Book Collecting: Update #30

Long over due book haul #2!

Don’t worry, there are still several more of these I will be posting this month… XD

The Walking Dead: Compendium One by Robert Kirkman

(Amazon | Goodreads)

Introducing the first eight volumes of the fan-favorite, New York Times Best Seller series collected into one massive paperback collection.

In a world ruled by the dead, we are forced to finally start living. With The Walking Dead #1-48, this compendium features more than one thousand pages chronicling the start of Robert Kirkman’s Eisner Award-winning story of zombie horror, from Rick Grimes waking up alone in a hospital, his band of survivors seeking refuge on an isolated farm and the controversial introduction of Woodbury despot, The Governor.

This one I actually picked up at a Half Priced Books when I down in Austin, TX last summer. While I do watch the show on and off, I’ve actually never read any of the comic. And this was only $10, too 😀

In the Eye of Heaven (Tales of Duran #1) by David Keck

(Amazon | Goodreads)

In the Eye of Heaven is book one of David Keck’s acclaimed and gritty epic fantasy Eye of Heaven trilogy

Durand is simply a good squire trying to become a good knight in a harsh and unforgiving world.

After fourteen years of grueling training, Durand’s knighthood and inheritance, the lordship of a small village in his father’s duchy, seemed assured. However, Fate saw otherwise. When the long lost son of the knight of that village unexpectedly returns, Durand must forge his own name and fortune.

Disgraced sons, treacherous dukes, plots of murder, and banished monsters—what begins as a young man’s journey to self-discovery quickly turns into a quest to save the World of Man.

Just finished one earlier this month, and you can read my review for it here, but I gave it a 4/5!

Thank you, Tor, for the review copy! 🙂

In a Time of Treason (Tales of Duran #2) by David Keck

(Amazon | Goodreads)

In a Time of Treason, book two of the Tales of Durand, continues the gripping story of Durand Col, a man at the heart of a nation divided in David Keck’s acclaimed and gritty epic fantasy.

Fighting under the banner of Lord Lamoric, Durand and his companions thwarted a mad duke’s ambition and saved the crown. They have spent the winter counting their last pennies in their master’s gloomy hall and wondering what the coming season will bring.

One thing seems certain: the peace they forged cannot hold. Too many barons have plotted against the king, too many strongrooms are empty, and no one truly believes that a simple vote will long deter the brooding Duke of Yrlac.

With the advent of spring, the king rails against traitors and flings mad edicts across the land. There is open rebellion in the North. And, the Duke of Yrlac steps over the border of Lamoric’s homeland.

Even as Durand fights at Lamoric’s side, his loyalties are increasingly torn. As a knight of Lamoric’s household, he cannot stray far from his master’s wife—the one woman he can neither have nor forget—while siege and sorcery conspire to bring him closer to treason.

Can his loyalties survive his divided heart? Can the land of his birth survive the forces that tear it asunder? Can love and loyalty endure in a time of treason?

I’ll be starting this one up on my next school break!

Thanks, Tor, for the review copy!

One of Us by Craig DiLouie

(Amazon | Goodreads)

They call it the plague
A generation of children born with extreme genetic mutations.

They call it a home
But it’s a place of neglect and forced labour.

They call him a Freak
But Dog is just a boy who wants to be treated as normal.

They call them dangerous
They might be right.

You can read my review for it here, but I gave it a 4.5/5!

Thank you, Orbit, for the review copy! 🙂

The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

(Amazon | Goodreads)

Some women get everything. Some women get everything they deserve.

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted.

To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne—a socialite and philanthropist—and her real-estate mogul husband, Jackson, are a couple straight out of a fairy tale.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn’t have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrishes and their lovely young daughters, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

With shocking turns and dark secrets that will keep you guessing until the very end, The Last Mrs. Parrish is a fresh, juicy, and utterly addictive thriller from a diabolically imaginative talent.

Thanks, Harper, for the review copy!

Read any of these books yet? 

Let me know what’s good!


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One thought on “Book Collecting: Update #30

  1. GJ Stevens says:

    I hope to read One Of Us soon! Great post


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