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.

Book 1, INNOCENT DARKNESS and Book 2, CHARMED VENGEANCE are out now. Book 3, FRAGILE DESTINY  just released in August. Somewhere in this hunt you'll find a cut scene from FRAGILE DESTINY with Noli and the Dark King. 

Also, at the bottom of this page I have a special giveaway. I'm giving away 7 prizes. Okay, maybe not, but there are prizes.

To enter to win the big prize, collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team, and then add them up. Hint: the secret number is highlighted ORANGE. Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. The hunt ends October 5th.

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

Lorie Ann Grover

Lorie Ann Grover is a young adult novelist and board book author. She has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Booklist and was a Washington State Book Award Finalist. Her works have been further honored by VOYA, Bank Street College, the New York Public Library, Parents Magazine, and Girls Life magazine.

and her book


With a full ride scholarship to Mills College next year, Sarah’s future is set until she falls for Mr. Haddings, student teacher from the University of Washington. She’s convinced he’s flirting back but then…he hits her in the crosswalk. 

Bonus Content

For my exclusive content, I thought to share how the manuscript for HIT was originally written. It was a verse novel with six points of view! Below are the first entries. Sarah was named Kelsie, and Cydni was named Serita. Hope it’s fun to see the differences between this and the final version in prose when HIT releases, October 7th!



Not exactly
plump enough
to be called truly beautiful.
But not skinny, right?

I trace my upper lip
with my index finger,
drag it past my teeth.
Haddings flits into my mind.
And stays.


I tilt two sugar packets
into my Americano
and stir the brown warmth.
The Starbucks’ espresso machine
hisses behind me,
and I jump
half expecting the steam
to sear my neck.
A branding of sorts
for being attracted to her.
How? How could I?
She’s a high school student
for crying out loud.
The grad program’s
full of women,
and it’s this girl
who haunts me?

The rain slips on the window.

On my last visit to the school,
two weeks ago,
she came into the classroom

and I didn’t
stand to leave.

She walked toward me
with forced determination
and vulnerability.
Both as beautiful
as the wide hope of her hazel eyes.

The lavender scent
bloomed from her hot wrists.
I shifted on the desk
willing my legs to move.
But they didn’t.

Like our thoughts,
her poetry journal sat heavy
between our hands
when she passed it to me.
Kelsie’s cinnamon breath
slipped between the thin space
separating us.

I knew what she wanted,
and I wanted it more.

Leaning forward
I closed the space,

jumped up
and away
when Serita
banged open the door.

I snagged on indifference
and sat down quickly behind the desk.
Serita’s glares
barely cooled me off
as Kelsie 
still lingered close.

Earlier, I had been resolved
to read the poem in class
and let Kelsie know
this wouldn’t work.
Forcing myself
to follow through,
I ended up reading it
without a speck of conviction.

Total fail.

Ready to keep hunting? On to Tamara Ireland Stone -- make sure you bring her a cupcake.

Also, don't forget to enter my special giveaway.
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tawney13 said...

I will be Maleficent, Angelina style. Horns and all! I love Halloween but I also will be a sugar skull girl on my birthday NOV 2 Day of the Dead

Diana said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in Greece but we have something like Halloween in February month.
Thank you for the extra giveaway!!!

Raffle name: Artemis Giote

E said...

I'm going to be a Jedi Master...it goes with my Star Wars classroom theme and my third graders love it!


Yun-A said...

I'm not sure we'll celebrate Halloween over here, but I'd like to me a Disney character.

Kara x said...

Either Mara Dyer to get in the book loving mood or a witch. I've been a witch for 3 years straight, haha. I should try something new, right?

anonymous said...

My whole family is dressing up as Mario Kart characters...I'm Yoshi.

Melissa M.
(can't figure out how to get it to stop posting as "anonymous"!)

Agnès Renié said...

I'm gonna be Abby Scuito from NCIS :)

Michaela Mills said...

My daughter is going as Stitch (from Lilo & Stitch) and she wants me to be Lilo. I guess that means I'm going to be Lilo. ;-)

VanillaOrchids said...

Haven't dressed up for Halloween in many years. But if I were to dress up, I would love to wear a beautiful medieval gown. :)

Kyla said...

I want to be a dead girl who lurks in the dark. Thanks for being a part of the Fall 2014 #YASH and also for hosting a very wonderful giveaway! :)

Kim Waters said...

I'm dressing up as Nica from Curse of Chucky. It seemed like a cool idea, as I'm in a wheelchair like her, and own a Chucky doll to sit on my lap, just like the cover/poster of the movie. ;-)

miki said...

i will be a waitress from 1920 because i help in a chtullu special party
thank you

Ruthsic said...

