Tuesday, April 4, 2017

YA Scavenger Hunt Spring 2017!!

It'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 ARC of DARK BREAKS THE DAWN!! (My new release coming May 30th!)  


"With its intricate, dazzling system of magic and a vibrant cast of characters, this passionate, war-torn retelling of Swan Lake is not one to be missed! You'll be spellbound from the very first lines." - Sarah J. Maas #1 NYT bestselling author of THRONE OF GLASS series

"Larson (DEFY trilogy) deftly weaves fantasy with the best parts of the Swan Lake ballet in this gripping first book of a duology."  - PW *Starred* review







(You can win one of these!! Make sure to go all the way to the bottom!)





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!





Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Red 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 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Here's a little trivia for you - my all time FAVORITE number has always been 21!!!



This year I am hosting J.L. Weil!

-->J.L. Weil is the USA Today Bestselling author of New Adult and Teen Paranormal Romances, including the Raven & Divisa Series. You don't want to miss out on any of the amazing books by this author.

And today she sure has a treat for you!! We get an exclusive cover reveal for her new book FIRST SHIFT! First, here is a description to whet your appetite: 




Something wicked is shifting in Seattle.



Karina Lang has enough on her mind dealing with college applications, her mother’s ailing health, and busting her butt after school at the café. Forget boys. Who has the time? The last thing she needs in her busy schedule is to be mugged by a band of thugs.



Maybe fate is trying to tell her something.



A mysterious stranger shows up just in the nick of time. Coincidence? Not in this life. Karina must face the startling truth about herself. And Devyn St. Cyr has the answers she needs. But uncovering the secret of her heritage threatens more than just the world as she knows it, but her life.



Falling in love is not the answer.



Regardless of her feelings for the dreamy and steamy Devyn, Karina finds herself on unsure footing, a hot target for every ambitious otherworldly creature. As she struggles with her rare gift, Devyn is there to support her, protect her, and challenge her. In order for Karina to survive, she must do what no other kitsune in a century has accomplished—acquire nine tails.

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Are you ready for the cover reveal?? Here it is!

SOOOO gorgeous, right?? 

To find J.L. Weil online : 



And don't forget to continue the hunt by CLICKING HERE to go to NY Times best selling author Aprilynne Pike's website!!



NOW, for those of you who want an extra chance to win an ARC of DARK BREAKS THE DAWN, just follow the instructions below! And may the odds be ever in your favor! ;-) 


a Rafflecopter giveaway

132 comments:

Ashley Martinez said...

Omg thanks so much for the chance! I definitely want to read this! I've never read a story about swan lake!

Katrina @ Bookish Things said...

I absolutely love retellings and the cover is gorgeous!

Stephanie Kaye said...

I love retellings and this one sounds like an interesting one! Thanks for the extra giveaway!

Lady Kristianna said...

The book looks pretty exciting!

Katy Goodwin said...

I'm just excited by looking at it! The cover is amazing, and from what I can tell the story is too!

Austine Decker said...

I LOVE retellings of all kinds, especially ones that focus on stories that aren't as "popular." Can't wait for DARK BREAKS THE DAWN to release!!

Melissa Moake said...

All of your teasers are killing me! I want to read this book 1. Because your Defy series was AMAZING! And 2. Because this looks like the kind of book I don't want to miss! <3

thenovelnerd said...

It sounds like a really interesting book, and one of my favorite kinds of books are retellings. I'm excited to read it!

Megan Summers said...

Thank you so much for the incredible giveaway!
I want to win this giveaway SO SO BAD because 1) I adore your DEFY series, 2) This book is beautiful and the synopsis sounds incredible, 3) All my book blogging friends that have read this loved it and 4)I would love to own a signed book. It would make my day <3
Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

Elisa Hutchings said...

Shape-shifting Princess! *drop the mic*
I would love to read this book because it seems very empowering in a beautiful fantastical world.

Angie Bailey said...

Thank you for the extra giveaway and being part of the hunt!

Angie Bailey said...

Oooh I want to win the book because I'm an avid reader and I'm always looking for new to me authors to read and support. Thank you for the chance!

Kirsten N. said...

I love retellings!

Pamela said...

I am a HUGE fan of fairy tale retellings, and Swan Lake is amazing. Can't wait for this one!

Joany De Vries said...

Retellings are pretty Michael my favorite thing and Swan Make has a special place in my heart. It's the first (and only) ballet I have ever seen since there aren't many performances where I live. The story stuck with me so I would love a chance to relive the memory through an amazing sounding retelling.

Leah said...

I want to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because Sarah J. Maas blurbed it. She's my favorite author and I feel any book she blurbs is worth reading! It also sounds dark and twisty. Who doesn't love dark and twisty?!

