The Girl Who Played With Fire starts off about a year after The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo ends. We find out that Lisbeth has gone off and traveled the world and has been zealously reading about Mathematics. She gets hung up on Fermat's Last Theorem and fills notebook pages trying to solve it. She hasn't talked to Mikael in almost a year and can't believe she allowed herself to 'love' him.
Mikael is super busy at Millennium still and seemingly has no idea why Lisbeth is not returning his calls or nowhere to be found.
Eventually Lisbeth makes her way back to Stockholm and reconnects with an old flame, buys herself a ridiculous new apartment and trying to figure out what to do with her billions and checks in on her guardian and then on Mikael. She finds a startling connection between the story Millennium is working on, her douche of a guardian and her past. She meets up with the two reporters working on the case and the next thing you know, they are dead, her prints are on the weapon and the douche of a guardian is dead as well.
Of course, everyone points the blame on Lisbeth and paints her as a maniac in the press. Her dear friend Mikael does not believe it and races against the police to clear her name.
I really really really liked this book about 983434324 times better than the first. I would suggest forging through the first just to get to this book it was so good. Kelly even told me! ;) She's a smart cookie. I started it on the beach on Wednesday and finished it Friday. And there are a LOT OF pages. It was so good. Totally up in the top books of the year. ;)
What's your favorite series? (Mine is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum Series!!)