I'm thinking of going as a Dauntless initiate.

Lisa Mandina said...

Not sure. I'm kind of broke, so may go with my Star Trek costume from a couple years ago.

Ashfa said...

Don't celebrate Halloween here in Sri Lanka :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

Jenn said...

I will be a mom at home handing out candy :)

Shae McDaniel said...

I will be a sad little worker bee. :( I have to work, so no Halloween for me!


Kaitlin Snider said...

I don't know if I'll dress up for Halloween, but I've had a recent idea of dressing as Anna from Frozen.

Nicole said...

I probably won't get the chance to dress up this year, but in the past, I've been Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz.

sarah said...

I won't be getting dressed up this year, but if I did I maybe would like to go as Celaena from Throne of Glass

Kristia said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in my country! Thank you for the bonus giveaway :)

Nicole Metivier said...

I'm not sure yet... my husband wants to be a hot sauce bottle, though!

Rachel said...

I do not know my Halloween costume yet! But I will most likely be some YA character. (: Thanks for the giveaway!

Liliana said...

Eh, I'm too old to dress up ;) lol. But if I were to dress up I'd probably be, I don't know, a reaper or something ;) hehehe

Tiffany said...

My Son is going to be Peter Pan so I am going to be Wendy!

Brian Gould said...

I am going to go as a Shadowhunter or even Jamie Fraiser from Outlander.

Jay said...

I am going to be a vampire version of the Red riding Hood, who works as assassin. I couldn't pick one so I chose all 3 :D

Thais Pampado said...

I'm not going to dress up this year, but the last time I was Pebble Flinstone.

Camii Ailen said...

We don't celebrate Halloween in Argentina :(

zeeeebs said...

Probably myself... Boring, I know.

zeeeebs said...

Probably myself... Boring, I know.

Kira Budge said...

I'm doing a Fem!lock costume! =D

brooklyn Rene said...

little red riding hood

Erin Dugat said...

For work I'm going as the Tardis but for parties I have an awesome renaissance dress!

Arlene said...

For Halloween this year I will be a happy homeowner handing out candy for the first time in my new house! Thanks for the giveaway!

forsan said...

Alone. In the vast city that is known as Baltimore. Or out wasted. That is also a possibility.

Denise April Cayetano said...

I don't know. My family doesn't celebrate Halloween. I guess I'll just kneel in front of my window and pretend that I was beheaded by a killer. At least I get to scare right? No candies for me tho.

Sue Holmes said...

Well we don't really celebrate Halloween in South Africa - I know it's very sad. If we did - I would be a witch with my black cat accompanying me even though it's not very original :)

Maud Grefte said...

Bloody Mary :D
I made the whole costume myself last year and now she is coming back! >:)

Eli Yanti said...

no halloween here :(

Alessandra P. said...

I'd like to be a Shadowhunter! Like Isabelle-sassy-Lightwood!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

We don't celebrate Halloween here in the Philippines.

Jaguar Hero! said...

I hadn't given it much thought yet since I don't know what I'll be doing on Halloween. But I've wanted to be Where's Waldo and also Rapunzel from Tangled before. :)

Lori Whetstone said...

I'm going to be Anna from Frozen!

magicseal said...

I don't really know yet. A witch maybe?

Jessica Kilgore said...

I think I'll go as my twin sister...

tammy216 said...

I think I might go as Peggy Carter.

Sea Glass said...

Robin Hood :)

bibliophileprincess said...

I'm thinking about going as Max from 2 Broke Girls. Complete with official uniform, attitude, boots, order pad and all!!
Thanks for sharing and hosting!


Melissa Robles said...

I'm going to dress up as the Parca (death), or like Stacey Rourke's Crane a.k.a. Ichabod Crane/ The Headless Horseman

Jaime Lester said...

Nothing. :( I am too old, my nieces and nephews won't be around this year, and I don't have any babies of my own just yet. So..... But when I do have my own baby, I plan to dress up again!

Aditi Nichani said...

Well, I live in India- where Halloween isn't really celebrated.

I LOVE dressing up though, and if one of my classmates decides to have a party- I'll rack my brains then!

Thanks for the giveaway and for hosting YASH!

Kaci said...

I am going to dress up like the TARDIS from Doctor Who. So excited!

Delena salvatore said...

A witch.

Breenah A said...

My daughter wants to be Tinkerbell, so I'm going to be a fairy as well.

Beth Ervin said...

I'm not dressing up this year, as I'll be home passing out candy. Not sure what my kiddos will be yet, they haven'tmade up their minds, LOL.

Cassie said...

I plan on being Michael Clifford from 5SOS!

Vendea said...

I will be cowgirl :)