Review: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher

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Fool Moon Book Cover Fool Moon
The Dresden Files #2
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy - Mystery
January 9th 2001


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...


Fool Moon is book two in The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher. We are taken on another mystery, full of suspense and adventure.

Harry is one of the good guys. But he struggles and he’s flawed. He isn’t perfect. I like him and I like how hard he tries to protect everyone around him.

As for the women in Harry’s life I’m not a fan of either at this point. I don’t care for reporters. I just don’t like them, but Susan came through and helped Harry out. Though I feel she’s with him just to get a story. Murphy the detective she was mistrustful, impulsive, and violent in this installment. She was not very nice and put Harry in a situation that made things worse, instead of letting him explain.

The werewolf lore was very interesting, especially the twist at the very end. The teaser about Harry’s mother was a tease for Harry and the readers. I’m excited to see what more Harry and us will learn about himself, his parents, and his past.

Fool Moon was another great read in The Dresden Files series. I loved the mystery and the surprises we get. It’s not straightforward and the developments will surprise you.

Rated: 4 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

10 comments on “Review: Fool Moon (The Dresden Files #2) by Jim Butcher

  1. I won’t comment on Harry and his women. I just listened to the most recent book in this series. I’m eager for the next book and what Harry has going on in his life. You will see that he has a tough road ahead of him. I hope you continue to enjoy these books.
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    • I’m currently reading book three now. I hope to continue to enjoy the series. Thank’s for keeping the women angel a surprise. ^_^

  2. I read book one and enjoyed it but then never got on to book two. Oy! Yeah with you on reporters/journalists. They are not my favorite thing.
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    • Reporters/Journalists always rub me the wrong way. I just don’t like them. I’ve had very few in books that have won me over. I can say the one in The Dresden Files is not winning me over. Other then that I’m enjoy the books and glad I started read them.

  3. Love the mystery aspects! So glad you’re enjoying these.
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    • I’m glad I’m enjoying them as well. I wasn’t sure going in, but so many recommend the series and it’s had excellent reviews that I decide to try. I like the mystery and the male POV aspect. It’s different, but in a great way. ^_^

  4. I really need to start this series. It sounds so good.
    Tanya @ Rantings of a Reading Addict recently posted…Review ~ EXILED by Amanda Carlson @AmandaCarlsonMy Profile

    • It is good. I’m glad I decided to start the series. Ya, it’s got a lot of books, but most series now a days do. If you enjoy mystery and magic, you are going to like this. The male POV is excellent as well. We don’t see many male leads and I like it. ^_^

  5. I’m still mad that they cancelled the series. Hopefully they reboot it coz this series is really awesome!

    • What do you mean cancelled the series? Are you talking TV? The books are great. If it’s on TV then I need to look into to that, but maybe after I have more of the books under my belt. ^_^