YA Scavenger Hunt!

The YA Scavenger Hunt is over. Feel free to keep leaving comments, but no more giveaway entries will be accepted. Hope everyone had a crazy awesome good time. Thanks for playing and good luck!

The hunt is on! Get ready to check out some amazing bonus material, sneak peeks of upcoming titles (including Croak!) and other various sundries of deliciousness. Just TRY not to crap yourselves in delight, I DARE you. Read this festive salmon-colored box for instructions on how to enter, or skip it if you already know:

[Box redacted due to end of contest. Sorry, salmon fans.]

Now. Onto the fun times.

Tell me about someone awesome!

I have the honor of hosting Beth Revis, whose YA science fiction novel, Across the Universe, debuted from Razorbill/Penguin in January 2011. A former high-school English teacher, Beth can’t help but blog about writing, grammar, and publishing. She is the co-founder of the new popular dystopian blog, the League of Extraordinary Writers and blows off steam by trying to come up with something witty in 140 characters or less, lusting after books on GoodReads, or wasting time on Facebook. Her next book, A Million Suns, will be launched in January 2012, followed by the third book of the trilogy in 2013.

A Million Suns is only a month away? Oh my stars and garters, what is it about?

Godspeed was fueled by lies. Now it is ruled by chaos.

When Elder discovers shocking news about the ship, he and Amy race to discover the truth behind life on Godspeed. They must work together to unlock a puzzle that was set in motion hundreds of years earlier, unable to fight the romance that’s growing between them and the chaos that threatens to tear them apart.

It all builds to one mind-bending conclusion: They have to get off this ship.”

Buy a copy of Across the Universe on Amazon or head over to Beth’s website for links to more booksellers.

Hold on to your hats! Sweet, sweet hidden bonus material!

Click here to get to a hidden page on Beth’s website. Once you’re there, enter the password truthandlies to gain access to secrets about the trilogy!


But hold the phone! Another contest? SURELY YOU JEST!

Thanks for stopping by my little swimming hole, YA peeps. While you’re here, leave a comment with your email address and you’ll be entered to win a signed ARC of Croak and a scythe pendant. (MUST leave comment to be entered.) (EDIT: This contest has been going so well, I think I’ll throw in a second signed ARC and pendant to give away if we can get up to 200 entries. Tell your friends!) Extra entries if you follow this blog, like me on Facebook, follow on Twitter, or tell me who your favorite dead celebrity is. You know. Just curious. Note: to be eligible to win you also need to submit a valid entry for the YA Scavenger Hunt grand prize.

Ready to go to the next website on the Scavenger Hunt? Are you sure? Did you remember to turn the stove off? Yes?

Then click HERE!



  1. Hello. :] I found you through this scavenger hunt, and you’re book looks awesome. My favorite dead celebrity . . . Does Laura Ingalls Wilder count? I would love to meet her, but she died when my dad was like, one.

    Gabi: teddycavygal at yahoo dot com

  2. Yay! Love Beth Revis! And I’m super excited for Croak, I’ve had a fascination with reapers ever since the show Dead Like Me!
    Hmm…favorite dead celebrity… Andre the Giant, he was my favorite in “The Princess Bride” :0)
    Twitter follower: @thebooklife
    Liked on Facebook: Sarah Miller
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Thank you Beth for giving us this opportunity. My favorite dead celebrity is Michael Jackson because he’s such an inspiration to all today

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! Following your blog, facebook, and twitter! Whew. Favorite dead celebrity though…that one’s tough. I can’t think of anybody!

  5. I would love to enter! I’m super looking forward to Croak! My favorite dead celebrity is Jane Austen. That woman is a genius! I follow you on twitter (@thebookcellarx), like you on FB, and follow your blog :)

    thebookcellar @ wi.rr.com

  6. I am now following you on twitter and I liked your facebook page. I’m also following this blog now. My email is redfearnv at gmail dot com. And my favorite dead celebrity is a tie: Heath Ledger and Chris Farley. Love them both!