Jennifer Lancaster said...

I love your Defy series and this one sounds like it will be just as awesome.

stephanie said...

the cover looks amazing!

Evgenia Netrebkova said...

It is the beautiful cover that caught my attention at first. I also have heard many great things about this book and I got so excited about it. Swan Lake has always had a place in my heart and I am really curious to see how you transformed the tale into a story of your own. I've heard there is some great swoon worthy romance in your book and I'm always up for that :D

You also seem like a very kind author with a beautiful heart, replying to reader's comments and posts (and mine too once!). Because we need more good people in this world I am always up for promoting authors who are not afraid to get their hands dirty and interact with readers. So good luck on this book! Best wishes!

Meigan Z. said...

I want to win Dark Breaks the Dawn simply for the swan/crown hybrid on the beautiful cover :-) (And not only the swan, but I've heard nothing but ranting and raving about it all over Twitter, and I'm so intrigued!)

bookbunny68 said...

I love retellings but some are overdone. Swan Lake retelling is something different and I would love to try.

Emily Swanson said...

I want to win because I love Swan Lake retellings. The Swan Princess was one of my favorite movies as a kid.

Kassie Petersen said...

You are an amazing author so anything you write will be amazing! A princess that shapeshifts and has to save those she loves...can't wait!!! ❤ Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa Paschal said...

Thank you so much for being part of the scavenger hunt and giving the opportunity to win this book! I'm really excited to read this book! A swan lake retelling sounds super interesting.

Megan Blackwell said...

I'd love to win it because Swan Lake has always been my favorite ballet, the music is absolutely breathtaking. I've been studying Russian language and culture recently so I learned a lot about Tchaikovsky and the ballet!

Angela Michelle said...

I love anything with magic and through in two rivaling kingdoms and I am in heaven. I am always looking for new authors to read and think that this book sounds incredible.

Turwethiel Istalri said...

Because I love books of course!

Kaci said...

I would love to win an ARC of Dark Breaks the Dawn because I love books set in a different world with magic. There is nothing better than reading a good fantasy book! Also very excited about the idea of shapeshifters! :)

John Smith said...

I would like to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because it sounds good and it has the imprimatur of a top publisher!

Aisha said...

I would love to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because this seems like a very unique story that I will love!

Gabriella Morales said...

The closest I've come to something like this is the movie Black Swan. And I definitely want to expand my horizons. It sounds truly amazing.

24hryabookblog said...

I'd love to win Dark Breaks The Dawn b/c ever since I read the summary I knew I'd want to read it! <3

Katherine Adams said...

I want to win a copy of Dark Breaks the Dawn because the cover is gorgeous, I love fairy-tale retellings and I am a huge fan of your writing. Thanks for YASH and the second chance to win your book :)

Sayomay said...

I have been seeing it everywhere on the book blogs and the summary sounds entertaining! :D
Samantha D

Thais Pampado said...

I absolutely love retellings, especially if they involve magic, so I think I'd really love Dark Breaks the Dawn <3
(Thanks for participating in YASH and for the extra giveaway! I hope it's open internationally!)

ElementalWolf said...

Thank You for this Giveaway, I want to win because I've never read one of your books and this looks & sounds interesting.

Penny said...

I love retellings and Dark Breaks the Dawn sounds like an exciting read!

MeagMichelle said...

Because I LOVE YOU! I've read every single one of your books and have loved every single one. Thanks for giving us a chance for an ARC!!!! <3 meagan.ashley@selu.edu

Kayl P said...

Retelling of the Swan lake??? Cool! I'd definitely want to read this and would be grateful if I win! :)

Jerricka said...

I want this book because I love the cover and the poem at the beginning. I'm also hoping to meet you at Yallwest at the end of the month!

Isabella said...

I love all retellings, but being an aspiring ballerina myself, I'm especially excited about a Swan Lake book!

Patrick Peek said...

The cover looks amazing and the synopsis sounds intriguing.

Sparkless said...

I'd love to read how you retell such a well know tale and make it work. I'm fascinated with myths and stories so this book looks like one I'd really enjoy.

Nancy Hernandez said...

The cover is great but I don't think I've ever read a story of swan lake,I've seen the Swan princess does that count, I'm not sure.

pageturner20 said...

I absolutely loved the Defy trilogy and I cannot wait to see what you have in store for us next!

Lily M. said...

I really enjoyed reading Defy, so I know that I will like reading this book. I've been looking forward to it :):)

harini vasan said...

Because my friend won't shut up about how cool your writing is , and I wanna give it a try :)

Susan Light said...

LOved the Defy trilogy and cannot wait to read your next book.

Tal Rejwan said...

