YA Scavenger Hunt (Spring 2014)

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 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: 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 April 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Amy Plum on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Amy Plum grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café. Amy is the author of international bestselling DIE FOR ME series, paranormal romance set in Paris. The first book of Amy’s new adventure series, AFTER THE END, releases in May 2014. 
Find out more information about Amy or AFTER THE END by checking out her website!
Amy’s Website
Preorder AFTER THE END at Amazon

Juneau grew up fearing the outside world. The elders told her that beyond the borders of their land in the Alaskan wilderness, nuclear war had destroyed everything. But when Juneau returns from a hunting trip one day and discovers her people have been abducted, she sets off to find them. And leaving the boundaries for the very first time, she learns the horrifying truth: World War III never happened. Nothing was destroyed. Everything she’d ever been taught was a lie.

As Juneau comes to terms with an unfathomable deception, she is forced to survive in a completely foreign world, using only the skills and abilities she developed in the wild. But while she’s struggling to rescue her friends and family, someone else is after her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about her secret past.


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Is anyone else dying to read this book?  Yeah, I thought so.

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Amy Plum, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 94. 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!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, the brilliant and wonderful Stacey Kade!

But before you go, you can also enter to win a signed copy of my own book Ask Again Later along with pretty bookmarks and swag and whatever else I feel like sticking in the envelope (I promise no used gum.)  All you gots to do is fill out this here rafflecopter thingie and you’re done.

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Happy Hunting!





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62 Responses to “YA Scavenger Hunt (Spring 2014)”

  1. Mary H says:

    1. That was an AWESOME video, Amy. Thank you so much for sharing! 2. Thank you BOTH for being part of this year’s YASH. It’s awesome that all you authors try so hard to keep in touch with the readers and give us so many amazing bonuses. 3. Thank you for the bonus giveaway, Liz. 4. My favorite 2014 release so far is Uninvited by Sophie Jordan. The ones I’ve read that aren’t yet released are On the Fence by Kasie West, The Geography of You & Me by Jennifer E. Smith, Open Road Summer by Emery Lord, #scandal by Sarah Ockler, and Boomerang by Noelle August.

  2. Maud G says:

    So far my favorite release of 2014 has to be Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger, I loved Let the Sky Fall and I was so happy to continue on with the story! 😀

  3. Becky Wilson says:

    Thanks for participating! I already had Amy’s book on my to-read list on Goodreads, but I added yours as well, Liz. 🙂

  4. SJBouquet says:

    My favorite release this year has been Megan Shepherd’s HER DARK CURIOSITY 🙂

  5. Melissa M. says:

    hmmm…….I think im going to go with The Ring & The Crown by Melissa de la Cruz. I read through it in only a few hours!

  6. Becca Fowler says:

    The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski !!!!!!

  7. PamM says:

    Ruins would be one of my favorites.

  8. Aby says:

    Time After Time by Tamera Ireland Stone

  9. Mandy R says:

    I don’t think I have gotten to any of my 2014 releases yet. I think I’m still working on 2013 and before! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Petra says:

    The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

  11. Stephanie H. says:

    That is a really tough one! So far my favorite is Cress by Marissa Meyer. But I liked several others just as much so it is hard to pick just one.
    (Into the Still Blue and The Winner’s Curse are two others…)

  12. bn100 says:

    take a chance by Abbi Glines

  13. Katie says:

    Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge!!!:) Thanks for participating in the hunt!

  14. Destiny Carroll says:

    Definitely Tiger’s Promise has to be my favorite 🙂 but there are so may good books coming out! SO hard to choose.

  15. Morgan F says:

    Best book so far this year has been Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi! That book was amazing it was everything I wanted it to be and the best ending to a series!

  16. Ranae says:

    So far my favorite book of 2014 has been Unhinged by A.G. Howard.

  17. Tonnelle Driesen says:

    I haven’t read it yet by i am so excited to read The One by Kiera Cass.

  18. Merisha Abbott says:

    OMG!!! Love the Video with Amy Plum! Haven’t heard of her series yet!! Now dying to read it! There are many books that I am looking forward to in 2014 Dorothy Must Die, Redeemed by PC and Kristen Cast, City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare, The Taking by Kim Derting, Tiger’s Promise by Houck, and many more. Now that I have found new author’s through the YASH I plan on reading many more this 2014!!

  19. Pauline says:

    Love the YASH! I am excited to read your books.

  20. Tamara says:

    Cress by Marissa Meyer was really great!

  21. Yuliya says:

    My favorite release so far has been Steadfast by Claudia Gray! Thank you for this contest!

  22. Michael says:

    my favorite 2014 release so far is Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige

  23. Cesya says:

    Uninvited by Sophie Jordan

  24. Kassiah says:

    I think INTO THE STILL BLUE is my favorite 2014 release so far 🙂

  25. January says:

    Her Dark Curiosity by Megan Shepard! Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  26. Beth Ervin says:

    Into The Still Blue, by Veronica Rossi

  27. Michaela says:

    So far, Shannon Messenger’s Let The Storm Break!