  7. thanks you for participating in this hunt, i’m pleased to have discovered you
    if your giveaway is open internationaly i would love to be entered

    i follow you on google+ isabelle frisch

    as for my favorite dead celebrity: michael jackson

  8. Enter me please :)
    Thank you, looking forward to taking a look at your book – will definitely look out for it in the future

  9. Thanks for being a part of the hunt! My favorite dead celebrity is Audrey Hepburn. :) I followed, Facebooked, and Tweeted you! Christinepogon(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Thank you for the fun. I am not sure I have a favorites dead celeb – I am more of a book and author stalker LOL Most memorable would be – yes, you guessed it, how about Elvis! I liked FB, following on twitter and signed up for email. I would love to read Croak

  11. Thanks to this scavenger hunt I really want to read your book now! :) Please enter me in the giveaway. Thanks! I’m also following on twitter. :)

  12. Thanks for this giveaway! Glad I found your book on the scavenger hunt. Adding it to goodreads and Ill be stalking you from fb (Tiffany Borka) and my shared fb page Paranormal Reads :)
    I wish I could meet Heath Ledger, it was sad to see him go :/

  13. I’m loving this scavenger hunt! Thanks for participating. I liked you on FB, followed you on Twitter, & my favorite dead celebrity is John Lennon. My email is clarakensie at gmail dot com.

  14. the scavenger hunt is so much fun! thanks for the opportunity to get to know about your book. :) my favorite dead celebrity is Frank Sinatra, he was one of a kind. liked u on face book too. :)

  15. Elvis is my Fave dead Celeb!! <3 him still

    Follow this blog – check
    Twitter follower – check, check SPNHeather
    Facebook like – check, check <3 Heather Smiddie Robbins


  16. This is such an awesome game/contest, and a ton of fun to play. Thanks for participating! And favorite dead celebrity, taking the word a little loosely, would have to Brian Jacques. That man is the reason I fell in love with characters.
    requiemofrain (at) hotmail (dot) com

  17. My instinctive answer was “Heath Ledger” but then I realized that no, famous dead singers are much more awesome. Call me weird for liking this “old” stuff, but Phil Ochs.
    Or some other old, famous guy. Maybe…the cast of Monty Python? Those dudes were funny.

    Anyway, just discovered you and your book. Croak looks like complete awesomesauce, that I will definitely be checking out. :)
    Thanks for the added giveaway!

  18. okay :) so i am commenting:1
    i liked your FB page:1
    followed your blog: 1
    and favorite dead celebrity, princess Diana, because her life and death touched so many people :) :1

  19. Thanks for offering a giveaway. I’ve liked & followed on twitter, followed the blog and will be finishing the hunt shortly. I guess my Favorite dead celeb would be the MJ. Beautiful music and an amazing entertainer.

  20. Yay for Beth Revis!
    And YAY for this giveaway!
    -I follow your blog- GFC: Aeicha @ Word Spelunking
    -I follow you on Twitter: @wordspelunker
    -I liked you on FB: Aeicha Matteson
    Hmm, my favorite dead celebrity? John Candy! He was awesome!

    :) Aeicha

  21. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

    I followed your blog via email, I followed you on Twitter (@katiesbookblog), and I liked your page on Facebook (Katie Butler).

    My favorite dead celebrity is Heath Ledger.


  22. My email address is amberr610[at]gmail[dot]com and I follow your blog (aLmYbNeNr), like you on FB (Amber Robinson), and follow you on Twitter (aLmYbNeNr). As for fave dead celebrity, the first to pop into my head was Rock Hudson lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of Croak! spyblue78(at)gmail.com
    FB Nicole Arellano
    Twitter @niclovestoread
    Favorite dead celebrity would have to be Jane Austen.

  24. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    +1 @deadtossedwaves
    +1 fav dead celebrity Heath Ledger

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  25. Amazing secrets told about the across the universe series!

    P.S. I also follow your blog


  26. I like your FB (Brittany Burton (B.b.))
    I follow your twitter (@Random4Books.
    Thanks for a chance to win the Croak ARC and scythe pendant!

