Read the first book (by Joey W. Hill--which was the main goal) and the second book in this compilation. The reason I wanted to read Joey W. Hill's book is to gain more insight into the series I started with book 4. Unfortunately, this doesn't really have a whole lot of background information--it's pretty much just physical. The second books was also okay. These are not my type of preferred genre in a book, which is the reason I rate it so low. They pass the time, but I never really enjoy them.