Welcome to the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the insane-tastic YA Scavenger Hunt! For those new to the fun-house, 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!

If you came here looking for my bonus material, a sneak-peek teaser from WATERFELL (coming from Harlequin TEEN November 2013), 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 April 7th!

Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five 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 the red 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 April 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


So for those of you who don’t know me, I’m the author of BLOODSPELL, a novel that dabbles in magic and dark romance. I’m also the author of the following forthcoming books–WATERFELL from Harlequin Teen (November 2013), ALPHA GODDESS from Skyhorse Publishing (Winter 2014), and THE ALMOST GIRL from Strange Chemistry (Spring 2014).

I am super-thrilled to be hosting the awesome HEATHER ANASTASIU for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

About Heather: Heather Anastasiu recently moved to Minneapolis with her family, and when she’s not busy getting lost exploring the new city, she spends most days writing at a café or daydreaming about getting a new tattoo.

Can I just say that I am IN LOVE with Heather’s insanely cool tattoo sleeves? Like I want to take her arms and hoard them for myself, but then I remind myself that she may actually need her arms, you know, for doing important things like writing all of the awesomeness. Speaking of writing, Heather’s featured book on this hunt is called SHUTDOWN, the third installment in the Glitch Trilogy. Check it out below!

Zoe and her fellow Resistance fighters are on the run, having lost their home, their protection, and their leader. They are outnumbered and outmatched by the powerful corporation that controls the world, and the cruel Chancellor is inches away from completing a scheme that would kill most of humanity. Zoe’s only remaining option is to chase the impossible dream of upending the Link system, freeing the world from the hardware that controls their thoughts and emotions, and hope it will trigger a revolution. Full of romance, high-adrenaline action and shocking twists, Shutdown is a heart-pounding conclusion to an exciting sci-fi adventure trilogy for young adults.

Find out more information about this exciting series by checking out Heather’s website or get your very own copies of the first two books in the GLITCH TRILOGY here! SHUTDOWN will be available from St. Martins Press July 2013.


And now for the moment you all have been waiting for … Heather’s exclusive content … a bonus scene from SHUTDOWN!! Well, seek no more. ENJOY!

Hunt over. Exclusive content removed. For more information on Heather’s books, please click the links in this post. 


WHOA! Wasn’t that incredible? Makes you want to read more about these two, doesn’t it? Well, if you’re interested, be sure to click on the links above to Heather’s website to learn more about the GLITCH trilogy.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Heather Anastasiu, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is hidden somewhere in this post (hint: scroll up a few paragraphs – it’s in red, it’s the end date of the hunt, and it starts with S and ends with N). 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 something unique and special.

While you’re here with me, be sure to enter the personal contest I’m hosting below. Up for grabs (international) is THE ARCS OF AWESOME GIVEAWAY, which includes ARCs of MIND GAMES by Kiersten White, PARALLEL by Lauren Miller, CREWEL by Gennifer Albin, THE GODDESS INHERITANCE by Aimee Carter, WHEN WE WAKE by Karen Healey, and PIVOT POINT by Kasie West. And just to sweeten the pot, I’ll throw in a signed copy of BLOODSPELL!


If you’re ready to move on to the next author on the hunt, click HERE to head over to SCOTT TRACEY’S website.

Good luck and have fun!

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191 Comments on Welcome to the Spring YA Scavenger Hunt!

  1. 1110cg
    April 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Tera Lynn Childs new books.

  2. Ellen Trieu
    April 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm (11 years ago)

    I’d have to say The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead! I still have yet to read Indigo Spell, but I’m still excited! (: <3

  3. chelleyreads
    April 7, 2013 at 2:25 pm (11 years ago)

    i <3 YASH

    -michelle santiago

  4. Arlene
    April 7, 2013 at 10:46 am (11 years ago)

    My TBR list is crazy long but one of the series I am most excited to start is The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare!

  5. JennH
    April 7, 2013 at 10:22 am (11 years ago)

    Too many books! 🙂

  6. Ivana Marić
    April 7, 2013 at 5:52 am (11 years ago)

    The most anticipated 2013 release for me was Shades of Earth by Beth Revis. Now I’m dying to read Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

  7. Jocelyn Rish
    April 7, 2013 at 5:22 am (11 years ago)

    My TBR pile is so towering and scary, I don’t even know where to start. But I am looking forward to reading the last two Hunger Games books (see, I’m really way behind!).

  8. Monica A
    April 7, 2013 at 1:53 am (11 years ago)

    I’m really looking forward to Reboot by Amy Tintera! The summary is amazing and it’s in Texas! 😀

  9. kassiah
    April 7, 2013 at 1:06 am (11 years ago)

    I’m excited for so many books this year, but I think I’m most excited about DETERGENT (DIVERGENT 3) by Veronica Roth.

