Shelf Control – The Girl In The Spiders Web

Shelf Control is a weekly feature hosted by Lisa over at Bookshelf Fantasies. The goal is to take a look at books that you own but have not read yet. I have loads of books that fall under this category (as I’m sure any book worm does), so I’m really looking forward to taking part in this going forward.

Title: The Girl In The Spiders Web
Author: David Lagercrantz
Published: December 2015, MacLehose Press
Length: 448 Pages

Synopsis (from Goodreads): ‘Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist have not been in touch for some time.

Then Blomkvist is contacted by renowned Swedish scientist Professor Balder. Warned that his life is in danger, but more concerned for his son’s well-being, Balder wants Millennium to publish his story – and it is a terrifying one.

More interesting to Blomkvist than Balder’s world-leading advances in Artificial Intelligence, is his connection with a certain female superhacker.

It seems that Salander, like Balder, is a target of ruthless cyber gangsters – and a violent criminal conspiracy that will very soon bring terror to the snowbound streets of Stockholm, to the Millennium team, and to Blomkvist and Salander themselves.’

How did I get it?: My friend bought me it for Christmas in 2015.

Why do I want to read it?: Because I’m a massive fan of the ‘Millennium‘ books. They’re by far the best series I have ever read. This is the fourth in the series. Unfortunately, it came out years after the third instalment. I think I read the third book way back in 2010. I can’t remember much of what happened in the first three books, so I wanted to read the series again before I make a start of this book. I’ve just finished the first instalment, so I’ll get there in time but realistically I’m not going to start this book in 2017.

I’m intrigued by how this book will differ from the first three books in terms of writing style. The author of the first three books is Stieg Larsson. Tragically, he died before his books became a success. He intended to have 10 books in the Millennium series, so thankfully David Lagercrantz has stepped up to the job!

Have you read this book? If so, please let me know you’re thoughts!

If you would like to take part in Shelf Control, please head over to Bookshelf Fantasies.

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