Saturday, February 14, 2015

The Spring 2015 Hunt is OPEN for authors

The Spring 2015 edition of YA Scavenger Hunt is open to author sign ups now!

If you are an author who would like to participate in the hunt, please go HERE to apply. Please read the rules first. Remember that not everyone who applies will be selected (there are limited author spots and we make sure we use books that are of interest to our audience). The deadline to apply is March 19th!

If you are not an author but have favorite YA authors, look to our far right sidebar for a tweet to send off to your favorite authors to encourage them to apply! We are looking forward to another fantastic hunt from April 2nd - 5th!! Come back and join us then.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014


The moment you've all been waiting for.... WHO WON???

Congratulations to our winners! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter located on the right sidebar to receive a reminder on our next hunt.


Green Team (906): Ashfa A.
Gold Team (333): Ayanami F.
Indie Team (253): Kayla P.
Blue Team (2210): Aditi N.
Orange Team (255): Jenn L.
Red Team (2662): Ashley M.


Zoraida Cordova: Reilly H.

Jessica L. Brook's $5 Amazon e-gift card, ebooks of IF I SPEAK TRUE, BY SUN & CANDLELIGHT, and OPEN THY HEART, and a temporary flower tattoo: Laura C

Kelsey Ketch's DAUGHTER OF ISIS and SON OF SET swag: Malia L, Pam M, Hannah M, Nicole M, Kim W.

Rebekah L. Purdy's THE WINTER PEOPLE poster and hardcover book: Colette E.

Sarah Fine's Kindle Paperwhite loaded with GUARDS OF THE SHADOWLANDS series: Arlene V.

Kate Karyus Quinn's B Swag pack: Sajda O.

Christina Farley's audio of SILVERN + Gilded Series Swag Pack: Sabrina J.

Melissa Lander's autographed ALIENATED swag pack: Tiffany from Canada

Amy Christine Parker: Thais P.

Rachel Morgan: Dana

Caragh O'Brien's THE VAULT OF DREAMERS: Sharon

Sarah Beth Durst's CHASING POWER: Katrina T.

Rita Arens: Samantha P.

Lani Woodland's prizes: Kellani A (e-book PIECES OF JADE), Ayala (e-book INTRINSICAL), Barabra G (e-book STRINGER), Christina B (e-book THAT'S THE SPIRIT/GIVE ME A C), Samantha P (e-book The Complete Yara Silva trilogy), Tori S ($10 gift card to Amazon), Kaitlyn S ($10 gift card to Amazon)

C.J. Redwine's DEFIANCE: Ewa W.

RaShelle Workman's $25 Paypal giftcard: Rachel D.

Rachel Harris's swag pack from THE FINE ART OF PRETENDING: Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

Vanessa Barnveld's $10 Amazon e-card: Rachel P.

Lisa T Bergren's REMNANTS: SEASON OF WONDER: fourseasonsny, wallace71,

Bree Despain: Jessica K.

Lorie Ann Grover's prizes: Mary Ann G (autographed HIT, FIRSTBORN, and bookmarks), Elaina W (signed poster and ARC of HIT)

Jenny Lundquist: Delia C.

Jessica Spotswood's prizes: Sara (autographed BORN WICKED), Grace, Tia, Michelle K, Lauren, Nichol (Cahill Witch swag packs)

Mary Pearson's THE KISS OF DECEPTION prize pack: Laura C.

Sara Larson: Michelle K.

Angela Myron's prizes: Melissa P (ENNARA AND THE BOOK OF SHADOWS), Abby C (e-books of books one and two in the Ennara series), Jordan W (own book trailer by Stardance media or print copies of Ennara series)

Tera Lynn Childs: Emily S.

Sherry Thomas: Marissa H, Courtney W, April

Beck Nicholas' FAKE: Cassidy S.

Victoria Scott's swag: Once Upon A Dream Books

Jen Nadol's THE MARK + two books of choice: Amanda B from New Zealand

Denise Jaden's e-book FOREIGN EXCHANGE: Sheila R.

