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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 13 in the 2014 Booklist: Summer Knight (The Dresden Files, Book 4) by Jim Butcher

Friday, February 17th, 2017

Finished: April 27
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Rating: 4

This is one of the several times I’ve read the books in the Dresden Files series. 🙂

While this isn’t my favorite Dresden book, it’s still a good one. In my opinion, they get better and better as the series continues.

Harry is in a bad way in the beginning of this book, and the only thing to turn him around is a case. He’s convinced to take a case from a very beautiful woman (you’ll find out who she is later).

This book teaches Harry the value of friendship and that it comes in all forms ( werewolves, dew drop faries and others).

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

Book23 in the 2013 booklist: Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11 by Jim Butcher

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

Turn Coat: The Dresden Files, Book 11 By Jim Butcher
Finished: July 2

So, I am obviously behind, because I finished this book long ago. Anyways, this is book 11 of the Dresden Files series that I have raved about for what seems like forever now. This book was a really good one, but as the final stretch goes, the books just keep getting better and better! Morgan, Harry’s nemesis on the White Council is in trouble, and can you guess who he turns to for help?
Yep, good ol’ Harry Dresden!
So, yeah, this book was a bit different, and certainly entertaining. I loved it, even the ending!
Now, Harry must uncover a traitor within the Council, keep a less-than-agreeable Morgan under wraps, and avoid coming under scrutiny himself. And a single mistake may cost someone his head – someone like Harry!

I just really love these books, the characters, the manner in which it is written, and most especially the narrator! He’s so good; he embodies all that I think of as Harry Dresden!

Guess that’s it for this one, prepare for a bombardment of book posts!
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 15 in the 2013 Booklist: White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9 by Jim Butcher

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

White Night: The Dresden Files, Book 9 by Jim Butcher
Finished: April 30

I should have prefaced the last post with this, but forgot. I am really behind on book postings, and will likely be flooding the blog with the posts I’m behind on. If I don’t get them all done today, I’ll certainly be working on getting caught up soon, because I’m out of school for the summer! I’ll write a seperate post about that when I’ve got the energy to do the posting some justice. Anyways, back to the book posts now!
This isn’t something I do often, read back to back Dresden books, but I really wanted to get to the next one after the prior one, Proven Guilty . I was not disappointed with this book either! Jim Butcher has to be like a master genius or something with how good these books are. This book involves a lot of different people and characters. I am really liking that Thomas has become sort of a main character now, helping Harry out where needed. In this book though, Harry’s first love, and sort of partner in crime from his messed up childhood, Elaine, is back. I have to say that I really have started to like her. In this book she plays the role of private investigator, the same thing that Dresden does. She is in charge of helping an order of witches protect themselves from the recent rash of magic practitioners that have been murdered. This brings the vampires back in to center focus, because the vampires are behind the murders. Except, instead of the Red Court, this time it is some of the White Court vampires. Marcone is back with a health club/ brothel that he gives Dresden an exclusive membership to. One of the ladies from the order goes missing just for Dresden to find out that she is working for Marcone at this new health club of his. With her help of supplying information, Dresden figures out who the bad guy is, and how they have inside information. Dresden and a new warden, Ramirez take out the bad guy without Elaine’s help. The battle is very long, and much is revealed and some of it to do with Thomas’ sister, Lara. Since Marcone helped Dresden in the battle, he agrees to help Marcone become a signatory of “The Unseelie Accords”. Dresden is most interested in what Thomas’ new job has been that he refuses to divulge any information about. Dresden then follows him to a trendy boutique-coffee shop. Thomas explains he put himself through cosmetology school and opened this hair salon; nothing illegal or immoral is involved. Dresden is relieved that Thomas’ job is nothing horrible, and the two reconcile their differences over coffee.
Amanda Ellen