Thursday, April 2, 2015

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2015!!

QjIt's that time of year again!! When we all go crazy for a few days, trying to win piles of awesome books! This year, I'm also doing my own personal giveaway, so make sure to read all the way to the VERY BOTTOM of the post for your chance to win a signed copy of DEFY & IGNITE!!


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


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


SCAVENGER HUNT POST



Today, I am hosting FONDA LEE on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! I can't tell you her real age, or she might beat the tar out of me, but I think she looks 21, don't you?? She's so beautiful and talented, too! A double whammy! Here's more about Fonda and her book!




Author bio: 

Fonda Lee writes science fiction and fantasy for teens and adults. Zeroboxer (from Flux/Llewellyn) is her debut novel. Fonda is a recovering corporate strategist, an avid martial artist, a fan of smart action movies, and an Eggs Benedict enthusiast. Originally hailing from Canada, she now lives in Portland, Oregon. You can find Fonda at www.fondalee.com and on Twitter @fondajlee.

Social Media Links 

Website: www.fondalee.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FondaJLee
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fonda.lee.94
Tumblr: fondalee.tumblr.com
Goodreads profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7705004.Fonda_Lee

Book Cover: 




ZEROBOXER SYNOPSIS:

A Sci-Fi Thrill Ride Set in the Action-Packed Sports Arena of the Future
A rising star in the weightless combat sport of zeroboxing, Carr “the Raptor” Luka dreams of winning the championship title. Recognizing his talent, the Zero Gravity Fighting Association assigns Risha, an ambitious and beautiful Martian colonist, to be his brandhelm––a personal marketing strategist. It isn’t long before she’s made Carr into a popular celebrity and stolen his heart along the way. 


As his fame grows, Carr becomes an inspirational hero on Earth, a once-great planet that’s fallen into the shadow of its more prosperous colonies. But when Carr discovers a far-reaching criminal scheme, he becomes the keeper of a devastating secret. Not only will his choices place everything he cares about in jeopardy, but they may also spill the violence from the sports arena into the solar system.

If that’s not enough to get your attention, check out the ZEROBOXER trailer: https://youtu.be/-YJzwwwmZ3M



EXCLUSIVE CONTENT - FIGHT PROMOTION COMPANY LOGOS

Fonda tells us about the logos: 

While writing ZEROBOXER, I had a lot of fun envisioning not just how a zero gravity combat sport would actually work, but the whole culture and industry behind it, one that mirrors what we’re familiar with today. 

Carr “the Raptor” Luka competes in the Zero Gravity Fighting Association, the pre-eminent professional fight promotion company in Greater Earth orbit. Headquartered on Valtego city station and run by the influential Martian, Bax Gant, the ZGFA Cube is where every amateur Terran zeroboxer dreams of competing. 

Even bigger and more established than the ZGFA is the WCC - the Weightless Combat Championship. Based on Surya city station near Mars’ moon of Phobos, the WCC is a massively popular and lucrative organization boasting the best Martian zeroboxers. 

I just had to design ZGFA and WCC logos. Dar Albert at Wicked Smart Designs helped me create these, and I still bounce up and down and grin every time I look at them. The star in the ZGFA logo, and the Cube (the zero-g arena) shape behind the WCC are perfect. 







Look for these to show up in some pretty epic fight posters very soon. If you want to know when and where exactly, check out the full schedule of Zeroboxer launch events happening over the next several weeks. 

And remember to look for the book on April 8!

CONTINUE THE HUNT

To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! CLICK HERE TO GO TO E.C. MYERS Website!

And now for your chance to win a signed copy of DEFY & IGNITE, just fill out the rafflecopter below! Good luck!! 

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140 comments:

Raychelle Steele said...

My favorite childhood book... Hm, so many. I remember reading and loving A GREAT AND TERRIBLE BEAUTY by Libba Bray. Also, HP and any fairy tales.

jarkin33 said...

I was never a huge reader as a child, but I distinctly remember reading The Boxcar Children stories and I keep trying to get my son to read them I think he'll love them!

Thanks for the giveaway!!

SeeingDouble InNeverland said...

Fallon ~ joefallon1@yahoo.com
My favorite book was Jurassic Park Lost World

Shauna Buck said...

I always had my nose buried in a book of some sort book. I loved Choose Your own Adventures!

miki said...

i loved Bilbo the hobbit ^^ ( i read it at 6 so after that all the child book looked too tame^^)
and i love the memories i have of our easter eggs hunt in the garden of the churh

Thank you a lot for taking part in this hunt and for your own generous giveaway ( can i hope it to be open to international too?)

