Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt!
Hello! I’m Brenda Drake, your hostess for this leg of the hunt.
I’m addicted to Gold Fish crackers.
My favorite color is red. But I must say that since seeing the THIEF OF LIES book cover, purple is changing my mind.
I have two cats and a ferret.
I have a legit obsession for Tobias James!
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Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Also, don’t forget to enter my extra giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden a playlist for THIEF OF LIES (Library Jumpers Book 1). Before you go looking for it, check out the amazing author I’m hosting.
But, first, a few rules.
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 until April 3rd at noon PST!
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 GOLD TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a blue 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.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
Today, I’m crazy excited to be hosting AMALIE HOWARD on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Amalie grew up on a small Caribbean island where she spent most of her childhood with her nose buried in a book or running around barefoot, shimmying up mango trees and dreaming of adventure. Twenty-two countries, surfing with sharks, and several tattoos later, she has traded in bungee jumping in China for writing the adventures she imagines instead. She isn’t entirely convinced which takes more guts.
She is the award-winning IndieNext author of Alpha Goddess, The Aquarathi series, The Riven Chronicles series, and the Cruentus Curse series. Her novels have been critically acclaimed by Kirkus, PW, VOYA, and Booklist, and her debut novel, Bloodspell, was a #1 Amazon bestseller and a Seventeen Magazine Summer Read. She currently resides in Colorado with her husband and three children. Visit her at www.amaliehoward.com.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here:
The book Amalie is showcasing in the YA Scavenger Hunt this season is THE FALLEN PRINCE. Here’s a little something about this amazing novel …
Riven has fought for a hard-won peace in her world, and has come to shaky terms with who and what she is—a human with cyborg DNA. Now that the rightful ruler of Neospes has been reinstated, Riven is on the hunt for her father in the Otherworld to bring him to justice for his crimes against her people.
But when she receives an unwelcome visit from two former allies, she knows that trouble is brewing once again in Neospes. The army has been decimated and there are precious few left to fight this mysterious new threat.
To muster a first line of defense, her people need help from the one person Riven loathes most—her father. But what he wants in return is her complete surrender.
And now Riven must choose: save Neospes or save herself.
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Sounds great, right? Here’s the BUY LINKS so you can grab a copy for yourself:
And here’s Amalie to tell you about THE FALLEN PRINCE Playlist …
As part of my writing process, I create a playlist for every book that I write. I usually pick out a few of the songs beforehand when I have a budding idea for a story, but the entire playlist is a work in progress as the story develops. For me, the right piece of music can make a scene flow magically, whether it’s a romantic scene or an action sequence. Sometimes, I’ll have a certain song on repeat depending on the scene I’m writing. Most of the music in THE FALLEN PRINCE is dubstep and electronic with a couple pieces of alternative thrown in there. For me, the futuristic bass tones of dubstep really fit the parallel universe and tech-heavy feel of this world.
Hope you enjoy!
*** Brenda here. If you subtract one of the songs from Amalie’s list, you’d get my favorite number.***
The Man I Left Behind, Ki:Theory, KITTY HAWK
Drive, Miley Cyrus, Bangerz (Deluxe Version)
Still With Me (feat. Cristina Soto), Tritonal UKF Dubstep 2012
Cut It Out, Kitten, Cut It Out
Eyes On Fire (Zeds Dead Remix), Blue Foundation, The Sound of Dubstep Worldwide – Ministry of Sound
Oblivion (feat. Susanne Sundfør), M83, Oblivion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]
Open Wound, Ki:Theory, KITTY HAWK
Glory and Gore, Lorde, Pure Heroine
Waiting Game, Banks, London
Bullet Train (feat. Joni Fatora), Stephen Swartz, Bullet Train
She Said (The KillaBits Dubstep Remix), Stephen Jerzak & Leighton Meester, She Said
Rise & Fall (feat. Krewella), Adventure Club, Rise & Fall
Kiss the Sky, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra feat. Nino Moschella, Voices and Choices
Say Something, Alex & Sierra, Say Something
Sand (feat. Karen Whipple), Nathan Lanier, Sand
Kitty Hawk, Ki:Theory, KITTY HAWK
Lullabies, Dubstep Mix Collection, Dubstep Mix Collection
Runaway (Original Serenity Mix), Iio, Runaway
Let Me Go (feat. Chad Kroeger), Avril Lavigne, Let Me Go
Whatever It Takes, Lifehouse, Who We Are
Spirit of Life, Blackmill, Miracle
Letting Go, The Peasants, Letting Go
Human, Christina Perri, Human
Love that playlist! Did you figure out my favorite number? It’s 22! And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, AMALIE HOWARD, and more! To enter, you need to know my favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the GOLD TEAM and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
CONTINUE THE HUNT
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author – Julie Reece!
CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE THE HUNT!
