Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Wishlist Wednesday: Odd Apocalypse by Dean Koontz

Wishlist Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted at Pen to Paper Blog, in which we feature a book we can't wait to get off of our wish list and onto our shelves!  I normally participate in Waiting on Wednesday sponsored by Jill at Breaking the Spine, but the book I am talking about this week is one that isn't a new book, not a new release.  I'm a huge fan of Dean Koontz, and the Odd Thomas stories are some of my favorite.  However, I am now 2 books behind because of a mistake my mom made at Costco a while back. Okay, I can take part of the blame too.  She called to ask what the name of the new book was, and she gave me a title, but I wasn't paying close attention, and I told her yes, but it was the title before.  So she brought home the wrong one.  But hey, she brought back a paperback, and she should have known the newest book would have been a hardback.  But oh well.  So, actually I'm going to feature two books this week, the two latest Odd Thomas books:  Odd Apocalypse, and Deeply Odd.  Here are the blurbs about these two books from

The stallion reared over me, silently slashing the air with the hooves of its forelegs, a creature of such immense power that I stumbled backward even though I knew that it was as immaterial as a dream. . . .

The woman astride the ghostly mount reaches out desperately, the latest spirit to enlist the aid of Odd Thomas, the unassuming young fry cook whose gift—or curse—it is to see the shades of the restless dead, and to help them when he can. This mission of mercy will lead Odd through realms of darkness he has never before encountered, as he probes the long-held secrets of a sinister estate and those who inhabit it.


Once presided over by a flamboyant Hollywood mogul during the Roaring ’20s, the magnificent West Coast property known as Roseland is now home to a reclusive billionaire financier and his faithful servants. And, at least for the moment, it’s also a port in the storm for Odd Thomas and his traveling companion, the inscrutably charming Annamaria, the Lady of the Bell. In the wake of Odd’s most recent clash with lethal adversaries, the opulent manor’s comforts should be welcome. But there’s far more to Roseland than meets even the extraordinary eye of Odd, who soon suspects it may be more hell than haven.

A harrowing taste of Roseland’s terrors convinces Odd that it’s time to hit the road again. Still, the prescient Annamaria insists that they’ve been led there for a reason, and he’s promised to do his best for the ghost on horseback. Just how deep and dreadful are the mysteries Roseland and her masters have kept for nearly a century? And what consequences await whoever is brave, or mad, enough to confront the most profound breed of evil? Odd only knows. Like his acclaimed creator, the irresistible Odd Thomas is in top-notch form—as he takes on what may well be the most terrifying challenge yet in his curious career.

Following the explosive success of "Odd Apocalypse, " here is the gripping new adventure of Odd Thomas, Dean Koontz's most celebrated character.

In a sinister encounter with a rogue truck driver tricked up like a rhinestone cowboy, Odd has a disturbing vision of a shocking multiple homicide that has not yet been committed. Across California, into Nevada, and back again, Odd embarks on a riveting road chase to prevent the tragedy. Along the way, he meets--and charms--a collection of eccentrics who become his allies in a terrifying battle against a sociopath of singular boldness and cleverness--and a shadowy network of mysterious, like-minded murderers whose chilling resources seem almost supernatural.

I hate being so far behind in the series!  I'd buy them on my Nook, but my mom will want to read them too.  Plus, I pretty much own all the Dean Koontz books, except for these two, and his Frankenstein series, which I have no desire to read.  So, the first one is paperback, will probably go ahead and buy it, if my mom doesn't buy it soon.  

So how about you?  What books are on your wishlist this week?