YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!


You are hunting on the



I'm Suzanne Lazear, I write the Aether Chronicles Series (fairytale steampunk). Welcome, have a cupcake.  You can start the hunt here or you can go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out more or if you're stuck. There are TWO contests going on and you can enter one or both! I'm part of the GOLD TEAM--but there's blue team and a red team as well, with different sets of signed books to win. Many authors are also having extra contests, not to mention each site in the hunt hosts exclusive bonus content from another YA author.

Book 1, INNOCENT DARKNESS, is out now. Book 2, CHARMED VENGEANCE just released in August. Somewhere in this hunt you'll find a special never-seen-before short story about Noli's Birthday (since it's in October). 

Also, at the bottom of this page I have a special giveaway with 7 prizes. Okay, maybe not that many. But there are prizes

To enter to win the big prize, collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up.Hint: the secret number is highlighted RED. 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. 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 October 6, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. 


See? It's easy.


And now on to the author I'm hosting today: 

Sarah Beth Durst





Sarah Beth Durst is the author of seven fantasy novels for teens. Her latest, CONJURED, came out in September 2013 from Bloomsbury/Walker. Prior to that, she released VESSEL, DRINK SLAY LOVE, ENCHANTED IVY, and ICE from Simon & Schuster, as well as INTO THE WILD and its sequel OUT OF THE WILD from Penguin. Her first book for adults, THE LOST, comes out in June 2014 from Harlequin/Mira. She was awarded the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. Sarah has been writing fantasy stories since she was ten years old and holds an English degree from Princeton University, where she spent four years writing about dragons and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. She lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband and children. For more information, visit her at www.sarahbethdurst.comwww.sarahbethdurst.com.


and her book


CONJURED


Eve has a new home, a new face, and a new name -- but no memories of her past. She's been told that she's in a witness protection program. That she escaped a dangerous magic-wielding serial killer who still hunts her. The only thing she knows for sure is that there is something horrifying in her memories the people hiding her want to access -- and there is nothing they won't say -- or do -- to her to get her to remember.

At night she dreams of a tattered carnival tent and buttons being sewn into her skin. But during the day, she shelves books at the local library, trying to not let anyone know that she can do things -- things like change the color of her eyes or walk through walls. When she does use her strange powers, she blacks out and is drawn into terrifying visions, returning to find that days or weeks have passed -- and she's lost all short-term memories. Eve must find out who and what she really is before the killer finds her -- but the truth may be more dangerous than anyone could have ever imagined.



Bonus Content

Sarah's bonus material includes an excerpt from one of her favorite scenes in CONJURED, as well as a behind-the-scenes secret!  Click here to read!

Ready to keep hunting? On to Leanna Renee Hieber's site--make sure you bring her a cupcake.

Also, don't forget to enter my special giveaway.

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54 comments:

Maud Grefte said...

Nothing really, just reading books :)

Jessica Dao said...

I don't quite remember but I do remember sleeping over at a friend's house the entire week. We cooked every meal everyday that whole week, including desserts. Sadly, we had wash ALL the dishes and clean up the WHOLE mess by OURSELVES. Isn't that unfair? We have to cook AND clean? Well, I guess we learned half of what its like to be a parent.

Holly Remsing said...

Over Spring Break I went with my friends to Pensacola, Florida for the week. It was all the first time any of us had gone to Pensacola and I can say we most certainly enjoyed the warmer weather. Especially compared to the cold weather of the mountains in March.

Liliana said...

Spring Break...Hmmm, I don't remember. I know I spent it reading...whether is was just for fun or for school, I dont remember, LOL

purpleshadowhunter said...

Nothing just tried to relax

SA Larsenッ said...

I really love the sound of Sarah's premise, and the heart on that cover... :)

The scavenger hunt is such a great idea!

Tiffany said...

I went to Florida with the family. We had a BLAST! :D

Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

Justine Vandale said...

Probably worked haha. I'm nothin school anymore so don't really get to enjoy holidays.

Gaby Pendragon said...

Nothing much really, I miss school and the holidays but I do try to read as much as I can.

Lolawid said...

Nothing that I could remember. Probably just tried to keep my kids out of trouble and off the streets. :o)

Redheaded Bookworm said...

We went to Philadelphia to visit family!

Jennifer Wedmore said...

Tried to not kill the kids, and read as much as possible.

