Spring 2016 YA SCAVENGER HUNT is on the air!



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!  So…somewhere on this hunt I’ve hidden my playlist for THE FORBIDDEN ORCHID and the link to music on Spotify.

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 TEAL TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a silver team, a green team, a blue team, a purple 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 the clue to my favorite number in my blog post, it’s in red. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the TEAL TEAM, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!). Remember, enter the contest to win a ton of books by me and all of the authors on my team. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Teal Team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Team Teal

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.

And now…let me introduce you to the fabulous Adi Rule! 




Today, I am honored to host the amazing Adi Rule for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Adi is the author of THE HIDDEN TWIN and STRANGE SWEET SONG (St. Martin’s Press). She studied music as an undergrad and earned her MFA at the beautiful Vermont College of Fine Arts. She lives in New Hampshire with three cats who hate each other. Find out more  by checking out Adi’s website www.adirule.com or find the author’s book here Adi Rule, IndieBound.




THE HIDDEN TWIN—a girl with no name, a mythological Redwing, has been a secret her whole life while her twin sister Jey lives free as a human. But when Jey is kidnapped, Redwing must emerge, attracting the attention of underground rebels, a thousand year old cult, and the son of the Empress. Now she must prove herself more than a monster if she is to save both her sister and her city.




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91 Responses to Spring 2016 YA SCAVENGER HUNT is on the air!

  1. Cindy says:

    Yay, the YASH!!! 🙂 The graphic was so cute! I can’t wait to find your exclusive content on the Hunt. I like reading (of course!), baking (baking and reading… I should probably stop combining the two. They aren’t good for my health together. :D), sleeping (very fun!), and many other things that I am forgetting right now. Thanks for the post!

  2. My passions are reading, writing, baking and hiking!

  3. Sabrina says:

    Family time, reading, and following horse racing! Thanks for hosting! This is great fun!

  4. Bridget says:

    The only thing I really collect is books! I have way to many and I always seem to find myself buying more!!! At least I have a beautiful library full of books!!!

  5. Rachel says:

    Where is your video? I can’t find it.

  6. Elsa Munoz says:

    I love to read, write, draw (even if I’m not the best ;)), listen to Spanish/English music, and watching anime with my little brother 🙂 I’m also passionate about books….I’m not just buying them, I’m collecting them!

  7. Nayab Haych says:


    My passions are reading, blogging and writing. Thank you for the giveaway ?

  8. Other than reading, I LOVE party planning. Thinking of themes and getting everything set up to match that theme is one of my favourite pasttimes! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  9. BethReadsGoodBooks says:

    My passions are books and musical theater! And I think it’s really interesting that one of your passions is raising goats. That’s not one you see often!

  10. Reading (duh) and running!

  11. Bethany Fetzer says:

    My passion is reading and hanging out with a friendsingle and family.

  12. My passions are: Reading… a little writing, blogging, and reading!!

  13. MollyeYa says:

    Writing (and reading)!

  14. Tammy V. says:

    I love to work puzzles – jigsaw and cryptic crosswords are my favorite. Reading, of course is another and collecting unique shells and rocks.

  15. Reading and calligraphy! 🙂

  16. DANA BARTELT says:

    I’ve been collecting pencils since for about 26 years! So, it’s a love of mine!

  17. Dominique says:

    My passion is collecting books and eventually reading them! Also collecting bouncy balls and rocks are a passion of mine

  18. Isabel says:

    My passions are writing, reading, and history!

  19. Gabs says:

    Well, reading of course! I also really like cooking.

  20. Tessi says:

    Thanks so much for the chance! My passion is reading, spending my time with my family and photography 🙂

  21. Vickie says:

    I love cooking and reading!! 😀

  22. I adore sketching, photography, and playing the violin!

  23. Rebecca says:

    I enjoy reading and baking although I don’t have much time for either at the moment unfortunately. Thanks for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

  24. ensconcedya says:

    Great question! Reading, writing, blogging, playing violin and piano, trying new and different foods/restaurants, discovering science. Christina @ Ensconced in Lit

  25. Samantha D says:

    My passions are drawing, reading & traveling! 🙂

  26. Agustina Z says:

    Drawing, painting, writing and reading 🙂

  27. Tiffany Webb says:

    I’m passionate about reading, scrap-booking, becoming a teacher, art, and CATS.

  28. Liliana says:

    I love reading, of course 😉 Also music–but not playing… I am artistically challenged in almost every way, lol, though I do love doing nail art.

  29. Trisarey says:

    This has to be my favorite post of the YASH so far. This video, which I recognized instantly, brought me back to my childhood. I played just so I could sing along. I know…I need help. ^_^
    And now for my passions: reading (and corrupting others with the love of reading), blogging (mostly about historical fiction), cooking (mainly baking…pastries), playing with and caring for my dachshund, drinking delicious coffee (and tea and cocoa), eating ice cream as much as humanly possible, studying medical and science materials… and I could go on but then this would become an autobiography.

  30. Monique L. says:

    Elodie, my main character in ORCHID, has a passion for plant collecting. What’s your passion/passions?

    My passion is taking care of animals. I have a dog, 3 (what a magic number isn’t it) rabbits, a guinea pig and a hamster. I have always loved animals and my favorite place to go during holidays was the zoo.

  31. Ginger betty says:

    My passions are reading and caring for children and dogs:)

  32. PamM says:

    My family is number one but I have also recently started to love cooking more.

  33. Aylea says:

    My passions are reading, Disney, eating, and sleeping. But maybe those last two are just because college can only be survived by drowning out homework with food and time in bed…

  34. Becky says:

    My passions are reading, listening to music, dogs, blogging, the beach, God, and traveling.

