Thursday, November 29, 2012

5th YA Scavenger Hunt...aka. the Winter(ish) Edition!




Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! 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 exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to 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 offering you the chance to win an entirely 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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the red team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). 

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 Sunday, December 2nd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.




I am hosting J.A. Souders for the YA Scavenger Hunt!


J.A. Souders was born in the heartland with an overactive imagination and an over abundance of curiosity that was always getting her into trouble. She first began writing at the age of 13, when she moved to Florida and not only befriended the monsters under the bed, but created worlds for them to play together.

Because she never grew up, she decided she’d put her imaginary friends to work and started writing. She still lives in the land of sunshine and palm trees with her husband and their two children. 


And here's a little about her book, RENEGADE, which is available now!

“MY LIFE IS JUST ABOUT PERFECT.”

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.



But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. Her memories have been altered. Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.


Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb… and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all. 

Now for the top secret bonus material. An exclusive sneak peak (only a few pages of the full version) of the English version of A DARK GRAVE, which is a prequel of RENEGADE specifically from Gavin’s POV and will be released in the US in December! Click on the phrase bonus material below to be taken to a special link, then enter the password: GAVIN


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books, including a copy of THE ESSENCE (by me), RENEGADE by J.A. Souders, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 4. 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!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Joy Preble


And because it's the holiday season, I've decided to keep on giving by adding an extra giveaway here on my site! You can enter to win signed and/or personalized copies of THE PLEDGE, along with an advance copy of THE ESSENCE (The Pledge #2), which is due out January 1st. (I'll also throw in a cool Pledge/Essence swag pack including signed bookmarks, stickers, a Passport, and poster!)


All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form (below) and you're entered. How easy is that?


a Rafflecopter giveaway

170 comments:

Veronika said...

I'm excited to read them all! Maybe Boundless by Cynthia Hand the most!

Gisele said...

I'm so excited for your next Body Finder book! Dead Silence! I just can't wait! Thanks for the giveaway!

jarkin33 said...

I can't wait for The Essence!!! And Dead Silence!! I was so excited to see you on the list of authors participating!

the superhero princess said...

the Buffy: Making of a Slayer book is the one I'm most looking forward to! Huge Buffy fan here. :D

Ray. said...

Next to 'the essence' i'm looking forward to 'goddess' and 'bewitched'.
I loved 'the pledge' - the storyline is just great.
I haven't know the YASH until a few days ago and i am very excited!

Alexa said...

I'm definitely looking forward to reading Renegade!

Brandy said...

the Essence!!

Mary H said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.

dragongirl said...

So many, but The Essence, Boundless, Renegade, and Shades of Earth, especially! :)

Alison F. said...

I think I mostly want to read The Essence.

titania86 said...

I'm most excited to read The Essence!

Anonymous said...

loving the scavenger hunt :)

andie said...

cant wait for with all my soul by rachel vincent and if i should die by amy plum

Sana said...

I'm excited for The Archived! =D

Thanks

Jesse Burgoyne said...

I'm really looking forward to The Essence and Opal!

Alireadsya said...

Opal by JL Armentrout!!

MåїÐ»-(¯`v´¯)-» said...

I'm looking forward to pretty much anything! LOL ;p Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Sara @ Forever 17 Books said...

Besides The Essence, I am really dying for Boundless!

Bethany Dadisman said...

I'm most excited for Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Lili said...

I'm most excited for THE ESSENCE and OPAL!

Cali Willette said...

I am looking forward to reading the Essence and Goddess! Thanks for the giveaway!

becca fowler said...

Im most excited for the essence! thanks!

Giaochau Nguyen said...

I can't wait for Essence!!!

Michelle @ In Libris Veritas said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis :)

Vivien said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis :D

Isabel C said...

I love YASH and can't wait for The Essence!

Desiree said...

I am most looking forward to Star Cursed by jessica Spotswood! I loved Born Wicked.

Jessica said...

Looking forward to Essence and Dead Silence!

Kirsten! said...

Renegade :)

Eva said...

Opal by JLA! Can't wait!

Lisaa said...

The Essence!! :P I absolutely LOVED The Pledge!! Thanks for the giveaway!! (Enter me if open to Canada... since it didn't say) :D

Gabrielle said...

I'm most excited for Vortex by Julie Cross!

Erica said...

I'm definitely looking forward to read Opal by Jennifer Armentrout. Also yours! I loved The Pledge. Amazing :). And Also, i'm looking forward to Uncontrollable by S.R. Johannes.

