Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WoWwA ~ Small Favor

*Book source ~ Purchased at Audible.
Title ~ Small Favor
Author ~ Jim Butcher
Narrator ~ James Marsters
Publisher ~ Penguin Audio
Published ~ 14 January 2009
Genre ~ Fantasy
Length ~ 13 hrs 50 mins 

Rating ~ 5 bites
Narration ~ 5 bites

Wizard Harry Dresden is out doing work for his other job, as a private detective, when he gets stuck in one helluva snow storm. To much snow, too fast and before he knows it Queen Mab, Faerie Queen of the Winter Court, is standing before him with a demand he make good on one of the favors he owes her. Mobster extraordinaire, Gentleman Johnny Marcone is missing and Mab wants Harry to find and protect him. Ok, find a mob boss. Harry’s an excellent PI. How hard could this be? Oh, Harry. Seriously?

Guest reviewers:
A ~ my 16-yr-old daughter
T ~ my 15-yr-old son
K ~ my 13-yr-old son

Yep, still loving the series. Humor, magic, mystery, great characters; what’s not to love? As always the big finale is hit with everyone though one of our favorite characters gets seriously injured. The plot is twisty and tricky and involves the Courts of Faerie. The hated Denarians are back and causing trouble, too. Man, we really hate them.  But that means the Knights of the Cross are in this book. Yay for Michael and Sanya! Along with Thomas, Murphy, Marcone and Mouse there are some more favorites back: Kincaid, The Archive, Ms. Gard, Hendricks and Capt. Luccio. New baddies are some denizens of the Summer Court, the Billy Goats Gruff. Yowzers. Add in a battle, helicopter, Ride of the Valkyries, weapons, magic and a cool island and you pretty much have all the excitement you can handle. T does want it recorded for all time that he no longer likes Murphy due to a decision she made at the end that I will not reveal so as not to spoil. A & K don’t agree and still like Murphy. T also said he didn’t like what Harry was saying at the end of the book until the janitor walked into the chapel.

Favorite quotes:

“’Likest thou jelly within thy doughnut?’
‘Nay, but prithee, with sprinkles ‘pon it instead,’ I said solemnly, ‘ and frosting of white.’”

“’You rush a miracle worker, you get lousy miracles!’”

“’Ha-ha! Ah-hahahahaha! I am wizard; hear me roar!’”

“’Tiny,’ Sanya rumbled to Michael, clenching a demonstrative fist. ‘But fierce.’” ~ talking about Murphy


  1. I love that series too, my youngest daughter is willing to read it. It's great that you use your children as reviewers :)

    1. They get a kick out of it and I introduced them to a series they love, that they may never have discovered on their own. :)

  2. Great review :)
    I can't wait until my nephew's old enough for me to read things like this to him!
    Cora @ Tea Party Princess

    1. Thank you! :) My youngest was 12 when I gave him the series and he loved it. We figured everyone would, too and we were right. :D I'm sad because my daughter is a Senior this year and I have a feeling our audiobook listening days are about over. :(

  3. Now you guys are way ahead of me :) I do love that the kids are loving it!

    1. You need to catch up! lol I'm happy I found something they liked. :)

  4. So awesome I love that you are raising Butcher fans!

  5. LOL I haven't read this yet (I know, hurry my butt up) but I love that T is upset with Murphy. Sounds like my response to characters :) Y'all are really booking it through this series!

    1. Ikr? LOL We took a break for the summer, but since school starts Monday we'll be gearing back up again. :)