I really do. I really *really* do. JB, what the HELL are you doing to me?? I'm a happy, reasonably sane (on some days), say-no-to-drugs, faithful mom
I really do. I really *really* do. JB, what the HELL are you doing to me?? I'm a happy, reasonably sane (on some days), say-no-to-drugs, faithful mom and wife. Since starting the series, I feel like Harry Dresden is my paramour, and the Dresden-verse my nasty %100 super pure and concentrated crack covered strawberry. At the end of Changes when Harry gets sniped, I had a near panic attack of terribly conflicted and over inflated emotions.
Ghost story put me on an emotional roller coaster. I'll admit it- I went from confused to tears in record timing. GOD and *THEN* when you read Karen's POV short story in Side Jobs, and the short story where they got all lovey at the fair...
Well. I've wanted Harry to put the caveman shut-it-down (are we familiar with this slang term? it equivalent to shag nasty) on Murphy since probably the second book. Finally! A woman in UF that's a good mix of strong and feminine, and I totally support her running off into an apocalyptic sunset my POS (piece on the side/Harry). 12 books later and... and...
You can't keep doing this to me Jim Butcher! I cannot be the only woman reading this series going way past the point of Harry's sexual frustration level, that I'm starting to sound more and more like Bob with random outbursts of "Do her Already", and "Just rip her freakin clothes off!", "tell her you love her you blood idiot!".
You inspire super natural levels of wood
The irony that a man who can pull off that line, has issues getting it together with the only woman who can not only stand beside him but cover his back, it's insane!
UGH... I'm gushing. I don't gush. Must still be experiencing the dregs of my high, better get this down before dope sickness kicks in.
Definitely Cold Days is my favorite of the series. Harry *finally* gets less rash, more tactical, smarter, and a little less arrogant. The amount of knowledged revealed on Demon Reach (the island and the guardian), the gatekeeper and the outsiders, the purpose of the courts, the fae mothers, and then learning about the adversary and confirmation that Mac is a "something" but we don't know what.... CRAZINESS! I'm probably going to go back right now and do this damn thing again to make sure I got it all. ::over indulgent masochist, I am:: (view spoiler)[So now that we know how Lea and Maeve got sick, what does this mean for the black council? Adversary vs Black Council, which is the symptom and the other the contagion? Did anyone else feel a little shocked that Cowl didn't show up? Or Kumori? (hide spoiler)]
(view spoiler)[The wild hunt Harry and Murphy date, and the star wars kiss for luck, and the "you are so hot right now", and super bad ass Santa, I feel apart. Best moments ever! (hide spoiler)]
It ended too soon. I'm lost. Downward spiral begins, long wait for my next fix.
I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (ad
I'll admit it. After a couple of pages, my creepy-barometer started going off, and I was hesitant to read as quickly as I usually do, because I am (admittedly) a wuss. So when people just starting dying every where and there's freak WOW demons running around (I used to play world of warcraft. My imaginary corelings were taken from that game), and incestuous neighbors, plague, all before maybe 100 pages goes by...
Thankfully, Arlen helped me get past that fear. For a while, at least. Bad ass little knucklehead.
Well, after seriously getting into Arlen's story, I start reading the next page and realize, "this isn't about Arlen"
New Character! And she gets her own badass mojo thing going on like she's on steroids!
And after reading about Leesha giving the business to her mom and the psycho beefcake Gared, and learning to be Leesha:Herb-Medicine Woman
We meet Rojer. And the musketeers are complete.
I really wish I had Arlen's story in the Krasian desert warding himself up (view spoiler)[am I the only one who wondered if the warded/naked/fighting man had tattooed his... manly bits? he's supposedly *completely* marked (hide spoiler)]becoming a dark, twisted hero- completely opposite of the Arlen we watched grow up.
The only surprise at the end was Leesha's spare time experimenting. And it's really fucking sick when you think about it, but it just makes her so much more awesome!
In closing- I love this book. If you like fantasy, you'll probably like this book.