Changes by Jim Butcher

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book 12 of the Dresden Files. I have read this entire series and I have to admit right now… I’m more than a little in love with the wizard Harry Dresden. Let’s face it. He’s geeky and adorable and he cares about the women in his life. Often, he cares too much. What’s not to love?

The characters in these books are funny, charming and always able to get themselves into a whole heck of a lot of trouble. Harry most of all. There are a whole host of magical beings, creatures, as well as kick-ass humans. It is especially warming to my heart that the series takes place in Chicago, where I grew up. There’s even a mob boss. Sniff. Sniff. Just like home.

But those are the reasons I love the series, the reason I love this book best of all is because Harry’s life gets turned completely inside out. Everything he knew, everything he believed gets challenged. Changes is the perfect title, though I personally would have named it Life-altering, Soul-wrenching, Earth-shattering, Changes.

Overkill? Not if you’ve read the book. Accurate… if a little wordy.

The book is filled with spoilers that start in the first paragraph, so I’m not going to go into much detail. Let’s just say that in Changes, Harry is put through more tests than in all of the previous books combined. And if you’ve read the previous books, you know he has not had it easy. In Changes, his family, friends and way of life are all on the edge of destruction. Harry always leaned toward ruining himself if it means saving others. In this book, with everything at stake, Harry puts his future in the hands of people he swore he’d never join. He has to make a choice between two people he loves. He faces destroying an entire race or letting his own be destroyed.

Through it all, he leads with his heart.

Like I said, what’s not to love.

Next review… Ghost Story. Book 13 of Dresden Files

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