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Welcome to the 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 signed book from each author on the hunt in my team (including WASTE OF SPACE). Somewhere along the way is an excerpt from WASTE OF SPACE, too. So, you know. Get on that.
There are seven contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. I am a part of the GREEN TEAM:
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
Directions: Somewhere below, you’ll find my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, and then add them up.
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, October 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
I’m hosting Mindy McGuiness. Let’s learn more about her!
Mindy McGinnis is an Edgar Award-winning novelist who writes across multiple genres, including post-apocalyptic, historical, thriller, contemporary, mystery, and fantasy.
While her settings may change, you can always count on Mindy’s books to deliver grit, truth, and an unflinching look at humanity and the world around us.
Mindy McGinnis returns with a new dark and twisted psychological thriller—perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Fight Club.
Sasha Stone knows her place—first-chair clarinet, top of her class, and at the side of her Oxford-wearing boyfriend. She’s worked her entire life to ensure her path to Oberlin Conservatory as a star musician is perfectly paved.
But suddenly there’s a fork in the road in the shape of Isaac Harver. Her body shifts toward him when he walks by, and her skin misses his touch even though she’s never known it. Why does he act like he knows her so well—too well—when she doesn’t know him at all?
Sasha discovers that her by-the-book life began by ending the chapter of another: the twin sister she absorbed in the womb. But that doesn’t explain the gaps of missing time in her practice schedule, or the memories she has of things she certainly never did with Isaac.
Armed with the knowledge that her heart might not be hers alone, Sasha must decide what she’s willing to do—and who she’s willing to hurt—to take it back.
THE BONUS CONTENT
It’s a mini-podcast episode about the inspiration behind THIS DARKNESS MINE!
Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by Mindy, me, and more! To enter, just know that my favorite number is 28. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the green team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
OOH ANOTHER GIANT GIVEAWAY
In addition to all of the fabulous prizes you can win throughout the hunt, I will also be giving away:
- three signed hardcover copies of WASTE OF SPACE
- a signed hardcover copy of WAX
- a signed paperback copy of WAX
That’s right, you have FIVE more chances to win more awesome stuff. All you have to do to enter is fill out the form below – and get as many bonus entries as you want by following me on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, this blog, signing up for my mailing list, or by leaving a comment telling me about your favorite (or least favorite) Halloween. Good luck!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, head over to the website of the next author: Shannon Klare!