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Our contest winners were each treated to a one-of-a-kind playlist!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Underworld Ball last night, featuring Holly Black, Cassandra Clare and special surprise guests Malinda Lo and Ted Naifeh! Yesterday morning, we'd sold about 60 some tickets. Ok, we thought, that's pretty good, right? That night we had around 120 (!!!!) guests! After a verrrry satisfying reading, we introduced Ted as our surprise guest, then commenced the Q & A. After that, we had a costume contest for our guests in "full regalia" and we were not left disappointed! The winners received Books Inc. gift certificates, and special underworld playlists. Our Twitter contest winner won a signed copy of Malinda Lo's Huntress, which was then personalized, as we were lucky enough to have Malinda as a guest! Then, we started the CRAZINESS that was the signing line.... which lasted for more than an hour.

The first book in the Dragoneye Sage, EON: DRAGONEYE REBORN was thrilling. And after the long wait, EONA: THE LAST DRAGONEYE is finally here! Fittingly climactic, and steamy to boot, this heart-thumping finale's got more action than Katniss in an arena that's on fire with evil orangutans coming at her... or at least, comparable action. Anyway, it's rad, and as Eona struggles to accept her new role in an oncoming war, she must also decide for herself between love and power. READ IT.

Found a link to this great YA blog in a tweet from (upcoming guest) Ms. Holly Black herself! The current review is of her newest book, The Red Glove.

Once Upon a Twilight
We're freaking pumped to host CASSANDRA CLARE and HOLLY BLACK for the upcoming  
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 masquerade ball at our Opera Plaza store, and we hope (and guess) that you're equally pumped to meet the ladies behind the madness!

 

Recently, we had the adorable Lindsey Leavitt out as a guest. Not only is she super nice but she's also willing to partake in totally silly videos as the request of NYMBC. So thanks, Lindsey! You're a good sport, and a great author!

Flip Usually, waking up on the wrong side of the bed just means a cruddy day. But for 14yr old Alex, it means waking up a whole different person. With a whole different life. Though he's still Alex on the inside, he now lives inside the body of a boy called Flip (short for Phillip) who's cooler, taller, better looking (even better endowed!) than Alex was previously. And while living in Flip's body does have its advantages, like making out with pretty girls who would have otherwise completely ignored him, Alex cannot let go of his previous self. Alex makes for an entirely relatable and sympathetic main character, even though his predicament is so otherworldly.

Out today is the debut novel from Kirsten Hubbard, LIKE MANDARIN. Set in small town Washokey, Wyoming, Like Mandarin stars Grace, an intelligent and highly introverted high schooler who's been skipped up a year, making her first year of high school her sophomore year. As if that didn't make her enough of an outsider, she's also so quiet, almost nobody notices she's there. Except, it turns out, Mandarin Ramey. Mandarin is everything Grace wishes she could be; reckless, glamourous and sexy. But as her friendship with Mandarin escalates at an alarming pace, Grace starts to learn that Mandarin is perhaps not as care-free as she likes to come across.

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