Storm Front (The Dresden Files #1) by Jim Butcher
Library Book, E-book, Finished: 5/16/2012

This is the first in the Dresden Files series. We meet Harry Dresden, Wizard for Hire. He has a tenuous relationship with the Chicago Police Dept as a consultant, and with the White Counsel which is a kind of Magic Rule setters and enforcers. Harry is being watched by them, for a reason that is never fully explained.

In this first installment someone is killing with magic which is against the White Counsel’s rules, unfortunately they Harry is doing it, as he is a wizard of considerable power and training. Harry must find the guilty party not only to prove his innocence, but because he is next on the list to be killed.

This is my first experience with Urban Fantasy, I liked the consistency in the story, characters didn’t suddenly act out of character, the story line stayed consistent and all the story lines came together and made sense, even though it was magic. The narrative is first person, my least favorite, but in this case it works.

I am looking forward to #2.

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

2 responses

  1. desertrose598 says:

    I’ve been wanting to read this book since forever. But it just seems to get pushed down my TBR list 🙂
    After your review I will push it up on the list because I love reading about magic, I feel I really need some magic in my life 🙂

  2. desertrose598 says:

    I have been wanting to read this book since forever.. It has been on my TBR for so long I tend to forget it is even there 🙂
    But after your review, I will have to pull it up on my list. I enjoy books with some magic in them.