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. MaríaT
    April 6, 2013 at 7:09 am (8 years ago)

    My list is long, but I’m definitely waiting for Goddess by Josephine Angelini.
    Thank you for the awesome giveaway,
    Now fingers crossed. ♥

  2. Richa
    April 6, 2013 at 5:09 am (8 years ago)

    I’m excited to read ALL of Jennifer Armentrout’s books, and so many others – Divergent #3, The Liberator by Victoria Scott, etc.

  3. Evie
    April 6, 2013 at 4:30 am (8 years ago)

    Prodigy by Marie Lu. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Melissa Robles
    April 6, 2013 at 4:28 am (8 years ago)

    Isla and the happily ever after by Stephanie Perkins!

  5. Christina T
    April 6, 2013 at 3:50 am (8 years ago)

    I can’t wait Siege and Storm, Of Triton, Divergent 3, House of Hades and so many more! 😀

  6. Diana Grace
    April 6, 2013 at 2:41 am (8 years ago)

    I have a LOT in mind but here’s two I’m most excited of – Sweet Peril and The Eternity Cure, 🙂

    Thanks for the Hunt and giveaway!
    – Diana @amalia_chartres

  7. Carie
    April 6, 2013 at 1:33 am (8 years ago)

    Super excited for Divergent #3 and Jennifer Armentrout’s next book!

  8. Beth
    April 6, 2013 at 12:46 am (8 years ago)

    The books I’m most excited for are Divergent 3, Quintana of Charyn and Across a Star-Swept Sea!

  9. Monica Gutierrez
    April 6, 2013 at 12:45 am (8 years ago)

    The Elite by Kiera Cass! Thanks for the chance to win these amazing prizes! Love YASH 🙂

  10. Katie N.
    April 6, 2013 at 12:42 am (8 years ago)

    The books I’m most excited to read this year are Six Years by Harlan Coben, and Angel Falls by Connie Mann!Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. Crystal Barr
    April 6, 2013 at 12:29 am (8 years ago)

    Apollyon and Origin

  12. Heather
    April 5, 2013 at 11:48 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m most excited for Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

  13. ensconcedya
    April 5, 2013 at 11:27 pm (8 years ago)

    I can’t wait to read all of those books you are offering up!!!

  14. Morgan
    April 5, 2013 at 11:10 pm (8 years ago)

    It’s a never ending list but I’m probably most excited about Barry Lyga’s Game.

  15. Shelver506
    April 5, 2013 at 11:01 pm (8 years ago)

    I am beyond freaking excited for THE BITTER KINGDOM by Rae Carson. I adore her Fire & Thorns series, and, well, TBK will have more Hector. Who says no to more Hector?

  16. Brittany Ashby
    April 5, 2013 at 10:38 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m probably most excited for the third Divergent book. I need to know what happens!!

  17. Darith L.
    April 5, 2013 at 10:35 pm (8 years ago)


  18. rlsharpe
    April 5, 2013 at 10:33 pm (8 years ago)

    Thanks so much for this contest. I can’t wait to read Between the Lives by Jessica Shirvington, Divergent 3 and I’d love to read Bloodspell 🙂

  19. Mary Shoemaker
    April 5, 2013 at 10:28 pm (8 years ago)

    I am anxiously awaiting Dangerous Depths by Karen Amanda Hooper. Thank you for being apart of the YA Scavenger Hunt and for the giveaway.

  20. shan uy
    April 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm (8 years ago)

    First of, thank you for this YASH!
    I’m excited to read the Hush Hush and Delirium series.

  21. Isobel M
    April 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm (8 years ago)

    Books I’m most excited for this year (well, since January, some of these I’ve now had the pleasure of reading) Clockwork Princess (Cassandra Clare) The Elite (Kiera Cass) Apollyon (Jennifer L Armentrout) Indelible (Dawn Metcalf) SWEET PERIL (Wendy Higgins) OF TRITON (Anna Banks!) GODDESS (Josephine Angelini!) and yeah that about sums it up at this point..

  22. Jackie G.
    April 5, 2013 at 9:25 pm (8 years ago)

    So, I actually have my eyes on some “older” books. I read a couple of excerpts from a later book in the Vampire Diaries series, and I realized it’s a series I seriously need to check out! I’m also dying to read Scarlet by Marissa Mayer.