  27. my email is: red_tigergirl2 (at)hotmail (.) com
    Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    Twitter: red_tigergirl2
    And my favorite dead celebrity is that guy who played the ghost in the movie “Ghost” @_@ do I have to look up the name? lol! XD

  28. Awesome giveaway and thanks for participating! ^_^
    Blog follower (RSS subscribed – Writer Quirk)
    Liked on Facebook (Shalena Mathews)
    Follow on Twitter (writerquirk)
    And, like many on here, my favorite dead celebrity is Heath Ledger. Still sucks that he’s gone.

  29. Love your post for the scavenger hunt! Thanks so much for doing the scavenger hunt and for your giveaway! Please enter me into your giveaway!

    I follow your blog via email: xjessirae(at)gmail(dot)com
    I follow you on twitter, my username for twitter is: xjessirae
    And my favorite dead celebrity is either Brittany Murphy or Amy Winehouse (I love her songs)

  30. Oh yeah, I’m answering your challenge alright, ask us to stalk you? It is an honor to be an author stalker! So checks on the following: subscribed to your website, followed you on twitter, and liked you on facebook. :D

    As for the dead celeb, I guess I choose Bob Marley, just because I like his hair.

    Croak looks good by the way, and your website’s amazing!

  31. I didn’t think anyone would pick my celebrity-Heath Ledger. Every time I watch 10 Things I Hate About You (one of my all-time fav movies) I cry for the life (and talent) that was cut way too short. One of my other celebrities (writer) is Dr. Seuss. Maybe a little weird but that’s me. Or C.S. Lewis. Ok I’ll stop now.

  32. please enter me. I followed you on twitter and facebook and the blog. My email is: mzzdiamonds@aol.com
    And my favorite dead celeb would be Elvis Presley. I would love to see the kind of music he would have kept on making.

  33. I don’t know if I can name a favorite dead celebrity. There were celebrity deaths that I shed some tears about when I heard they died, so I guess those count. So I will go with Shel Silverstein and Clarence Clemons.

    I follow you on FB: Lisa Jay
    I follow you on Twitter: @LisaLLibrarian

    leyser73 at yahoo dot com

  34. Thanks for this opportunity! Ur book looks pretty sick and I reaally want to read it!. MY fav dead celebrity isnt just one but 2, 1) Heath Ledger (i think it would have been an honor to meet that man) 1) Jimmy “The Rev” Sullivan ( Drummer for Avenged Sevenfold. MY FAV band he was a beast on the drums!!!!!!) Thats all :)



  36. I’m loving this hunt and your giveaway is awesome!! I am…

    -Following your blog
    -Liking you on FB
    -Favorite dead celebrity: Michael Jackson – because he was TOTALLY AWESOME!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  37. I’d like to ‘croak’.. I mean I’d like the chance for your giveaway of ‘Croak’ please! =)
    Thank you for this chance!

    Facebook Follower: SpadesHigh Reads
    Twitter Follower: @SpadesHigh

    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com

  38. I just finished the hunt!
    My favorite dead celebritiy is Clara Bow! She’s a flapper!
    Im following u on twitter as @ocedday
    and facebook as Samara O tye!

  39. My favorite dead celebrity would have to be… Katharine Hepburn. I would have loved to have been friends with her!

    jennawilson14 at hotmail dot com

  40. This contest is so awesome:) Thanks for such a great Giveaway chance! BTW I liked your facebook page, am subscribed to your blog. :)) Hmmmm… I guess Michael Jackson would be my favorite dead celebrity. You wouldn’t happen to know anything about his death would you…..?? lol again thanks for the giveaway:)

  41. I liked you on facebook! My favorite dead celebrity is……hmmm…maybe Michael Jackson:)
    This giveaway is So awsome! Ur book sounds really cool!!!!
    e-mail me at hopenoellewalker(at)gmail(dot)com

  42. Finished the scavenger hunt and now going back through all the blogs for the author giveaways~

    I’m now following your blog and twitter account.
    Liked you on facebook (and on Google+ circles)
    My favourite dead celebrity is Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury.

