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. Sean
    October 3, 2014 at 2:17 am (9 years ago)

    Well, successfully cooking a cow is up there.

  2. Rachel Patrick
    October 3, 2014 at 1:22 am (9 years ago)

    I really, really want to go to Africa. I want to see the ANIMALS. I would love it so much. Gosh, I want to go! Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Delia Chavez
    October 3, 2014 at 12:20 am (9 years ago)

    I want to take my family to Italy

  4. Melissa Robles
    October 3, 2014 at 12:08 am (9 years ago)

    Visit Europe with family! 🙂

  5. Litza
    October 2, 2014 at 11:26 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to do a genealogical trip to Norway, Ireland, Austria and Scotland to trace my family lines. I think I’d start with my mum’s paternal line and go to Norway to see where my great grandparents grew up. I’d like to end at Ellis Island and find the names of all my great grandparents as they entered the US. That’s definitely on my bucket list!

  6. katherineslcc
    October 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to ride on a gondola in Italy

  7. Madi
    October 2, 2014 at 10:51 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to visit all 50 states

  8. amyreadingrealm
    October 2, 2014 at 10:09 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks for bring part of YASH again!! Top of my bucket list is to see snow!!

  9. Megan
    October 2, 2014 at 9:40 pm (9 years ago)

    I would really like to build a house of my own!

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  10. Tia
    October 2, 2014 at 9:11 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to skydive

  11. Sharon
    October 2, 2014 at 9:05 pm (9 years ago)

    One thing on my bucket list is to go on a safari in Africa to see my favorite animal, giraffe, in the wild.

  12. Emma
    October 2, 2014 at 9:03 pm (9 years ago)

    Travel across the world.

  13. shadin al-dossari
    October 2, 2014 at 7:25 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to backpack across Europe

  14. Arlene
    October 2, 2014 at 6:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Thanks for doing the YASH again! One thing on my bucket list is to go skiing with my husband.

  15. Agnès
    October 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to learn japanese 🙂

  16. Laura Corrado
    October 2, 2014 at 6:26 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to go to ITALIA!

  17. Ella Z.
    October 2, 2014 at 6:20 pm (9 years ago)

    travel! I want to go around the word *-*

  18. Yun-A
    October 2, 2014 at 5:53 pm (9 years ago)

    I’ve always wanted to hike to the top of a mountain. Not Mt. Everest because I’d probably die, but just any medium-height mountain.

  19. bella
    October 2, 2014 at 5:32 pm (9 years ago)

    To see the cherry blossoms in japan

  20. Brian
    October 2, 2014 at 5:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Bucket list item is either move or visit Scotland, preferably move!

  21. Brian
    October 2, 2014 at 5:25 pm (9 years ago)

    Super excited you are doing YASH and a giveaway!

  22. Ashley White
    October 2, 2014 at 5:15 pm (9 years ago)

    One thing on my bucket list is to see the Aurora Borealis.

  23. gabby amorelli
    October 2, 2014 at 4:16 pm (9 years ago)

    I do not have a bucket list?

  24. Melissa
    October 2, 2014 at 4:13 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to spend a year in Europe and fall in love with the historical sites and the countries!

  25. Isabel
    October 2, 2014 at 3:45 pm (9 years ago)

    To meet as many authors as I can!

  26. readwritelove28
    October 2, 2014 at 3:28 pm (9 years ago)

    I would love to visit Europe and Australia one day!

  27. Guadalupe B.
    October 2, 2014 at 3:27 pm (9 years ago)

    One thing on my bucket list is to visit France (:

  28. Maggie R.
    October 2, 2014 at 3:14 pm (9 years ago)

    To travel more and land my dream job. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  29. Frida
    October 2, 2014 at 3:06 pm (9 years ago)

    To go to Australia. It has been my dream for as long as I can remember. 🙂

  30. Thais Pampado
    October 2, 2014 at 2:39 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to publish a book ( have to finish writing first though).

  31. Hannah M
    October 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to go to India.

    • Aditi
      October 3, 2014 at 2:37 am (9 years ago)

      OMG! I live in India- hope you do visit here some day- I don’t think you’ll find it very clean, though:(

  32. Kiara
    October 2, 2014 at 1:55 pm (9 years ago)

    One day, I’ll go to Paris. I’ve been to England, but now..PARIS

  33. Artemis
    October 2, 2014 at 1:46 pm (9 years ago)

    To travel. South Africa and New Zealand are high on the list.

  34. Jenn Christensen
    October 2, 2014 at 1:12 pm (9 years ago)

    I want to pet an alpaca before I die… Weird huh? Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. ayanamifaerudo
    October 2, 2014 at 1:05 pm (9 years ago)

    So many… One is to travel by train through Europe

  36. Tiffany
    October 2, 2014 at 12:45 pm (9 years ago)

    One thing on my bucket List is to go to England and see the world of Jane Austin.

  37. Michaela Mills (@MMills_writer)
    October 2, 2014 at 12:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Bucket list… oh man, there are several things. My favorite, and the one I will really strive for, is to move to Ireland in the country, and just enjoy life (and write!). 🙂

  38. Erin P
    October 2, 2014 at 12:07 pm (9 years ago)

    Travel overseas

  39. Maura
    October 2, 2014 at 11:13 am (9 years ago)

    My top three are: become a published author, European tour with my family, be the best mama/wife I can be. <3 you!

  40. Natalie @ Book Lovers Life
    October 2, 2014 at 11:10 am (9 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the awesome extra giveaway!!! I would love to visit Italy, its always been a dream of mine 🙂

  41. Maud G
    October 2, 2014 at 10:54 am (9 years ago)

    To visit every capital at least in Europe, and after that I’m going to go for the whole world! 😀

  42. Ashfa
    October 2, 2014 at 10:40 am (9 years ago)

    To go on a vacation to New Zealand!!!

  43. Erin Rubich
    October 2, 2014 at 9:25 am (9 years ago)

    one thing on my bucket list, is to take me and my whole family to disney world:)

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