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Our contest winners were each treated to a one-of-a-kind playlist! Below are the full playlists so that you can recreate them yourself. Playlist #1: Wang Dang Doodle-Koko Taylor, Caring is Creepy- The Shins, Rebel Rebel--David Bowie, Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old-- Broken Social Scene, Heartbeats-- Jose Gonzalez, You Know I'm No Good-- Amy Winehouse, Visions of Johanna-- Bob Dylan, Oh My God-- Ida Maria, Land of 1000 Dances-- Wilson Pickett, Young Blood-- The Naked and Famous, The Funeral-- Band of Horses, There is a Light That Never Goes-- The Smiths, Mannish Boy-- Muddy Waters, Howl--Florence + The Machine, Bizarre Love Triangle-- New Order, Brick-- Ben Folds Five Playlist #2: Black Sheep-- Metric (from the amazing Scott Pilgrim soundtrack) Bold as Love-- Jimi Hendrix, Love Will Tear Us Apart-- Joy Division, Stiff Kittens-- Blaqk Audio, Girls & Boys--Blur, Delayed Devotion-- Duffy, Blow it Up-- The Vaccines, No Cars Go-- The Arcade Fire, Sweet Soul Music, Arthur Conley, Everyday is Like Sunday-- Morrissey, Strangelove-- Depeche Mode, Hearts on Fire-- Cut Copy, By Your Side-- Beachwood Sparks, The Harder They Come-- Jimmy Cliff, Black and Blue-- Miike Snow, Set Fire to the Rain-- Adele Playlist #3: Daniel-- Willie Proctor & Geargia Sea Island Singers, On Your Own-- James Yuill, Under My Thumb-- The Rolling Stones, Death-- White Lies, Geraldine-- Glasvegas, Sentimental Heart-- She & Him, Pumped up Kicks-- Foster The People, L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.-- Noah & the Whale, Ring of Fire-- Johnny Cash, You Take My Breath Away-- The Knife, Heartbeat-- Blighters, Armageddon Time-- The Clash, The Ring-- Jamie Lidell, Mystic Eyes-- Them, The Game Has Changed-- Daft Punk, Road To Joy-- Bright Eyes.

 

 

Thank you to Adrienne Ducomb for her excellent musical taste, and extensive musical library.

 

 

 

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 ladies + Ted signed away, and after the stacks and stacks receded, we bid them THANK YOU and GOODNIGHT. For all our lovely guests, thank you for coming and for coming dressed like rockstars. As per usual, our fans are the best fans, and last night, you looked AWESOME.

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!

 

Tickets are still available, but space is limited! You can book them online here, or call 415-776-1111 to reserve them directly with the store. Tickets are $5 with the purchase of a book, or $10 solo. HOWEVER, if you decide the day of the event to buy a book after all, WE WILL CREDIT YOU $5 back!  Yep, NYMBC's got your back. (But, please try and save your receipts!) 

 

 This is a good loophole to know, because in order to get in the signing line, you MUST have bought a Cassie Clare or Holly Black book AT A BOOKS INC, by the author you wish to have sign your book. (IE, buy a City of Bones if you want Cassie to sign, buy a Red Glove if you want Holly to...)   

 

The ladies WILL BE personalizing! Books, that is. They will not be signing memorabilia, t-shirts, notebooks, pictures, Kindles, sneakers, bras or your pet dinosaur.

 

 Photos are allowed from the signing line, but unfortunately because of the overwhelming popularity of our fantastic guests, we cannot stop  the signing line for posed photographs. However, the winner of our COSTUME CONTEST will get to take a posed photograph with the authors, that will appear on the Not Your Mother's Book Club Blog!

 

WHEW! Now, go get your tickets (if you haven't already!)  and we'll see you there!

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. Bedford elegantly combines humor, honesty and humanity with a high concept plot that keeps the pages turning, the laughs coming and the tears rolling. On sale April 5th, for ages 13+ 

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.
Hubbard's background as a travel writer is evident, as the Wyoming landscape springs to life. We see through Grace's eyes all the loneliness and desolation of Wyoming, and the absurdity of the beauty pageants Grace's mother forced both Grace and now her younger sister, Taffeta. Mandarin's impulsive actions and Grace's desire to keep up with them keeps the pages turning in this dark, honest portrayal of a tempestuous friendship.

Good for ages 14+

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