YA Scavenger Hunt - Fall 2016


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm Elizabeth Briggs, author of the New York Times bestselling novel Future Shock, and I'm excited to have you stop by for the chance to win a ton of prizes and get exclusive content from some amazing authors!

Read all the way to the end of this post to find out how to compete in the scavenger hunt, check out the exclusive content, and enter my own giveaway for THREE YA time travel books from 2016!


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE


Directions: I'm part of TEAM BLUE. Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number in BLUE. 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 DATE, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT


I'm excited to be hosting Victoria Scott, author of TITANS!



Victoria Scott is the author of eight novels including FIRE & FLOOD, TITANS, and the upcoming HEAR THE WOLVES. Her books are sold in thirteen different countries, and her latest book, TITANS, received two starred reviews from literary critics. Victoria lives in Philadelphia, and loves hearing from readers. 


Ever since the Titans first appeared in her Detroit neighborhood, Astrid Sullivan’s world has revolved around the mechanical horses. She and her best friend have spent countless hours watching them and their jockeys practice on the track. It’s not just the thrill of the race. It’s the engineering of the horses and the way they’re programmed to seem so lifelike. The Titans are everything that fascinates Astrid, and nothing she’ll ever touch.

She hates them a little, too. Her dad lost everything betting on the Titans. And the races are a reminder of the gap between the rich jockeys who can afford the expensive machines to ride, and the working class friends and neighbors of Astrid’s who wager on them.

But when Astrid’s offered a chance to enter an early model Titan in this year’s derby, well, she decides to risk it all. Because for a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, it’s more than a chance at fame or money. Betting on herself is the only way to hang on to everyone in the world she cares about.


TITANS Playlist 

1. Shake It Out - Florence + The Machine: “It’s always darkest before the dawn” is a great representation of Astrid’s story. Plus, Florence + The Machine’s songs always have so much emotion and intensity.

2. Careful - Paramore: So many words in this song can represent Astrid and her emotions throughout the story, with the chorus especially hitting home: “You can’t be too careful anymore, when all that is waiting for you won’t come any closer. You’ve got to reach a little more.” Astrid sees what she wants--to win the Titan Derby--and she does everything in her power to make that happen.


3. You’ve Got a Friend - James Taylor: Who would Astrid be without her best friend Magnolia by her side?


4. Brave - Sara Bareilles: Supporting Astrid’s determination is her bravery--to race a Titan, to stand tall in the face of the other Jockeys.


5. Carry On - Fun.: Throughout TITANS, ‘carry on’ is exactly what Astrid does. With her team on her side, she carries on to achieve her goal even though the odds are not in her favor.


6. Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine: Again, Florence + The Machine have such awesome intensity. And this song has several facets that reflect either the events or emotions in TITANS.


Find out more information by checking out Victoria's website or find more about TITANS here


BONUS GIVEAWAY



As a special bonus, I'm giving away advance reader copies of THREE debut YA time travel novels from 2016: INTO THE DIM by Janet B Taylor, THE LOVE THAT SPLIT THE WORLD by Emily Henry, and THE GIRL FROM EVERYWHERE by Heidi Heilig. I've read each of these books 23 times already cause they're so good (ok, that might be a slight exaggeration, but they really are awesome!).

To enter, all you have to do is join my newsletter - and you'll get a free ebook copy of my novella MORE THAN EXES too! Enter below - and make sure your email is correct so I can verify your entry and contact you if you win. 

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CONTINUE THE HUNT


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, head on over to the next author: the wonderful Brenda Drake!