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

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The Dresden Files #6
Jim Butcher
Urban Fantasy - Mystery
Roc Hardcover
July 6th 2010


For Harry Dresden, there have been worse assignments than going undercover on the set of an adult film. Still, there’s something more troubling than usual about his newest case. The film’s producer believes he’s the target of a sinister curse-but it’s the women around him who are dying.

Harry’s even more frustrated because he only got involved with this bizarre mystery as a favor to Thomas-his flirtatious, self-absorbed vampire acquaintance of dubious integrity. Thomas has a personal stake in the case Harry can’t quite figure out. But Harry is about to discover that Thomas’ family tree has been hiding a shocking revelation that will change his life forever…


I’ve really been enjoying The Dresden Files series so far. Blood Rites opens with a bang and just kept going. The war between vampires and wizards is still going strong, but that doesn’t stop Harry. He’s got to pay the bills and so he finds himself in another odd situation.

I will say I felt a little lost at the being and was trying to remember who Thomas was, but I think this had to do with how much time between the books before I read. I just forgot some things is all, but I soon remember and was all in.

Blood Rites put’s a lot of the characters into perspective; Murphy goes outside the cop role and tries on the vigilante aspect and Thomas – HOLLY COW I didn’t see that one coming.

As for Harry he’s feeling a little sad in this one, but he gets a few surprise, well we all do. I didn’t expect them and I loved it.

Blood Rites was an action-packed mystery adventure. It’s a turning point for the series and I just have to say, PUPPIES, adorable. Another stunning installment.

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.

4 comments on “Review: Blood Rites (The Dresden Files #6) by Jim Butcher

  1. Great review angela!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you. Glad you enjoyed my review for Blood Rites.

  2. Glad you are enjoying this series Angela. I have this on my wish list

    • For years others where recommend this UF series to me. I’m glad I picked it up. Harry is quite interesting.