Eileen said...

The Boxcar Children series was a big part of my childhood! I love the mysteries and always daydreamed I could solve them with the kids :D

Natalie (Never Trust a Duck) said...

As a child my favorite books consisted of the ones my friend and I made up about the adventures of our stuffed animals. We even took them on tour to our kindergarten class XD Thank you for the giveaway!

Ashley White said...

My favorite book as a child was Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle. I recently had the pleasure of rereading the entire Wrinkle in Time books again. :)

Judy said...

I can remember my mother reading to me and the book that I loved and had her read it to me all the time until I could read myself was Black Beauty. I loved that book and horse.

Emma A. said...

When I was around 10 years old my friend and I went to the local toy store and we received these two books for free, that the store said we could just have because they could not sell them. It was not until later, or more accurately, this last year, that I realized that this was the moment when I read my first ARC (which was The Tail of Emily Windsnap by the way) :)

Jaime Arnold said...

Alice in Wonderland was always my fave as a kid and I still love it now :)

Hugs,
Jaime

Breana M. said...

As a kid one of my favorite series was The Spiderwick Chronicles.

Jaime said...

I loved the Narnia series as a child, among many other books! :)

Shannon said...

I loved a series of unfortunate events when I was a kid and was always found in the library.

Katie Thomas said...

The Boxcar Children

Ashley Martinez said...

I think Dr. Seuss is my favorite :)

Sussu said...

Definitely The Little Prince by St Exupery.

Ayanami Faerudo said...

The Secret Garden!

Ayanami Faerudo said...

The Secret Garden!

Brandi said...

My favorite book from my childhood, and my favorite book still to this day, is The Hobbit. I remember after reading it when I was 12 being blown away by the story, the characters, and the world that J.R.R. Tolkien had created. It was like nothing I had ever read before.

Ashly H said...

my favorite childhood memory is when my cousin could come over to my house for the weekend and we play.

bethx said...

oh my goodness my favourite childhood book was "Tell me something before I go to sleep" as I still have the ratty copy and my mum use to read it to me all the time and I just love it.

Aila said...

My favorite book was probably The True Meaning of Smekday. I remember the only reason I got it from my library in middle school was because it was so thick, but the story inside was so, so enjoyable to read.

Emz Chang said...

I have so many childhood favorites. But I think I read Ruby Holler by Sharon Creech the most, besides Harry Potter, of course.

Dreams said...

My favorite childhood book was one of those customer books where you sent your child's name in and the book was printed where they are the main character.

Anna said...

I loved this Dr. Seuse book with this short story about this yellow thing who befriends a pair of pale green pants with nobody inside them. I THINK it might have been in The Sneeches, but I'm not positive.

Megan said...

Walk Two Moons by Sarah Creech

Thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie said...

Hmmm...I loved a lot of books as a child. I loved reading Little House on the Prairie books with my Mom. So those books are a childhood favorite. I also was really into the Goosebump books. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

Katrina @ Bookish Things said...

My favorite childhood book was Hank the Cowdog or Boxcar Children. I would stay up really late to read them.

Gavin Chua said...

Harry Potter

themissphyrelibrary said...

My favorite books to read when I was growing up were the Miss Piggle-Wiggle books. My dad read through the whole lot of them for my bedtime stories. Those are also my favorite childhood memories...listening to my dad read to me as I fell asleep with our golden retriever at my feet :)

Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!!!
Melissa H.

Jenn said...

Okay the first book that was ever my favorite was Danny and The Dinosaur. I learned to read on that book, because I pretty much memorized it because I'd make my parent read it over and over again for me. Knowing what the words looked liked and sounded like without help was a whole new world, so obviously I'm always going to be grateful to the book that open the door to all books for me.

As a preteen my favorite book was The Haunting of Frances Rain.

Early Teens - The Secret Circle by LJ Smith
Past that I started to love too many books to be able to pick a favorite.

Samantha said...

I used to love The Phantom Tollbooth when I was little!

Becky Thompson said...

As a kid, I read Ella Enchanted and A Wrinkle In Time over and over again. I loved a lot of books as a kid but those stick out to me :)

Katie Heist said...

My favorite books were definitely the Harry Potter series. They're still my favorite.

Erin P said...

Some of my favorite books when I was little was the Amelia Bedelia series, Shel Silverstein and The Berenstain Bears

Natasha D said...

