YA Scavenger Hunt

October 3, 2017 Uncategorized
Post Title:  YA Scavenger Hunt
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 for 120 hours!

 Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the ORANGE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, a blue team, a green team, a pink team, and a purple team 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.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange 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 October 8, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting S.A. Larsen on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

S.A. Larsen is the author of the multi award-winning middle grade novel Motley Education, numerous community interest stories, young adult shorties, and her young adult romance Marked Beauty releasing October 17, 2017. Visit her cyber home salarsenbooks.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here! https://www.salarsenbooks.com/markedbeauty
 When tragedy strikes her best friend, a reluctant empath is 
forced to use her skills to help; only doing so stirs her energy,
luring a dark, elusive boy into her world and with him an 
ancient evil that threatens her heart and life, but even more 
deadly…her eternity.

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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, S.A. Larsen, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 66. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange 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! L.M. Preston

Enter My Giveaway!

Enter here to win an ebook copy of KISS ME, KILL YOU and a $5 AMZ giftcard!


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  1. Jessica says:

    I’d like to see less insta love, I know you asked what we’d like to see more of, but I feel that this is very important!!

  2. bn100 says:

    something different

  3. Marianne says:

    I’d love to see more asexual/aromantic and Filipino characters in YA.

    • lchardesty says:

      DARE MIGHTY THINGS by Heather Kaczynski releases on the 10th of October and features an asexual protagonist. I really enjoyed it. And yes to Filipino characters!

  4. Elise says:

    More westerns!

  5. I’d love to see more diversity in YA – and thankfully, we’re getting quite a lot of that right now!

  6. John Smith says:

    “Tell me what you’d like to see more of in YA books!” Spaceships and aliens! And none of that kissin’ stuff!

  7. Yoselin says:

    I’d like to see more diverse characters from different countries or different states

  8. Katy says:

    Honestly, I like what’s in YA books right now. Romance, dystopian, contemporary… So for me, I’d just say more of the same!

  9. Katherine Paschal says:

    Hmm, that’s a really hard question. I would like to see LESS love triangles, I am not really a fan of them at all. Maybe less romance centered books, more other kinds of relationships like friendship, family as the main “ship”… I am open to anything really, and I am always interested in something new and different.

  10. Tashia Jennings says:

    More mythology and more paranormal elements would be nice. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway opportunity!

  11. Stephanie Wang says:

    more diversity!

  12. Shahna says:

    I want more fantasy and horror novels. Not everything has to end with love and bleh

  13. Courtney MiKayla Pierce says:

    I’d like to see more bad guys or rather maybe “emo” and artistic is the correct term for what I’m hinting at! xD Characters like Varen Nethers from Kelly Creagh’s Nevermore and Lucas from Easy by Tammara Webber.

  14. Melissa says:

    TBH, I’m a serious hopeless romantic so I’d love to see more cutesie love stories in YA!

  15. Penny Olson says:

    More young women who are good at science and math. I always cringe when the heroine in a YA book is “bad at math”. Thanks for participating.

  16. Lily M. says:

    I’ll like to see less love triangles, and insta love.

  17. Debi says:

    I would love to see more stories with plus size main characters. So many books go along with society’s trends on beauty and I would love to show that everyone is beautiful in their own way and deserve their own story where they are fine the way they are.

  18. Leanne says:

    For authors to stop killing off characters!

  19. Angie says:

    Fantasy and magic

  20. Sid says:

    Probably more main Asian characters in general!

  21. Jane says:

    I’d love to see more fluff in YA fiction!

  22. Shannon Fay says:

    In YA, and just books in general, I want more diversity. But not diversity for the sake of doing it, i want it to just naturally be there. I want instead of the whole cast of a spaceships crew being whit people, for them to be all races, to be all genders/orientations, and of all abilities. For example, you don’t need to have working legs to be an amazing pilot of a spaceship. Someone in a wheelchair could sit in that chair and (imagine firefly flying) fly a spaceship better than anyone.

    I’d also like to see more realism when it comes to love. You don’t instantly fall in love. I get falling HARD and fast, but you have to know something about someone that MAKES you want them first.

  23. Suzanne says:

    I would like to see more strong main character and stories without a love interest x

  24. Gurlay Garcia says:

    I would like to see more mystery books in YA.

  25. Bonnie says:

    Stories about friendship and how it can mess you up sometimes, even when romance isn’t invovled. 😉

  26. Hi.
    That is a hard question. I don’t know. I believe YA is in a really good place right now. I read a variety of genres and sub-genres in it, so I like it where it stands right now. Only in this hunt, I have found so many new-to-me authors, with a lot of different approach.

    Thanks for the great opportunity! I’m looking forward to “Kiss me Kill you”.

  27. Megan says:

    I’m loving all of the retellings that have started coming out. I wish there was more YA historical fiction! I read Under a Painted Sky by Stacy Lee and LOVED it! I mean it takes place on the Oregon Trail!! And the entire time I was reading it I was thinking I wish there were more YA historical fiction and even more I was wishing there was more that took place in America or even North//South America.

  28. Monica Rodriguez says:

    I’d like to see more post-apocalyptic or dystopia type of books.

  29. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would love to see more western style YA. I would like to give thanks for all your really great writings. I wish the best in keeping up the good work in the future.

  30. Stephanie H. says:

    Maybe some more paranormal or magic could be added.

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