Let us try to hop right back into it! Book 6!!!!! (FYI there be Spoilers here!!!)
Blood Rites by Jim Butcher 4 out of 5 Stars
As the Harry Dresden Formula goes, this one gives you what you expect. A lot of crazy. We’ve got Harry figuring out how to deal with the Black Court vampires while becoming a body guard for a cursed porn movie set and having to juggle the intensity that Thomas’ White Court vampire family brings into the mess.
So yeah, there is quite a bit going on in this one. As always. Which is good. But I didn’t really like this book as much as the one before it. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of good here. There is. Some more interesting elements get added into the story as always. You have to give a nod to Jim Butcher for this. Although some might say the reveals kind of border on soap opera-ish, it really doesn’t come across that way. It is more like Harry is discovering things he was never really allowed to explore before. And it isn’t so much because he is actively searching to uncover everything. It is more like he’s chosen a path in life that was always going to bring these discoveries to the surface. So for the most part it feels natural. So yeah, Dresden learns some cool facts.
Specifically [SPOILER] Thomas the White Court vampire, is his half-brother.
DUN DUN DUNNNNHHHH!
Pretty shocking stuff yeah. I’m not going to get too into it, but that one is the big reveal. We also learn more about Kincaid, McCoy (Dresden’s teacher), and about Dresden’s Mother. But read the book to learn about it, you lazy bastard. (I’m kidding, you’re probably not lazy.) Anyways, another action packed addition to the Dresden Files. I liked it. PLUS Mouse, which is Dresden’s new found pup, makes his debut in this one. And as we all know puppies are the coolest.
More puppies, more power.