Destiny Carroll said...

draw pictures and read books :)

Autumn said...

I really did nothing, my son was out on his break and so him, his sister and I just chilled at home.

karin said...

nothing much!

Leigha Varrielle said...

You rock! Thanks!

bibliophileprincess said...

I didn't really have a Spring Break, I was working :( But I'm on my own vacation--I'm visiting my big sister in her home in Utah for three weeks!!

bibliophileprincess said...

I didn't really have a Spring Break, I was working :( But I'm on my own vacation--I'm visiting my big sister in her home in Utah for three weeks!!

bibliophileprincess said...

I didn't really have a Spring Break, I was working :( But I'm on my own vacation--I'm visiting my big sister in her home in Utah for three weeks!!

jademshaw said...

Spring break I visited my parents out of state! And now I live there in rainy Washington (;

Ivy Blake said...

I really spent most of spring break catching up on some reading.

Diana said...

In my country we don't have spring break, thank you for the giveaway!

RAFFLE NAME: Artemis

Galadriel said...

Slept in.

Larissa Domnikov said...

I spent spring break at home reading!

Diana said...

Most likely read.

S.Q. Eries said...
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S.Q. Eries said...

battled bees that infested my balcony. Thanks for the giveaway!

Shay L. said...

Read, Paint and realx!

4Eirlys said...

Is spring break Easter holidays?
I did ALOT of reading (like 20 books) and I also went on a music course where I saw all my friends and we played at the Celtic Manor in Newport.
Thanks for doing YASH and this Giveaway!
P.S. Thank you for being international as well

The Fox Family said...

Spring Break was the best ever this year!!! My son had been overseas for two years and FINALLY came home during that week. Our family spent our time hugging, talking, and being together. It doesn't get much better than that!!!

alwayslostinbooks said...

When's Spring Break? I'm not sure we have that in our country. Haha. But during vacations, I pretty much just read or watch stuff.

Diana Grace said...

I read. A lot. :)

magicseal said...

I go on a music course for a week, and spend the other week at my Granmas

Kassiah Faul said...

hmmm over Spring Break? I don't remember! Lol Thanks for the giveaway!

Kassiah from Swoony Boys Podcast

sadaf habibi said...

Tried to revise. Failed.

Delena salvatore said...

I read books over my spring break.

PamM said...

Nothing tried to keep the 3 year old and 17 year old from fighting. Lot harder than you would think it would be.

C. H. said...

Probably reading and relaxing on my days off of work (perks of working at a school).

Kaitlin Snider said...

I'm a bookaholic and I had no school, so I think it's pretty obvious what I did!

Stephanie K said...

I miss the days of spring break, but since those days are behind me, I just work, work, work.

Nicole Stine said...

I relaxed with my family at home!

Mel rob said...

I went on vacation to US. It was fun, plus I read a lot of books. ;)

April June said...

Over the Spring Break I went on an expedition for 6 days, for my Silver DoE, and went canoeing down the Murray River. I was given lots of homework so haven't had much time to read as I would have liked. I went to the Royal Melbourne Show and went on the scariest rides. There was a few other stuff, but they aren't as dominant :)

Mary H said...

I went to the Texas Library Association annual conference! Best decision EVER. Thanks for being part of the YASH, Suzanne, & for hosting an extra giveaway.

Mary @ Mary Had a Little Book Blog

Lisa said...

I don't really remember since it's a while back. But i did know I went shopping with a friend and took her out to lunch for her birthday.

Shelley Chastagner said...

Read LOTS and LOTS.

Minny said...

I watched korean dramas and movies the entire week! :D Thank you so much for this giveaway! :) - Cindy C.

Dianne said...

I live in the Philippines so we don't have a spring break but whenever I'm free, I read books! :)

Anubha said...

this year I didn't had a long break it was only 2 weeks break and during those two weeks I was too busy preparing for my cousins engagement ceremony here in India we have to do a lot of arrangements for a simple single day function :)

Nauma said...

This spring break is watched a lot of netflix and rad books! =)

Arlene said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I actually had a minor surgery over spring break, so I stayed home and read a ton of library books!

Shae McDaniel said...

I worked. :-/ The curse of being an adult with a job.

Kassie and Peter said...

RELAX! Spring break is about relaxing and reading! ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

Ariel Smith said...

I didn't go anywhere over spring break, which means I probably just relaxed and read.