Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt

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Welcome to the awesomesauce book circus that is the YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the fun-fest that is YASH, this tri-annual event was first organized by the fabulous Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to bonus material from their favorite authors … and a chance to win some awesome prizes!

So for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the author of several books, including the #1 Amazon best-seller BLOODSPELL; The AQUARATHI Series from Harlequin Teen – WATERFELLOCEANBORN, and SEAMONSTER; as well as THE ALMOST GIRLTHE FALLEN PRINCE, and the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next Pick ALPHA GODDESS from Sky Pony Press.

If you came here looking for my bonus material, a character inspiration post for THE FALLEN PRINCE, you’ll have to keep hunting!

At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday October 9th!

http://www.dreamstime.com/-image16294099Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are also a bunch of other fabulous teams (BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE & PURPLE teams–each with 20 authors)  for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, OR IF YOU ARE STUCK, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: In my post, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number in RED somewhere. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on each team, and then add them up.

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you 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 9TH, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

ARE YOU GUYS READY?!?!

klmauthorphotoI am super-thrilled to be hosting the lovely Kristen Lippert-Martin and her AMAZING sequel to TABULA RASA, INCOGNITA, which *just released* this week, for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

About Kristen:

Kristen Lippert-Martin received her MFA from Columbia University. Her debut YA novel, Tabula Rasa (Egmont USA/Lerner Books), was published in September, 2014. It was an IndieNext pick and a finalist for Best Young Adult Novel, given by ITW (International Thriller Writers). The sequel, Incognita, comes out October 1, 2016, from Carolrhoda Lab. She lives with her family in Arlington, VA.

About INCOGNITA:

incognitaIn the wake of an experimental procedure that almost wiped out her memory forever, Angel has a chance for a fresh start. She’s recovered most of her memories, rebuilt her physical strength, and reunited with her boyfriend, Thomas. But her Velocius abilities—capacities for superhuman mental power—linger in her brain and put her life in jeopardy. And just when Angel is starting to feel comfortable with her new life, Thomas is kidnapped. With Thomas’s life and perhaps her own in danger, Angel races to unravel a new layer of the mystery surrounding her past and stay one step ahead of her enemies.

Find out more information about this exciting book by checking out Kristen’s website!

That COVER, amirite? It makes me want to do THIRTEEN cartwheels!

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Kristen Lippert-Martin and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up two lines – it’s in red and it starts with THIR and ends with TEEN). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the red team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below for a chance to win two books of your choice and free signed books. Contest in international!

FIRST PRIZE: YOUR CHOICE OF ANY TWO BOOKS FROM BOOK DEPOSITORY (up to $30 value).

RUNNER UP PRIZES: ONE OF THREE SIGNED PAPERBACK SETS OF THE CRUENTUS CURSE SERIES WITH ANTIQUE TRIQUETRA CHARM, A BOOKISH NECKLACE, AND SWAG (International). THREE RUNNER UP WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN (each winner will get two signed books plus charm, necklace, and swag)!

Cruentus Curse Series

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CONTINUE THE HUNT

If you’re ready to move on, click HERE to head over to the next author in the hunt: MADELINE DYER! Good luck!!

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115 Comments on Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. Kirstie Ellen
    October 8, 2016 at 5:47 am (1 year ago)

    I’ve always wanted a superpower where I could bring fictional characters to life out of books! Because power team, anyone? I’d be bringing Katniss (The Hunger Games), Four (Divergent), Ren (Tiger’s Curse), Amon (Reawakened), Puck and Ash (Iron Fey) and so many more to life to fight baddies!

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  2. Jacklin Updegraft
    October 8, 2016 at 2:11 am (1 year ago)

    I think for my superpower I would choose to be able to teleport! That would be so cool to be able to go anywhere in the world in the blink of an eye! I want to travel so many places and this would get rid of the whole airport fiasco!

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  3. Kris Meldgaard
    October 8, 2016 at 1:46 am (1 year ago)

    i would love the Power to Travel thru time!!
    Kris Meldgaard

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  4. Carie
    October 8, 2016 at 12:33 am (1 year ago)

    I would like to be able to transport anywhere in the blink of an eye – awesome to visit family, friends, and exotic vacation spots whenever I want 🙂

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  5. Nicole
    October 7, 2016 at 10:48 pm (1 year ago)

    I would love to have the super power of invisibility, but I get to choose when I’m invisible and when I’m not.