Thank you so much for the awesome chance!
I LOVE retellings! and I love to read ;)
Hope to win ^^

N.S.CLOW said...

Thank you for the wonderful chance of winning an ARC of Dark Breaks The Dawn! I absolutely loved Defy so I'm looking forward to this amazing reselling!

Destiny Carroll said...

Lol so I can read it XD

Gabrielle Saunders said...

I can't wait to read your new book! I've been dying to read it ever since you announced it! I love all your other books and know I will love this one, too! AHHH! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!

Kimberly Vanderbloom said...

I love a good retelling and I'm pretty obsessed with your cover

jarkin33 said...

SARA!! I've been dying to get my hands on this one! We adore your writing and can't wait to dive into your new series!!

Thanks for the chance!

Caitlin said...

I want to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because it looks beautiful, sounds amazing, and I've always wanted to read one of your books!

Jessica Richert said...

I loved your first series! They are one of the series that really jumpstarted my love of reading! I would love to continue my reading with your newest book

Siobhon Nel said...

I'd love to read Dark Breaks the Dawn because of that amazing cover. It is absolutely gorgeous <3

Danielle H. said...

I love retellings and haven't read one about Swan Lake before. Sounds exciting and unique!

Maud Grefte said...

Awesome writer writes an awesome book with a intriguing synopsis and a gorgeous cover... what is not to want?!

Kristia said...

I want to win it because it sounds amazing!!

The Book Filled Day said...

I want to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because it sounds super awesome! Plus, look at that cover! Gorgeous!

Caitlin Kling said...

I have always LOVED Swan Lake and besides the movie Black Swan, I haven't seen a retelling of it, so I would especially LOVE to read one!!!!

Kaytee H said...

Dark Breaks the Dawn sounds amazing! Retellings are probably my favorite thing to read, and I've never heard of a Swan Lake one! I would love to read this!

Miranda said...

I love your writing! I've been a fan ever since I read Defy. Can't wait for Dark Breaks the Dawn!

Chrystiana Silva said...

I love retellings, they are one of my favorite kind of books to read. Dark breaks the dawn is definitely going in my TBR pile right next to Defy (Which I actually have sitting on my shelf right now).

Brianna Clay said...

I have never read a Swan Lake reselling, and it sounds really interesting! I also loved Defy, so I'm sure this one will be great too!

Ariana Salinas said...

Thank you for allowing us to have the opportunity to have a chance to win on of your lovely books! Since I read some of the information on your book, I will be very interested to discover it at my local library! Thanks again for this lovely opportunity, it means a lot to all of your readers!

The Undomestic Fangirl said...

I want to try something new!
JT

Disturbed Angel said...

Swan lake is one of my favorite ballets so I would love to win this to be able to read this!! Sounds interesting

bottomofastairwell said...

I definitely want to win an arc to read it (obviously)

no seriosuly though, i've had this on my tbr (and added on goodreads for months now, because i discovered it while looking through a list of upcoming anticipated 2017 releases, and it sounded really cool.

Sandra Törngren said...

Dark Breaks the Dawn looks and sounds amazing, Sarah! Can't wait to get my hands on it, in any way possible :)

magicseal said...

I haven't read it yet and it sounds amazing! I also love the music for Swan Lake and have always wanted to read a book on it!

TuanVR said...

I'd love to read Dark Breaks the Dawn :3

swimwriteliv said...

I want to win Darks Breaks the Dawn because I loved your Defy series!

April Fitzpatrick said...

I love your Defy series and can't wait to read this book!

Darrella said...

The chapter excerpt from the author hosting you is awesome!

Lisa Mandina said...

I haven't actually read any of your books yet, and this one sounds like the one that is perfectly up my alley and will be the first to get me hooked!

Becky Thompson said...

Both your book and the one you're hosting look great!!

Ashley White said...

Retellings are amazing and I cannot wait to read it!

Tiffany said...

I have loved everything you wrote thus far, so this will be golden!!

Belinda Clemons said...

I want to win this book because ive loved everything you've written and know this one wont be anything different plus I love fairytale retellings

Chelsea Hunter said...

I would love to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because I love fairytale retellings and it sounds amazing!

BookHoarder22 said...

I want to win this book so badly. Swan lake has been my favorite ballet since childhood and inspired so many retelling like the animated movie Swan Princess and others that I enjoyed immensely. So this retelling is bound to be awesome.

Suz said...

This books looks amazing and I loved your "Defy" series! Thanks for this amazing giveaway - I would love to win!

Suz Reads

Strawberrii said...

I'd want to win because not only is the cover beautiful, but re-imaginings and swans are awesome. One of my favorite movies as a kid was the Swan Princess, which is very underrated!

lostbraincell said...