Michikit said...

Opal by JLA

beneaththecover said...

The Essence and Opal!!!

Natasha W said...

Thats too hard to pick just one but yours are on the top with Colleen's, Tara's, and others i cant think of right this minute :)

Kayley said...

I'm most excited for OPAL by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Redheaded Bookworm said...

This is such a hard choice!! The next Sould Screamers book. Thanks so much!!!

Cassandra Bloom said...

I'm looking forward to all of them!! Honestly...just so many AMAZING books (yours included) makes me quite ecstatic :D You don't wanna here my random shrieks while I do this :D

Jessy said...

I'm looking forward to Timekeeper the most.

lollybees3 said...

That's a hard question! On the top of my head either Goddess by Jospehine Angelini or Dead Silence by who was it again?.... Oh yeah you :) I love these scavenger hunts!

jen said...

It's a tough question because every page I go to I end up changing my mind but I know I definitely can't wait for The Essence

Skye said...

Either TOUCHED by Corrine Jackson or THE ARCHIVED by Victoria Schwab. And then there's THE ESSENCE, of course. :)

Thank you for hosting the extra giveaway!

Mariella said...

Mostly Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.

Kendra said...

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Suzanne Earley said...

I'm especially looking forward to The Archived, personally.

Reese's said...

I'm really excited about your book and Opal.

Gaby Pendragon said...

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Rebecca said...

I can't wait to get my hands on Boundless and Star Cursed!

Jellie Dawn said...

Want to read The Ruining by Anna Collomore! I really like dark stories!

Tiffany B. said...

Too much to mention!
But one would probably be Goddess! :)

Nicc209 said...

Probably Cynthia Hand's Boundless and JLA's Opal :))

Evie said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenny said...

I'm looking forward to so many, but Opal comes to my mind first.

Diana said...

I am most looking forward to The Archived by Victoria Schwab.
Thank you!
Artemis

Natalie Cleary said...

Too many to name!!! Im most looking forward to yours and Courtney Allison Moultons Shadow in the Silence :)

vilmarys said...

I'm looking forward to The Pledge and Tiger's Destiny :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome giveaway!

miki said...

i can't wait for opal by jennifer l armentrout

Tara said...

If I can only pick one welllllll.......... I guess Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Danielle Nguyen said...

I think The Essence, The Archived, and Shades of Earth are the books I'm most coveting. Thanks for the chance to win!

Amy said...

There are so many awesome books I can't single any one out. I an really looking forward to Opal and Boundless the most I think.

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I'm excited for Shades of Earth and Essence. And pretty much all of them.

Hanna Paola said...

I'm so excited for the YASH :)!

Veray said...

I think Origin is the book I am most looking forward to.

Ella said...

Hi! I think I'm mostly looking forward to Colleen's books and Rachel Vincent's books, I'm a fan of both series and I absolutely adore the books! (: I have heard most of the authors on the list, but I haven't read their books yet.

Adriana C said...

Goddess by Josephine Angelini and With All my Soul by Rachel Vincent.

Ash said...

I'm excited for Shades of Earth and The Archived!

Liliana said...

Let's, books from Gina Damico, Cynthia Hand, Rachel Vincent, and, of course, yours!

PamM said...

I have to say almost all of them. I want them all lol

Anonymous said...

that a hard question,i'm exsited to read all of them. but the main ones would be goddess, boundless, and a dance with darkness
-megan

Mecha Rodriguez O. said...

I can't wait for "If I Should Die" by Amy Plum!
Thanks for the giveaway! ;)

Bwyatt said...

Oh that's such a tough question! I think If I Should Die... but there are soooo many I'm looking forward to!

saranateequals8 said...

I am excited about a lot of them and own quite a few, but I was excited to discover Touched by Corrine Jackson.

Cynthia Garcia said...

The Essence!!!

Brittanie Malone said...

Jennifer L. Armentrout's Opal!!

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure! Their's so many! The Essence, and Goddess!

Briana N said...

Goddess by Josephine Angelini

Anonymous said...

all of them!!!

May said...

Goddess by Jospehine Angelini!

Jenna D. said...

Is it cheating if I say I am looking forward to all the books? *blush*

Merisha28 said...

I most excited about yours!!! Anything by Kimberly Derting!!

Jessica said...

I'm SO excited for The Essence!!

Jessica @ The Midnight Bookworm
midnightbookworm@live.com

Kimberly B. said...