    Thank you so much for participating in YASH this year. I’ve been doing it for a couple years, and you are always so active. Thanks again!

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  6. Daisy R
    October 7, 2016 at 9:29 pm (1 year ago)

    Ohh this question always throws me. I think teleportation. I’d love to be able to blink and be in New Zealand. Then blink again visiting friends and family.

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  7. Sabrina
    October 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm (1 year ago)

    Flying!!! 🙂

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  8. Erika
    October 7, 2016 at 9:10 pm (1 year ago)

    The superpower I want is the ability to be a shapeshifter

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  9. Courtney Pierce
    October 7, 2016 at 6:38 pm (1 year ago)

    The ability to fly. It doesn’t hurt if a pair of angel wings could be included.(; I’ve always been fascinated with the sky and with such a power I’d be able to reach new heights.

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  10. gentlefingerprints
    October 7, 2016 at 4:39 pm (1 year ago)

    Super speed or teleportation! I’m always late for everything.

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  11. S.N.
    October 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm (1 year ago)

    It might be cheating a bit, but if I could choose a superpower it would be the ability to do magic–that way I could do all sorts of things!

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  12. Kim Alvis
    October 7, 2016 at 10:26 am (1 year ago)

    I’d like to have the power to become invisible. I’d like to go anywhere without being noticed ^-^

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  13. maybe31
    October 7, 2016 at 8:51 am (1 year ago)

    If I can travel like teleportation… that would be great.

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  14. Artemis Giote
    October 7, 2016 at 8:02 am (1 year ago)

    Traveling in time. It would be interesting to see what the past was like and how the future will be like.

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  15. Melissa Robles
    October 7, 2016 at 3:39 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to bend the elements! There’s something very powerful in this ability ♥

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  16. Tiana
    October 7, 2016 at 1:46 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to be able to fly. To be able to fly next to birds and travel so exhilaratingly throughout my life would feel divine.

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  17. Tiana
    October 7, 2016 at 1:45 am (1 year ago)

    I would

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  18. Debi Tonks
    October 7, 2016 at 12:48 am (1 year ago)

    You are born into a world where you are granted the choice of one superpower, which you will have for the rest of your life.

    What would it be and why?

    If I had a superpower, I would want the ability to comfort people. There is so much heartache in the world and I wish I could have the ability to help people overcome their hardships and realize that one of the purposes for us to be in this world is to have joy. I want to help people believe in themselves and have this joy. My reason for this is because I’ve dealt with depression and bullying during my life and I’ve come to find happiness. I want others to experience this just like I have.

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  19. Vendea
    October 6, 2016 at 6:40 pm (1 year ago)

    Telekinesis for sure!

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    • Vendea
      October 6, 2016 at 6:42 pm (1 year ago)

      Uh, and why? Because I’d love to make it easier for me to be able to move things around me and defend myself!

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  20. Linda Trinklein
    October 6, 2016 at 5:25 pm (1 year ago)

    opps I did not leave the why- So commenting again!
    If I could have 1 power it would be to heal.
    So many loved ones with dieses I would love to heal them! thanks for the chance!

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  21. Bethany Fetzer
    October 6, 2016 at 3:43 pm (1 year ago)

    I would like to be able to teleport, so I could visit my family whenever I wanted without spending a lot of money.

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  22. Nicole Johnson
    October 6, 2016 at 2:55 pm (1 year ago)

    I would want to be able to read minds so it would help my anxiety.

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  23. Lesly
    October 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm (1 year ago)

    No matter how many times I think about having a superpower, I can never decide and always fall back on flying…

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  24. Emma A
    October 6, 2016 at 2:25 pm (1 year ago)

    I would want to read minds. I have never been the most socially aware since I was an only child with no cousins, so I would love to be able to know what others are feeling/thinking.

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  25. Sandi Turla (@frujeelicious)
    October 6, 2016 at 2:03 pm (1 year ago)

    Mind control! But I promise to only use my powers for good, unlike Kilgrave from “Jessica Jones.” 😉

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  26. Jess
    October 6, 2016 at 12:08 pm (1 year ago)

    I would have teleportation I could sleep for an extra hour before having to leave the house to get to school, plus I could go instantly to any place in the world – go to a different country every weekend, back in time for sunday lunch.

