Stefani Sloma

Weekly Book Releases: April 21, 2015

Weekly Book Releases: April 21, 2015

Ever curious what new books are out but don’t know how to find them? Well, let me do all the work for you. Check out these new book releases for the week of April 21, 2015. PICK OF THE WEEK I haven’t actually read this week’s pick, but it’s the one I’m most looking forward […]

 Kyle J. Steenblik

Chappie: The Art of the Movie is a Fantastic Movie Art Book

Chappie: The Art of the Movie is a Fantastic Movie Art Book

Chappie: The Art of the Movie Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Titan Books (March 3, 2015) Language: English ISBN-10: 1783295201 ISBN-13: 978-1783295203 Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 0.7 x 12.1 inches List Price: $34.95 from Amazon

 Stefani Sloma

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson is Kind of Ridiculous but Also Entertaining

Hit by Delilah S. Dawson is Kind of Ridiculous but Also Entertaining

Delilah S. Dawson’s new novel Hit from Simon Pulse is ridiculous but entertaining. HIT AUTHOR: Delilah S. Dawson PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse RELEASE DATE: April 14, 2015 GENRE: Young adult, dystopian LENGTH: 336 pages Buy a copy here for $13.49  The US is finally free of debt, but our government is now owned by Valor National Bank. […]

 Stefani Sloma

New Book Releases for the Week of April 17, 2015

New Book Releases for the Week of April 17, 2015

Ever curious what new books are out but don’t know how to find them? Well, let me do all the work for you. Check out these new book releases for the week of April 17, 2015. PICK OF THE WEEK There needs to be more books about death that are funny. If you’re one of […]

 Stefani Sloma

New Book Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

New Book Releases for the Week of April 7, 2015

This week sees new book releases from Balzer + Bray, HarperTeen, Knopf, Random House, and more! PICK OF THE WEEK   This was an easy one for me, because I LOVED this one so much. I’ve chosen Becky Albertalli’s debut novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda because it’s a wonderful, real, and epically beautiful […]

 Ryan Thomason

Sir Terry Pratchett Passes Away at Age 66

Sir Terry Pratchett Passes Away at Age 66

If you’ve never heard or read anything from the Discworld Series, the books there have made Sir Terry Pratchett the second most read author in Britain (behind J.K. Rowling). Sir Pratchett wrote more than 70 books during his career and completed his final book last summer (2014). Sadly, Sir Pratchett had been suffering from Alzheimers […]

 Stefani Sloma

Book Review: Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy

Book Review: Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy

Me Being Me Is Exactly as Insane as You Being You by Todd Hasak-Lowy is written exclusively in lists, and unfortunately the format mixed with a lot of pointless lists made for a book that I couldn’t finish. ME BEING ME IS EXACTLY AS INSANE AS YOU BEING YOU AUTHOR: Todd Hasak-Lowy PUBLISHER: Simon Pulse RELEASE […]

 Stefani Sloma

Book Review: This Is the Life by Alex Shearer

Book Review: This Is the Life by Alex Shearer

Parts of This Is the Life by Alex Shearer were interesting and poignant, but it felt forced and awkward at times, so overall, it wasn’t a hit. This is the Life AUTHOR: Alex Shearer PUBLISHER: Atria Books GENRE: Fiction, Contemporary, Illness LENGTH: 240 pages RELEASE DATE: February 3, 2015 Want to give This is the Life […]

 Ryan Thomason

WPR STAFF 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – READ EDITION

WPR STAFF 2014 Holiday Gift Guide – READ EDITION

Mmm. Books. Comics, Graphic Novels, or your good old fashioned novel. We love reading and well, it’s good for everyone. So, here are the staff picks of things you should be putting on your holiday gift guide to read! CHECK OUT OUR OTHER 2014 GIFT GUIDES: WATCH, PLAY Conan Volume 17 Shadows Over Kush This […]

 Stefani Sloma

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Book Review: The Young Elites by Marie Lu

Marie Lu’s new book The Young Elites was my first book by her, but I am ridiculously impressed. It’s incredible. THE YOUNG ELITES AUTHOR: Marie Lu PUBLISHER: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2014 GENRE: Young Adult, Fantasy LENGTH: 355 pages Get a copy of The Young Elites for your bookshelf now! […]

 Stefani Sloma

Ten Halloween Reads

Ten Halloween Reads

It’s Halloween! I’m sure I’m not the only book lover who has books they like to read during a certain time of year. This is a list of books that I recommend to read around Halloween. They are all different genres. Some are “classics” and some are newer. None of them are necessarily Halloween-themed, but […]

 Ryan Thomason

Adventure Time – Title cards book is MATHEMATICAL

Adventure Time – Title cards book is MATHEMATICAL

Ah, the first thing you see at the start of every episode is a beautifully done Title Card that it typically has nothing to really do with the episode. When I last talked to Adventure Time background artist Derek Hunter, he said that typically the storyboard artist gets dibs on the Titlecard. These are pretty […]

 Stefani Sloma

Book Review: The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

Book Review: The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer

Gabrielle Tozer’s The Intern, published by HarperCollins, is an enjoyable read but rather unrealistic. THE INTERN AUTHOR: Gabrielle Tozer PUBLISHER: HarperCollins RELEASE DATE: October 14, 2014 GENRE: Young adult, contemporary LENGTH: 336 pages Check our The Intern for yourself! Buy a copy today. BOOBS. Does that grab your attention? Because that’s how Gabrielle Tozer’s The Intern […]

 Ryan Thomason

WPR First Look Reviews: D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual

WPR First Look Reviews: D&D 5th Edition Monster Manual

Mmmm, what have your brought to me young adventurer? A fresh D&D Monster Manual? deep sniff Oh yes, I know of this book. Foolish one that you are. I can now feel the looming fear from your adventuring party, is that your collective legs twitching that is causing such a rumble? Fear not, as I […]

 Stefani Sloma

Book Review: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Book Review: Rooms by Lauren Oliver

Not much of a ghost story and more of a family drama, Lauren Oliver’s first book for adults, Rooms, will intrigue some and bore others. ROOMS AUTHOR: Lauren Oliver PUBLISHER: Ecco RELEASE DATE: September 23, 2014 GENRE: Paranormal, fantasy LENGTH: 320 pages Check out Rooms: A Novel for yourself and pre-order today! Richard Walker has died, […]