The YA Scavenger Hunt is LIVE!

The YA Scavenger Hunt has ended, BUT I'll be hosting a huge giveaway here tomorrow (Tuesday 10/7) for 20+ new books and ARCs from Simon & Schuster to celebrate the release of THIS IS HOW IT ENDS.  Check back or follow me on twitter for details.


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers access to exclusive bonus material and a chance to win some awesome prizes.

At each stop on the hunt, you'll find exclusive content from a different author and a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our grand prize--TWENTY signed books, one from each of the authors on my team!  And at some stops, including this one, there are additional bonus giveaways (see end of post).

But play fast: the contests (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!


There are SIX grand prize contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all. I am a part of TEAM GREEN--but there are also five other teams, each with their own hunt and chance to win a different set of signed books!

If you'd like to find out more about the hunt and the authors participating, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage.


Directions: Somewhere in this blog post, my favorite number is listed in bold. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, add them up and fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries submitted on the form with 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 SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.



Today, I am hosting Caragh M. O'Brien for the YA Scavenger Hunt. Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS, both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O’Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA from Johns Hopkins University. She recently resigned from teaching high school English in order to write young adult novels. To learn more, visit her website here or find out more about her books here.




The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the wildly popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers that sinister things are going on deep below the reaches of the cameras. What's worse, she starts to notice that the edges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there.


Exclusive content from THE VAULT OF DREAMERS is no longer available, but be sure to check out the book here. Find more information about the next YA Scavenger Hunt here.


The clue you are looking for on this stop of the hunt is my favorite number: 2. 



To keep going on the hunt for TEAM GREEN's grand prize, you need to check out the next author, Beck Nicholas



At this stop, I'm giving away a signed hardcover of my first book, THE MARK, plus your choice of ANY TWO of the books shown here:

If you can't make them out in the photo, they are: Tithe by Holly Black, Between by Jessica Warman, Blood Wounds by Susan Beth Pfeffer, The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness, What I Saw and How I Lied by Judy Blundell, The Everafter by Amy Huntley, Dirty Little Secrets by C. J. Omololu, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libby Bray (signed), Love Is the High Law by David Levithan (signed), Peeps by Scott Westerfeld, The Maze Runner by James Dashner, Fade by Lisa McMann, City of Bones by Cassie Clare, After by Amy Efaw, Sean Griswold's Head by Lindsay Leavitt, The Dark Divine by Bree Despain, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter, The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

To enter, leave a comment on this post about what's in YOUR vault of dreams - what's the last dream you had (that you want to share!)? You can also enter by tweeting the link on the Rafflecopter. Or, do both for two entries. The same YA Scavenger Hunt rules apply to this giveaway (international, parent permission, yadda, yadda).