YA Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!

At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue. 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 nine contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM–but there is also a blue team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a purple team, a silver team, and a pink 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 hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue 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 April 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


View More: http://ampersandphoto.pass.us/becky-headshotsToday, I am hosting BECKY WALLACE on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

In second grade, Becky Wallace had to sit in the corner because she refused to write anything except princess stories and fairy tales (and because she talked too much). Her time in isolation gave her plenty of opportunities to dream up the fantasy worlds she’s been dabbling with ever since. She was lucky enough to find her own real-life Prince Charming. They have four munchkins and live in happy little town near Houston, Texas.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!

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TheSkylighterThe Skylighter

War is coming.

The magical wall that protects Santarem is falling.
Johanna and Rafi must defeat treacherous dukes and dodge magic-wielding assassins to save their people from slavery and destructions…

Even if it means sacrificing their happiness for the sake of their world.



Becky is sharing with us the original first page of her newly released novel — The Skylighter

Blood tinged the water pink.

It spread and faded, mingling with the tea-colored murk that filled the bottom of the boat. Johanna turned her knees from its source, the corpse of an adolescent caiman, only to brush against the white underbelly of another. Glistening ribbons of blood wrapped the still-twitching package. The reptile’s claws opened and closed convulsively, scraping against the hull.

She sat among a pile of caiman corpses, some as long as her leg, others small enough to fit in her palm, in a canoe made from the macabre remnants of their larger relatives.  Black-scaled hides, stitched together with thread made from the animals’ intestines, created a tough, water-impermeable barrier, perfect for trolling through the marsh.

The sky had just begun to lighten when the strange craft lurched through the mangrove swamp. At first she and Rafi had feared the worst—that Vibora or her minions had been able to follow their trail into the marsh—but the small boat and its crew agreed to help them to safety.  

They were hard men, looking more the part of midnight marauders than simple hunters, sporting fang-like tattoos around their necks and long, greasy braids that reached halfway down their backs.  In any other place, Johanna would have refused the assistance, running in the opposite direction and clutching her valuables, but she and Rafi were being hunted by something even scarier.


With no weapons, little food and water, and short the boot that had been snatched off Rafi’s foot by a hungry caiman, they had no other options.


As an added bonus, I’m also giving away a Swag Prize Pack of MAGNETIC SHIFT goodies, including a Colton Tayler Race Team Lanyard. Giveaway is open internationally. Contest closes April 3rd Midnight EST. Follow instructions for each entry below. Entries will be verified.

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Now hurry up… no time to waste. 2016 is your year to win. You can do this…Race to win!

Next up on your hunt, is authors Michelle Andreani & Mindi Scott

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60 Responses

  1. Anna says:

    There are so many fabulous authors writing YA books 🙂

  2. Jaime Arnold says:

    I already love Becky’s series and loved reading the original 1st page! I really hope I win lol I WANT that lanyard! Also Colton <33333333333

  3. Melissa Paschal says:

    I have barely began to scratch the surface of this hunt but the red team’s excerpts have all been very interesting. I’m excited to get reading! Thanks for being part of the hunt!

  4. Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf says:

    Hmm, I’m not sure! There have been a lot of cool excerpts. I always like those. 🙂

  5. Dominique says:

    i’d have to say all the awesome giveaways!!!

  6. I loved Kay Honeyman’s excerpt for her new book, Interference. ♥

  7. Becky Wallace’s books are the best! My copy of The Skylighter just arrived and I can’t wait to curl up with it! Of course her exclusive content is my favorite 🙂

  8. Nicole Hoefs says:

    I’m love that I’m finding a ton of new authors/books to read!

  9. Brittany Ashby says:

    I learned some facts about Beth Revis’s new book A World Without You. It made me really excited to read it!

  10. Cassandra says:

    This is gonna sound so cheesy, but I was very excited to learn about your book! It sounds really great! Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

  11. Liliana says:

    I don’t think I have *a* favorite thing, but I am very particular about character castings. I think they are great and I love seeing how the author envisioned these characters!

  12. Gaby Pérez says:

    I love all the excerpts and bonus content. It’s so exciting to get to know new authors and reading more about books from authors I already know.

  13. Ginger betty says:

    Wow, im finding some amazing new authors!