I am looking forward to Opal by Jennifer Armentrout. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Vanessa Martinez said...

Hello All! of them!! Essence and Timekeeper mostly!

ebaker said...

Goddess or The Essence!

Gene Lee said...

It would probably be Goddess by Josephine Angelini!Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

Rima said...

They all sound amazing, but I'm most looking forward to Boundless by Cynthia Hand, since I just finished Hallowed. Thanks!

A Fairytale Ending :) said...

Okay to be honest, I'm kind of stuck between Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout & The Essence. Because I just have to read more about Daemon and also about Max! *sigh,swoon* :)

Awesome Giveaway btw!

Cassie said...

Frankie's Monster looks SO good!

Gabbie said...

Boundless by Cynthia Hand and The Essence! (and that's not because I am on you blog, I seriously want December to hurry up so January 1 can come around :) )

Kassandra Fuentes said...

I am really looking forward to reading Opal and Goddess :D!!!

Jesselle said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! :) I look forward to reading Goddess and Timekeeper!

Zara said...

I love the books so much.

Zara said...

Timeless

Nicole@The More the Merrier said...

I'm really looking forward to reading Sweet Shadows!!

Donya said...

I am excited about several of them... Though I really want to read sweet shadows...

Niahara said...

There are too many to post them here :D

littlebitahoney said...

I can't wait to read Opal by Jennifer Armentrout! Thanks! littlebitahoney at hotmail dot com

Llehn said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Revis.

Caroline B said...

I am most looking forward to Tiger's Destiny by Colleen Houck!!! :)

Dreams said...

I am excited to read most of them. But if I had to pick one, I'd say Tiger's Destiny since I just finished the previous book.

Annabelle said...

With All My Soul By Rachel Vincent!

alicia marie said...

I am excited about a lot of them!! But I guess I'm most excited about any of the ones that are the last in their series, like Shades of Earth, Boundless, With All My Soul, etc : )

starryabigail said...

I can't decide! All of them!

Hikma

Alaiel Kreuz said...

I can't wait to read With all my soul :D And actually, all the other books xD

Thanks for being part of YASH!

Rhaini said...

I'm actually looking forward to the majority of the books! The Archived sounds great.

Becca said...

There are so many good ones but Shades of Earth has got to be the one I'm dying to get my hands on most!

softballcrazy_081497 said...

I can't decide!! :)

Brooke DelVecchio said...

Apollyon by Jennifer Armentrout for sure! I can't wait. Thanks for the giveaway! bhwrn1@hotmail.com

Manuela said...

I'm very excited for Goddess by Josephine Angelini !

Manuela said...

I'm very excited for Goddess !

Manuela said...

I'm very excited for Goddess!

Allison Medina said...

i am looking forward to if i should die by amy plum

MannaB said...

I am really looking forward to The Archived!

magicseal said...

I am excited to read Godess, If I Should Die and The Essence the most!
hannaharomatic@hotmail.co.uk

Courtney Pierce said...

I can't wait for Timekeeper:)

Quintana Hart said...

i love your series and the pledge their gamaizing

Monica Gutierrez said...

So hard to choose! Essence, Goddess, Timekeeper!!

Anonymous said...

The Essence and Renegade

Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada said...

I've been dying to read my copy of DON'T TURN AROUND by Michelle Gagnon. It's been sitting on my shelf for so long..I want to read it right now!

Thank you for hosting the hunt! This is fun!

b_ls said...

Opal by Jennifer Armentrout!

Orchid said...

There are too many to choose from! That and my allergy brain is unable to remember a single title at the moment.

Megan said...

I'm excited for all of them!! But if I absolutely have to choose.. probably Boundless by Cynthia Hand!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a great giveaway!

Taherah said...

Goddess by Josephine Angelini :)

Katherina B. said...

The boook I'm most looking forward to on #YASH is Amy Plum's "If I Should Die". I know she is on the 'other team' but I can't help it! :)

Kimberly Derting said...

I love stopping in to peek at these--you guys give great answers!

Nour said...

I am excited to read all of them. They all look so good.

Samantha Martin said...

I am looking forward to reading The Essence! The Pledge left off with so much unanswered, I am ready to know more!

Jaime said...

I'm most looking forward to Opal by Jennifer Armentrout!

Joanna said...

I am excited for many. My top 3 are probably Goddess by Josephine Angelini, Emblaze by Jessica Shirvington, and If I Should Die by Amy Plum.

Naomi Hop said...

