Fall 2015 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 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, an excerpt from THE ALMOST GIRL, 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 4th!

Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there are also BLUE, GOLD, GREEN, ORANGE, TEAL, PURPLE, & PINK 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, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


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 4th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


I am super-thrilled to be hosting the lovely ANGELA MYRON for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Angela MyronAbout Angela:

Angela Myron lives in Southern California with her husband and their twins. Her first book, Ennara and the Fallen Druid, won a silver medal at the 2013 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards for best pre-teen ebook and was selected this summer as a Magical Read by Nickelodeon on Wattpad.

About Ennara and the Book of Shadows:

EnnaraWhen strange accidents start happening around thirteen year-old necromancer Ennara and her friends, she must search for the mysterious stolen artifacts causing the attacks while learning the highest form of magic—the spells that could prevent the fruition of a terrible prophecy.

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




I think I’ll talk about one of the settings in my book, Ennara and the Book of Shadows: the Telling Room.

I got the idea of the Telling Room one day while driving with my husband and kids to Grandma’s house, and listening to NPR. There was an interview with Michael Paterniti about his book The Telling Room. He told the interviewer about the Spanish village of Guzman, where ancient caves were used to store harvests and wine. Families built a room above them, where they would gather to tell stories, secrets, and history, and they called the rooms el contador, or the Telling Rooms.

I thought, a cave full of wine and cheese, where you gather in the darkness, lamps lit, to share secrets, tell ghost stories? The idea gripped me and didn’t let go. That’s where the idea of Professor Branwen’s Telling Room came. Hers is a comfier version, and at the top of a tower in Gadlan’s citadel, is far removed from a cave, but still, I’m enraptured by that story of the caves and wine. I’m certain I’ll revisit el contador sometime.

Here’s some photos and artwork that inspired Professor Branwen’s Telling Room:

Inside Disneyland’s secret Cinderella suite:

Secret Cinderella Suite

Image that inspired the island of Galdlan and the Druid Academy there: (I’m looking for the artist–got it from deviantart, but can’t find him. Sorry artist!)


HOW COOL ARE THOSE?! Be sure to click on the links to Angela’s website to find out how you can get your hands on your very own copy of Ennara and the Book of Shadows.

Anyway, now I want to spend THIRTEEN hours sleeping or writing in that suite.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Angela Myron, 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 red). 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! 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 an awesome prize pack! Contest is international.


a Rafflecopter giveaway


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

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226 Comments on Fall 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. Sandra Li
    October 3, 2015 at 8:49 pm (9 years ago)

    in my bed, under the cover 😛

  2. Caila's F.
    October 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm (9 years ago)

    Sitting in the sun outside

  3. Maryssa
    October 3, 2015 at 8:41 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is my couch, because I can sit just so and be set for hours 🙂

  4. Annie Sullivan
    October 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm (9 years ago)

    I love reading outside, in the bath, and in a big, comfy chair! I can never read in my bed because I worry too much about damaging my books 😛

  5. awaytogreatread
    October 3, 2015 at 8:21 pm (9 years ago)

    Definitely my bed, if not there then the beach!

  6. katstiles
    October 3, 2015 at 7:49 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is probably in bed after the kids are asleep, it’s the only time it’s quiet!

  7. Tamara
    October 3, 2015 at 7:46 pm (9 years ago)

    In my big, comfy recliner 🙂

  8. Micah Peebles
    October 3, 2015 at 7:05 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is outside in my hammock 🙂

  9. Kimberly Stenlund
    October 3, 2015 at 7:03 pm (9 years ago)

    If it’s warm enough outside – my hammock. It’s so cosy and kind of relaxing to be outside and read. Since I live in Sweden, tho, I can only do this during the summertime since the wether here in general is quite cold. But when I can’t read outside, I just snuggle upp in bed, that’s quite cosy to.

  10. Lauren @ Lose Time Reading
    October 3, 2015 at 6:43 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place is my bed 🙂 It’s just so cozy and I can get lost in a good book all bundled up! Thanks for this extra giveaway 🙂

  11. maybe31
    October 3, 2015 at 6:04 pm (9 years ago)

    Anywhere… Love reading!

  12. Carie
    October 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm (9 years ago)

    Anywhere and everywhere! 😉

  13. Kaci
    October 3, 2015 at 4:49 pm (9 years ago)

    I don’t get to do it very often, but I love reading outside when the weather is nice.

  14. Ricci
    October 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm (9 years ago)

    My bed and if i can find one a window seat with a long window.

