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Book 15 in the 2014 booklist: Death Masks: The Dresden Files, Book 5 by Jim Butcher

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Finished: May 15
Rating: 5

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This is book 5 in the Dresden Files series, and perhaps one of my favorite books. So much happens in this book that I can’t even begin to describe it without giving something away. I think it’s awesome that the Shroud of Turin is involved, that piece of history has always fascinated me! If you have made this far into the Dresden Files series, you probably know that James Marsters narration has gotten 100% better. I love, love this book.

Amanda Ellen

Book 10 in the 2014 booklist: Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3) by Jim Butcher

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

Grave Peril (The Dresden Files, Book 3) by Jim Butcher
Finished: April 5

This is book 3 in the Dresden Files series. I like to play a game with the books in the Dresden Files series, and try to guess what the subject matter of the book will be by the title. This one was a bit difficult, and I got it wrong on my first guess.

Something is stirring up the ghosts in town, and now that something is targeting Harry’s friends. Harry has his handful in this book by finding what is stirring up the angry ghosts, to dealing with a vengeful noble of the vampire red court.

On our scale, I give this book a 3. Not my favorite book in the series, but it’s a building block for books to come. I also have to say that you see marginal improvements in James Marster’s narration in this book as well.

That’s all for now.

Amanda Ellen

Book 27 in the 2013 Booklist: Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 by Jim Butcher

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Ghost Story: The Dresden Files, Book 13 by Jim Butcher
Finished: September 22

This is book 13 of the Dresden Files series. When we reached this book I was filled with dread because I realized that currently there were only 14 Dresden books! I did not, and still do not, want this series to end! I love it so much; I might just be able to marry it!

When we last left the mighty wizard detective Harry Dresden, he wasn’t doing well. In fact, he had been murdered by an unknown assassin. But being dead doesn’t stop him when his friends are in danger. Except now he has no body and no magic to help him. And there are also several dark spirits roaming the Chicago shadows who owe Harry some payback of their own. To save his friends – and his own soul – Harry will have to pull off the ultimate trick without any magic….
Due to scheduling conflicts, there’s a new Dresden narrator in town. You may already know John Glover from Smallville, and we think he’s done a great job capturing Jim Butcher’s world. We hope you enjoy his performance.

Yeah, book 12 left in a cliff hanging, WTF kind of moment. I was a bit irked to see the short stories to be in between myself and book 13, but boy did things fall into place better thanks to the short stories.
Book 13 is interesting, as Harry is a ghost… but I liked it. I however was not pleased that this book has a different narrator then what I am accustomed to. I will say, despite my doubts, this narrator was not horrible… he gave it his own sound for sure… but it was tolerable.
So, yeah, next comes book 14… dun, dun, dun
Amanda Ellen

Book 25 in the 2013 Booklist: Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12 by Jim Butcher

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Changes: The Dresden Files, Book 12 by Jim Butcher
Finished: August 5

Another Dresden book, once again I loved it! Of course! 

Long ago, Susan Rodriguez was Harry Dresden’s lover – until she was attacked by his enemies, leaving her torn between her own humanity and the bloodlust of the vampiric Red Court. Susan then disappeared to South America, where she could fight both her savage gift and those who cursed her with it.
Now Arianna Ortega, Duchess of the Red Court, has discovered a secret Susan has long kept, and she plans to use it – against Harry. To prevail this time, he may have no choice but to embrace the raging fury of his own untapped dark power. Because Harry’s not fighting to save the world…He’s fighting to save his child.
This book was action packed, and a little sad. I really think this building up a climax to later books. Although, the point can be made that this book in itself is a roller coaster! Very fun to read, enjoyed it a lot!

Amanda Ellen

Book 19 in the 2013 Booklist: Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10 by Jim Butcher

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

Small Favor: The Dresden Files, Book 10 by Jim Butcher
Finished: June 4
See, now we really are almost caught up, too bad I have 1 more posting left, and no ability to get it out! 🙁
This is yet another Dresden book, and I will be totally sad when this series is over! This book has to do with a “small favor” that Dresden owes to Mab, the Queen of the Winter Fae. It starts with Dresden teaching his apprentice how to make shields in her backyard while her sibilings throw snowballs at her. They are quickly interuppted by none other than the Billy Goat Gruffs! There is more than three of them in Dresden, but I still had to laugh a bit. In Dresden, the gruffs are enforcers of the Summer Fae court and they are after Dresden. The Gruffs are Servants of Summer and the origin of the Three Billy Goats Gruff story, with the heads, fur, and legs of goats but the torso and arms of a man (albeit a large man). They increase in size, much as the storybook version, as they become older, until apparently the Eldest Gruff. This is apparently also reflective of their temperament, growing larger and angrier until the Eldest Gruff, who appears to be extremely level headed, and even reluctant to finish his task. The Eldest Gruff is of the size of a wizened human, but with incredible magical power . Queen Mab offers the winter knightship to Dresden once again, and again he refuses. Dresden is charged by Mab to protect our good friend, and local crime lord, Johnny Marcone. The Fallen Angel things are back from the book Death Masks. The Archive, or “Ivy” is back too with Kincaid as well. A really good book and like other Dresden books before it, I can’t wait to get to the next one! Almost there too, and it’s going to be great!
Amanda Ellen

Book 8 in the 2013 Book List: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files series Book 6 ) by Jim Butcher

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files series Book 6 ) by Jim Butcher
Finished: March 1
This is book 6 of 15, and it just keeps getting better. I can’t say much about this book without giving anything away that would ruin it for someone who hasn’t read it.
I will say this though, my favorite character is back, Thomas the vampire, and he plays a much bigger role in this book. We learn alot from and about Harry in this book, and I really can’t wait to get to book 7.
Something about playboy good looking vampires gets my interest everytime. There’s a puppy in this book and he just sounded so cute, it almost made me want a puppy! hahaha
Almost half way through this series and I have to say that it is one of the best series I’ve read yet. I would put this whole series in my “most likely to reread” list thus far for sure.
Speaking of rereading series, I’m considering rereading Fifty Shades, and if I do, I’ll make a note to make sure everyone knows I’ve read that series before, last year in fact. I also have a Dean Koontz book I really liked that I have on the reading list for some time in the very near future. But for now, I get to start a new Bosch book, and I think my new favorite guy Terry McCaleb is joining Bosch on this adventure. This I can’t wait to see how it meshes together. Spreading Bosch out between Dresden books has helped me to not get burned out on Bosch.
Reading the Bosch books like this is like meeting up with old friends in between meeting up with other old friends. I just love good characters!
go start the Dresden series, do it ASAP!

Amanda Ellen