YA Scavenger Hunt

UPDATE: YA Scavenger Hunt is officially over. Thanks so much for playing!


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Breeana Shields, your hostess for this stop on your journey.  Here are some fun facts about me:

I love sour cream. A lot.

I can’t whistle.

Diet Dr. Pepper fuels my life.

I would rather spend a day at a museum than a day at the beach.

I’ve watched every episode of Gilmore Girls at least six times. (Except for the revival episodes, which I watched once and then promptly decided to pretend don’t exist.)



You are currently hunting on TEAM GOLD

Looking for exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching! Look for three things as you read: 1) a secret number I’ve hidden somewhere in this post. 2) An exclusive excerpt from the author I’m hosting and 3) a BONUS giveaway that you can only enter here.

But first, here’s more info about the scavenger hunt. There are eight contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all of them! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink 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 hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that we have all the housekeeping out of the way, I’m excited to introduce you to the author I’ll be hosting on this hunt.


I’m thrilled to have Kat Ellis on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Kat Ellis is a young adult author from North Wales, and she can usually be found wandering through ruined castles and cemeteries with her camera, looking for creepy book ideas. Her novels PURGE, BREAKER, and BLACKFIN SKY are out now.


Ready for your exclusive content?




Mason and Noah exist in different worlds, but their lives are about to collide.


Excerpt from PURGE by Kat Ellis
This scene happens a little way
into the novel, where Mason is getting to know Eden — the girl he’s crushing on…
and learning more about the strict community he’s now living in.
I didn’t hear her until she had her arms wrapped around my neck from
behind, her legs gripping me around the waist and her quick, shallow breath in
my ear. I very nearly fell backwards on top of her, but managed not to stagger
too much.
‘Excuse me,’ I said to my recently acquired limpet.
‘Can I help you with something?’
‘Yes, I’m thinking of stealing one of these subs.’
She gestured vaguely towards the entrance to the launch bay, sliding off my
back. ‘I wondered whether you could take me for a test drive?’
‘Sorry, Eden,’ I said, fighting the urge to do
whatever she wanted. ‘I can’t afford any more strikes if I want to get my
Citizen card.’
Instead of looking at me like I was a loser, she just
arched an eyebrow. ‘And you’re just telling me this now?’
‘It never came up.’
‘Funny thing is,’ she said, breaking into a grin,
‘I’m on my last strike, too. One more and it’s off to rehab I go.’
‘What did you do?’ I hadn’t meant to sound
incredulous, but I did. She laughed.
‘Nothing major. But it doesn’t take a lot when your
parents are completely anal. Well, and one of them is the Chief of Security.’
She started counting off on her fingers. ‘I got caught out after curfew once,
and had a reprimand for stealing paint…’
‘Well, I didn’t exactly steal it. I woke up in the
middle of the night with an urge to paint, but I’d run out of the kind I
needed. I went up to the supply area, but it was shut – as you’d expect – so I
just took the paint and left a note.’
‘That’s not exactly stealing,’ I said, although even
as I did so I could imagine how someone – let’s say Lyle – might twist the
facts. ‘But you were willing to risk this anyway?’ I nodded towards the launch
bay door.
‘Nah,’ she shook her head, ‘I knew you were too
chicken to go. And anyway, you’d never let them put me in rehab.’
‘Wouldn’t I?’
She looked at me seriously. ‘Nobody ever comes out of
there quite the same as they went in. It changes them. I’d never want anyone to
do that to


What a great excerpt, right? I could read it 923 times!

Find out more information by following Kat on Twitter, checking out her website, and liking her Facebook page. Or, you can just cut to the chase and buy a copy of PURGE here.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kat Ellis, and more! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the GOLD team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

But, before you go, enter to win a special giveaway that I’m running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. You could win a custom-made Poison’s Kiss tote bag from Pivot Book Totes!

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Ready to keep going?  Author Corrine O’Flynn is your next stop. You can find her HERE.





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52 Responses to YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. My most anticipated 2017 release is Laini Taylor’s STRANGE THE DREAMER. 🙂

    Thanks for the extra giveaway

  2. Megan S. says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway. My most anticipated book of 2017 is A Court of Wings and Ruin 🙂

  3. Elayne says:

    I’m seriously looking forward to reading Camp So-and-So by Mary McCoy! It’s already out, but I haven’t gotten a chance to buy and read it yet!

  4. Angie Bailey says:

    I don’t have specific books I’m looking forward to, but authors like Tara Brown and Casey L. Bond.

  5. Leah Heath says:

    My most anticipated 2017 book is A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas!

  6. Elisa says:

    Caravel… it already came out and I can’t wait to read it.

  7. LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare. I just devour her books.

  8. Aisha Soto says:

    Most anticipated 2017 release is A Court of Wings and Ruin.

  9. I see that I’m not the only one dying for A Court of Wings and Ruin! Have to jump on the bandwagon for this one. It’s just too good!