  28. Rachel says:

    My favourite release is Cress

  29. Arlene V says:

    Thanks for this extra giveaway! My favorite 2014 release so far has been Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi…also the Divergent movie =]

  30. Sharrice says:

    My favorite book so far this book has been Believe by Erin McCarthy.

  31. Hope says:

    Eeeek! Your books look so cool:) I can’t wait to read one of them. Thanks for joining YASH and just being awesome 😛 x

  32. Zaira F says:

    My favorite 2014 release so far is Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover!

  33. Megan D. says:

    Jennifer L. Armentrout’s WHITE HOT KISS! 🙂
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  34. briana says:

    My favorite release this year was Cress by Marissa Meyer, that book was amazing!!!

  35. Alexis Holpin says:

    My favorite 2014 release so far is The King by J.R. Ward

  36. 1110cg says:

    My favorite release was Pretty in Pearls by TLC.

  37. Jessica R says:

    So far my favourite 2014 release is A MAD, WICKED FOLLY by Sharon Biggs Waller! So fun and feminist and historical and artsy… I love it!

  38. Brianna C. says:

    My favorite so far has been Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge! Beauty and the Beast is my favorite, and I love retakes on it, but there are still so many that I haven’t read yet that I’m excited to read!

  39. Cindy says:

    My favorite release from this year so far is Cress by Marissa Meyer. Thank you for this giveaway!

  40. Amber hsu says:

    My favorite release of 2014 so far would have to be Strange and ever after~ the ending of Susan Dennard’s trilogy! Thank you for this opportunity!

  41. I have two favorite 2014 releases – Cress and A Mad, Wicked Folly. Thanks for the giveaway!

  42. My favorite release so far this year as probably been The Unseemly Education of Anne Merchant 🙂 So interesting and totally not what I was expecting!!

  43. gabby amorelli says:

    I haven’t read it yet but I would have to say the King by J.R. Ward. it’s part of the Black Dagger Brotherhood.

  44. Kellani says:

    My favorite release so far, is one I’m hoping for. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, or The One by Kiera Cass.

  45. MissBloodsucker™ says:

    I don’t think I’ve read any 2014 releases yet…..XD P.s. Thanks for promising to omit the gum lol 😛

  46. Viridiana Ruiz Ochoa says:

    Cress by Marissa Meyer!

  47. Diana Grace says:

    The Winner’s Curse <3

  48. Katherina Barney says:

    Looking forward to Amy’s After the End, of course; your Ask Again Later. But also Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  49. My favorite so far might be High & Dry by Sarah Skilton (SO GOOD), but I’m more than willing to be wooed by Ask Again Later, especially since I’ve heard such good things from readers I trust. 😉

  50. Rachel Spring says:

    First of all, I just have to say that I can’t wait to read Ask Again Later. My local library is kinda awful about getting YA books so they don’t have it and I am struggling and can’t afford to buy even one book right now, but I did request it so maybe eventually they’ll order it. Or maybe I’ll win it! I’ve entered at least 15 giveaways for it with no luck so far, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

    Anyway, as far as a favorite release from this year, I suppose I would have to say NIL or Into the Still Blue, but I have a ton of other 2014 releases on my TBR list like Ask Again Later, Landry Park, Alienated, Death Sworn, Ashfall, After The End, In A Handful of Dust – I probably have over 200 I want to read from this year alone! Yikes! Anyway, thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  51. liz says:

    Thanks to everyone who’s been leaving comments! You guys have great taste in books. And you’re also expanding my reading list like crazy!

    My personal giveaway will continue for the rest of the week, even after the YA Scavenger hunt is officially over, so there’s still time to win!

    Good luck and happy hunting!

  52. Sven S says:

    I haven’t read any 2014 releases yet but my favorite book that I have read so far is The Gunslinger by Stephen King

  53. Shay says:

    So far my favorite release of 2014 has been Cress by Marissa Meyer. It was crazy awsome and I LOVED it!

  54. Cal says:

    So far my favorite 2014 release is either Cress or Lady Thief! Both are fantastic and they are at the top of my mind because they are both phenomenal sequels!
    Thanks for participating in YASH and for hosting an amazing giveaway!

  55. Stacie C. says:

    My favorite 2014 book has been Infinite by Jodi Meadows. It was such a wonderful ending to an awesome series! Thank you for the giveaway!

  56. Monica A says:

    My favorite release has been Let the Storm Break by Shannon Messenger! <3

  57. Nikki H.C. says:

    My favorite 2014 release so far would be Shannon Messenger’s Let The Storm Break! ♥ It’s an awesome book and I can’t wait for the last book in the series! 🙂 Would really really LOVE to read your books soon; they sound so good! ♥

  58. Ariel T says:

    I loved Uninvited by Sophie Jordan! Along with Unhinged by AG Howards! Thanks for participating in YASH! I can’t wait to read Ask Again Later!

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