Saturday, October 10, 2015

Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6)
by 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.

The Dresden Files are getting better and better. I wasn't sure I liked Harry when I first met him but by now, I really do. Yes, the self-deprecating has bothered me before but I guess now I'm getting used to it or he has toned it down a little. I do love Thomas and I'm glad where the story was taken about his character and his family. I hate that Thomas's love for Justina at this point seems impossible and without a solution. Hopefully, when the series ends, Thomas and Justina will get their HEA. 

Harry is also just realizing that he's attracted to Murphy and him trying to avoid falling for her is kind of cute. Not sure Murphy isn't hiding feelings of her own. Although, she seems to like Kincaid who's a very intriguing character too. 

One thing I missed in this book was Michael and Marcone. 
One thing I love-----THERE IS A PUPPY!! I know silly how happy it made me to add Mouse to the ensemble of characters. And it's not your ordinary puppy, no sir. He is going to be a beast for sure! I love how Mister is so dismissived of him.

Bob always has some comedy relief which is very needed with so much tension and so many things trying to kill Harry. 

Cliffhanger: No

4/5 Fangs

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