Before book blogging came into my life I was a HUGE re-reader (if that is really a term). I still reread some of my favorite books but not to the same extent like I used to which I'm sure could be a discussion/post all by itself. That's not my intent for today though. Instead I thought I would share some mini thoughts on two rereads that I finished in 2012. Because if I don't do it soon I probably never will. And once again since it is STILL January I'm adding a new goal to my never-ending and always expanding list of goals for 2013: that goal is to reread more. I always enjoy revisiting books that I have loved from years back. Plus, it is one of those things that I'm always saying that I'm going to do but never end up really doing. So new goal set. And here are some mini reviews on two rereads:
I absolutely, hands down love this series. Even just rereading this book sucked me down so deep in the world that Butcher creates and I didn't want the reading experience to end. I love it! Harry is such an awesome main character with a huge heart that gets him into trouble more often than not. And he always seems to find himself caught up in big messes. I'll admit that I couldn't figure out how he was going to get himself out of the mess that he was in this time because he was in deep. What else to say? I didn't want to put it down, I was sad when it ended because I wanted more, and I'm eager to read the next book. In fact, just sharing my thoughts on this one has me thinking that I should grab the next book from the library. Because I NEED more Harry Dresden in my life! I highly recommend this series and enjoyed this reread enough that I would rate it a rare 5 out of 5 stars if I did ratings. Just be warned that you really should read Storm Front first and that this one was quite gory at times. Other than that I've got nothing bad to say!
Bottom Line: A kick-ass read that left me wanting more!
This book was intense from the beginning to the end. I always find myself completely surprised and pleased when I'm sucked back into a book that I've already read. And while I remembered some of the plot line, there were enough holes in my memory that I was still turning pages as fast as I could. This book was one big whirlwind and I loved every second of it. And that ending....wow! It still packed quite the punch even the second time around. I'm super excited now that I'm diving back in this series which means that of course I'll be picking up book 2 sooner rather than later. This is another book that I would highly recommend especially if you are looking for a read that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A must read for fans of urban fantasy and a 4 1/2 star read for sure!
Bottom Line: A fast paced, intense read that I couldn't get enough of!
Looking back it seems that rereading both of these books was a VERY good idea. They both left me wanting to read more in the series. And they were both fresh and different from a lot of what is out there in the urban fantasy genre. I'm hooked on both of these series and more than ready to continue on. And writing up my thoughts on these two books has solidified my need to reread! Now I just need to figure out what I want to reread next....Harry Potter anyone????