Thursday, October 1, 2015

27 YA Scavenger Hunt with a Bonus Charm Bracelet and Compulsion For Reading Tote Bag Giveaway

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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 the HUGE team prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed 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 SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of team orange.


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the orange team, and then add them up. 

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: The Scavenger Hunt is 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.


Today, I am hosting Meradeth Houston!

Meradeth has never been a big fan of talking about herself, but if you really want to know, here are some random tidbits about her:

>She's a California girl now braving the cold winters in Montana.

>She's am a molecular anthropologist. Translation: She sequences dead people's DNA.

>She's been writing since she was 11 years old. It's her hobby, her passion, and she's so happy to get to share her work!

>Her other passion is teaching. There's nothing more fun for her than getting a classroom of college kids fired up about anthropology! This is probably a good thing, since her day job requires her to teach at the local university.

>If she could have a super-power, it would totally be flying. Which is a little strange, because she's terrified of heights.
Find out more information by checking out Meradeth's website or find more about the author's book here!

by Meradeth Houston

Sienna Crenshaw knows the rules: 1) no time traveling beyond your natural lifetime, 2) no screwing with death, and 3) no changing the past. Ever. Sienna doesn’t love being stuck in the present, but she’s not the type to to break the rules. That is, she wasn’t the type until her best friend broke every one of those rules to keep Henry, her twin brother and Sienna’s ex-boyfriend, alive.

Suddenly, Sienna is caught in an unfamiliar reality. The upside? Henry is still alive. The downside? Sienna’s old life, including the people in it, has been erased. Now, Sienna and Henry must untangle the giant knot in time, or her parents and all the rest of the Travelers, will be lost forever. One problem: the only way to be successful is for Henry to die...

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I wasn’t sure if I felt more like Alice in Wonderland or Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I sure wasn’t in Kansas anymore, but it felt like I’d fallen down a rabbit hole.
Another girl outside the stall brushed her hair in the mirror. It took me a second to realize she wore a very prim and proper school uniform, complete with an ugly plaid skirt and pressed shirt. She looked me up and down but said nothing. Though from her head-to-toe inspection of me, she clearly disapproved.
I scanned the room, trying to figure out what else was different. The mirrors were clean—no random lipstick marks or haze from cosmetic spray.
A deeper flare of panic kicked my heart into high gear as I realized Joan had ditched me. I checked the other stalls, each as spotless as the one I materialized into, but other than the other chick at the mirror, I remained alone.
My hands shook as I pushed my hair away from my face.
A sob hitched in my throat, but I forced it down. I had to keep control of myself until I got my butt back where I belonged. Then I could freak out, preferably in the comfort of my room, under my blankets. I’d make a little fort and bring ice cream. My room—I just had to think about my room. Wait, did I even have a room here, wherever I was?
The other girl threw me one last carefully bland look and left the room. Something told me she would go report me to the school authorities. For a second, I thought about trying to catch up to her, but my voice caught in my throat. I took a deep breath and realized if I wanted to get back to my school I needed to figure out where I was. Pronto.
I could Travel from here—I didn’t have to know my starting point—but I’d already managed to get myself in the wrong spot once today. The smartest thing to do would be to stay put until I figured out where I’d landed.  
Taking a deep breath and clutching my textbook to my chest, I pushed the outside door open.
As I glanced around, goose-bumps rose across my back. The layout of this school looked identical to my own. Lockers lined the hallway across from the bathroom door, and the low murmur of voices resonated from the classrooms surrounding me. Of course, there was one big difference. This place was most certainly not a public high school—and not the one I’d left a minute ago.
“There you are. What took you so long?”
I jumped and stifled a scream as someone addressed me.
“Um, I think you have the wrong person.” I turned and met the boy’s eyes. A rush of blood swirled under my skin. He had the best green eyes. They were also unmistakable.
My heart froze in my chest.
Joan’s brother, my boyfriend. Dead boyfriend. Alive and kicking—well, currently he laughed and stood a little too close to me. I struggled to breathe.
“Henry.” I pressed back against the door to the bathroom. The word “ghost” dangled from the tip of my tongue, but I managed not to say it to his face. It would have been rude, and he didn’t look like a ghost. I couldn’t see through him, and he smelled good—ghosts didn’t have a smell, did they?

Play the Hunt

And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Meradeth Houston, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 2214. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the orange team and you'll have the whole secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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  1. I adore spooky books. Especially hauntings.

  2. I'm still exploring them all. Spooky books are fun this time of year!

  3. Thanks so much for hosting me on the Hunt! :)

  4. So many books that I am dying to get my hands on! Spooky books are one of my faves, I just have to make sure to read them during the day...I scare easy lol

    Melissa H.

  5. I am honestly looking forward to them all. I like spooky books all year round, especially at night when everyone else is asleep.

  6. I've always had a soft spot for spine-tingling reads - they make for perfect reading especially when it's cold and dark outside (and I can hide beneath the covers, hahaha)!

  7. any and all is great because it'll be something new to discover. spooky is great long as its realistic

  8. All of them tbh, i come here every time to discover new books!

  9. Nicole WetheringtonOctober 2, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    I would love to win Persuasion from team orange! Yes I love spooky books!

  10. I love reading spooky books in the fall. There's something in the atmosphere that just adds to the reading experience :) And I'm looking forward to reading Persuasion

  11. Any books without too much romance are good for me

  12. Sorry, I don't really read scary books.

  13. I love spooky books!

  14. I love spooky books all year round! I'm most loving forward to reading Persuasion, Sugar, Nobody's Goddess, and rereading The Cure for Dreaming.

  15. Spoopky if good, can´t wait to see if I get to have your books xD

  16. all of them, to be honest. but probably our little secret the most.

  17. Anything with a paranormal "something" to it! Love original story-lines! I've heard a lot about Cat Winters, so looking forward to her new book!

  18. I like most genres, I am also looking forward to Silver Eve.

  19. I enjoy Southern gothics, so Compulsion is right up my alley. Sandra Waugh's Silver Eve is the sequel to Lark Rising and I'm really looking forward to it.

  20. I am excited to read 'Three Day Summer','Our Little Secret'', 'Pursuasion and 'Silver Eve'. I like spooky books and would love to read Pursuasion.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

  21. I loved reading Compulsion, and I do love spooky books.

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