Thank you so much for visiting my website! While you’re here don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. For an extra bonus entry, leave a comment on this blog post and answer the following: If you could jump through a gateway book to any library in the world, which one would you choose? You never know, it might show up in the next books of the Library Jumpers series. I look forward to reading your answers! Have fun!
One winner will receive a $20 Amazon Gift card and an eBook of the first book in my other series, TOUCHING FATE. Three runners-up will each get an eBook copy of TOUCHING FATE.
Good luck everyone!
Find out more about TOUCHING FATE on the Entangled Publishing site here.
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I’d jump to the Library of Congress!!!
Love that one, Monica!
Comment Probably to the library in Hogwarts
The Walker Library of Human Imagination. This is such a hard question btw! There are SO MANY stunning libraries <3Ti
I would like to go to the Bodleian Library in the UK!
I would like to go to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK!
Soooo many great choices! I wouldn’t even know where to begin with this one! Hmmmm… I can’t make the choice!
Victorian State Library, Australia
I’m jumping to the library of Congress! I’ve only seen photos and I just want to be overwhelmed by the vast amount of books for myself.
That’s a tough one. Do fictional places count? I’d jump to Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. If not, then I’d jump to the Library of Congress. I’ve been there once before, but the tour got rushed out because we were behind schedule. :/
I would pick either the library in Beauty in the Beast or Hogwarts!!!
I’d love to jump to the local public library – so I don’t have to walk.
Hogwarts for sure. Just think of all the magic.
Fictional library: Hogwarts! Real Library: Seattle’s Public Library! I love it and then I would be able to hang around the city too. 🙂
Gosh, I don’t know, the one with the most books? LOL
The Hogwarts Library! 🙂
The Hogwarts library for sure!
I’d love to jump to when the Book of Kells was being written.
Either the Hogwarts library, or the Library of Alexandria.
I would totally go to the Hogwarts Library, or Adam’s library from Beauty and the Beast.
The Hogwarts library, obviously. Especially getting access to the restricted section.
The Library of Congress!
If I could also time-jump, I’d love to end up in the Library Of Alexandria. The ancient one, before the very first fire.
I’m rather partial to the Main branch of the Toledo Public library. Other than that, there are so many beautiful libraries around the world.
Library of Alexandria
I’d definitely jump to the Wiblingen Monastery Library in Germany.
The New York Public Library or the Library of Congress! My goal is to be a librarian when I am older so I would love to go to any library!
The one in beauty and the beast?:) i imagine it head to toe filled with books i’ll love:)
I would also say the library of congress. That would be awesome to see!
The Royal Library of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Cliche, but does the Hogwarts library count? Thanks for the giveaway! 😀
Mmmm, probably the Library of Alexandria so I can gather what I can and bring it back.
I would go to the Long Room at Trinity College Library in Dublin
I would jump to The Library of Congress.
Hogwarts library of course! Thank you
I’d jump to the my own personal library, in the future, where I will have a house with the perfect library with ladders to get to the top shelves, and lots and lots of books and comfy furniture!
The National Library of Prague
The Hogwarts library!
OMG I would love to jump to the Library of Alexandria… It would be fun to imagine what it could have been – bigger, with all the amzing works and scrolls, knowledge that was now lost…
Hogwarts of course!!
I would like to jump to the Dublin Library in Ireland!
Babylon! i would love to try to save so many of these treasures ( if we can jump from space and time of course)
The New York Public Library or any library that has lots of books. :3
If I could jump through to any library in the world, I’d like to jump through to the Library of Alexandria in Egypt! (Well…after doing enough research and learning the language well enough that I understand some of what I’m seeing and won’t get kicked out or worse…)
I’d go to TRINITY COLLEGE LIBRARY DUBLIN on Ireland <3 <3 <3
I would go to the Bodeleian Library at Oxford.
i would go to the library in my boyfriends town, id beat long distance that way =P
All of the libraries! Haha, if I had to choose one I think I would choose the Westminster Abbey library because it looks fancy as 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!
I really can’t decide…
I would visit them all 😀
Library of Alexandria?
*g* Most likely NYPL
har.. hard indeed…. but i’ll still will choose hogwart’s
I would like to go to Library of Congress!!
Jeez! Ya’ll ask some really great questions! I’m not sure which one! Thanks for participating in the hunt!
I think maybe the Library or Congress! I think that library would be interesting!
I would want to go to the Library of Alexandria before it was destroyed. Also the Library in Beauty and the Beast.
The library in The Power of Five by Anthony Horowitz seems intriguing
I’d go to the Clementinum National Library in Prague. So beautiful and peaceful!
I’m going with the Library of Alexandria or the library in Hogwarts!
I’d love to jump to a magical library from my imagination. One that houses every book I could possibly find interesting, and I could basically spend the rest of my life in.
Or, you know… Hogwarts works too!