Tuesday, March 29, 2016

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2016

Welcome to my blog YA hunters! I'm Kate Karyus Quinn. That's me over there ~~~~~~~>>>

I'm the young adult author of several books that you can can again find right over there ~~~~>>
in the sidebar. 

But you're here for the hunt, so let's get to it.

I'm on....



If you're looking for my exclusive content (it's an exclusive sneak peak of my April 26th release with HarperTeen DOWN WITH THE SHINE) you'll have to keep hunting. 

I am also hosting a wonderful author here on my blog today, but before we can get to her exclusive content, we need to review the rules first.

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 3rd, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

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 NINE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM--but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a red team, purple, green, pink, silver and a teal team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed 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.

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Okay, now that we've taken care of that, let me introduce Jodie Andrefsky!!!!


Jodie Andrefski has been passionate about reading ever since she was a little girl, when she used to climb trees to escape with a favorite book. Andrefski often draws on her background in education and mental health counseling to bring real world experience to her writing. She is a firm believer in the magic of a first kiss, and insists that you should never, ever give up on your dreams. THE SOCIETY is her second novel through Entangled Teen.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author's book here! 





EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!!!




THE SOCIETY by Jodie Andrefski


Sneak Peek Excerpt


If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not 

die? And if you wrong us, shall we not revenge?

—William Shakespeare



                 I pushed through the heavy oak doors leading into Trinity Academy, ignoring the groups of students milling around the wide steps of the ornate brick building. Not like it mattered. They were all busy talking, laughing, and fist-bumping each other, mostly jocks and their adoring fans, none of whom I had the time or interest to speak with.


Bren Fessler—bedazzled toady to my ex-best friend Jessica—shoved past, leaving me 
gagging from lingering fumes of eau de bitch. I rolled my eyes, hacked through the last of the stench, and headed toward my locker.


Trinity was founded like a hundred years ago, and if buildings really do have a personality, this one had the snooty air of old money. I mean, it was a beautiful campus; it just 
sucked that I couldn’t stand the majority of the kids who went there anymore. But since Trinity had a stellar academic program that looked great on college applications, I’d remained, even after everything that happened. Besides, my creative writing teacher, Ms. Kemper, had pretty much assured me a shining recommendation to Columbia, her alma mater. I think she felt sorry for me. So I stayed. I wasn’t about to blow my chance at getting into my dream school even if everything around me sucked.


As I neared my locker, five or six members of the golden crew sashayed in a little blond 
bubble across from me, confident toothy smiles all over their faces. Since it was the start of Rush week, they were probably all certain they’d find a typed note covertly slipped through one of the vents in their locker, an invitation to rush our high school’s hallowed cloak-and-dagger secret society. Even the name sounded decayed, like a musty blanket you’d find rotting in your grandmother’s attic. I’d looked it up once. Musterian. Turns out it’s Greek for “a mystery confided only to the initiated and not to ordinary mortals.”


There would obviously be no note in my locker. I was way too ordinary, and mortal was 
putting it mildly. My hair wasn’t blond and shiny enough. I didn’t prance around in a cutesy little uniform with TA emblazoned across my not-quite-big-enough boobs. 


The cheerleaders seemed to miss what just about everyone else recognized. The irony in 
the fact that our school’s initials also stood for a completely different phrase. Then again, they’d probably be just as proud to wear the label, Tits and Ass. Yet these Einsteins were usually the ones chosen to pledge, at least to meet the female initiates quota.


Just about every kid at school dreamed of being invited to rush. Invitation to the Society 
wasn’t only a guaranteed boost to your social standing, although that was a given. No, being in the Society offered even more tangible, life-changing perks. It pretty much guaranteed acceptance to the college of your choice—past members served on the admissions boards of some of the best schools in the country. Dream jobs tended to follow. The Society members weren’t supposed to know all that, but it didn’t take a rocket scientist to figure it out when you saw school acceptance letters roll in. The Society was a who’s who of the in crowd, guaranteeing a life we all fantasize about.


They didn’t ask people like me to join. I wasn’t cool enough, at least not anymore. Steps away from my locker, the golden crew parted like the Red Sea. Whispers and giggles engulfed me—dark as smoke, and just as acrid. 


“Oh my God, it’s perfect.”


“…her expression.”


I tried to ignore them, just another day in Trinity paradise. 


Until I saw it. She’s gone too far this time.


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And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Jodie Adrefski, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 85. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the blue 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! EMILY ROSS

BUT WAIT!! We're not quite done here yet. Below you can enter to win a signed ARC of my upcoming release from HarperTeen DOWN WITH THE SHINE! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter below!





a Rafflecopter giveaway

6 comments:

  1. I'm not entering the giveaway because I was lucky and got an advanced copy. However, I did have to stop and say to all those that enter: YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK!!! It is amazing <3 Loved it so much and will be adding a finished copy as soon asI can <3 Good luck all :)

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    1. OMG thank you so so much! Your comment just made my day! :D

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  2. I had Down with the Shine as my pick for "Waiting for Wednesday" (weekly meme about newly released books we're excited about). Here's the link! http://spinningjennysbookblog.blogspot.ca/2016/03/waiting-on-wednesday-9-down-with-shine.html

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  3. Down with the Shine looks so freaking good and the cover is gorgeous!

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