Nov 062015
 
Review: White Night

I find later-in-the-series book hard to review because I never know what to discuss. It’s not like the characters are all new, or I don’t know what kind of story it will be. Harry is a familiar character now, and I know he’s going to get into a crazy and complicated situation where multiple bad guys are going to try to harm him and/or his friends. That is certainly the case with this story. Although it’s not entirely new, the story itself is quite entertaining. I find this series has become a type of comfort read as I adore Harry […]

Apr 212015
 
Review: Dead Beat

Reading this series is like listening to the latest adventure of a friend, and this book is no exception. This time around Harry goes through a lot of trouble, but comes out a little stronger than before. Character growth in a series can be a big deal, and Harry tends to grow very slowly. This book felt like it had some measurable growth, which is good since the bad guys keep getting more and more evil. Even if Harry’s personal growth seems slow, the growth of his family is much more obvious. Contrasting his relationships in this book with the […]

Jan 212015
 
Review: Blood Rites

This installment of the series seemed to be all about series development, and it was awesome! Harry seemed to take charge in several situations, and this felt like a great improvement. Too often, it seems like Harry just goes with the flow, but he really seemed to be directing several situations, and it really fit him. Some of the bigger developments can’t be mentioned without spoilers, but one development was the appearance of Karen Murphy. It seems like she hasn’t been present much in the last few books, but she gets lots of page time in this book, which I […]

Dec 112014
 
Review: Death Masks

This is a series that seems to get better with every installment. There more more creatures and ever escalating convolutions to plots. The only thing it’s missing is much development of the main character. Yes, Harry Dresden is still one of my favourite characters, but he never really seems to grow or change. This book is no different. He hasn’t learned any new magic since the last book, and yet he still manages to survive an encounter with an even bigger bad guy. I hope something about his character advances soon. This book saw the return of Michael from book […]

Oct 112014
 
Review: The Husband's Secret

This was a book I heard so many good things about. So I was really disappointed not to love it more. I found it slightly repetitive, and rather boring. When my iPhone messed up and stopped playing the audiobook files, I realized I didn’t care enough about the story to try to fix it, and DNF’d instead. The story revolved around 3 women who seem completely disconnected in the beginning, but as the story progresses, their stories start to weave together. Of the three, I felt the most for Tess. Right in her first scene, her husband and best friend […]