My favorites was anything by R.L. Stine.
Thanks for the chance to win!

Thais Pampado said...

Thanks for participating in YASH!
My favorite books when I was a kid were from a collection named Cachorrinho Samba, by a Brazilian author.

(I hope your giveaway is international, if it's not please disconsider my entries ^^)

SeeingDouble InNeverland said...

Morgan ~ drewblythe2004@yahoo.com

My favorite childhood memory is when my father would take my sister and I to to the brook and we would go swimming. It was simple but my fondest memories.

Marissa Hakala said...

I used to love when my dad read Dr. Seuss books to me when I was really little.

Amanda Stav said...

My favourite books as a child is a toss up between the Harry Potter series, The Chronicles of Narnia and the Silverwing series by Kenneth Oppel!

Nikki Cunanan said...

My favorite book as a child has always been J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN. ♥

Cassidy Singleton said...

favourite book from my childhood was slinky malinky, the book about the black cat!

S211n3 said...

The Selfish Giant, I love that book!

Ashfa said...

Loved reading anything by Roald Dahl as a kid!

Justine Bowman said...

Hana I read V.C. Andrews when I was inn the 6th grade and loved them. Lol they were very mature. But I also loved the Captan Underpants books, Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Basically any book.

Joana R. C. Felício said...

I remember reading The Little Prince over and over again and loving it. Those are the first fondest memories I have regarding to books.

karin said...

I loved the grim tales when I was a child
hope it's open internationally

Sofia T. said...

Fav book as a child would probably be Alice in Wonderland :)

Hope Tweeddale said...

My favourite books were the Henry Reed books! I loved them :P

Maggie Richardson said...

Reading while I traveled (which I have gotten to do a lot) has always made me happy.

Maud Grefte said...

My favourite book as a kid was a Dutch children's book called ''Geef me de ruimte'' (Give me space!) by Thea Beckman :) It's taking place during the time of the plague and it's about a girl who runs away from home and travels around Europe.

PurpleAlice said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

My favourite book as a child was, and I still love it, The Silver Brumby by Elyne Mitchell.

Stephanie Kaye said...

One of my favorite books when I was young was The Little House on the Prairie Series. :)

Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

When I was little I used to love anything by Roald Dahl but especially The Witches :)

Jenna Kilgore said...

My favorite and only books I read as a child were the Boxcar Children series.

Nichole Elizabeth said...

My favorite childhood book/series was definitely the Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld. There was just something about the story and the characters that had me obsessed!

Nicole Johnson said...

My favorite childhood book series was the Babysitters Club books by Ann M. Martin!

Vampirefan2 said...

My favorite thing to read when I was younger was the Junie B Jones series. I would always get so excited every time a new book would come and would beg my mom to take my to the store to get it.

alicia marie said...

My favorites when I was younger were things like The Sweet Valley Kids and Baby-sitter's Little Sister series and Nancy Drew Notebooks :)

Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf said...

My favorites were Heidi and The Boxcar Children books. :)

Dominique said...

I can't wait to check out your books! I'm almost finished with YASH!!!! :)

Stephanie Ehmann said...

My favourite book I read as a kid was probably Charlie and theGreat Glass Elevator:)

Sabrina Simpson said...

My favorite childhood book would definitely be Oh, the Places You'll Go by Dr.Seuss

Amy Hart said...

I loved the book Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

Michka said...

Hmm... a favorite childhood memory... would be staying up really late reading with my mom. We didn't really read "children's" books, per se... so I don't really have a favorite children's book from that time.

Tia Dalley said...

As a child I loved The Secret Garden.

Zaria said...

I remember the day before I got the last Harry Potter. My mom worked at the post office so they had it before the release date. The package said Muggles, do not open until July something. I got to hold, and was so close. After I finally got it I stayed up late, sometimes not going to bed until after my mom had left for work, just reading it

Alizabeth Baughman said...

As a kid, I really only read series of books. Probably my all time favorite had to be the Nancy Drew books, but I loved the Babysitter's Club series as well!

anicalewis said...

My favorite book from my childhood is still my favorite now - Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones!

sarah said...

One of my favorite childhood books were the Thoroughbred series by Joanna Campbell.
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Lynanne Carroll said...

Lots of favorites growing up, but I loved R.L. Stine's Goosebumps series--especially the choose-your-own-adventure kind. I'd spend HOURS trying to read every angle!!

Eva Rushton said...

I loved reading Peter Rabbit as a kid.

Cassie Sparks said...