  35. My passions are reading, swimming,dancing, singing and animals <3

  36. Brygitt says:

    I LOVE reading, drawing and sleeping. in that order.

  37. Stephanie says:

    My passions are reading, writing, sharing knowledge, teaching, and helping youth discover their gifts.

  38. Amy Pellicer says:

    My passions are collecting things like books, Funko POPs, Batman & Harley Quinn stuff, gardening supplies, and anything else that catches my fancy! 🙂

  39. My passions are reading, working at my local library, writing, and swimming!

  40. Reading, staring at my books, hugging books, eating (with books by my side), and singing! 😀

  41. I collect autographed books, ewoks from star wars and anything having to do with the movie the fifth element

  42. Jo Anne V says:

    I love to read; I love animals especially dogs and wolves; I love digging into my ancestry and coming up with stories and events

  43. Shanti says:

    I love reading, writing, blogging and learning about new places! I also love hiking ( I’m lucky enough to live in the Himalayas) and museums

  44. Paige O. says:

    My passions are reading, music, and animals!

  45. Amanda says:

    My passions include reading (of course), knitting, listening to music, photography and spending time with family & friends 🙂

  46. My passions are reading, cooking, knitting, playing video games and watching anime 😀

  47. miki says:

    i love reading and crafting gifts for my friend

  48. Alyssa L Champagne says:

    my passion is traveling : )

  49. Born Bookish says:

    Funny, my friend and I were just talking about School House Rock yesterday and reminiscing about our favorite songs! Three is a magic number. Yes it is, it’s a magic number 🙂 My passions are reading, design, and photography.

  50. Sabrina Joy says:

    My passions are reading, writing, drawing, crocheting, and dancing (horribly and like no one is watching!).

  51. My passions are reading (or rather collecting books to admire), baking, painting and playing video games!

  52. Stephanie H. says:

    My passions are reading, cooking, spending time with family, playing video games, and writing!

  53. Sharon says:

    My passions are: reading, writing reviews, cooking, baking, gardening, television, and music.

  54. Yessenia says:

    My passion is reading, Listening to music and being part of the planetarium!!!

  55. Emily Huff says:

    My passions are reading, writing, and painting

  56. bn100 says:


  57. Sophia says:

    Hi is the swag giveaway international?

  58. Penny Olson says:

    My passions are reading, cats and hiking/walking.

  59. Thank you so much for this lovely, lovely chance! My passions are reading, blogging, baking and erm, sleeping! 😀

  60. Baggins says:

    My passions are reading, traveling, building Lego and collecting Funko Pop! Figurines. 😀 Thanks for the giveaway.

  61. Maggie says:

    I love ASL, reading, music, Disney, and being with family and friends. Thank you for the giveaway!

  62. Veronica Sharpe says:

    My passions are reading, singing and TEEN WOLF!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  63. Yun-A says:

    I love reading and knitting, when I have the time. I also love writing letters and receiving them in return.

  64. Cassandra says:

    MUSIC. And when I say music, I mean I have to be listening to it constantly. It helps me focus. I played clarinet for 8 years, so movie scores are fascinating and incredible and all around wonderful. But it’s not just the instrumental stuff. I am such a huge fangirl, it’s insane. I am most comfortable at a concert, and there’s just no comparison to the rush you feel when the people you love sing your favorite songs in person. Also I watch a lot of television, so that can definitely be added to the passions list. Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway!

  65. Katie says:

    My passions are reading and collecting toys, stuffed animals, and calendars!

  66. Kendra says:

    I love reading and collecting mica!

  67. Sophia says:

    My passions are books, reading, dancing, dreaming and developing ideas in my mind, listening to songs, reading my favourite mangas and watching my favourite animes. I wish your giveaway is international 🙂

  68. Molly Lynch says:

    My passions include learning, biking, swimming, reading, and traveling 🙂

  69. Hi, thank you for such a great giveaway! My passions include blogging (I have two blogs, one personal, the other a book blog), reading, spending time with my family, talking, laughing, watching Dan and Phil on YouTube, also Ellen. It may not be my choice, but it looks like procrastination is also a rather big passion of mine. Hehe. 😀

  70. Ana P. says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! My passions are baking, reading, and traveling.

  71. Agustine says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! My passions are reading, sending and collecting postcards, and also photography!

  72. Tuan Van Rillaer says:

    Reading obviously. But I also love dancing, rope skipping and collecting stuffed animals

  73. Melanie says:

    My passions are reading, baking, and card making! 🙂

  74. theresajs says:

    my passions besides reading – wine, scrapbooking and yoga and of course friends!

  75. Angelica says:

    my passions are reading, healing (i’m medicine student) and trecking

  76. My passions are YA literature, Shakespeare, fairy tales, scifi and fantasy TV shows/books/movies, and music.

  77. Brianna Clay says:

    My passions are reading, traveling, acting, history, and music. Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. Debi says:

    Love the shout out to School House Rock! I love reading, dancing, collecting books, writing, hiking, disc jokey (DJ) stuff, going to art museums, traveling, and being touristy.

  79. Charlotte says:

    My passions are reading, singing and playing volleyball!

  80. cgcandia says:

    My passions are reading, writing, drawing, photography, cats, and kpop music. :3

  81. Hmmm I would say my passions are reading, blogging, knitting, travelling and learning new things.

  82. Michelle R. says:

    My passions are, in no particular order… reading and books, my children and granddaughters, and my husband.
    I love love love how you shared the secret number :-)!

  83. katstiles says:

    Reading and writing 🙂

  84. Celine says:

    One of my passions outside of reading would have to be cooking!