Friday, February 23, 2018

Audible Review: Death Masks; Jim Butcher

Title: Death Masks (Book #5 of The Dresden Files)
Author: Jim Butcher
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Mystery, Paranormal
Publisher: Roc
Publication Date: August 5th, 2008

Harry Dresden, Chicago's only practicing professional wizard, should be happy that business is pretty good for a change. But now he's getting more than he bargained for:
A duel with the Red Court of Vampires' champion, who must kill Harry to end the war between vampires and wizards...
Professional hit men using Harry for target practice...
The missing Shroud of Turin...
A handless and headless corpse the Chicago police need identified...
Not to mention the return of Harry's ex-girlfriend Susan, who's still struggling with her semi-vampiric nature. And who seems to have a new man in her life.
Some days, it just doesn't pay to get out of bed. No matter how much you're charging.


Hello Fellow Readers!

Surprisingly, this has been my favorite Dresden book to date. Despite getting frustrated at Dresden because he is still A.) a Pervert and B.) misogynistic (Which he disguises as being gentlemanly), he is getting better however, as it is not quite pronounced in this story as the last four. I felt like the story was non stop and sometimes I wonder how Dresden gets by with so little sleep. the story despite being predictable in most areas was pretty great.

Mac was back a long with Bob and Murphy, along with some others that I won't spoil. We also meet some new comers who may or may not be the super big bads. I am really starting to like Harry's acceptance of working with people. No more keeping secrets "for their protection" which just ends up getting more people hurt, which is a overused trope a lot of books used. I will admit that while I was listening to James Marsters read Death Masks (He will always be synonymous with Buffy and Now Dresden Files) the sex scene was a bit awkward for me. It's one thing to read a sex scene, it's another thing to listen to someone else read a sex scene. I now know for sure that explicit romance novels must be read and not heard. 

I can't wait to see where Dresden is in the next book, I hope he will continue his growth and  stop being stupid where females are concerned.


#BeattheBackList2018 11/103*

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