My favorite childhood book is I'll love you forever. Thanks for the chance!

Katherine Adams said...

My two favorite books growing up were classics: Black Beauty and A Little Princess

Denise April Cayetano said...

I remember I was pretty crazy about Geronimo Stilton's books. There was a lot of it from our school's library and I always borrow one every day :)

Nicole Langreck said...

My favorite children's' books of all time are any of the Black Stallion books by Walter Farley. I just love his writing style and the horse and boy bonding in his stories!

Emily Mitchell said...

I must have read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory twenty times as a kid. Every time my elementary school class went to the library, I immediately picked it up.

Jessica Kilgore said...

My favorite book I read as a child would be The Old Willis Place by Mary Downing Hahn.

Barb Gordon said...

My favorite book as a kid was a Sweet Valley Twins Christmas Special... I loved it so much that I stole it from the library and to this day it still sits on my shelf as one of my most favorite and most read books!

Tiffany said...

I love you forever was my favorite book as I child. I still read it to my kids today.

The Fox Family said...

I absolutely loved (and still do love) the Anne of Green Gable books! They are oldies but goodies!!! I love the innocence of the times and the character twists. Watching Anne and Gilbert grow ... PERFECT! If you haven't read them, I strongly suggest you do. Then we can be "kindred" friends. :)

Pranavi said...

As a child, my fave book was Dragon Keeper! It was an awesome series :)

Pranavi said...

As a child, my fave book was Dragon Keeper! It was an awesome series :)

theenchantedbook said...

I loved The Hobbit! I read it when I was 12 and it was great :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Jen D said...

My favorite book from my childhood has to be Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine without a doubt.

Karina Hernandez said...

My favorite book I read as a child is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It's still my favorite book series.

Melissa Robles said...

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. It's my favorite childhood book because I remember it was the first book that touched my heart when I was first learning english. Besides, my favorite animals are horses. :)

Camila Aracellis said...

I loved Papelucho en la clínica by Marcela Paz, all her books are amazing!

Paola B said...

I've always been a huge bookworm so all my favorite memories revolve around books. I think my favorite one is reading with my mother :)

Baggins said...

I have so many favourite memories from my childhood - pretending to be Belle running through my overgrown yard, building Lego and dancing with my brothers, playing on our swingset with my imaginary friend. :-D I loved reading The Babysitter's Club and the Sweet Valley books.

Thanks for taking part in YASH and for the giveaway.

Kim Waters

Kellani Arnold said...

When I was little, I really liked books about horses and unicorns. I really like the Unicorns of Balinor series, but I would go to my school library and check out a book on a specific breed of horse and do a book report about once a day.

Tessi said...

My favourite books when I was young were hands down all books that Astrid Lindgren wrote. She just knew how to capture the readers' hearts. Thanks for being part of the YASH!

~ Lillie

Annie - said...

All the Roal Dahl books! It may sound cliche but Matilda was my favourite!

Gracie said...

Favorite books as a child - The Raggedy Ann and Andy series. I got one for every birthday until I had almost the whole set!

karen chappell said...

Thanks for shari g with us!!

Patricia Lopez said...

My favorite books while growing up were L.J. Smith's books :)

Megan McDade said...

My favourite book as a child was the borrowers.

Megan @ reading away the days

Bookaholics said...

My favorite book would have to be the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. It was the book that got me into reading, and that's why I'm the avid reader I am today. I go back and reread it all the time especially when I'm down.

Krissy said...

One of my favorite childhood books is The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle. It's always stuck with me :)

Vicky Icky said...

I loved reading Matilda and Witches by Roald Dahl! Those books were some of the best books I read when I was little :)

bookbunny68 said...

I loved the Trixie Beldon and Nancy Drew series.

Maggie Chang said...

My favourite book as a child was probably a picture book called "Little Star" (at least I'm pretty sure it was called that...) I read it once a day for a good while :)

Kassiah Faul said...

I love so many books! I am gonna go with ANNE OF GREEN GABLES! Thanks for participating in YASH xo

Merisha Abbott said...

my favorite books as a child was Frog and Toad also 3 billy goats gruff

Jessica Jackson said...

In my elementary school years, I loved Magic Tree House, Goosebumps, and Bunnicula. In middle school I became OBSESSED with the Warrior Cats series by Erin Hunter. I legit had my own warrior cat name (Goldenfur) and my friends would pretend to be in Thunderclan. I also liked Sammy Keyes, books by Wendy Mass, Ann M. Martin, and basically any book that had a cat or dog on the cover (I had an obsession with dogs especially in both my elementary and middle school years).

