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.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
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
‘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
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
‘Nah,’ she shook her head, ‘I knew you were too
chicken to go. And anyway, you’d never let them put me in rehab.’
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 you.’
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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CONTINUE THE HUNT
Ready to keep going? Author Corrine O’Flynn is your next stop. You can find her HERE.