of this blog tour and I am so bummed that I can’t participate – because let’s face it, I got an amazing book out of this deal as well 😉
Better yet? This giveaway is INDIA Only!! So you bookworms have got to compete with other Indian Bookworms to get your hands on the prize 😀 😛
And what are the prizes you may be wondering? 7 aka SEVEN WINNERS will receive the following prizes –
Each winner will win a copy of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo , The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest , The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl in the Spider’s Web and one book from the titles listed below:
- Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
- Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
- Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
- The Folded Earth by Anuradha Roy
- An Atlas of Impossible Longing by Anuradha Roy
- Rescue by Nicolas Sparks
- Under the Dome by Stephen King
- Sex and the City by Candace Bushnell
- The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
- The Elephant Catchers: Key Lessons for Breakthrough Growth by Subroto Bagchi
- In Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce
- Living History by Hillary Clinton
- To The Moon and Back by Jill Mansell
- Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
- Theodore Boone,Kid Lawyer by John Grisham
- One Day by David Nicholls
- The Devotion Of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino
- Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult, Samantha van Leer and Yvonne Gilbert
- The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R.Carey
So all you need to do is is click on the link (aka the Rafflecopter picture) below to enter! It’s that simple 😀
So all the best, you lovely bookworms! May the Hunger Games Begin 😀
David Lagercrantz was born in 1962, and is an acclaimed author and journalist. As well as numerous biographies (including the internationally bestselling I Am Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for which he was the ghostwriter) he has written four novels, of which The Fall of Man in Wilmslow was the first to be translated into English. In December 2013 it was announced that he would write a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series. The fourth Millennium title, The Girl in the Spider’s Web, will be published in August 27, 2015.