  15. Susan MacKinney
    October 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm (9 years ago)

    I love book giveaways! My favorite place to read is wherever it feels comfortable at the time. I have no particular reading spot.

  16. sarah s
    October 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm (9 years ago)

    One of my favorite places to read is on the couch with a cup of coffee.

  17. bn100
    October 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm (9 years ago)


  18. MelindaB
    October 3, 2015 at 3:02 pm (9 years ago)

    Anywhere, but my favorite place is in my chair with a cup of tea.

  19. thewayshelooks
    October 3, 2015 at 2:43 pm (9 years ago)

    I love reading in my room. when I read sleep never bothers me 😀

  20. Aracellis
    October 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place is my bedroom, it’s my personal world, it’s so quiet *-*

  21. Written Melodies
    October 3, 2015 at 12:36 pm (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is on the floor in front of sunshine-filled window.

  22. M. Moreno
    October 3, 2015 at 11:59 am (9 years ago)

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS!!! I am a first timer, but I’m having so much fun—I’ll become addicted to this!! <3 Love reading at our cabin in CA and drink hot chocolate in the winter time 🙂

  23. Kim H.
    October 3, 2015 at 11:51 am (9 years ago)

    I like reading in my room. Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. Tessi
    October 3, 2015 at 11:39 am (9 years ago)

    Probably my bed — especially shortly before I go to sleep 🙂

  25. Sofia T.
    October 3, 2015 at 10:52 am (9 years ago)

    Anywhere with windows (real ones not the computer program)! 🙂

  26. emmysondie
    October 3, 2015 at 10:42 am (9 years ago)

    I love to read in the comfortable chair by the living room windows in my parents’ house.

  27. Nicole C
    October 3, 2015 at 10:30 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is definitely on my bed. Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Jocelyn B
    October 3, 2015 at 10:29 am (9 years ago)

    I like to read in the bathtub, haha! But I also like to read on the couch with tea and a blanket, especially when it’s snowy outside! 🙂

  29. Sneha M.
    October 3, 2015 at 10:17 am (9 years ago)

    My comfy bed.

  30. Caroline
    October 3, 2015 at 10:01 am (9 years ago)


  31. Khayzelle Cayabyab (@awesome_khae)
    October 3, 2015 at 9:56 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is outside of our house. I find peace when I’m reading and I feel like being close to nature. 😀

  32. momofsteele
    October 3, 2015 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)

    Anywhere is a good place to read, but if I lived by the beach I think that would be my favorite. In reality I’d have to say outside in a lawn chair, but only in warm spring, and summer time. I love the warm sun on me while I read.

  33. Mary Jane
    October 3, 2015 at 9:06 am (9 years ago)

    I can read everywhere but my favorite place to read is my bed!

  34. Pili @ In Love With Handmade
    October 3, 2015 at 6:49 am (9 years ago)

    My fave place to read right now in my new place is my bed (mostly because I still have no sofa or other comfy places to sit to read!).
    Thank you for the contest Amalie and even more for making it international!

  35. jlennidorner
    October 3, 2015 at 6:10 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is in a tree.

  36. Sarah Miles
    October 3, 2015 at 5:59 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is in bed 🙂 Anywhere else, I’m likely to have noise distract me. No one likes getting pulled out of a good story!

  37. Lisa
    October 3, 2015 at 5:51 am (9 years ago)

    I love to read in my bed or at night in my kitchen as it’s all quiet!

  38. Rebecca Smith
    October 3, 2015 at 4:30 am (9 years ago)

    My favourite place to read is out on the verandah during spring when the sun is out but it isn’t boiling hot yet!

  39. Debi
    October 3, 2015 at 3:54 am (9 years ago)

    I have a favorite chair in my room which I love to sit and read in.

  40. Kristia
    October 3, 2015 at 3:28 am (9 years ago)

    I like to read in bed! Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  41. Agustina Z
    October 3, 2015 at 3:27 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is my bed 🙂

  42. Delia Chavez
    October 3, 2015 at 3:12 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is in bed!!!!

  43. Paige
    October 3, 2015 at 3:04 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is outside in my hammock!

  44. Rachel Daniel
    October 3, 2015 at 2:40 am (9 years ago)

    Cozy chair/bed with a warm blanket when it’s storming outside.

  45. Katy
    October 3, 2015 at 1:37 am (9 years ago)

    Hammocks are the best places to read 🙂

  46. Ileana A.
    October 3, 2015 at 12:19 am (9 years ago)

    My favorite place to read is my bed 🙂

  47. tatiana
    October 2, 2015 at 11:25 pm (9 years ago)

    my room is my favorite place, it’s quiet and comfortable, and of course the bed!

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