ANASTASIA FOREVER by Joy Preble, she is a new author to me and I love the description and cover to this book!! But so many more too!

Aydrea said...

Dead Silence!

Tiffany said...

I want to read The Pledge! I wish I could understand all languages. But I love learning other languages, so that would take the fun out of language learning. :)

Tiffani said...

The book I am MOST looking forward to on the #YASH is EMBLAZE by Jessica Shirvington.

Eli Yanti said...

I want to read all of them

kalypso1300 said...

I am most looking forward to Archived. It's such an original idea and I'm happy it's the first book of a series because unfortunately I'm late to the party on a lot of the authors involved in the YASH but now that's I've found them all, I've bookmarked all the blogs and wishlisted all the books so I can catch up!!!

Cryscringle said...

I'm most looking forward to Frankie's Monster :)

Emily Zuleta said...

I can't wait for The Essence! Next to that i'm so excitird for Renegade!

Marie-Michel said...

There's a lot. One of them would be Shades of earth.

Olivia (The Reading Enchantress) said...

From the Blue Team: Boundless by Cynthia Hand
From the Red Team: The Essence
Thanks so much for the giveaway, Kimberly! I love your books to pieces!

Elena said...

Super exited about Goddess by Josephine Angelini.

Froze8 said...

The Archived! :)

-K8
http://froze8.blogspot.com/

Hannah said...

Hmmmm I'd have to say Boundless, Don't Turn Around, Touched, Shades of Earth and THE RULES

Anubha said...

I am looking forward to The Tempest

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

On the red section it would have to be Origin! Thanks for the great giveaway!

JennH said...

I can't wait to read The Essence!

Sarahbotbonkers said...

I'm really looking forward to The Archived by Victoria Schwab. :D

Angelica Joy said...

I'm really looking forward to The Essence and If I die by Amy Plum

Laura said...

Really excited for yours, the conjure by lea nolan, frankie`s monster by rae hachton, opal by jennifer L Armentrout and tiger`s destiny by Colleen Houck. Those are the ones I remember right now but really I´m excited for most of them!

Laura said...

Really excited for yours, the conjure by lea nolan, frankie`s monster by rae hachton, opal by jennifer L Armentrout and tiger`s destiny by Colleen Houck. Those are the ones I remember right now but really I´m excited for most of them!

Laura said...

Really excited for yours, the conjure by lea nolan, frankie`s monster by rae hachton, opal by jennifer L Armentrout and tiger`s destiny by Colleen Houck. Those are the ones I remember right now but really I´m excited for most of them!

Christin said...

"Goddess" by Josephine Angelini!
Although there are A LOT more I'm totally looking forward to..

Tiffaney Rice said...

Im most looking forward to Jennifer Armentrout's Opal

Mary Shoemaker said...

I really looking forward to If I should die by Amy Plum. Thank You for being a part of the YASH.

Adzs Hirano said...

Shades of Earth by Beth Ravis! ^^

Carina Olsen said...

I must say Shades of Earth. But The Essence is a close second! <3 :D Cannot wait for your book :)
Love, Carina

Hannah said...

Aparts from The Essence? Boundless by Cynthia Hand! Thanks so much for the giveaway, I can't wait to read The Essence & loved your extract!

Doris said...

Probably most excited to read Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout!

Thanks for the giveaway<3

Rafia Cassie said...

Probably Goddess! But I have a ton I'm looking forward to...

Samantha T said...

I'm excited to read Appolyon and Opal by Jennifer Armentrout

Christina2227 said...

There are so many on the hunt that I'm looking forward to, but I'm especially eager to get my hands on Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Thanks for participating in the WINTER YASH and for hosting this additional giveaway!

~Christina(2227)

Rachael :) said...

I think I'm most looking forward to Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout and If I Should Die by Amy Plum, thought I'm looking forward to most of them

Books Worth Remembering said...

Shades of Earth and The Archived :)

Ashley D. said...

I'm definitely excited for The Archived. I read The Near Witch last year and loved it so I'm really looking forward to Victoria Schwab's new book.

swimwriteliv said...

I am most looking forward to reading Goddess by Josephine Angelini!

_Sandra_ said...

Gah! Sooo many awesome books.. I want them all! :D Boundless, The Essence and Opal the most. :)

Caila said...

Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Thanks!

Caitlin Mozzo said...

I can't wait for Jessica Khoury's Origin.

Rachel G said...

Jessica Khoury's book is the one I'm looking forwrds to!