Sunday, February 17, 2013

Review: Grave Peril

Grave Peril
Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: Fans of Urban Fantasy
Animal Abuse: A number of animals, including a cat and a bird, are murdered by a rampaging... something.

My Thoughts: This one is a hard one for me. Don’t take that wrong—I love this series, and I loved this book—but it was a hard one. These books become progressively grimmer, like most urban fantasy series. However, I was literally rolling during the initial scenes with Michael. I had forgotten how intensely comical the interactions often are between Michael and Harry. The scene in the nursery, after they’ve just returned from the Nevernever and are methodically disarming themselves and trying to look harmless for the approaching police kept me cracking up for a long time after I finished reading it.

So, a mixture of the bitter and the sweet, like all Jim Butcher’s stuff. If you have never experienced the Dresden Files, just know this one is a hard one, but important.

Disclosure: I purchased this book for myself, as I have this entire series. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: In all his years of supernatural sleuthing, Harry Dresden has never faced anything like this: the spirit world's gone postal. These ghosts are tormented, violent, and deadly. Someone—or something—is purposely stirring them up to wreak unearthly havoc. But why? If Harry doesn't figure it out soon, he could wind up a ghost himself.

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