Review: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher

October 11, 2013 2013, B+, book rating, reviews 0

I read this book during Fraterfest Read-a-Thon hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. This was a fun read-a-thon and I managed to read two books during the five days of the read-a-thon! Fool Moon was a good choice because it takes place in October and is about werewolves!

Fool Moon
by Jim Butcher
Series: The Dresden File series, #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Published by Roc, 2001
e-book, Library
421 pages
Grade: B+
Synopsis: Harry Dresden–Wizard
Lost Items Found. Paranormal Investigations. Consulting. Advice. Reasonable Rates. No Love Potions, Endless Purses, or Other Entertainment.

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…

 

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My magic. That was at the heart of me. It was a manifestation of what I believed, what I lived. It came from my desire to see to it that someone stood between the darkness and the people it would devour.

What I like about this book:

  • The many types of werewolves shown in this book–lycantrhopes, hexenwolves, werewolves, loup-garou.
  • The mysteries is interesting and kept me guessing for quite awhile. Even when I decided who must be behind the murders I didn’t realize the full extent.
  • Harry is an idealist. He doesn’t take the safe course if there’s someone who needs protecting.
  • Some of the same characters from the first book are in this book–Lt. Karrin Murphy, John Marcone, Susan Rodriguez.
  • There’s a bit of romance between Harry and Susan. Also a strained sort of friendship with Harry and Karrin Murphy.

What I don’t like:

  • By the time the book ends Harry thinks someone may be trying to kill him. However, when Harry has the chance to ask someone who might know who this is he doesn’t ask. (Although he did ask someone earlier in the book.)

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My thoughts: 

This is a good second book in the series. It hints that someone is trying to kill Harry. (Though the way that’s handled is one of the aspects I didn’t like.) I’m looking forward to the next book and I have that e-book on hold at the library. Since I’ve read books 4 and 5 in the series I know this series only improves as we go on!

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Do you read The Dresden Files series? Are you continuing to like them?

No Responses to “Review: Fool Moon by Jim Butcher”

    • Jan

      I think Storm Front would have done it for me, too, but I started with book 4! And I was definitely hooked!

    • Jan

      I know just what you mean, Lark. I still have the Iron Druid series to start! But I’ve got the first book in the series…