Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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! 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 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 through October 6 at noon Pacific time!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are four contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there are also BLUE, GOLD, & PURPLE TEAMS - each with 20 authors. You can enter any or all of them for a chance to win a whole different set of 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 page.
Note: The hunt is also now featuring a bonus prize. YASH chooses a select group of authors who have participated in the hunt many times and fans can add up their numbers as well, to enter for a $50 Amazon gift card. The list of those authors will be included on the YASH ENTRY page.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden 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. The hunt ends Sunday, Oct 6th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
I am thrilled to be hosting author Annie Sullivan on my blog for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Her new book, Tiger Queen, looks so good! Here’s a little bit about her:
Annie Sullivan grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. She received her Masters degree in Creative Writing from Butler University. She loves fairytales, everything Jane Austen, and traveling. Her wanderlust has taken her to every continent, where she’s walked on the Great Wall of China, found four-leaf clovers in Ireland, waddled with penguins in Antarctica, and cage dived with great white sharks in South Africa. You can follow her adventures on Instagram and Twitter (@annsulliva).
I’m so happy to welcome Annie to my blog! You can find more about her and her books by checking out Annie’s website.
Here’s a short summary of Tiger Queen by Annie Sullivan…
In the mythical desert kingdom of Achra, an ancient law forces sixteen-year-old Princess Kateri to fight in the arena to prove her right to rule. For Kateri, winning also means fulfilling a promise to her late mother that she would protect her people, who are struggling through windstorms and drought. The situation is worsened by the gang of Desert Boys that frequently raids the city wells, forcing the king to ration what little water is left. The punishment for stealing water is a choice between two doors: behind one lies freedom, and behind the other is a tiger.
Isn't that a great summary? I’m so intrigued! And to get you even more pumped up for this exciting read, here’s an exclusive playlist created by author Annie Sullivan herself! Take it away, Annie!
Tiger Queen Playlist
Tiger Queen is a young adult novel that follows a warrior princess as she fights suitors in an arena to win her right to rule, and as such, it needs a hardcore soundtrack to keep your adrenaline pumping…just like Princess Kateri’s is when her final opponent is announced as the one man she’s never been able to beat in a fight and she has to scramble to figure out how she’s going to keep her throne.
To get you and Princess Kateri ready to battle, here’s the playlist for Tiger Queen!
1.) Roar by Katy Perry
I played this song on repeat when I was writing the book because it really is all about finding the tiger within and discovering your own inner strength.
2.) Bad Blood by Taylor Swift
Not only does Princess Kateri have bad blood with the Desert Boys, a gang of thieves who plague her city by stealing water, but in her quest for her throne, Princess Kateri discovers secrets the sands have long tried to hide—and that others might kill to keep hidden.
3.) Centuries by Fall Out Boy
This high-energy song is all about being remembered and not making mistakes, and that’s how Kateri feels when she’s in the arena fighting for her throne.
4.) My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy
Again, the high energy and pulse of this music is what makes it perfect to listen to while you read Tiger Queen. It just has this infectious energy that makes you want to move.
5.) Dark Horse by Katy Perry
The song says there’s no turning back, and it’s so true for Princess Kateri. She has to make some hard decisions if she wants a shot at keeping her throne, and once she makes them, that’s it. There’s no going back.
6.) Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
As I hint at above, Princess Kateri has to make some tough choices, and you’re not going to believe some of the things she does!
7.) Confident by Demi Lovato
This song asks what’s wrong with being confident, and Princess Kateri would tell you that nothing’s wrong with being confident. In fact, some might say she’s a little too confident.
8.) Run the World (Girls) by Beyoncé
Princess Kateri lives in a very patriarchal society where an old law makes her fight for her chance to rule, and this song is all about what she wants—what she’s trained for years for—ruling her kingdom.
9.) Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
Could I even create a music playlist for a book called Tiger Queen and not include this song? It’s just so catchy and makes you want to dance!
Isn’t that a great playlist? I want to thank Annie for letting me host her for the YA Scavenger Hunt. I love this playlist, and I can’t wait to read Tiger Queen!
And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Annie Sullivan, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 327. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Red team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
ENTER MY PERSONAL GIVEAWAY
Would you like a chance to win one of the first hardcover copies of my upcoming book, Crown of Oblivion? Then use the Rafflecopter below to enter! I'm excited to offer this giveaway to add to the prizes you can win in the YA Scavenger Hunt. Crown of Oblivion will be released November 12, 2019, and I will pre-order one for you if you win this giveaway. I will also send you the pre-order gift, which includes a cutout bookmark, an enamel pin, a signed bookplate, and a quote card. Plus, this giveaway is international!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
Thank you so much for visiting my site! To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author. It's COURTNEY ALAMEDA! You can go to her stop on the hunt by clicking here.