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review 2020-01-15 13:24
Review: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher
Blood Rites - Jim Butcher

 

For Harry Dresden, Chicago's only professional wizard, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Dodging flaming monkey poo, for instance. Or going toe-to-leaf with a walking plant monster. Still, there is something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film's producer believes he's the target of a sinister entropy curse, but it's the women around him who are dying, in increasingly spectacular ways.

Harry is doubly frustrated because he got involved with this bizarre mystery only as a favor to Thomas, his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can't quite figure out, until his investigation leads him straight to Thomas' oversexed vampire family. Harry is about to discover that Thomas' family tree has been hiding a shocking secret; a revelation that will change Harry's life forever.

 

 

 

 

Wow, what a ride…… a long, fun, shocking, entertaining but also a bit confusing ride this book was.

I love this series but this book felt huge and often a bit confusing. There are so many things happening that often it is hard to keep track of it all, not just the current book but all previous books and groups and people we’ve met so far.

I still enjoyed this book very much, we learn a lot new things, things we’ve been waiting for since book one.  I love Harry and how he adepts to things so fast and how he no matter what is there for his friends and family, no matter what the cost. He made that clear all the books. He learns some rather shocking and surprising and also interesting things in this book. Some that will change his life forever. He also had some rough moments in this book, where I just wanted to hug him and tell him it will be okay…… okay maybe I just want to hug him lol.

His friendship to Murphy is still one of my favorite things in this series, right along with Bob. We also learn more about Murphy and even get to meet her family, which was hilarious and yet a bit sad at the same time, but it really helped us to understand Murphy better,

I really missed Susan this book, she is mentioned but not really there but I have hopes to see her again. I also hope to see more of Michael again, we didn’t see him much either and I really like him in the series.

We might or might not lose some people…. There are definitely moments of loss in this book, just not always death or people.

Overall, while a bit confusing and a bit all over the place, I still loved this book, it kept me on my toes and kept bringing on the surprise after surprise. We get much laughter, but also some tears and heartbreak.

I’m looking forward to the next book, because some things are definitely going to change.

I rate this book 4 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2020-01-14 14:31
Review: Death Masks (The Dresden Files #5) by Jim Butcher
Death Masks - Jim Butcher

 

 

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for:

A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...

Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...

The missing Shroud of Turin...

A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...

Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.

Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.

 

 

 

 

Wow, where to start with this book.  While of course I really enjoyed it and am still maybe a little too much in love with Harry, this book felt like a lot is happening, almost too much.

Things got wild and often a bit confusing, and it felt like there was too much crammed into this book.

The red Court still wants Harry dead for the events in the last book  and challenge him to a duel, a priest hires him to find and  retrieve the stolen Shroud of Turin, Susan is back (sort of) and of course many, many other things happening along the way.

Like mentioned I think there was almost too much happening and at some parts I got confused a bit and had to back track, other things are still left open and to wonder, but hinted at.

Like his parents, or more his mom.  Again we get some hints, that there is way more to it but again we are left wondering.

Of course we see some familiar faces that come along and help Harry or in some parts put him in his place.

Yes. Susan came to Harry, things got hot and complicated and a bit sad.  I always liked Susan and she still is one my favorites and I hope we get to see more of her.

Also I have to say it again his friendship to Murphy is still one of my favorite things of the series so far, that and that Charity really doesn’t like him. It cracks me up band makes it soo much more fun and real, that someone really dislikes him and realizes how dangerous he is/ can be.

We learn some surprising g things about Marcone and I’m curious to see if we learn more about that later on.

Overall I really enjoyed, I wished we would get more of Bob and now also Thomas, he seems to be lurking, like we will learn more about him. I do really like him and hope to get more off.

I rate it 4★, I would have rated a bit higher but, there was just too much going on that it felt a bit crammed and confusing.

I’m very much looking forward to start the next book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-09-29 15:01
Review: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files #4) by Jim Butcher
Summer Knight - Jim Butcher

 

HARRY DRESDEN -- WIZARD Lost items found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment Ever since his girlfriend left town to deal with her newly acquired taste for blood, Harry Dresden has been down and out in Chicago. He can't pay his rent. He's alienating his friends. He can't even recall the last time he took a shower. The only professional wizard in the phone book has become a desperate man. And just when it seems things can't get any worse, in saunters the Winter Queen of Faerie. She has an offer Harry can't refuse if he wants to free himself of the supernatural hold his faerie godmother has over him--and hopefully end his run of bad luck. All he has to do is find out who murdered the Summer Queen's right-hand man, the Summer Knight, and clear the Winter Queen's name. It seems simple enough, but Harry knows better than to get caught in the middle of faerie politics. Until he finds out that the fate of the entire world rests on his solving this case. No pressure or anything...

