YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2017

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! Be sure to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!

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 GOLD TEAM –but there is also a red team, a blue team, an orange team, a red team, and an indie 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.

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 gold 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  April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
SCAVENGER HUNT POST
Pacific Northwest represents!!!!!
Today, I am hosting Fonda Lee on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Fonda Lee is the award-winning author of YA science fiction novels “Zeroboxer” and “Exo.” When she is not writing or training in martial arts, she can be found searching out tasty food in Portland, Oregon.
 
Find out more information by checking out Fonda’s website or find more about her books here!
EXCLUSIVE CONTENT
 EXO by Fonda Lee

“It’s been a century of peace since Earth became a colony of an alien race with far reaches into the galaxy. Some die-hard extremists still oppose their rule on Earth, but Donovan Reyes isn’t one of them. His dad holds the prestigious position of Prime Liaison in the collaborationist government, and Donovan’s high social standing along with his exocel (a remarkable alien technology fused to his body) guarantee him a bright future in the security forces. That is, until a routine patrol goes awry and Donovan’s abducted by the human revolutionary group Sapience.

When Sapience realizes who Donovan’s father is, they think they’ve found the ultimate bargaining chip. But the Prime Liaison doesn’t negotiate with terrorists, not even for his own son. Left in the hands of terrorists who have more uses for him dead than alive, the fate of Earth rests on Donovan’s survival. Because if Sapience kills him, it could spark another galactic war. And Earth didn’t win the last one..”

 
Fonda’s Notes on the Inspiration Boards:
With Exo, I set out to write an alien conquest story unlike any other I’d read before. There are plenty of stories about aliens invading Earth, but I set Exo over a century after the alien arrival, at a time when humans and aliens live together on Earth in an uneasy truce. I designed the alien race, the zhree, to look very different from us (humanoid aliens are a pet peeve of mine!) but I knew I needed them to be able to communicate and live alongside us, so I made them land-dwelling, highly social creatures, with vocal language and prehensile limbs. The end result: six-legged, six-eyed, dome-bodied creatures with body armor, who live in great circular cities, in towers that resemble huge termite hills. Some humans in Exo refer to the zhree using the derogatory term, “shrooms.”
Speaking of cool body armor, the zhree in Exo have passed on their biotechnology to a subset of humans, endowing them with an “exocel” – a flexible, organic, superstrong body armor that can be deployed or retracted at will. I imagined it as kind of like having a layer of whatever the T1000 in Terminator 2 is made out of, coating your body whenever you want. And it turns out there is lots of very cool next generation body armor being developed by the military that isn’t too far off of that concept!




And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Fonda Lee, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. 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! And don’t forget to enter my Rafflecopter giveaway!!!!!

CONTINUE THE HUNT
 
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Joshua David Bellin! http://theyaguy.blogspot.com/
 

 

 

67 Comments

  1. This is my very first time! I’d never come across it before today actually, I’m SO thankful I made it in the nick of time to try my luck and enter! 😀

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  2. I have been doing this since the first year it started! I love it!!! I look forward to it every time. Thanks for being a part of this. It’s so much fun!!!

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