Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We're Going SOCIAL!

Big news! After nine successful and awesome hunts, we're jumping into social media! You'll find us sharing new book releases from Hunt authors, chatting about books we're reading, and avoiding doing the boring stuff in life (laundry, you know).

You can find us HERE on Facebook or HERE on Twitter.

We're thrilled to have more of a year-round presence and share all the fun YA books that are out there to be discovered. See you around!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

YASH Winners (Spring 2014)!!!!

Congratulations to all our winners!!

I don't have a complete list of winners but will continue to update this post as I am given more names. If you have not received an email from the author and you are a winner, please contact me at

Winner of BLUE team is Lauren whose email is oo******** For those curious minds, the total was 372.

Winner of RED team is Melissa Brooks. The total was 721.

Winners of Colleen Houck's TIGER'S CURSE : Stephanie Ziegle, Kelli Griffin, Demitra Giote, Cassidy Singleton, Merisha Abbot, Erin PreFontaine, Kirstyn, Autumn Miller, Meagan Paramore, Taylor Randall

Winner of Colleen Houck's TIGER'S PROMISE prize pack : Janna Gilbertson

Winner of Mari Mancusi's Daenery's POP! Figurine : Lena Marsteller

Winner of Amalie Howard's : Amanda Bourque

Winner of Lynne Matson's NIL swag pack & LANDRY PARK : Ashleigh Calhoun

Winner of Maureen McGowen's Team Burn t-shirt and COMPLIANCE : Cindy Candia

Winner of C.J. Redwine's DEFIANCE : Ina Warren

Winners of Lissa Price's : Maude Gr from the Netherlands, Paeola B, Rachel Bos, Cesya M. C., Amber Hs.
Special note: Any teachers or libraries who left a comment or entered Price's rafflecopter can email her for bookmarks.

Winners of Lucy Connors' plushy horse : jenbook4, beccaf97200, onceuponadreambooks

Winner for Lucy Connors' THE LONESOME YOUNG : ksnider1019

Winner for Jaye Robin Brown's THE MURDER COMPLEX : Hannah Martian

Winner for Jenny Lundquist's THE PRINCESS IN THE OPAL MASK : Jenna Kilgore

Winner for Kristen Lippert-Martin's TABULA RASA : Brianna C.

Winner for Kimberly Derting's THE TAKING and swag : Kassiah Faul

Winner for Rachel Carter's SO CLOSE TO YOU & THIS STRANGE AND FAMILIAR PLACE & bookmarks : Pam Mandigo

Winner of Tera Lynn Childs' complete set of FORGIVE MY FINS books : Brianna C.

Winner of Rachel Harris's : Blue Niassa, Amy Logg, Cassidy Singleton

Winner of Amy Christine Parker's : Mary Perez


Winner of Cat Patrick's THE ORIGINALS : Cesya MaRae

Winner of Jeri Smith-Ready's THIS SIDE OF SALVATION and Megan Shepherd's THE MADMAN'S DAUGHTER : Lissa A.

Winner of Kay Honeyman's THE FIRE HORSE GIRL : Merisha Abbott

Winner of Lea Nolan's CONJURE or ALLURE : Hannah Martian

Winner of P. J. Hoover's SOLSTICE : Victoria

Winner of Shelley Coriel's GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE deluxe swag pack : Sharrice

Winner of Megan Shepherd's MADMAN'S DAUGHTER mega prize pack : Stacie Cruz

Winner of Claudia Gray's : Yun-A, Monica, Quintana

Winner of Sara Larson's : Kathy Lotti

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Ending YASH!!

Hey Hunters,

I hope you all had so much fun throughout the hunt. I loved all the comments I read on this site and many of the author sites and even on Facebook about TO READ lists getting longer and longer. :-D I know the feeling!

Since it takes us a while to validate all the entries, please come back on Wednesday to find out who the winners are for both the Red and the Blue teams as well as many of the authors' individual giveaways.

We're always looking for ways to improve the Hunt experience for everyone. If you have any feedback (what went well, what went terribly, suggestions on how to improve), please leave a comment or send an email to


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 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 RED Team or the BLUE 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 April 6, noon, Pacific Standard Time. You can submit your entry for each team HERE.

