THE HUNT IS NOW OFFICIALLY OVER. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED! I WILL BE ANNOUNCING THE WINNER OF MY GIVEAWAY LATER TODAY, MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2016. MY GUEST AUTHOR'S BONUS MATERIAL HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN, BUT YOU CAN STILL SCROLL DOWN TO CHECK OUT HER BOOKS!
Welcome to the bi-annual YA Scavenger Hunt!!! Author Colleen Houck first organized this event to give you, the readers and fans, a way to connect with YA stories and authors in a whole new way. This is your chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from your favorite YA authors and win some awesome prizes! At each stop along the way, you will take a peek at some very cool extras from each participating author and collect number clues that you can add up in order to enter our grand prize giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the Red Team! And five other lucky winners will win prize packs from the other five YASH teams! But play fast! This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online from Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 12 pm Standard Pacific Time to Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 12 pm Standard Pacific Time!
First, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt Homepage to find out more about the hunt and how to play. There are six teams of 20 authors each, 120 authors total which means six contests will be going on simultaneously and you can enter all of them--or just one, it's up to you! I am part of the Red Team contest, but there are also the Orange, Gold, Blue, Green, and Purple teams with different amazing authors and separate bundles of books up for grabs! AND this year there is an additional BONUS $50 Amazon gift card prize on the YASH entry page!!
If you want to know more about the participating authors or the hunt itself, see the links to all the authors and the full list of prizes at the YA Scavenger Hunt Homepage. But here are all the awesome books you could win from the Red team!!
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Somewhere below you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number (highlighted in--what else--red). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED TEAM and then add them up (calculators are allowed--and totally necessary if your math is as weak as mine!).
Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you go fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open Internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 9, 2016, at noon Pacific Time. Entries without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
THE OFFICIAL SCAVENGER HUNT AUTHOR INFORMATION
This fall I am very excited to be hosting Leah Bobet, author of AN INHERITANCE OF ASHES!!!
ABOUT LEAH & HER BOOK
Leah Bobet drinks tea, wears feathers in her hair, and plants gardens in back alleys. She lives in Toronto, Ontario, where she writes award-winning novels and works at Bakka-Phoenix Books, Canada's oldest science fiction and fantasy bookstore.
Six months ago, the men of the lakelands marched south to fight a dark god.
Weeks after the final battle was won, sixteen-year-old Hallie and her sister, Marthe, are still struggling to maintain their family farm—and waiting for Marthe’s missing husband to return. After a summer of bitter arguments, Hallie is determined to get Roadstead Farm through the winter—and keep what’s left of her family together despite an inheritance destined to drive them apart.
But when Hallie hires a wandering veteran in a bid to save the farm, every phantom the men marched south to fight arrives at her front gate. Spider-eyed birds circle the fields, ghostly messages write themselves on the riverbank, and soon Hallie finds herself keeping her new hired hand’s desperate secrets—and taking dangerous risks. But as she fights to keep both the farm and her new friend safe, ugly truths about her own family are emerging—truths that, amidst gods, monsters, and armies—might tear Roadstead Farm apart.
Leah Bobet’s stark, beautiful fantasy explores the aftermath of the battles we fight and the slow, careful ways love can mend broken hearts—and a broken world.
Find out more about Leah here.
Buy her books here.
NOW BACK TO THE HUNT
Bonus material is so much fun--it's like getting an extra peek into the author's head. It's almost magical (I know that's a bit over the top, right, but bear with me I promise I'm headed somewhere). Speaking of magic, I happen to love it--all kinds, even magic numbers (See what I did there? BAM! Used the magic reference as a segue into the scavenger hunt number bit. It's a writer thing *gloats*...okay not really, but I am totally not all that clever so let's pretend it's a writer thing for my sake, okay?). My magic number is 13, hands down. I managed to nab my agent on Friday the 13th a few years ago and I'm part of the Lucky 13 Debut Group because my first book debuted in, yep, you guessed it, 2013. In case you forgot from before (as in one second ago), this is where the scavenger hunt number comes into play. Can you guess mine?
You can guess it right?
*whispers 13 at you*
Now add that number to your list and in a second, head over to Patty Blount's site for more goodies and her secret number. Once you've visited all of the Red Team Authors, don't forget to add up all of our numbers to get the secret code so you can enter our grand prize giveaway!
BUT WAIT! DON'T LEAVE YET! I HAVE A GIVEAWAY OF MY OWN!
Enter below to win a trio of books edited by my amazing editor, Chelsea Eberly: GATED, ASTRAY, and an arc of A SHADOW BRIGHT AND BURNING!!! Just follow the directions in the giveaway. This one is open internationally!!!