Tellulah Darling writes YA & New Adult romantic comedy because her first kiss sucked and she's compensating.
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I need to to start by saying that I don’t generally continue with a series after the original author has passed away, because not once have I found the replacement to live up to the original. Feel free to disagree with me in the comments. That’s sort of the case here. Is this book as good as Stieg Larsson’s original trilogy? No. However, Lagercrantz does a commendable job writing these characters and achieving the tone and spirit of the previous 3 books. And let’s face it, who doesn’t want more Blomkvist and Salander?
Which brings me to my one gripe: there isn’t enough Lisbeth. I love that we’re returning to their pasts and that there is still so much in her history to be mined, I just wish she’d been in the books more. That’s probably the biggest downfall of Lagercrantz’ writing for me. Salander is not as richly realized as she was in Larsson’s capable hands. That said, if you want more of these characters and this world, pick it up. It’s an engrossing read. And if you haven’t yet read the original trilogy, by all means, start there. Then you’ll have four books to settle in with in these dreary winter months. Yay!