Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sweet Venom 2 Title Hunt!

Tera Lynn ChildS iS having a Scavenger hunt to diScover the title of Sweet Venom 2 and we're thrilled to be one of the blogS helping out!

Through the hunt, Tera iS giving away 5 Signed copieS of Sweet Venom and a grand prize $50 bookStore gift card. The hunt iS open internationally!

Each blog waS given a letter. I bet you can't miSS ourS!

On Tera'S blog you can find out the other blogS that are participating and information on how to complete the hunt, So make Sure to go here!

Good luck!

-The YAthenaeum Team

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

This Is Teen! EVENT




LIBBA BRAY MEG CABOT MAGGIE STIEFVATER

Beauty Queens Abandon Forever

(Scholastic, $18.99) (Point, $17.99) (Scholastic, $17.99)


Saturday, July 23, 7pm

Books & Books Coral Gables

Saturday, July 23, Gables


TICKETS REQUIRED: You must purchase ONE copy of Beauty Queens, Abandon OR Forever from Books & Books in order to receive ONE ticket to this is teen LIVE on July 23. One book, one ticket. Each person attending the event must have her/his own ticket.

--You may purchase the books and the accompanying ticket at our Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Bal Harbour Shops stores.

--Or, if you live far away, you can call the Coral Gable store to buy the book/ticket over the phone. Then you can pick up the book and ticket at Will Call at the bookstore on the day of the event.

--Or you can buy the book/ticket online -- right here, right now -- Be sure to indicate in the COMMENT field if you'd like to pick your book up at the Coral Gables store on July 23.

Signing guidelines: The authors will sign as many Scholastic titles purchased from Books & Books as you desire. But they will sign only two books (each) brought from home. They will personalize. No memorabilia of any kind will be signed at these events. Books only. Posed photographs are allowed with the authors.

Libba. Meg. Maggie.

this is teen LIVE.


Scholastic Publishing brings together this mind-blowing triumvirate of YA authors to take the superfly virtual book world of this is teen Live and Local – and right before your very eyes at Books & Books. Meet Libba Bray. Meet Meg Cabot. Meet Maggie Stiefvater. Be the first fans to get in-person autographed copies of the final book in Maggie’s Shiver trilogy – Forever (Scholastic, $17.99). Get Libba to sign her newest book, Beauty Queens. Get Meg to sign her newest, Abandon.


Play the superfly this is teen game on www.SCVNGR.com for the chance to win a Mac Book Air. Take photos. Rock out to this is teen LIVE Music in our Courtyard from the Mann Sisters.


Three amazing authors. One amazing night. this is teen LIVE.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Claudia Gray, Courtney Moulton, and Kimberly Derting Q&A!

Our Q&A with Claudia Gray, Courtney Moulton, and Kimberly Derting!



1. What's the most random question you can think of? Answer it.
Claudia: Q: What sort of question?
A: Any.
Kimberly: Q: Can we ask you a question?
A: Yes (Since we answered it with no...)
Coutney: Q: Why did you ask?

2. If 'they' decided to make a movie of your life, which actress would you want to play you?

Claudia: Tina Fey
Kimberly: Reese Witherspoon, but probably David Spade
Courtney: Amanda Peet

3. If someone suddenly threw a wad of twenty thousand dollars at you, how would you respond?

Claudia: Put a downpayment on a house.
Kimberly: Go on a super sweet vacation by renting a house in England for a month.
Courtney: Was it thrown at my face or did it fall? If it was at me, I'd buy a horse. If it fell, I'd look to see what bank blew up.

4. When writing some authors plan every detail and others just dive into the book, so are you an outliner or a diver (or a mix)?

Claudia: I outline in order.
Kimberly: I'm a diver and change the synopsis.
Courtney: A strict outline, but not in order; I leave sucky parts until the end.

5. Who pwns everything?

Claudia: Balthasar
Kimberly: Katniss Everdeen
Courtney: I agree with Claudia, but also Tim Burton.

6. Can you do the Time Warp?

All 3: Yes!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Gayle Forman's Where She Went Event

Gayle Forman will be back for her new book Where She Went on Thursday, May 12 at 6:30pm at Books & Books in Coral Gables for The Ballad of Mia & Adam Experience.

Bestselling If I Stay Author Gayle Forman comes back to Books & Books to help to guide us through The Ballad of Mia & Adam Experience for the companion book, Where She Went.

It's been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam's life forever. Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard's rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia's home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future and each other – and, of course, the music.

Told from Adam's point of view in Gayle Forman’s spare, lyrical prose, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance. Mia and Adam’s story isn’t finished. Neither is ours. The song plays on – at The Ballad of Mia & Adam Experience.

There’s always the music. Check out and download the Where She Went playlist. And then play us a tune from or inspired by the playlist or book at the event. Click here to email us at yathenaeum@yahoo.com to sign up. Performance slots are limited, so sign up today!

Hope to see you there!

