Well, technically, I read Storm Front and Fool Moon last year, but then my interest waned. From what I've gathered around the interwebz, the first two books are among the less impressive ones, though outside of generalizations opinions vary, as opinions do. DF is a big part of DLP and I decided to try it again to see just what this thing is about. I'm even willing to push myself through it a bit. Not everything I've ever liked was love at first sight. As I posted in the TOMD thread, I finished Grave Peril some hours ago and began Summer Knight not long after. Here's me sharing my thoughts on the series so far. I liked Storm Front. It introduced some interesting things. Bob, the toad demon, the potion whipped up using literal money for the sexfactor (that one was pure gold), the novelty (well, to me it was novel) of a wizard semi-openly working as a supernatural PI and the leather duster prone to billowing in the wind. All that was awesome. I enjoyed how the little things came together in the finale. Victor's Sells wife at the beginning just dropping by the office, then Dresden is whisked away to a scene of grisly murder and in the end those two cases turn out to be parts of a bigger whole. For some reason, I found Fool Moon a chore. I can't really pinpoint why, the plot didn't suck me in. I swallowed Storm Front in two days, Fool Moon took me a week. I'm not hating here - okay, maybe a bit - but I just found it boring. And the multitude of werewolf types seemed unnecessarily complicated. So, Fool Moon put me off the series for a long while. Then, last weekend, I decided to give it one more try. Grave Peril was miles ahead of Fool Moon. I wished there was a potion in this one too, but the vampire party in the middle was pretty awesome. The Nightmare was a cool villain. Interesting idea and while the motive was, at heart, a typical revenge plot, it had enough of a twist that I paid little attention to that small detail. And in the end, the true villain turned out to be Bianca, which I liked. I like a good political subplot and I hope the Red Court/White Council war will get more than just a background mention in subsequent books. The one thing I found, let's say, unconvincing, was Leanandsidhe. For this looming, threatening figure, she showed up too much and Dresden tricked her too easily for my liking. I'm very early into Summer Knight as of right now, but if I'm to judge this early, the plot already seems more interesting than the previous three books put together. Also, maybe it's because I was coming straight from Grave Peril, where Lea, Bianca, Justine and Lydia got plenty of words dedicated to describing how hot they were, that I found Mab's introduction a little repetitive (she's unearthly beautiful, yup, got it) and her literal Ice Queen persona has left me... ambivalent, but I'm reading ahead. I want to Discuss All The Things, but obviously without spoilers.