Anyway, thanks for the giveaway :)

Agustine Dwi said...

Not clearly remember what books I read in my childhood as I wasn't a huge reader back then but my mom subscribed children magazines weekly. I loved reading them.

Monica Rebollar said...

This isn't a memory of me reading but back in elementary school, I had two teachers in 4th grade and they would both read to us and I absolutely loved story time! They read one of my favorite books, Tuck Everlasting, we even watched the movie! I think this sparked my interest in reading!

Jordan White said...

The Jolly Pocket Postman :)

Natalia Warthen said...

When I was a kid (3rd-4th grade) I LOVED the Harry Potter series. I mean, who didn't!?

Megan R said...

I loved Harry Potter growing up. Before that there was a book called Little Badger and the Fire Spirit my dad used to read me that I loved. I still have it and the cover is in tatters because it was well loved.

Zoey @ Uncreatively Zoey said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is definitely the zoo. I think we used to go maybe once every other year, and I'd always get to pick a stuffed animal. I usually went for the monkeys. I still have a lemur hanging from my ceiling at home.

Sarah Kalaitzidis said...

I wish i could remember the name because, when i was young my mother would read it to me. She would laugh because it was about a daughter and father fishing and the father would keep throughing the fish back so finally the daughter threw the father in with the fish. I remember this because my mother would laugh and laugh at this part.

Hannah said...

I really loved---and still do!--Ally Carter's Gallagher Girls series. It turned me into a life-long reader, for which I am infinitely grateful.

Anglik Djilah said...

Favorite book from childhood, Definitely: The Peace Child by Anne Phillips. It's a very complex and great book that inspire me in a great deal

Mandy K said...

My favorite book as a child was Harry Potter! (real original, I know, but they're so popular for a reason)

ohdangmandy.blogspot.com

Carly Vaught said...

My favourite book is now and has always been Harry Potter. Potter life forever <3

Ms. Baez said...

Oh the Places You Will Go! Dr. Suess Best book ever! :)

Charlotte said...

One of my favourite childhood memories is riding around the park just behind my apartment in my friend's bicycle.

Valerie said...

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE was one of my favorite books as a child. My dad started reading it to me at bedtime. I loved the story so much that I became impatient and took over reading and read the entire series. And the read them again and again. He instilled a deep love of reading in me at a very young age and this is the book that started it.

Jen S said...

my favorite book was The Magician's Nephew

lostbraincell said...

Oooh I really loved the American Girl books as a kid!!

Kara x said...

My favorite books as a kid would be What was I Scared of? by Dr. Seuss & the American girl books.

Fizzingwhizbee said...

I had so many favorite books as a child, but one of them was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I loved how Matilda was as in love with reading as I was :).

Thanks for hosting the giveaway and participating in the scavenger hunt!!

Minny said...

I used to read R.L. Stine's books and those were the ones that got me into reading.

Camilla Leonard said...

My favorite childhood books were the Roald Dahl books, Harry Potter, and Gail Carson Levine books.

The Undomestic Fangirl said...

When me and my father would eat at our fave restaurant. ;) ;(

The Undomestic Fangirl said...

When me and my father would eat at our fave restaurant. ;) ;(

Chelsie said...

One of my favorite books as a kid was Gail Carson Levine's Fairest. It really helped to teach me that it didn't matter what you looked like, what matters is the kind of person you are. It really helped to shape the kind of person I am today.

magicseal said...

My favourate childhood author was Enid Blyton

Sanne said...

Oh my! When I was about 6 years old, I was obsessed with Ridiculous! by Micheal Coleman. It's about a turtle named Shelley. And then, when I was about 10/11 years old, I started reading the Dolphin Diaries by Ben M. Baglio (I think he wrote the books while using a pseudonym... Lucy Daniels or something?)

Written Melodies said...

One of my most cherished childhood memories is listening to my mother recite her version of Rapunzel.

Unknown said...

Love this giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love this giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love this giveaway!

Unknown said...

Love this giveaway!

Saleana Carneiro said...

My favorite book to read was "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree." Well, my mom read it to me, but it was still one of my favorites!

_Sandra_ said...

My favorite childhood book (which I still love to re-read) was The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupéry.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Yun-A said...

I think my favorite books as a little kid were the Little House series.

Kaitlyn Ehlers said...

My favorite childhood books were definitely The Giver by Lois Lowry and Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine!