Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to the insane 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 Amazon best-seller BLOODSPELL; The AQUARATHI Series from Harlequin Teen – WATERFELLOCEANBORN, and SEAMONSTERTHE ALMOST GIRL from Angry Robot Books; and the Spring 2014 Kids’ Indie Next Pick ALPHA GODDESS from Sky Pony Press.

If you came here looking for my bonus material, Nerissa Marin’s (aka the Aquarathi Queen’s) BUCKET LIST from my latest release, OCEANBORN, 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 for 72 hours — until noon PST on Sunday October 5th!

http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-photography-business-men-green-team-word-image23111392Check 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 GREEN TEAM–but there are also REDBLUE, GOLD, ORANGE, & INDIE teams 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, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


Directions: In my post, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number in GREEN somewhere. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


jennadolI am super-thrilled to be hosting the lovely and talented JEN NADOL for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

About Jen: Jen Nadol grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and graduated from American University with a BA in literature. She’s lived in Washington DC, Boston, NYC and now, an old farmhouse north of the city with her husband and three sons. When she’s not writing, she’s probably tending to the farmhouse or the sons, reading, cooking, skiing, or sleeping.

Jen’s featured book on this hunt is called THIS IS HOW IT ENDS. Isn’t that a cool title?! Makes me want to read it already! Are you guys ready to see the cover and read the summary? Drumroll please …

THISISHOWENDS (530x800)Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years?

In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true…including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events?

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


HUNT OVER. EXCLUSIVE CONTENT REMOVED. For more information on Jen’s books, please be sure to visit Jen’s website or check out her buy links for THIS IS HOW IT ENDS from Simon Pulse. 

Whoa. Wasn’t that exciting? Want to learn more? Be sure to click on the links to Jen’s website to find out how you can get your hands on your very own copy of THIS IS HOW IT ENDS. Anyway, just for the record, I own THIRTEEN pairs of binoculars.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jen Nadol and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up a bit – it’s in green and it’s about my weird obsession with binoculars). Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize! Also keep in mind that most of the authors are doing their own giveaways so there are many chances to win cool stuff.

While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below for signed set of my Aquarathi Series, WATERFELL and OCEANBORN (including necklace, charm, tattoo, and wristband) OR your choice of any two of my books. In addition, TWENTY runner up winners will win an e-copy of my Aquarathi prequel novella, SEAMONSTER. Contest is international.

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If you’re ready to move on, click HERE to head over to the next author in the hunt — LISA VOISIN! Good luck!!

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101 Comments on Fall 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. Chancie
    October 5, 2014 at 6:21 pm (10 years ago)

    I’ve never much thought of it as a Bucket List but more as Life Goals and Triumphs. 😉 Going to London would definitely be on it!

  2. Cassandra
    October 5, 2014 at 2:10 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to own an apartment in Times Square!

  3. 1110cg
    October 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm (10 years ago)

    Publish a book 🙂

  4. Justine
    October 5, 2014 at 9:41 am (10 years ago)

    I really want to race on an ostrich 🙂 how weird is that? lol

  5. Jamie Lee Cristobal
    October 5, 2014 at 8:02 am (10 years ago)

    On my bucket list, I plan to meet Kiera Cass and Gena Showalter in order to have them sign my books. They are my absolute favorite authors!

  6. Liezl
    October 5, 2014 at 6:59 am (10 years ago)

    This is aawwwesome!!! <3 Hoping to win!!! <3

  7. Morgan
    October 5, 2014 at 2:35 am (10 years ago)

    Stop doubting myself and put my work into the world!

  8. MissBloodsucker™
    October 5, 2014 at 1:35 am (10 years ago)

    Attend a top world university….but that’s more like a one shot dream ^^

  9. Hannah
    October 5, 2014 at 1:01 am (10 years ago)

    See the Northern Lights! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  10. VanillaOrchids
    October 4, 2014 at 11:43 pm (10 years ago)

    To do some traveling mostly.

  11. Daniel M
    October 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm (10 years ago)

    win the lottery and move

  12. Ashley Kim
    October 4, 2014 at 10:17 pm (10 years ago)

    One of the many things on my bucket list would include buying five books from each bookstore in each of the fifty states.

  13. Camii Ailen
    October 4, 2014 at 6:35 pm (10 years ago)


  14. bn100
    October 4, 2014 at 6:23 pm (10 years ago)

    travel around the world
    Fun hunt #DOONLOVE

  15. Monica R.
    October 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to road trip around all of America with some friends, or ride a hot air balloon! Thanks for participating! 😀

  16. Jaime H.
    October 4, 2014 at 3:46 pm (10 years ago)

    watch a meteor shower!!!

  17. Lauren @ Lose Time Reading
    October 4, 2014 at 3:06 pm (10 years ago)

    I would say the number one thing is to go to Europe!! I’ve never been out of North America and Europe just has so many amazing placed 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. liskrkmo
    October 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm (10 years ago)

    RIDE A BIKE! I really suck!

  19. Kira Budge
    October 4, 2014 at 1:39 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to take a tour of England!

  20. Nicole M.
    October 4, 2014 at 10:59 am (10 years ago)

    visit Ireland and Australia

  21. Katja
    October 4, 2014 at 10:50 am (10 years ago)

    Thanks for the giveaway! I want to go to London/UK.

  22. Kimberly Alvis
    October 4, 2014 at 8:57 am (10 years ago)

    On top of my things-to-do list is going to London because I have read many books set in there.

  23. Yash Levi
    October 4, 2014 at 1:30 am (10 years ago)

    Learn how to swim. lol
    (Shai Villanueva)

  24. L. A.
    October 4, 2014 at 1:24 am (10 years ago)

    Well I have a BFF bucket list for before she moves, spending hours together in the giant used book store near here is one of the things on it.

  25. Melissa M.
    October 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm (10 years ago)

    Since there are so many I’m going to put the thing on my bucket list that I’m most excited about: I want to be a foster mom!

  26. Denise April Cayetano
    October 3, 2014 at 10:03 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to go to Paris with my best friend! We’re already saving up to go there.

  27. sherry butcher
    October 3, 2014 at 9:24 pm (10 years ago)

    1. See my Great Grand children grow up.

  28. Jessica Kilgore
    October 3, 2014 at 7:56 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to save a life significantly, physically or mentally.

  29. Merisha Abbott
    October 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm (10 years ago)

    I want to see the Sistine Chapel

  30. bibliophileprincess
    October 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm (10 years ago)

    I could go all cliche and say ‘Travel the world’, but I would have to say something that’s on my bucket list is to not fear change and just go for things.


  31. Nicole
    October 3, 2014 at 4:46 pm (10 years ago)

    To see all the Triple Crown races (Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes) and the Breeders’ Cup

  32. sarah k
    October 3, 2014 at 4:02 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to go to Kauai with my sister.

  33. heykaitlin1234
    October 3, 2014 at 12:39 pm (10 years ago)

    Enjoyed this post! Now I really want to read more of your books 🙂

  34. Vendea
    October 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm (10 years ago)

    I would love to ride a horse on the beach during sunset.

  35. Jenn
    October 3, 2014 at 11:13 am (10 years ago)

    I want to write a book that’s probably the most important thing on my bucket list. I’d also love to travel Europe, and go bungee jumping and sky diving although I’m not sure my back could take me actually doing those last two.

  36. katrinabookishthings
    October 3, 2014 at 9:50 am (10 years ago)

    My bucket list includes swimming with sharks. And a roadtrip across the states.

  37. eli yanti
    October 3, 2014 at 9:14 am (10 years ago)

    to be translator 🙂

  38. Sue
    October 3, 2014 at 8:35 am (10 years ago)

    I would love to visit France! Thank you for the giveaway and the fun scavenger hunt 🙂

  39. miki
    October 3, 2014 at 8:01 am (10 years ago)

    Get a real library to put all my books nicely and in safety ( before i can do that i must clean my father workplace^^;; never ending job)

  40. karins28
    October 3, 2014 at 6:15 am (10 years ago)

    be in new york city
    rafflecopter Karin Shaim

  41. arnz25
    October 3, 2014 at 5:58 am (10 years ago)


  42. Stephanie Raines
    October 3, 2014 at 4:35 am (10 years ago)

    To be the change I want to see.

  43. Pahel Gala
    October 3, 2014 at 3:32 am (10 years ago)

    Always wanted to go backpacking across Europe & Asia!

  44. Zairah Divino
    October 3, 2014 at 2:50 am (10 years ago)

    Can I list three? The first three? 😀
    Punch someone in the face (preferably a douche)because I’ve never punched someone in the face and I’m curious how satisfying it feels, Skydive, skate in a frozen waterfalls in Canada–yep, in that order! <3

    • bibliophileprincess
      October 3, 2014 at 6:19 pm (10 years ago)

      Funny you should say punch somebody. I’ve always wanted to have one of those movie moments where I can (justifiably) slap a guy across his face!! That would rock my world!!

  45. Aditi
    October 3, 2014 at 2:40 am (10 years ago)

    My Bucket List- well, its very long. But to start off, I must say that it would be to sit on a rollercoaster without shutting my eyes and screaming like there’s no tomorrow (the screaming part is negotiable!!)

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