Tonya Kuper: Isabel from

April Henry's 5-feature Wilderness Whistle: EinahpetsSeniar

Mary Elizabeth Summer's Grift Bag: Heidi

Rin Chupeco's swag: Michelle L, Rabiah

Lorie Langdon & Carey Corp's DESTINED FOR DOON coffee mug: Sean C.

Colleen Houck's prizes: Makaela (entire Tiger books), Eli Y, Kara M, Talysa S, Abigail B, Bethany F, Nicole M, Tiffany R, Deanna B, Camille S (TIGER'S CURSE + TIGER'S PROMISE)

Kay Honeyman's THE FIRE HORSE GIRL: Amy L.

Melissa Giorgio's $10 Amazon or B&N gift card: Merisha A.

Amalie Howard's Aquarathi series & swag: Deanna B.

Kimberly Sabatini's prizes: Sue H, Nichol B (TOUCHING THE SURFACE + a library copy), Kelly S, Stephanie Z, Jenn C, Talysa S (TOUCHING THE SURFACE)

Friday, October 3, 2014

Sign up for Notifications

Are you enjoying the hunt??? I've enjoyed the conversations I've had with some of you. I was realizing yesterday that if you read 20.8 books each month, you'll be done with all of these current YA Scavenger Hunt books before the next hunt. Sounds like quite the challenge, right??

For notifications about future hunts, reminders about start dates, and other announcements we'll make, go ahead and stick your email address into the subscription box to the right. You can chat with me on Facebook or on Twitter.

Do you have a favorite author who introduced you to the YA Scavenger Hunt? Or did you happen upon it by chance? Which book are you most looking forward to reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2014!!

It's that time of year again! Welcome to the Spring 2014 YA SCAVENGER HUNT!!!!

Participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt is easy! Here's all you have to do:

The hunt opens officially at noon Pacific Time--all posts by authors should be up then. 

During that time, you can go to the participating authors blogs and websites--you can find them all here. The first thing on the page should be their hunt information--there you can find out about new authors and get exclusive content.

Take note of the highlighted number on each author's hunt page. You need that number to enter the contest!

Each author is on either the REDBLUEGREENGOLDORANGE, or INDIE TeamAdd up the numbers of all the authors on the red team, and you have the secret code you need to enter the contest for the red team--then do the same for the blue! The prize is all the books from the authors on that team which you can find here! You can only enter once, and your entry only counts if you have the right number, so make sure you get the right code! Break out those calculators!

You have to submit your entry by October 5, noon, Pacific Standard Time. You can submit your entry for each team HERE.

On Oct 10th, we'll announce the winners! There's one winner for each team. The hunt IS open internationally, to all ages, so you have no excuse to not join in the fun!

Still have questions? Post them in the comments here and we'll do our best to answer them as soon as possible.

Also? We need your help! If you like the Hunt, please help spread the word. We can only do the Hunt when our readers tell us they want it, so please--spread the word about the Hunt!

A quick note as we kick off the celebration:

The Hunt doesn't officially begin until noon, Pacific Standard Time. 
This is 3pm Eastern Standard Time. 
While some authors will have their material up prior to this time,
not all materials in the Hunt will be up until this time.

Happy hunting! 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Just one more week

Hello to Hunters seasoned and new. We are so glad that you are joining us for the Fall 2014 edition of YA Scavenger Hunt. We are down to just one week until the hunt!

If you have never participated in a hunt before, never fear. We have just the page for you to give you an idea of how it works. Don't be afraid of just jumping in and figuring it out. We've made it as easy as we can to make this an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!

With 125 authors and 6 teams, you will have a very full 72 hours if you choose to go through all of the teams. You'll have so much fun reading all the content and learning about new authors and books!

See you next week!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Announcing the Authors!

Wow! I'll tell you right now, you are going to want to set aside your whole weekend for this hunt! I am blown away by our authors and know you will have a blast.

This year we have 120 authors participating. Yes, you read that right. One hundred and twenty! We've made six teams which we have never had before. This is fantastic! I've met many of these authors and am super excited to see many new-to-the-hunt authors as well as many regulars back.

Squee!!!! No really, you're going to love this. LOVE THIS!

So come back and join us on October 2-5 for the thrill of the hunt. So many chances for prizes! And get your Goodreads up because you're going to be adding some more authors and their books to your MUST READ list!!