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  27. Tiffany
    October 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm (1 year ago)

    My superpower would be persuasion, it could be for good or evil…

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  28. Zaide Cullen
    October 6, 2016 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

    Superpowers! Always a fun subject! I would love the ability to create illusions or holograms that you can engage with (something like the holodeck from Star Trek). There are a ton of superpowers I could choose that could help masses, like healing or the ability to bring peace but I just think that we will never be able to completely solve all the worlds problems and powers like that inevitably land you in a life or death you-against-the-world situation and I would definitely not make a good YA heroine (I’m far too lazy and nowhere near patient enough!) so instead I’d like a power that could bring joy to people. This way people could visit places they could never afford to, or do things they never dreamed they could – or we could even bring our favourite novels to life!

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  29. Luisa Oliveira
    October 6, 2016 at 9:33 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to be able to fly! Must be an amazing feeling.

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  30. Cheyenne Le May
    October 6, 2016 at 9:07 am (1 year ago)

    I’d choose to have the ability to be able to understand and talk to all living creatures because as an animal biologist i’d then make accurate discoveries to help us save the organisms now under threat from extinction.

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  31. Julia
    October 6, 2016 at 7:28 am (1 year ago)

    I would love to have the ability to freeze and restart time! I do so much in my days, it would be nice to be able to give myself more time! My only problem would be my strange aging… But I can look past that for a few minutes of sleep!

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  32. Zairah Divino
    October 6, 2016 at 4:12 am (1 year ago)

    I’d like the ability to fly. Not just levitate, but legit flying. I want to see the world, and to feel the wind against my face, and to lose myself in nothing but space. 🙂

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  33. Gurlay
    October 6, 2016 at 2:22 am (1 year ago)

    if i were to have a superpower I would want to be able to be in different places at the same time. Like if I don’t feel so well, I can just rest at home and I can send another version of my self to go to work.

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  34. Gabrielle
    October 6, 2016 at 12:06 am (1 year ago)

    I would pick flight! It’s been a dream of mine ever since I was tiny and watched Peter Pan for the first time.

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  35. Lily M..
    October 5, 2016 at 11:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Hi!! Thank you so much for this opportunity 🙂 🙂 I think I would choose to teleport or telekinesis, but I would also like to read minds, its hard to choose 🙂

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  36. Emily S
    October 5, 2016 at 11:24 pm (1 year ago)

    I’d be a shape shifter! So many awesome things I could try out that way.

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  37. Alisha Sienkiel
    October 5, 2016 at 10:55 pm (1 year ago)

    Definitely Telekinesis because I could get so much stuff done! lol

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  38. Alexis Holpin
    October 5, 2016 at 9:47 pm (1 year ago)

    I would choose healing

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  39. ayanamifaerudo
    October 5, 2016 at 9:45 pm (1 year ago)

    Telekinesis, to make things easier. At first, it was either teleportation or healing but… no, telekinesis.

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  40. Kira
    October 5, 2016 at 9:40 pm (1 year ago)

    I would have the power to find anything because I lose things quite often.

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  41. Emma
    October 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm (1 year ago)

    If I could pick any super power it would be the ability to heal because I would be able to help a lot of others.

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  42. Angela
    October 5, 2016 at 7:19 pm (1 year ago)

    Picking a special power is tough. I would want to be invisible I think. I’m not great in crowds but if I could be invisible I would be more comfortable observing everything.

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  43. Sara
    October 5, 2016 at 5:07 pm (1 year ago)

    If I was granted one super power for the rest of my life it would be the ability to wield all of the elements. I feel like you get the bang for your buck because not only is it one single super power, but you get to control four different elements.

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  44. Amy
    October 5, 2016 at 4:45 pm (1 year ago)

    I would love to have the power of transportation so that I could travel anywhere in the world.

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  45. Rayna Reveur
    October 5, 2016 at 4:24 pm (1 year ago)

    The ability to turn into a cat, animagus style. Mainly because cats always seem so relaxed and happy, and I want some of their secrets to bliss.

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  46. Hannah P.
    October 5, 2016 at 4:13 pm (1 year ago)

    Maybe invisibility or extreme intelligence

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  47. Aylea
    October 5, 2016 at 3:19 pm (1 year ago)

    I want to change the past and fix all my mistakes.

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  48. erin
    October 5, 2016 at 2:10 pm (1 year ago)

    flight or teleportation ☺

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  49. Tegen Reeder
    October 5, 2016 at 1:16 pm (1 year ago)

    As a superpower I would definitely want to be able to shapeshift!

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