-The YAthenaeum Team

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Interview with Lisi Harrison!


Lisi Harrison joined us at Books and Books for a lovely event at the Bal Harbor Shops for her new book Monster High 2: The Ghoul Next Door.

Enjoy our exclusive Yathenaeum interview with her!

If someone threw $20,000 at you – all in a wad – what would you do with it?

OKAY SERIOUSLY, DON'T TAKE THIS PERSONALLY BUT THAT'S AN ANNOYING QUESTION. NO MATTER WHAT I SAY I WILL BE UNFAIRLY JUDGED. IF I SAY, "I'D DONATE IT TO THE RED CROSS FOR DISASTER RELIEF," YOU'D THINK I SOUNDED LIKE A BEAUTY PAGEANT CONTESTANT. IF I SAID, "I'D GO ON A KICK-BUTT VACATION" YOU'D THINK I WAS SELF-CENTERED. IF I SAID, "I'D COUNT IT," YOU'D THINK I WAS UNTRUSTING. IF I DONATED IT TO ONE OF THE CHARITIES I SUPPORT YOU'D FEEL BAD FOR THE CHARITIES I DON'T SUPPORT. IF I THREW IT BACK YOU'D THINK I WAS INSANE. BUT IN ALL REALITY I'D PROBABLY GO TO THE POLICE BECAUSE I'D ASSUME THE PERSON STOLE IT AND WAS BEING CHASED BY THE FEDS AND WAS TRYING TO FRAME ME AND I DON'T WANT TO GO TO JAIL. SO IF YOU MUST JUDGE, PUT ME IN THE PARANOID CATEGORY.

Who would play you in the movie of your life story?

SOME GLAM PIXAR CREATION. WE'D HAVE TO GO FOR SUPER-HUMAN VISUALS BECAUSE NOTHING SAYS BOX OFFICE BOMB LIKE THE STORY OF A CANADIAN GIRL WHO DREAMED OF WRITING, WORKED HER BOOTY OFF, AND EVENTUALLY DID.

Who Pwns everything?

I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS MEANS. IS THIS EXISTENTIAL OR INTEREST IN MY PERSONAL ASSETS? PLEASE CLARIFY.

Are you a diver or an outliner?

BIG TIME OUTLINER. MASSIVE. LIKE TO THE POINT OF IT BEING OVERKILL AND ANNOYING TO MY EDITOR. A: A BLOND HAIR. (FYI I AM A BRUNETTE.)

What’s the most random question you can think of? Now answer it.

Q: WHAT DID YOU JUST PULL OFF THE VANILLA CANDLE ON YOUR DESK?

Do you Time Warp? Will you Time Warp with us?

I DID. I CAN. BUT I WON'T. NOT UNLESS IT FEELS ORGANIC. I HAVE NO PROBLEM BUSTING INTO DANCE. TRULY. I'M HAPPY TO EMBARRASS MYSELF. BUT IF IT'S FORCED I'LL FEEL SQUIRMY AND UNCOMFY. KIND OF THE WAY I'D FEEL IF I HAD TO WEAR A CRISP WHITE BUTTON-DOWN AND BLACK SLACKS. LIKE I'M BETRAYING MYSELF.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Dark and Hollow Places - BOOK LAUNCH EVENT

Carrie Ryan: The Dark and Hollow Places
Tuesday, 3/22, Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale, 6pm

Join us for the OFFICIAL BOOK LAUNCH of the newest book in Carrie Ryan’s bestselling The Forest of Hands and Teeth series.

There are many things that Annah would like to forget: the look on her sister's face before Annah left her behind in the Forest of Hands and Teeth, her first glimpse of the Horde as they swarmed the Dark City, the sear of the barbed wire that would scar her for life.

But most of all, Annah would like to forget the morning Elias left her for the Recruiters. Annah's world stopped that day, and she's been waiting for Elias to come home ever since. Somehow, without him, her life doesn't feel much different than the dead that roam the wasted city around her.

Until she meets Catcher, and everything feels alive again. But Catcher has his own secrets. Dark, terrifying truths that link him to a past Annah has longed to forget, and to a future too deadly to consider. And now it's up to Annah: can she continue to live in a world covered in the blood of the living? Or is death the only escape from the Return's destruction? Find the answers to these questions at the book launch for Carrie Ryan’s The Dark and Hollow Places.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dark Days of Winter Event

Hey Guys!

Claudia Gray, Courtney Moulton, and Kimberly Derting, authors of Evernight, Angelfire, Body Finder, and Desires of Dead, respectively, will be at Books & Books for a very special event on March 19th at 7pm at

Books & Books
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134

This night will not only be a Teen Band Night, but will also be live-streamed on their facebook page, so if you will not be able to attend, you can still virtually attend! If you do watch the live stream event and have any questions you'll be able to send them in and we will choose 4-5 to ask the authors for you.

We hope to see you there or at least hope you can watch the live-stream!

-The YAthenaeum Team