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The One Where this was pretty wolfish : Fool Moon by Jim Butcher – Spoiler-Free Revire #dresdenalong

Name : Fool Moon

Author : Jim Butcher

Series : The Dresden Files #2

Genre : Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Fiction, Adult,

Pages : 401 Pages

Format : Audiobook – Narrated by James Masters

Published On : 9th January, 2001

Published By : Penguin Publishers

Prequel : Storm Front (Read my review of Storm Front by clicking on the book’s name)

Sequel : Grave Peril – Already published

Rating :


Synopsis (From Goodreads):

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…


I went crazy again and fangirled liked mad on Twitter. Click on the bold part to read my live reactions to Fool Moon by Jim Butcher.

“I can’t be under arrest now… I don’t have time.”


Wow! Like WOW!

I should stop and I am pretty sure that my freak-outs about Dresden are gonna be a thing in these reviews because FML this was so good and I did not remember.

“Too much work and no play makes Harry a paranoid boy.”

I am not gonna go much in dept about the writing style because I have spoken about it in my review of Storm Front but I will say this again, Jim’s writing style is magical, his word ooze out sass and I love that about his writing.

“There’s more magic in a baby’s first giggle than in any firestorm a wizard can conjure up, and don’t let anyone tell you any different.”

This plot was explosive, to say the least. Ever single freaking second we were bombarded with so much shit that it was difficult to bear sometimes, because DAMN Mr. Butcher stop torturing me.

So once again, this starts with a murder investigation and turns into so much-MUCH-more.

One of the best things about this book was the lore around of werewolves, Jim has done his home work on the topic and it is very clear from the way the wolf’s are described and I loved the way the werewolf’s are introduced and incorporated into the story, it gives the plot a lot more strength and layers.

Not only the lore is what was awesome but also the way everything happens, Jim works really hard in making his plots make sense and have a good chronology, I really admire that.

The action, the damned action and the way the final battle turns out gave me an adrenaline rush (I am not joking), I was at the edge of my seat just waiting for things to happen and at the same time damn scared of them to happen and I can’t even tell you how many times I have screamed at Dresden because he is damn stupid.

The major complain that I had with the first book starts to get resolved in this one but not as much as I would’ve liked but it is progress, we are taking steps towards it and I liked that.

The foreshadowing in this book is damn and I was not expecting to see that and was honestly blown away by it

The ending is so painful to read and I am not gonna say anything but I will say that I almost cried at the ending and it was so gut-wrenching and it marked something significant in Harry’s life in general.

“It’s all right to be afraid. You just don’t let it stop you from doing your job.”

Harry Dresden, his character goes through so much growth in this one and he also realizes the consequences of his stupid as fuck decisions and it hurts me to see him hurting but sometime he does deserve it, towards the end there is a scene and that is kind of a defining scene for Dresden, at least in this book and I had forgotten about it and read it again hit me right in the feels, and it hit he hard.

Karrin Murphy, this is one of those book where all I wanted to do is to slap Murphy in the face because she was acting like a stupid, dumb bimbo. Like, hell Murphy, get your shit together, I know and I understand her reasons for doing what she did but at the same time I can’t help but feel angry at her because she was acting a little bit irrational.

Susan Rodriguez, she has a bugger role in this one and I like hoe committed she is to her work and career. She

Billy and Georgia are introduced in this book and THEY ARE BLOODY FETUSES, so cute.

“‎It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.”

Overall, this book was great, with a load of action, lore and everything in between and I loved every second of it and I can’t wait to read the third book again, I also loved the way the characters were developed and the introduction of the alphas was nothing short of awesome.

“I found him in a Dumpster one day when he was a kitten and he promptly adopted me. Despite my struggles, Mister had been an understanding soul, and I eventually came to realize that I was a part of his little family, and by his gracious consent was allowed to remain in his apartment. Cats. Go figure.”

I recommmed this book to anyone who is looking for a great book with werewolves that are not romanticized and some epic magic and a sassy cat, read this one. It is awesome

“Animals do not do what they have done. Animals kill to eat, to defend themselves or their own, and to protect their territory. Not for the joy of it. Not for the lust of it…Only humans do that, wizard.”

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