YA Scavenger Hunt

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! 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 BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold 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.

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 October 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Elizabeth Briggs  on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!
Elizabeth Briggs is the New York Times bestselling author of the Future Shock trilogy and the Chasing The Dream series. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in Sociology, currently mentors teens in writing, and volunteers with a dog rescue group. Elizabeth lives in Los Angeles with her husband and a pack of fluffy dogs.
Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!  Visit Elizabeth’s Website | Check out Future Shock |Check out Future ThreatFollow Elizabeth on Facebook | Follow Elizabeth on Twitter

A New York Times bestseller!

What do you do when the future is too late, and the present is counting down to an inevitable moment?

Elena Martinez has street smarts, the ability for perfect recall, and a deadline: if she doesn’t find a job before she turns eighteen, she’ll be homeless. But then she gets an unexpected offer from Aether Corporation, the powerful Los Angeles tech giant. Along with four other recruits–Adam, Chris, Trent, and Zoe–Elena is being sent on a secret mission to bring back data from the future. All they have to do is get Aether the information they need, and the five of them will be set for life. It’s an offer Elena can’t refuse.

But something goes wrong when the time travelers arrive in the future. And they are forced to break the only rule they were given–not to look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future–and a murder–from happening. But changing the timeline has deadly consequences too. Who can Elena trust as she fights to save her life?

The first book in an unforgettable series about rewriting your destiny in the city of dreams.

Exclusive Content

I always make playlists for every book I write. The songs inspire me, help me set the tone for the book, and make it easier for me to get back into the writing after some time off.


For Future Shock, I chose a lot of dark, angry songs that reflect Elena’s state of mind, along with songs about being an outcast, about running out of time, and about not being able to trust anyone. You can check out the playlist here.

Future Threat is the second book in the trilogy and comes out March 1, 2017. I’m excited to present the playlist for it, exclusive to the YA Scavenger Hunt!For this playlist I also kept the songs pretty dark, but they’re not as angry as in Future Shock because Elena is in a different place now. She’s struggling with getting over her past and trying to live in the present with the man she loves, but is forced to return to the future again for another mission. The songs are moody, a little sad, but also a tiny bit hopeful – just like Elena in the book.

If the spotify window isn’t working, click here to see the playlist on Spotify.com

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kaitlin Bevis, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 2. 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!

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!

New to my site? Sign up for my newsletter for a free audio copy of Persephone. Want more free stuff? Comment below to enter for a chance to win an e-copy of the first book in my newest trilogy, AphroditeWinner will be chosen via random number generator on Monday, October 10th.



89 thoughts on “YA Scavenger Hunt

  1. OMG thank you so much for the chance! I LOVED Persephone, the whole series actually, and can’t wait to read Aphrodite! I love Greek mythology 😀

  2. Thanks for doing this! I look forward to the YA Scavenger Hunt every year! I’ve been doing this since the first year. Woohoo!!!

  3. Ok the thing I love about the YA Scavenger Hunt is finding new authors to read! Your books sound so good! Thanks for being a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt!

  4. These scavenger hunts are so much fun!
    thanks so much for participating and for the chance to win an e-copy of Aphrodite! =)

  5. OMG – how did I not know about these books? I love your covers. Being a mythology lover these will be perfect for me. Signed up for your newsletter and look forward to trying.

  6. Awesome! Awesome! Awesome! I love the hunt and I love the excepts tom different books. Thanks for being part of the hunt!

  7. I just discovered YASH. And I’ve developed a love/hate relationship. Love the fact that I get to discover more authors and books. Should I hate the fact I now have more books I wanna read that will continue beyond lifetime…
    I hope I’ll eventually find time to read your books too!

  8. I loved Aphrodite and can’t wait to read the next one. I am a huge fan of the Hades-Persephone myth and will read any version I can get my hands on, and yours was one of my favorites. Thanks for joung the hunt 🙂

  9. Thanks so much for being a part of YASH! Its a special treat for me, since I live in a tiny Carribean Island called Curacao, so I don’t often get the chance to participate in giveaways 🙂

  10. Read the bonus material and now I really want to read Aphrodite! I know it’s messed up, but it’s my favorite Greek myth. Thanks for joining the scavenger hunt!

  11. I love the fact that events like YA Scavenger Hunt exist to promote reading, authors, and new genres! Even in Mexico City, this is a reality as long as participants spread the word about this hunt. Thank YOU for being a participant!

  12. Thanks for this opportunity!! I absolutely love greek mythology and to see these classic myths be retold in a modern way is awesome! Thanks!

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