YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2018!

Welcome to 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 book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PINK TEAM but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, and an indie team for a chance to win a whole different set of books!

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.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the pink team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
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 TUESDAY, April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Jaime Questell on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

About JAIME:
Jaime Questell is a writer and graphic designer from Houston, Texas. She has also been a bookseller, a professional knitter, a semi-professional baker, and an administrative assistant. None of these jobs involved wrangling corgis, which is quite sad.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!
Check out more on her Website and You can buy her book HERE!
About The Book:
Le Grand’s Carnival Fantastic isn’t like other traveling circuses. It’s bound by a charm, held together by a centuries-old curse that protects its members from ever growing older or getting hurt. With just a kiss, Emmaline King is cursed, trapped within the confines of the carnival. Breaking the curse seems like her only chance at freedom, but with no curse, there’s no charm, either—dooming everyone who calls the Carnival Fantastic home. Including the boy, she’s afraid she’s falling for.
Bonus Material Provided by Jaime:
I have to listen to music while writing, and the music to BY A CHARM AND A CURSE really influenced the world and the story. Since CHARM is told in two points of view, I largely listened to two bands as I wrote.For Emma, I listened to Kitten, because I felt their shimmery guitars and delicate vocals really exemplified how Emma was feeling as she adjusted to life with the curse. For Benjamin, I wanted something bluesy and classic, and The Rubens really nailed that sound. And there’s one scene that I knew had to be written but I couldn’t do it without the right song. {SPOILER} So for Sidney’s death, I listened to My Chemical Romance’s Fake Your Death on repeat. It’s haunting and sad, but it has that note of life must go on that felt essential to the scene.


And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Jaime Questell, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 9. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the pink team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Kristi Helvig!


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