Anita Blake is back! Being a longtime fan of the series, I understand the ups and downs that many fans feel about this series. With Affliction, Hamilton has returned Anita back to form, revisiting the elements that made the earlier books in the series a fun and exciting ride. Getting a closer look at the dynamic between Anita, Micah, and Nathaniel is one highlight that was particularly enjoyable, amongst many other great highs.

When Micah’s father gets bitten by a zombie and is dying from the infection, Anita races Micah to his father’s bedside to reconcile with his family. Trouble grows when other victims rise from the dead with a craving for human flesh. As the plague spreads, Anita is called to assist in the investigation, racing to find the source before time runs out for Micah’s father and humanity. (BERKLEY, July 2013, 570 pp., $28.95)

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Trent Hart