Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher

Posted July 22, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 29 Comments

Review: Storm Front by Jim Butcher
Storm Front
by Jim Butcher

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 2000
Series: The Dresden Files
Format: eBook
 

Recommended Read!

“If you don’t like this book because of the paranormal aspect of it, then you’re going to love it because of Harry.”
~ Under the Covers

I am most likely the last person in the world to read this series but when I was looking for a new UF series to try, I remembered this one because it’s been in my TBR pile for years.

I can see why this series is so vastly popular and well-loved. Butcher’s voice is strong right from the get-go and there’s little time wasted on the boring bits before Harry has a new case. There is a lot to love about Harry Dresden. He’s got a friendly demeanor that immediately makes you like him and there’s also the fact that he’s got a sense of humor unlike any other. If you don’t like this book because of the paranormal aspect of it, then you’re going to love it because of Harry. He’s the thing that carries this book and I’ve got to say, I can now see why he’s such a known entity when it comes to the genre.

Despite the fact that this book was written and released a few years back and I only read it recently, the stories are fresh and unique and that’s saying something because I’ve read quite a lot of UF in my time. That it still manages to be considered as something special truly shows just how unique this book is. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

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Heather B.

I love this series so hard! James Marsters narrates the audio books, and he does an amazing job. Glad you enjoyed it!

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I might have to try in audio then! Thanks for letting me know!

Elizabeth
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Elizabeth

This is one of my favorite series! I love harry… happy to see you enjoyed it as well

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Harry is amazing! Love him!

Tammy V
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Tammy V

Dresden Files are all on my keeper shelf. I even have the HTF Backup short. Still watch my DVD of it too. Hate that it was cancelled so quickly.

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Boo! Having read one now, I want to check it out! So thanks for letting me know!

Amy R
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Amy R

I haven’t heard of this series but it sounds good, I’ll be checking it out.

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It’s amazing! I mean, I’ve read only one but wow, already in love! I can see why it’s so popular.

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Pansy Petal

Nice review and you are so right – ” If you don’t like this book because of the paranormal aspect of it, then you’re going to love it because of Harry.” The only thing better than reading this series is listening to James Marters reading it. *sigh* Magic. Thank you for the reminder that I need to read/listen to this again.

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You are the second person who has raved about James. I think after I finish the series I’m listening to on audio, I will give this one a go. I love reading the books because I’m quicker that way, but everyone seems to love this narrator so must be worth it!

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I love this series my brother introduced it to me and I actually passed him up reading them so fast. I kept wanting to tell him something about a different book and he kept screaming SPOILERS!!

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hahahaha, that just shows how addicted you are! I love that. And it’s so nice that you have your brother to chat books with! 😀

Timitra
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Timitra

This was an ok read for me but glad you enjoyed it Annie

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Have you continued, Timitra?

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Jess1

I kept reading about the popularity of this series too, but was daunted by the number of books already in the series. Due to Audio month, I’ve caught up with some of my UF books by listening to them in audio. Just last week, I finished Storm Front in audio. James Marsters is fabulous. Yesterday, I checked out the second book in audio from the library and look forward to more of Harry’s adventures.

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Gah! Another person who loves the audio. Okay, this seals it. I’ll be listening to the next one instead of reading. Thank you guys for letting me know how great the audio is otherwise I would never had known!

Kathleen Bylsma
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Kathleen Bylsma

Love this series! You can’t go wrong with Jim Butcher!

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Have you read all his books, Kathleen?

Darynda
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Darynda

I was late to the Dresden Files too, but I love them!!! I, too, listen to the audiobooks. Le sigh…

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Oh man! I didn’t realize I was missing out on so much! I can already tell I’m going to be addicted.

Nihcki
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Nihcki

I’ve also heard good things about this series, but it is so big and my TBR shelf is already groaning. Can you tell me if there are any smexy times at all in this series? Any romantic elements at all? I understand that it’s UF, but as in Kelley Armstrong’s UF Otherworld series , there are the occasional smexy times that keep me interested, lol.

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Sure! Will do, Nihcki! I’ll be starting the next book soon and keep you posted 😀

Nihcki
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Nihcki

So no romance or sex in the first book I’m guessing? Strictly a…what sub-genre would that be, UF sans anything smexy? Action, maybe? AUF? Or mystery, MUF? Lol!

Heather Fowler
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Heather Fowler

This is one of my favorite series! My friends and I have always said that this could have been Harry Potter, if he never went to Hogwarts, and got picked up by a crazy, evil Dumbledore-hater. LOL

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ha! That is SO fun! And I can totally see that happening LMAO

Mess
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Mess

I’m so glad you read it! I absolutely love the Dresden Files. My top UF books are Kate Daniels, Harry Dresden and Charley Davidson. I think every UF fan needs to read these 3 series.

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Totally agree! I love Kate and Charley so I’m glad to be reading Harry now 😀

Laura Lovejoy- Brunk
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Laura Lovejoy- Brunk

Im so addicted to this series ….Only downfall for being a Butcher fan…..there’s a long wait in between releases.

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Yeah. That’s very true. Although since I’m just starting out, I’ve got a long way to go to catch up before I have to wait lol