  23. Jasmine
    April 5, 2013 at 8:27 pm (8 years ago)

    Can I say every book in the world? I’m excited for all the endings to my favorite series but I’m also excited for all the starts to a series 🙂

  24. Alyssa Susanna
    April 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Not entering your fabulous contest, but thank you so much for being part of the spring YASH! <3


  25. Manfred
    April 5, 2013 at 7:33 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m excited about Origin

  26. Vahhaba L.
    April 5, 2013 at 7:16 pm (8 years ago)

    oohhh… thats a tough question. I have so many but the ones i’m most excited to read are Goddess inheritance by Aimee Carter and the Collector by Victoria Scott 🙂

  27. Paige Schwartz
    April 5, 2013 at 7:14 pm (8 years ago)

    It sounds pretty silly, but I am excited to read whatever I can get my hands on. That’s usually how I keep busy. 😀

  28. Abigail A.
    April 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm (8 years ago)

    There’s so many, but if i had to chose,it would be Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas.

  29. Birgitte Stage
    April 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for the awesome giveaway (:
    I’m definitely excited to read Clockwork Princess. I ordered an autobiographed copy and I’m just awaiting it’s arrival! Divergent 3, House of Hades, Isla and the Happily Ever After, The Rising, Dead Silence and Siege and Storm are definitely also on the top of the list.

  30. Erika
    April 5, 2013 at 6:41 pm (8 years ago)

    Way to many books to mention all of them but I’m most definitely looking forward to If I should die.

  31. Samantha T.
    April 5, 2013 at 5:51 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m looking forward to the final Covenant book. Can’t wait to see how it all ends.

  32. PamM
    April 5, 2013 at 5:48 pm (8 years ago)

    So many but I think closest one to releasing is The Elite.

  33. Marie-Michel
    April 5, 2013 at 5:02 pm (8 years ago)

    The last book in the Hunt triology by Andrew Fukada. Such an exiting series!

  34. Dreams
    April 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm (8 years ago)

    That is an impossible question to answer! if I had to pick one I’d say Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare because I accidentally spoiled something for myself and now I am dying to find out how things actually play together.

  35. Zeena
    April 5, 2013 at 3:06 pm (8 years ago)

    Goddess and I am hoping for number three of The false Prince series!!

  36. Sammy
    April 5, 2013 at 3:05 pm (8 years ago)

    So so many good books! I really want to win them all!

  37. Stellar {Books, Coffee, and a Sleepy Kitty}
    April 5, 2013 at 2:59 pm (8 years ago)

    Ahh! There are so many! Uhm, I guess Life After Theft by Aprilynne Pike, The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd…and so maany others that I can’t think of right now 😛

  38. Artemis
    April 5, 2013 at 2:20 pm (8 years ago)

    Apollyon and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, This Girl by Colleen Hoover. Thank you for the great giveaway!!!

  39. Sa-chan (@Sabine56)
    April 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm (8 years ago)

    There are many books I’m excited to read this year, a few of them are Apollyon and Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, The House of Hades by Rick Riordan and Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff!
    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  40. alaielkreuz
    April 5, 2013 at 1:31 pm (8 years ago)

    Too many actually but to name just a few: Everbound, Asunder, Unravel Me, With all my soul, etc xD
    Thanks a lot for being part of YASH 😀 And for that amazing giveaway!

    alaiel dot kreuz at gmail dot com

  41. L.A.
    April 5, 2013 at 1:17 pm (8 years ago)

    I think I’m the most excited for the last Divergent! 🙂

  42. Lea Krnjeta
    April 5, 2013 at 11:17 am (8 years ago)

    Obsession and Origin by JLA, Belladonna by Fiona Paul and Sentinel and Frigid by JLA.

  43. Kristia
    April 5, 2013 at 11:06 am (8 years ago)

    Scarlet, The Collector, Divergent 3 and many many more 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  44. Alisha Blanchard
    April 5, 2013 at 10:51 am (8 years ago)

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I’m looking forward to a lot of books this year…Poison by Bridget Zinn, 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil, Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Vicious by V. E. Schwab, and tons more.

  45. Vilmarys
    April 5, 2013 at 9:56 am (8 years ago)

    Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout and so many others. Thanks for the giveaway!

  46. Alyana @ Read, Breathe, Read (YA)
    April 5, 2013 at 9:56 am (8 years ago)

    There are literally TONS of books I can’t wait to read this year. I guess one of them would be Origin by Jennifer L. Armentrout!

  47. Tonya Cool
    April 5, 2013 at 9:51 am (8 years ago)

    There are so many books on my TBR list its 2 pages long and I cant choose also have so many books at home that I have bought and haven’t gotten to read them yet 🙁

  48. Laura
    April 5, 2013 at 9:46 am (8 years ago)

    Amazing ARC giveaway! I´ve never read an ARC, I so want to read one, specially this ones that looks so good! Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in the YASH!
    I can´t wait for divergent 3, apollyon, Midnight crown by sarah j maas… so mucho more!
    Thanks for making it an international giveaway, it´s really very nice of you!

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