Review: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher

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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.

Wow, what a ride…… a long, fun, shocking, entertaining but also a bit confusing ride this book was.

I love this series but this book felt huge and often a bit confusing. There are so many things happening that often it is hard to keep track of it all, not just the current book but all previous books and groups and people we’ve met so far.

I still enjoyed this book very much, we learn a lot new things, things we’ve been waiting for since book one.  I love Harry and how he adepts to things so fast and how he no matter what is there for his friends and family, no matter what the cost. He made that clear all the books. He learns some rather shocking and surprising and also interesting things in this book. Some that will change his life forever. He also had some rough moments in this book, where I just wanted to hug him and tell him it will be okay…… okay maybe I just want to hug him lol.

His friendship to Murphy is still one of my favorite things in this series, right along with Bob. We also learn more about Murphy and even get to meet her family, which was hilarious and yet a bit sad at the same time, but it really helped us to understand Murphy better,

I really missed Susan this book, she is mentioned but not really there but I have hopes to see her again. I also hope to see more of Michael again, we didn’t see him much either and I really like him in the series.

We might or might not lose some people…. There are definitely moments of loss in this book, just not always death or people.

Overall, while a bit confusing and a bit all over the place, I still loved this book, it kept me on my toes and kept bringing on the surprise after surprise. We get much laughter, but also some tears and heartbreak.

I’m looking forward to the next book, because some things are definitely going to change.

I rate this book 4 ★

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