  43. I forgot my email address in my first post… Opps.

    Original post just in case you don’t notice it:
    “Finished the scavenger hunt and now going back through all the blogs for the author giveaways~

    I’m now following your blog and twitter account.
    Liked you on facebook (and on Google+ circles)
    My favourite dead celebrity is Kurt Cobain and Freddie Mercury.
    :D “

  44. Enter me please in your contest :) For extra entries I have liked you on Facebook (Nicole Cardenas), followed you on twitter (NSalvatore_147), and followed your blog (NSalvatore_147). And even though I may I have stalked you enough, I will also answer the question of my favorite favorite celebrity Heath Ledger. Thanks so much for this contest. My email is nicolecardenas_twilgiht_147@yahoo.com

  45. Oh my, I want Croak!! And I realize you live in the Boston area, so we def need to hook you up with our Boston Area Entourage on FB. We’ve got lots of bloggers, authors, and librarians in the group.

    As for the other stuff, YAY for giveaway!!! I signed up to follow via email, just liked the FB page, already follow via Twitter, and I have no clue who my fave dead celeb is. I don’t think I really have one. Should I? Is that a normal favorite thing to have?

  46. What a great giveaway! Croak looks like just my cup of tea!
    I added you to my circles at Google+ and subscribed to your blog via email. Hopefully one of those counts as following!
    I liked you on facebook (www.facebook.com/KimberlyBea)
    I followed you on twitter (@KimberlyBea)
    My favorite dead celebrity is Katherine Hepburn. She led an amazing life!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  47. Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt and for the giveaway! My extra entries are:

    I’m following your blog through email
    I Liked your Facebook page (Kim Waters)
    I follow you on Twitter (@bookishbaggins)
    My fave dead celebrities are James Dean and Audrey Hepburn. Can’t choose just one!

    Thanks again!


  48. I have to admit I just found out about your book in this hunt but it sounds really good! I’d love to read it. And a scythe pendant you say? I’m so in! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I follow this blog, your Twitter (@Entre_Libros) and liked on Facebook (Sharli De Entre Libros).
    And my favorite dead celebrity would be Kurt Cobain, who I think was a genius :)

    entrelibros_blog at hotmail dot com

  49. My favorite dead celebrity is Marilyn Monroe. Thanks for the giveaway!!! I can’t wait to read your book! I followed this blog, your twitter @bhall021 and I liked your facebook page @ Brittni Hall


  50. I have GOT to read your book!!!!

    So, I’ve followed you on Twitter — @mccabe_WLHS; liked you on Facebook — smccabe29; and my favorite dead celebrity is The King…Elvis Presley (true story!!)


  51. My favorite dead celebrity is Heath Ledger. Thanks for participating in this awesome scavenger hunt and this extra giveaway! I love Beth Revis and I cannot wait to read your book now! I followed your blog, your twitter (@BECCAB00), and your facebook page (Becca Fowler). Thanks again and happy writing! :)

  52. You seriously had me at “walrus tusk polisher”! I ran over to Goodreads and checked out your novel which I will be featuring on my next WoW post! Thanks so much for the giveaway. My fingers are crossed.

    I follow you on twitter as @amberinblunderl and my favorite dead celebrity is off the top of my head… Clark Gable. Fell in love with Rhett Butler!

  53. Followed the blog as Seattlelover7(at)aim(dot)com :)
    I keep trying to follow your twitter, but when I go to your page, there’s no “follow” button -_- Maybe it’ll work later, so I’ll just tell you my twitter username is @taytaystalker
    Favorite dead celebrity? Abe Lincoln. Or John Lennon.

  54. oohh your book CROAK sounds great!! thanks for the givaway :D
    I’m following you on twitter and liked you on facebook ^.^
    but i can’t really think of one favourite dead celebrity… heath ledger maybe? there’s no denying he was a great actor ._.

  55. Hello!
    I followed your blog and can’t wait to read and explore your books.
    I also liked you on Facebook, and followed you on Twitter.
    And my favorite dead celebrity is Heath Ledger RIP <3

  56. Hi!
    I’m following your blog and you on twitter :)
    My fav celebrity – every author out there :)


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