On April 9th, we'll announce the winners! There's one winner for the red team, and one for the blue 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!

You can share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, or anywhere else.

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! 

Monday, March 31, 2014

It's almost time!

Look lively now! The Spring 2014 Scavenger Hunt is now closed for author submission which means.... it's almost time for the hunt!

On the PRIZES page, you can see all the authors and which books will be given away.

Join us on April 3 for the hunt! That is this Thursday! Links for all authors will be live by NOON pacific time. The hunt is always so much fun and many authors will be hosting their own giveaways along with our grand prize packages (one for each team).

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The Spring 2014 Hunt is OPEN for Submissions

If you are an author who would like to participate in the hunt, please go HERE to apply. Please read the rules first. Please understand that not everyone who applies will be selected (we need to keep the numbers down to a reasonable level and make sure we use books that are of interest to our audience). The deadline to apply is March 20th.

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 3-6! Come back and join us then.

Monday, October 7, 2013

YASH Winners of the Fall 2013 Hunt!

Without further ado, the winners of the Fall 2013 Hunt are...

GOLD TEAM: Kaitlyn

The winners have already been contacted by email and their prizes are winging their way to them right now!

Winners of the additional author contests are:
  • Anna Carey: Winner is Brandy Byrnes
  • Amalie Howard:  Gave away an ARC of Waterfell, signed copy of Eternal by Kristi Cook, and a copy of All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill. The winner was Maura Trice.
  • Shelley Corriel: The winner of a hardcover copy of GOODBYE, REBEL BLUE is *** Stephanie @ Inspiring Insomnia. *** 
  • Rita Arens: Winner is  Rachel Spring.
  • Gina Rosati (Auracle) gave away individual prizes (4 total):
    • International (signed Auracle hardcover/swag) - 2 winners:  
      • Hannah M - Australia 
      • Diana Terrado - Philippines
    •  US/Canada (signed Auracle hardcover/swag and library of the winners' choice each wins an Auracle Reading Group bag with 10 hardcovers, 50 discussion guides, 50 silicone bracelets and 100 bookmarks ) - 2 winners: 
      •  Sarah @thebooklife and the Volusia County Library, Ormond Beach, Florida
      • Nicole Stine and the Portales Public Library, Portales, New Mexico
  •  Eliza Tilton:  Cindy Candia won an e-book of BROKEN FOREST and an original sketch of Avikar & Raven
  • Kim Baccellia: Winner is Rachel Edmundson
  • Sarah Beth Durst: Winner is Tiffany W
  • Jessica Khoury: Winner of Origin, Vitro, and swag is Jen Stasi
  • Jessica Shirvington's winners are:
    • Blog winner:     Merisha Abott
    • Jessica Shirvington facebook winner:      Stephie Meissner
    • Embrace Series facebook winner:      Oops I Read a Book Again!
    • Twitter winner:      @Tween2TeenBooks
  • Amy Plum: Winner is Kimberly Bea
  • Kathleen Peacock: winner of a signed copy of Thornhill on my own blog was Rebecca A
  • Amy Parker: Winner is Ashley Gallivan
  • Tara Fuller: Winner is Mary H. (Mary had a Little Book Blog)
  • Kay Honeyman:  Melissa Robles won a copy of FIRE HORSE GIRL
  • Lissa Price's bonus contest:
    • Sarah Koz. Enders ARC & Starters paperback 
    • Paris S. and Stephanie at Inspiring Insomnia, second place
    • Sua S., 
Avril L., Heather Bak.S. Chapter samplers of Starters
    • Extra bonus winners from FB: Camilla L.,maniacalbookworm Twitter: The busy bibliophile From comments: devan@bookstrings From Tumblr: Alicia M. Ez.
  • Colleen Houck's winners:
    Grand Prize: Amber H.
    Tiger's Curse: Maud G, Fabiana S, Lea K C, Alice C, Alisa C, Simin H, Nishka, Carmel L, Justine V, Christina M