  14. That there are new authors participating in this hunt. I’m so happy to see the names on the list. One more thing is to know them and their books for a short period of time. It is also fun when the authors try to get in touch to the readers. I just love authors. 🙂 ❤

    Hope to read your books someday. Have a lovely day, Ma’am!

    ps. I’m here for your giveaway. kidding! ?

  15. Denise C. says:

    I discover new books and new authors every time I participate on the hunt!

  16. Angela says:

    I love all the excerpts!

  17. Shannon says:

    I absolutely love seeing all the authors and new books!

  18. Jennifer Jennings says:

    Thanks for giveaway

  19. Keziah B says:

    I’ve discovered so many new authors and books and ways to connect with them!

  20. Karin S says:

    I loved Kay Honeyman’s excerpt

  21. Kassiah says:

    My favorite thing about the hunt is finding out about new books I didn’t already know about, and checking out exclusive content, like Victoria Scott’s first excerpt and release date. Thanks for participating xo

  22. Vickie says:

    Sara B. Larson’s exclusive content – an excerpt about the wedding of the characters in her final book!!

  23. Judy Cox says:

    I enjoy these hunts because I find new authors and great books that I would not always find.

  24. Rose says:

    I’m discovering so many new authors I didn’t know before!

  25. Another book I’m going to add to my extra long TBR list!

  26. Belinda says:

    I love learning about the new authors and their books I love YA

  27. Most books are on my radar but I am really excited about the book that I read about that was not on mine. Curio (Blink) by Evangeline Denmark looks amazing

  28. Ally Swanson says:

    Thank you for hosting this bonus giveaway!!!

  29. Elisa Panjang says:

    I love getting to know new authors and YA books!

  30. Neil says:

    Great blog and wonderful ya books

  31. Heather says:

    I love seeing new authors and all these new books to read. I’d never find them on my own.

  32. Aisha Soto says:

    My favorite thing that I’ve learned is the amount of wonderful authors that I did not know of prior to YASH.

  33. Destiny says:

    Love the YASH!! Can’t wait to see all of the books on display 🙂

  34. Cindy C. says:

    I’ve learn about new book releases, book covers, and about new books and authors. This is awesome! :3

  35. Yuliya says:

    I love learning about new books that i have not heard about

  36. Brianna Clay says:

    I love getting these sneak peaks into books that I havent heard of before. I can’t wait to read some of them. Thanks for the giveway!

  37. Victoria Falzo says:

    I love seeing all the beautiful covers and finding wonderful new books to read for the summer!

  38. bn100 says:

    the covers

  39. Sharon says:

    I have learned that I have a lot more reading to do!

  40. Alyssa zech says:

    I’ve loved learning about new books and authors! But I also really enjoy seeing inspiration boards for some of the books. I enjoy that visual piece

  41. Ashley White says:

    I love all the extra giveaways and all the cool stuff that can be won.

  42. Thejmeela says:

    I love the giveaways, such as swags, signed books,etc!

  43. I have enjoyed getting a glimpse into some awesome books I can’t wait to read.

  44. hess says:

    i found out about new authors that i didn’t know about and i love all of the exclusive content its awesome

  45. Ruzaika says:

    Loved reading this post! Thank you so much for this awesome, awesome, awesome giveaway!

  46. Anna Jane says:

    All the awesome giveaways and a hope to win them 😉

  47. Lizzie says:

    All those bonus scenes from authors. Just love them especially when you’re waiting for more stories about the characters.
    P.S. Thank you for the giveaway,Lucy!❤

  48. Hannah Mac says:

    Learning that Kat Ellis has a new book!

  49. Carolyn says:

    I learned about two authors who met each other online from across the US and started writing together after being critique partners, and that just made me happy. Thank you so much for being part of YASH!

  50. Abigail D. says:

    I actually really loved reading all of them so far!

  51. Rachel B says:

    I’ve learned about brand new authors I’m dying to try. Such a great idea, this hunt. Thanks for participating!

  52. Kat Snark says:

    Yours, of course 😉

  53. Elayne says:

    I love getting to know the authors and finding amazing authors I didn’t know about before!

  54. Debi says:

    My favorite was getting an excerpt from Colleen Houck’s new book that is coming out this year… So excited!

  55. Theresa says:

    I think it’s all the pinterest pages. So cool seeing the visuals the authors used for their books!