 

 

 

 

Wow. Is all I can say while we get further and further into the Dresden world. Things are really picking up and things are getting complicated as well, not only for Harry but for us that are following him on his never ending journey. There is not much I can say without spoiling it so I will again try to just make it short and sweet. One big thing besides the Susan issue and the consequences from last book is happening to Harry. Quiet the twist as the past haunts Harry in a unexpected way. I’m really looking forwad to learn and hear more but hope it will not take over the whole story arc, but I doubt it. Harry really has his hands full this book. We meet the council and of course he is in trouble with them as mentioned before. He has to proof himself. That sounds easier that done as now things get mixed up with the fairies. Fairies and other creatures are a big part of this book and we learn a lot more about the Never-never (?!) and also the faries and their politics. I still if not even more love the friendship between Harry and Murphy. I love their dynamic and hope it will never be more than friends. Also the next time the meet in Wal mart I want in. Susan, we don’t get a lot of her and while a lot of about her we don’t see her all that much and I must say I really missed her. The same goes with Michael, we don’t get him this book but I’m really hoping we get him back. Bob and Toot are just the best. Tho I must say Toot reminds me a lot of Jenks from “The Hollows” series maybe that will change. Hmm what else can I say without spoiling the fun, OH .We meet Billy and the wolves again and they are actually a big part of the book, which I really enjoyed. Overall there was so much happening it was mayhem but I loved every bit of it ……… lots of twists, action and of course Harry trying to sacrifice himself for his friends, but also lots of snark and humor along with some heartbreak. So, in short a rollercoaster of a book. I’m looking forward to the next book, to see how certain things turn out and what trouble Harry can get into next. One thing so far I enjoy is that each book, leaves things open but yet somehow ends peacefully with something resolved and not a huge cliffhanger. I rate this book 5★

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/09/29/review-summer-knight-the-dresden-files-4-by-jim-butcher
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review 2019-09-26 14:22
Review: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files #3) by Jim Butcher
Grave Peril - Jim Butcher

 

 

An alternative cover edition with a different page count exists here.

Harry Dresden - Wizard

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Harry Dresden has faced some pretty terrifying foes during his career. Giant scorpions. Oversexed vampires. Psychotic werewolves. It comes with the territory when you're the only professional wizard in the Chicago-area phone book.

But in all Harry's years of supernatural sleuthing, he's never faced anything like this: The spirit world has gone postal. All over Chicago, ghosts are causing trouble - and not just of the door-slamming, boo-shouting variety. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone - or something - is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? And why do so many of the victims have ties to Harry? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself....

 

 

Well DAMN, what a hell of a ride this book was.

I finished the audio last night and I’m still not sure what to think and how to review it.  I also think there is not much that can be said without spoiling it for the few souls that have to read this book series yet.

If you are one of them…. Stop what you’re doing and go get started on this … for real ...l waited way too long to get this series started and wish I would have listened an started it earlier. But at least now I can binge it.

This book started out like the last books with what seems like a case for Harry, but all that changes quickly. There is a lot of things happening and some that I  think will change the rest of the series.

 I still love Harry (more than I should.. I think lol) and how he handles his things and even things that are not him or for him. I think his loyalty to his friends will be the death of him someday … for real that time lol. His sense of humor is just the best, hands down. Way to many times that I laughed out loud looking like a loon in public.

While Murphy is very important to the story, she is not as much in this book as I hoped, but for a reason. I still love her every time she is around. But mostly his friendship to her.

Susan…. Same with her , love her and a lot things are happening with her, that are vital to the story.

Bob …. Bahahahha …. I want my own Bob… for real.

We meet Michael (and his wife) in this book who I also really, really loved, I hope he will remain a big part of the series. He somehow balances Harry out and makes a good counterpart to him.

We also meet Thomas, I think we will see more of him in future book, I have a feeling there is more to him and am curious to see what that is.

The end left me a bit heartbroken and I’m curious to see how things play out for my darlings

Overall, I LOVED this book. We get action, humor, heartbreak, nail-biting suspense all jam packed full in one wonderful epic story.

I listen to the audio and highly recommend them as well if you are an audio fan. James Masters does a terrific job with these books.

Overall I can’t rate it any lower than full 5 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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review 2019-09-25 14:00
Review: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher

 

 

Harry Dresden--Wizard

Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work--magical or mundane.

But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise.

A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses--and the first two don't count...

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed this book wvwn more than the last. No. I loved this book. 

Everything about it is just brilliant, the story telling, the lore , the characters and of course the world building.

We learn a little more about the world , the magic and all or some other things that live in this world.

We meet some werewolves in this book and I loved the idea about different type what and how they made or how they made. We get different types of them in the same universe, whicg is something we don’t see all too often. While it was a bit confusing in the beginning, I loved it and I loved that we learned along with Harry at the same time.

We also learn more about Harry, and it is heavily hinted that there is more to him or his parents than let to believe. I have a few ideas but we shall see how right or wrong  was in later books…… I hope lol.

I like everyone in this book some are more than others but that is normal, there are a few plot twists and shocks in this book as well.

Bob the skull is still one of my favorite things, aside from Harry, that I hope we get more of in future books.  Of course I loved Harry, maybe a bit too much lol……  I love his humor.  His loyalty to his friends, he will help them and stay by them even if he thinks they no longer will stay by his site. I love his friendship to Murphy and to be honest I sort of hope it stays a friendship.

Susan, I wasn’t sure about her last book, but I really come to love her and her relationship to Harry.

We meet Tara in this book and I also liked her and hope we get more of her In future books.

 Overall, I loved this book, it was fun to follow and learn more about Harry and this world, it was also nail biting and oh so funny. Many laugh out moments but also some serious tender moments.

Again, listen to the audio narrated by James Marsters and it was so, so good.

I give it 5 ★

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Source: snoopydoosbookreviews.com/index.php/2019/09/25/review-fool-moon-the-dresden-files-2-by-jim-butcher
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