Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!




So, how does all this work? Let me tell you!

This bi-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!

I’m on TEAM GREEN! On each of the participating author Web sites on TEAM GREEN (as well as on the sites of the other colored teams), you will find exclusive content for one of our team’s authors as well as a clue — in the form of a number — to help you win the grand prize. Add up the clues from my team, and then enter to win the big 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 until April 5 at noon Pacific Time!

If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before, give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way.


Go to 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 GREEN TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a gold team, an orange team, a teal team, a purple team and a pink team, which is the indie team!


??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????You are currently hunting on Team Green! Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching! Not only will I be hiding an exclusive never-before-revealed piece of bonus content for BECOMING JINN somewhere in this blog hop, but I’m giving away 5 BECOMING JINN swag packs (see below).


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 page.



Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number (HINT: It’s in GREEN!). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green 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, APRIL 5 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.



Today, I am hosting Lisa Maxwell on my Web site for the YA Scavenger Hunt!




Lisa Maxwell is the author of Sweet Unrest, Gathering Deep (Flux, Fall 2015) and The Stars Turned Away (Simon Pulse, Spring 2016). When she’s not writing books, she’s an English professor at a local college. She lives near DC with her very patient husband and two not-so patient boys.



Gathering Deep

Chloe Sabourin’s world was turned upside down three times over when she learned that the unspeakable murders in her native New Orleans—the ones that nearly claimed the life of her friend Lucy—were committed by Chloe’s own mother, who is in reality the dark witch Thisbe. Moving on from that is the toughest thing she’s ever had to do.

Now, a new series of ritualistic killings suggests that Thisbe is plotting again. Chloe seeks help from the mysterious Mama Legba, even though she’s unsure whether she can trust the Voodoo Queen. But when her boyfriend Piers vanishes, all signs point to Thisbe, and Chloe must quickly learn all she can from Mama Legba to save the one person she has left…even if that means bringing down her own mother.


You can buy the book on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or IndieBound. Find out more information by checking out Lisa’s Web site and discover more about the book here!


Lisa’s offering a first-time look at her spectacular trailer for GATHERING DEEP! Click here to view!

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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books, including my own BECOMING JINN!

To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 23. 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!



To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out Elizabeth Holloway!


ENTER TO WIN ONE OF 5 BECOMING JINN SWAG PACKS! And if you preorder or buy BECOMING JINN by April 25 and send me your receipt, you can win $5-$50 gift cards. Details here!


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YASH Team Green



One Response to “Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. Kassiah says:

    Can’t wait for BECOMING JINN! Great post! Thanks for participating in the YASH! xo