  10. ToG #6 ( Title undecided ) . I’m a Sarah J Maas fan <3

  11. Stephanie Wang says:

    definitely A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! I loved her other books so I am PSYCHED

  12. Stephanie Wang says:

    A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas! I loved her other books so I am PSYCHED

  13. Kimberly Vanderbloom says:

    My most anticipated book is Monster by Michael Grant which is a new book in the Gone world

  14. My most anticipated novel of 2017 already came out, and that was the newest Others series by Anne Bishop

  15. Gurlay says:

    I am so excited for The Shatterproof Heart by Loretta Lost to come out.

  16. Ashley Nicole Poteet says:

    Hi! Thank you for posting and the side giveaway! My most anticipated read is Loving You With Teeth And Claws by Martina Mcatee

  17. Kristia Miltiadou says:

    A Court of Wings and Ruin!!Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  18. Chrystiana Silva says:

    I can’t wait to read A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J Maas

  19. Caitlin Kling says:

    I’m really looking forward to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee! This Monstrous Thing (Her first book) was outstanding and she’s the sweetest person!

  20. Kassie says:

    This is so hard! I would have to say Refuge for Masterminds by Kathleen Baldwin; however, I looked up Poison’s Kiss and now I’m going to need to read that one! It sounds soooo good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Lily M. says:

    Besides your I can’t wait for LORD OF SHADOWS by Cassandra Clare

  22. Katherine Paschal says:

    There are so many books I am looking forward to this year, such as Strange the Dreamer and the new Sarah J. Maas coming in may! Thanks for the hunt 🙂

  23. Penny Olson says:

    I’m anticipating A Court of Wings and Ruin and the newest Game of Thrones.

  24. Isabella says:

    I can’t wait for so many books, but especially Flame in the Mist and Lord of Shadows.

  25. Jerricka H says:

    It came out last year but I’m waiting for the paperback. The Beauty of Darkness by Mary E Pearson!

  26. Hannah Mac says:

    Th new trials of apollo book!

  27. Katherine says:

    It was Traitor to the Throne but now its out!

  28. Hmm, so many! Probably Just Dreaming by Kerstin Gier?

  29. My most anticipated book of 2017 is THE HATE U GIVE by Angie Thomas.

  30. Theresa says:

    There are so many that I’m looking forward to that I just can’t pick one! (pretty much most all of them!)
    thanks for participating in YASH!

  31. Megan says:

    I am really looking forward to Dan Wells 6th book in the John Cleaver “I am not a Serial Killer” series!

  32. Nicole says:

    My most anticipated book is Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios!

  33. Shannon Fay says:

    All my anticipated releases for this year have already come out, and i’ve bought them all, with the exception of The 3rd Illuminae Files book (Kristoff & Kauffman) Can’t wait for more details on that!

  34. Vickie says:

    Like most of the people here, my most anticipated release is ACOWAR – BRING ON THE FEELS!!

  35. Laurel says:

    King’s Cage which is actually already out now. Otherwise it would be Successor’s Promise.

  36. Laurel says:

    I am anticipating King’s Cage, which is actually already out but I need to catch up from the 1st book. Otherwise it would be Successor’s Promise.

  37. danielle hammelef says:

    My most anticipated book for 2017 is Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner.

  38. Samantha Wallace says:

    My most anticipated book of 2017 is Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare and A Court of Mist and Ruins by Sarah J Maas!! Thanks for the great giveaway!! 😀

  39. Rhi says:

    I’ll be honest. I have no clue. I don’t really pay attention to when books come out because I’m several years behind on my tbr list. If I read a book that is published in 2017, it’s by chance more than anything.

  40. bn100 says:

    can’t think of any

  41. I have so many I’m looking forward to it’s hard to say. If I had to pick one, I’d say The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye. Last year, I read The Crown’s Game and loved it! With all the drama that happened in the first book, I can’t wait to see what happens next.

  42. Paige O says:

    My most anticipated release is ACOWAR! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Alessandra says:

    Definitely Lord of Shadows! ^-^

  44. Ginny says:

    Right now I am eagerly waiting on A Court of Wings and Ruin.

  45. It isn’t out until October, but my anticipated book is:
    Forest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress #1)
    by Julie C. Dao

  46. TeacherofYA says:

    I can’t wait for Dividing Eden and The Glass Spare! Thanks so much!

  47. Fiza says:

    I can’t wait for A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas and Wonderwoman by Leigh Bardugo <3

  48. Destiny says:

    A Court of Wings and Ruin all the way!!!!

  49. Gaby Pérez says:

    thanks for the opportunity I’m very exited about the upcoming release of Missing by Kelley Armstrong
    April 18th can’t wait!!

  50. K Fox says:

    A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas … can’t wait for this one to come out!!! There is a whole bunch I can’t wait to read. 2017 is a good book year!!! Thanks for being a part of this. It’s been so much fun!!!

  51. Belinda says:

    Protector by Leia Stone and S. T. Bende

  52. My most anticipated 2017 release would have to be The Dead List by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

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