Thursday, April 03, 2014

YA Scavenger Hunt!



 

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 BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 DATE, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST

This year I am hosting the lovely Kay Honeyman, fellow Texan and author of the Fire Horse Girl. And she created a really cool infographic for the book for her special content! Check it out below. 


Kay Honeyman grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and attended Baylor University, graduating with a Bachelors and Masters in English Language and Literature. Her first novel, The Fire Horse Girl, comes out in January 2013. It is being published by Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic. She currently teaches middle school and lives in Dallas, Texas.


Jade Moon is a Fire Horse -- the worst sign in the Chinese zodiac for girls, said to make them stubborn, willful, and far too imaginative. But while her family despairs of marrying her off, she has a passionate heart and powerful dreams, and wants only to find a way to make them come true.


Then a young man named Sterling Promise comes to their village to offer Jade Moon and her father a chance to go to America. While Sterling Promise's smooth manners couldn't be more different from her own impulsive nature, Jade Moon falls in love with him on the long voyage. But America in 1923 doesn't want to admit many Chinese, and when they are detained at Angel Island, the "Ellis Island of the West," she discovers a betrayal that destroys all her dreams. To get into America, much less survive there, Jade Moon will have to use all her stubbornness and will to break a new path . . . one as brave and dangerous as only a Fire Horse girl can imagine.



Pretty cool, huh? Now I want my own. 
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Kay Honeyman, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 7. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author: Lynne Matson

And hey, while you’re here, how about you enter to win a POP figurine of everyone’s favorite MOTHER OF DRAGONS!  (US only for this one, sorry!)





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50 comments:

Jen S said...

Dragonheart. I remember being so touched by it when I was a kid. lol.

Melissa M. said...

Rein of Fire by far is my favorite dragon ANYTHING!

Becoming Books said...

How to Train Your Dragon

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Dana said...

I love Game of Thrones! So excited for the new season! I also really loved Firelight, I really want to read Scorched as well~
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Jessica said...

The Hobbit! I have always been a he fan of J.R.R. Tolkien.

Erin said...

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz & Michael Johnston!

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Mary H said...

Oh, Dragonheart and Reign of Fire and How to Train Your Dragon and Game of Thrones and The Hobbit are all AWESOME choices! I love all of those! I also really loved Eragon and Eldest, but the second half of the Inheritance trilogy is kind of infuriating. Thanks for the bonus giveaway, Mari!

PS Team Connor, represent!

Becca Fowler (PivotBookReviews) said...

Game of Thrones!!!

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Ivey Byrd said...

Eragon is my favorite dragon movie, and your book is my favorite dragon book!

Merisha Abbott said...

I like both the old covers and new covers of your books. It is great to discover you!

PamM said...

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Stephanie T. said...

I'd say that Eragon was the best dragon book for me. I never had the time to watch the movie

Morgan Faufaw said...

Oh my I love dragons, so many to choose from! I love Anne McCaffrey so any of the Pern books, and I love Game of Thrones book, and show. I love Reign of Fire Movie the dragons were awesome in that movie. I could go on all day so this is just a few in the different areas that I like!

armywife2310 said...

Game of Thrones! (: I love it! Thanks for the giveaway and being part of YASH! (:

Daisy Richeson said...

The Hobbit. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

bn100 said...

Shrek

Gabrielle Carolina said...

I'm a huge fan of the Mother of Dragons, and Sophie Jordan's FIRELIGHT!

Brittany said...

There was a series I read when I was younger called The Fire Within! It was my favorite!

kawzmikgirl said...

I really enjoyed Firelight by Sophie Jordan. It's different and I like that.

Beth Ervin said...

The Firelight Series by Sophie Jordan, The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini, and although the dragons aren't the main characters, I've LOVED the Firebringer Trilogy since I was in 2nd or 3rd grade.

Jordan White said...

I love Sophie Jordan's Firelight series.

hockeygrl4life said...

Game of Thrones.

Cassandra Askelson said...

I fell in love with Eragon but your book is now on my must read list

Isabel C said...

I don't watch a whole lot of dragon stuff, but Evanescent by Wendy Chartier and Sara V Zook is REALLY good!

Michka said...

Oooh... well, for animated, I'm tied in my head with old school Puff the Magic Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon. For live-action (with CGI, obviously LOL), I LOVED Reign of Fire.

But I also really enjoyed the book Eragon.

Dreams said...

I think my first favorite has to be Dragonheart, so I have to go with that one. But there are so many others that are great too.

Karla said...

I really enjoyed Eragon, but now I'm a huge fan of the Khaleesi!

Lena said...

I loved The Inheritance Series! But I just started to watch Game of Thrones…. so it might be hard to chose now.

Anonymous said...

How to train your dragon! toothless reminds me of my dog.

Michael Rohmann said...

My favorite dragon related book series would have to be the Inheritance Cycle

werehunterfan1995 said...

The show I watched when I was younger Dragon Tales

Megan said...

Eragon!

Kassiah Faul said...

Does HARRY POTTER count? Love!

tammy216 said...

Game of Thrones!

Kellani Arnold said...

Definitely Game of Thrones. Can't wait for it to come back.

Emma Vågerö said...

I just love Eragon, so that is my choice.

Holly Bryan said...

Growing up, the first movies I ever loved with dragons were Puff the Magic Dragon and A Neverending Story (yeah, I'm old ;)). However, my favorite books with dragons (also my favorite all-time series, period) are definitely the Song of Ice and Fire books by GRRM. Not the TV show - which I've never seen - but the BOOKS, of which I've been a rabid fan since the first one came out!! So, as might be obvious, I would LOVE to win this figurine!!! :-)

bibliophileprincess said...

The Dragon Heir as a part of the Heir Series by Cinda Williams Chima.

Arlene said...

Thanks for the extra giveaway! My favorite dragon-y thing is the Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini =]

Stephanie K said...

Game of Thrones, of course! I'm counting down the hours until the show starts again. I do still need to read the books, however.

Kathy Arguelles said...

I love Game Of Thrones and I can't wait for the new season to start!!!

Jessica said...

Game of Thrones is one of my all time favorite shows (and I only started watching it a month ago.. I've seen all the episodes 3-4 times each by now... the obsession runs deep) & I have been looking for the Daenarys POP figure for a few weeks now, everywhere around me that sells the figures never have her! How To Train Your Dragon is my favorite dragon animated movie.

Luisa said...
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Luisa said...

I would have to say Game of Thrones. I just started watching it and I already love it.

deasuluna said...

Oh, I highly recommend the Temeraire series by Naomi Novik. It's the Napoleonic Wars fought by Dragons and the Dragons can speak.

Anonymous said...

I LOVED the book Seraphina by Rachel Hartman!

Shae McDaniel said...

My favorite dragon book is Seraphina by Rachel Hartman, but I haven't read Scorched yet, so I'm willing to be persuaded. ;-)

Monica Aguilar said...

I've only read two dragon books and it's Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston, and Firelight by Sophie Jordan and I loved both!

swimwriteliv said...

How to train your dragon!!

Saleana Carneiro said...

I really like Eragon!