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

Blood Rites by Jim Butcher is the sixth book in the Dresden Files series. This book follows Harry Dresden as he is contacted by the producer of adult films who is worried that someone is attacking his crew with magic and wants Harry to protect him and his crew. Harry is doing this as a favor to Thomas, a White Court vampire that Harry has a friendly relationship with. However, Thomas has some secreats that will change Harry’s life forever.

I’ve heard from different people that the Dresden Files really gets good around book five or six and you just need to power through the first couple of books. I was starting to question if I wanted to finish this series as I just wasn’t really enjoying the books. However, those who said to read though book six I now understand why. This book started out and I thought that I would hate it. Harry as a character can be a bit misogynistic and very opinionated about protecting women but as the book continued I felt that either I’m use to it now or its being toned down. When you get to the half way point and the reveals on who Thomas is Harry comes out and other secrets are brought to light everything clicked for me.

If you are trying to get into this series and having trouble I would say to skip to book four and start from there as I feel like the series just keeps getting better at that point.

May 2022 Fairyloot

Fairyloot is a Young Adult book subscription box focusing on fantasy based out of the UK. Each month you receive a new Young Adult hardback book and 5-6 bookish goodies. Like most book boxes the hardback are special editions and the items are a combination of both practical things and more decorative items. May’s theme is Cloak & Dagger.

The bookish items included this month are a Red Rising inspired bottle opener, a Stardust tea strainer, a set of scrunchies inspired by Blood and Ash, a Daughter of the Moon Goddess mug, foiled bookmarks with characters from different mythologies, and the monthly tarot cards have character art inspired by These Hollow Vows.

All Fairyloot books come with exclusive covers, signed by the author and include a letter from the author. This month the book is The Stardust Thief by Chelsea Abdullah. This edition also has sprayed edges, foil on the front and back of the hardback, and artwork on the endpapers. The Stardust Thief is a story inspired by One Thousand and One Nights weaving together the tale of a smuggler, a cowardly prince, and a quest to find a magical lamp.

June’s theme is Chosen Ones.