When I think of urban fantasy genre Butcher's name is always the very first that pops into my mind, so I guess you can't really rival with that. The man is good.
I picked up book #8 after almost a 2 year hiatus from Dresden Files (not on purpose or anything) and man the way he catches the reader up with everything is phenomenal. I had no trouble remembering who is who and what has happened! Kudos, Butcher, kudos!
Dresden files is always a great and fun read for me. When I'm in the slump I pick up Dresden. when I'm in a reading mood I pick up Dresden. It's fun, it's fast paced (this book was almost 500 pages long but never once was I bored) and it's pretty funny!
Proven guilty was definitely a transition book, but I missed this universe so much that even that satisfied me. This book opened many paths for the next book, but unfortunately for me they will be focused heavily on Molly, whom I don't care for (but maybe she will grow on me?)
The ending scene with Molly was hilarious (once again me not liking her might have contributed to me laughing very hard at the scene, even though it was just a bit mean as well). But mostly hilarious. And the actual ending of the book was very sweet. Cannot wait to continue!