Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.
Title: A Perfect Blood
Author: Kim Harrison
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Release Date: February 21, 2012
Ritually murdered corpses are appearing across Cincinnati, terrifying amalgams of human and other. Pulled in to help investigate by the FIB, former witch turned day-walking demon Rachel Morgan soon realizes a horrifying truth--a would-be creator is determined to make his (or her) own demons. But it can't be done without Rachel's blood, in this latest blockbuster by a "New York Times"-bestselling author. (via Goodreads)
This series has been around forever, but it is consistently good. (I loved Pale Demon last year.) Rachel Morgan has grown a lot and changed dramatically since I first read Dead Witch Walking, as well as each of the supporting characters. They've faced various demons, both inner and outer, and Kim Harrison has kept it as true to life as an urban fantasy novel can possibly be. Sure, Rachel is infuriating to watch from time to time. However, she has this sort of "realness" that makes her relatable. We all make mistakes, we don't always learn from them immediately, and sometimes we're too damn stubborn to get off of our own destructive paths. Luckily, Rachel has friends like Ivy and Jenks to support her and sometimes set her in the right direction. So here's to hoping that this book is as good as the others, with no Sookie or Anita-scale dragging.