Thursday, May 7, 2009

Review: Fool Moon


Fool Moon (Dresden Files, book 2) by Jim Butcher
4 stars


Reasons for reading: after the first book, I was hooked; Seconds Challenge; my husband is a Jim Butcher pusher - he has the whole series and keeps trying to get me to read them when I have a stack of library books to get through! :)

Description: "Business has been slow. Okay, business has been dead. And not even of the undead variety. You would think Chicago would have a little more action for the only professional wizard in the phone book. But lately, Harry Dresden hasn't been able to dredge up any kind of work-magical or mundane. But just when it looks like he can't afford his next meal, a murder comes along that requires his particular brand of supernatural expertise. A brutally mutilated corpse. Strange-looking paw prints. A full moon. Take three guesses — and the first two don't count... "

First line: "I never used to keep close track of the phases of the moon."

My thoughts: Another winner! Harry is a really super character - smart, witty, chivalrous, rebellious... I love reading about him and I'm glad the books are written from his point of view. This time, he gets involved with werewolves. A whole bunch of werewolves. Did you know there were lots of types of werewolves? Harry's now met 'em all. Some are good, some are evil, some are in between . . . Butcher's really done his research on wolf-lore, it's impressive.

Harry's relationships with gutsy tabloid reporter Susan and tough, tiny lady cop Murphy continue to build, fall apart, and get rebuilt. I'm really glad there are two strong female characters in the books, it makes them even more enjoyable.

The verdict: This series is addictive! Read it! (It's actually a good thing my husband has them all because I ended up tearing through the next two when I was home sick last month.)