Saturday, 25 February 2012

On My Wishlist #76

This is a meme from Book Chick City. There are so many books out there that I want to read that this is the only way I can keep track! This week I'm feeling a little spooky...
The Wolf Gift - Anne Rice
Publisher: Knopf Publishing

 The time is the present.
The place, the rugged coast of northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer. . . an older woman, welcoming him into her magnificent, historic family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . an idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence. . .The young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing who—what—he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf,” by authorities, the media and scientists (evidence of DNA threaten to reveal his dual existence). . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there are others like him who may be watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time and may possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge and throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.
Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles were one of my first brushes with the world of vampires and I'm so curious to see her take on the werewolf!
Frankenstien 5: Dead Town - Dean Koontz
Publisher: Bantam
The war against humanity is raging. As the small town of Rainbow Falls, Montana, comes under siege, scattered survivors come together to weather the onslaught of the creatures set loose upon the world. As they ready for battle against overwhelming odds, they will learn the full scope of Victor Frankenstein’s nihilistic plan to remake the future—and the terrifying reach of his shadowy, powerful supporters.
Now the good will make their last, best stand. In a climax that will shatter every expectation, their destinies and the fate of humanity hang in the balance.

I've been enjoyed Dean Koontz take on Frankstein and this is the latets book (and last?) in the series!

Patient Zero - Johnathan Maberry
Publisher: Gollancz  
When you have to kill the same terrorist twice in one week there's either something wrong with your world or something wrong with your skills... and there's nothing wrong with Joe Ledger's skills.  And that's both a good, and a bad thing.  It's good because he's a Baltimore detective that has just been secretly recruited by the government to lead a new taskforce created to deal with the problems that Homeland Security can't handle. This rapid response group is called the Department of Military Sciences or the DMS for short. It's bad because his first mission is to help stop a group of terrorists from releasing a dreadful bio-weapon that can turn ordinary people into zombies. The fate of the world hangs in the balance...
I loved Rot and Ruin, Johnathan Maberry's YA zombie novel, so I want to see what he does with and adult book!
What are you wishing for this week?


  1. Frankenstein 5 looks really interesting. I haven't read anything by that author but I'm off to add this book to my goodreads.

  2. I have a copy of "The Wolf Gift," and given my previous experience with Anne Rice's books, I'm equally prepared for this book to be overblown and flawed as I am to find it utterly captivating. I found her earlier novels to be more "hit" than her later "hit or miss" novels, really. But I, too, am interested in her take on werewolves.

  3. I love reading DK's books. Though I stay away from the sci-fi stuff. Hope you get to read all of these soon :)

    On my Wishlist

  4. I loved Anne Rice's books when I was younger especially her series about witches so I need to check her new one out.

  5. Well, I just reviewed the Anne Rice one. :) Hopefully you will get all of those and love them all!

  6. Great choices :)

    I read patient Zero and although it was good (far more aimed at males I think) it wasn't nearly as good as his Benny Imura books.