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Welcome to the Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Sona Charaipotra, co-author of Tiny Pretty Things and Shiny Broken Pieces, as well as the co-founder of CAKE Literary. 

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 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 the GREEN TEAM — but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a blue team, and a purple team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

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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.

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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 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 Sunday, April 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
 
Today, I am hosting the lovely LISA AMOWITZ on my website for the 2016 FALL YA Scavenger Hunt! I’ve already met Lisa 5 times — that’s right 5 times! — and counting. 
Lisa is sharing with a super-fun shopping guide for her novel Until Beth! Check it out on Pinterest here

She’s also giving us a sneak peek at the (usually secret!) mood board for her current WIP, The AbsurdistsTake a look quick, it may go back to being hidden any second!

The awesome Lisa is also a graphic designer who’s done a lot of YA book covers (including some of her own!). You can find out more about her on her website, LisaAmowitz.com, or find her on Twitter or Facebook

Buy Until Beth here.
 
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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Talented rock guitarist Beth Collins has been barely holding herself together for months, ever since her boyfriend and bandmate became the latest victim in a string of suspicious disappearances. When her brother is injured an accident and she sees something dark billowing around him as he hovers close to death, she’s convinced her sanity is collapsing for good.

Then she’s accepted by a boarding school for the musically gifted. All of her new friends are bursting withtalent, but they’re also keeping secrets. Can she trust Vincent, who’s so sweet that his very touch makes her fears melt away? Or Xavier, who’s trying to tell her something but is hiding even more?

And will anyone be safe when her true Talent comes out?

 
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And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Lisa Amowitz, and more! To enter, you need to know that my number is 5! 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
Ready to move onto the next part of the scavenger hunt?
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author: Paula Stokes!

If you want ballerina swag, leave a comment to let us know your favorite ballet, and ballerina and where you’re from. We’ll randomly pick a comment and reach out to send you something awesome!

And thank you, readers, for playing! Happy hunting! 

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