  10. paulinemae18
    April 6, 2013 at 11:47 pm (11 years ago)

    Yay! More giveaways! *fangirling*

    I have lots of books on my reading list.. but those who made it to the top would be House of Hades by Rick Riordan, Goddess by Josephine Angelini, and the third book of Divergent by Veronica Roth and the third book of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. *O*

  11. Kai A.
    April 6, 2013 at 11:14 pm (11 years ago)

    Another fab giveaway! I’m definitely excited for Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, Of Beauty and Beast by Stacey Jay and Isla and the Happily Ever After, huge fan of Steph Perkins here!

  12. Natalie Williams
    April 6, 2013 at 11:13 pm (11 years ago)

    I am most excited to read House of Hades by Rick Riordan. Awesome giveaway! 🙂

  13. Christina
    April 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m so excited! I’ve never won a single Bingo, but hopefully, all my unused luck will have accumulated and I’ll win this! Thanks for the chance!

  14. Fiona
    April 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm (11 years ago)

    If I Should Die by Amy Plum

  15. jacklinu22
    April 6, 2013 at 9:37 pm (11 years ago)

    I can’t wait to read Sarah Dessen’s new book The Moon and More, Jessica Spotswood sequel Star Cursed!

  16. Raychelle
    April 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m most excited about GODDESS by Josephine Angelini! =) I’m also pretty excited for PIVOT POINT and MIND GAMES!

  17. Sarah
    April 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm (11 years ago)

    There are a lot of new books but the first one I can think of is The Collector 🙂

  18. Petra (@safaripoet)
    April 6, 2013 at 8:04 pm (11 years ago)

    That’s such a long list. Siege and Storm, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Where the Stars Still Shine, The Edge of Always, The Program,The Beautiful and the Cursed, The Ward, The Testing and the list goes on 🙂

  19. Armando Read
    April 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm (11 years ago)

    Enders by Lissa Price and some book by Julie Kagawa.

  20. Kristen Flood
    April 6, 2013 at 6:59 pm (11 years ago)

    Glitch series, Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare, Mind Games, Goddess by Josephine Angelini and a lot of others!

  21. Nour
    April 6, 2013 at 6:57 pm (11 years ago)

    The Archived by Victoria Schwab

  22. bn100
    April 6, 2013 at 6:19 pm (11 years ago)

    the collector

  23. leasha91
    April 6, 2013 at 5:58 pm (11 years ago)

    There are a lot of books I’m excited to read, but my top ones are: Just One Year by Gayle Forman, Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Siege and Sotrm by Leigh Bardugo, Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson…

  24. Anastasia
    April 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm (11 years ago)

    So many great books come out every month!The list is endless! 🙂
    Amazing giveaway!

  25. Johnnie-Marie Howard
    April 6, 2013 at 4:58 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m mostly happy about reading anything i can get my hands on i end up liking mostly all the books i have read thus far

  26. Olivia
    April 6, 2013 at 4:55 pm (11 years ago)

    Divergent 3! So excited! Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH!

  27. Vanessa Mendez
    April 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm (11 years ago)

    There are soooooo many books that i want to read this year! I would buy them all if I could. But right now I have been wanting to read Apollyn by Jennifer L. Armentrout…

  28. Kristin
    April 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm (11 years ago)

    There are so many books on my to-read list this year – I think the one I am looking forward to most is The Fault in Our Stars – yes, I have not yet read it. That’s what happens with an 18-month-old running around!!!

  29. Kaitlin Snider
    April 6, 2013 at 3:08 pm (11 years ago)

    The Fiery Heart by Richelle Mead. 🙂

  30. Kris
    April 6, 2013 at 2:58 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for the sweet giveaway. I’d love these titles for my classroom library.

  31. Cassandra
    April 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Frankie’s Monster and The Sweet Dead Life!

  32. Rebecka
    April 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm (11 years ago)

    I REALLY want to read the last book in Josehpine Angelinis series starcrossed!

  33. Camila Lorusso
    April 6, 2013 at 1:42 pm (11 years ago)

    Origin and Apolyon

  34. Sarah Kalaitzidis
    April 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m probably most excited for Requrim by Lauren Oliver! Thanks for the great giveaway and for joining the scavenger hunt

  35. Kaylee Varner
    April 6, 2013 at 12:13 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m MOST excited to read Greta and the Goblin King, but I am truly looking forwards to all of these books!

  36. Kayla E
    April 6, 2013 at 11:47 am (11 years ago)

    Books I’m most excited for… There are so many! I’ll stick with naming just three: The Eternity Cure, the sequel to Julie Kagawa’s The Immortal Rules; Wendy Higgins’ Sweet Peril, sequel to Sweet Evil; and Rick Riordan’s The House of Hades, the next book in the Heroes of Olympus series.

  37. Rose's Book Corner
    April 6, 2013 at 11:02 am (11 years ago)

    Gosh there are sooo many books that I’m looking forward to this year! Right now I really can’t wait to get Goddess by Josephine Angelini! I love that series!!

  38. Frida
    April 6, 2013 at 10:04 am (11 years ago)

    I’m really, really looking forward to Divergent #3 by Veronica Roth. I love the series so much!

  39. Annabelle H
    April 6, 2013 at 9:16 am (11 years ago)

    Siege and Storm By Leigh Bardugo!

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