I am so excited because I love all the books you've published and know I'll love this one!

Courtney Whisenant said...

I love YA fantasy, retellings, and Swan Lake!

Shrek Swamperton said...

I would love to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because you are an amazing writer. This book is exactly the type of books I love to read.

Angela Zhang said...

I want to win because I love reading books and yours seems awesome. I love the cover and I already tried to win the ARC on Instagram some time ago, in vain 😂. Hope to win ( finger crossed ) 😍

Diana said...

I love retellings and this one sounds amazing, thank you for the chance!!!!
Raffle name: Artemis Giote

Caroline B said...

I loved your defy series and I am super excited to read more material from you!

Tasia V said...

I am really interested about the storyline and the characters! Also the cover is amazing.

Ells said...

Are you kidding me? Swan lake retelling? That's just must-have!

Megan Murphy said...

I would love to win the book Dark Breaks the Dawn because of the brief description of Karina in Seattle! Especially since that is where I live.

erinlee20 said...

I have had this on my to read list since I read the summary - it sounds fantastic and like something I will love.

Cynthia Bolasina said...

I've only seen the movie and part of the ballet but this books sounds so intriguing! I really want to see what you did with this story!

Carie said...

I read your Defy series and LOVED it!! I'm SO excited to read your next book and see what you've come up with now - I'm sure it will be FANTASTIC :)

Vicky Icky said...

I want to win because I love your books! If this one is anything like the books in the Defy Series, then I know I'll be on a rollercoaster of the feels ;)
~Vickie

sarah said...

I love your defy series so much! After seeing that you have a new series out i just have to get my hands on it to read. <3

Bethany said...

I too am a huge fan of fairy tale retellings!

Amy Zweig said...

I marked this book on my Goodreads TBR list a long time ago and put in an order request for it at my local library. Of course, I will probably never pick up the book because I will have purchased it by the time they get it in. Would really love a chance to read and review an ARC copy.

Bubbleface40 said...

It seem really kool!

Jenny Ziehler said...

I am such a huge fan of fairytale retellings! They are what helped me fall in love with reading

Ashley Rogers said...

The cover is GORGEOUS! I love the cover of this book! The cover alone would convince me to pick this up in store and buy it.

PS my email sign in for the giveaway is twnkeez@hotmail.com

Rhi said...

It sounds like a really fun book to read thank you for the chance.

Gabs @ My Full Bookshelf said...

It looks really awesome, and the cover is sooo pretty. :)

Courtney said...

I want to win because the book sounds absolutely incredible! *insert fangirl squeals here* and not to mention it looks gorgeous! I'm terribly bad about judging books by covers, but this one is far too pretty!!(:

Brita Johnson said...

I always love finding new books and this one sounds right up my alley!

Saba Hussain said...

It sounds super interesting!

Christina Carolin S. said...

Swan Lake was the first ballet I've ever seen, and I fell in love with it(the story and ballet in general). I am looking forward to find out what changes you made to the original story and the fact alone that it is a ya fantasy retelling has me wanting to read this book really badly. :D

Theresa Snyder said...

I'm so excited for this book! I have heard so many great things about it - fierce characters, it's a fantasy (one of my fav genres), plus a retelling of Swan Lake!

Anna said...

Uhhh, because a YA swan lake retelling! :D Also, that cover is gorgeous! <3

Alisha S. said...

Because I love retellings and this one sounds amazing. Plus a gorgeous cover!

Samantha Wallace said...

I love retellings of other stories because each time it is retold the story gets a different spin on it!! Thanks for the giveaway!! :D

Alessandra P. said...

The book seems glorious! I love the lake swan story!

Elin Helmersson said...

I love retellings and beautiful book covers. :)

Hannah M said...

Thanks so much for this giveaway! I'd love an ARC of Dark Breaks the Dawn because Swan Lake is my favourite ballet of all time (I regularly listen to the score!) so this is a perfect blend of fantasy for me!

A Hopeful Star said...

I love fantasy books withe strong heroines.

Ashfa said...

I adore retellings and I LOVE the cover!

Stephanie Plotkin said...

I love your books and you ROCK...and the story sounds amazing,
@TeacherofYA

Ginny VanOh said...

For starters, the cover is gorgeous. Second, it sounds really interesting and I am a sucker for retelling stories

Cassie said...

Your books are incredible! This book sounds like it'll be just as wonderful AND the cover is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

Gurlay Garcia said...

I wan to win the Dark Breaks the Dawn because I have not read any of your books. I would like to get to you more and your stories.

Fiza Halliwell said...

I want to win because I want to read it!!! I loved your writing ever since I read Defy <3

sarah said...

It sounds like an awesome fantasy, can't wait to read it:)

Jordan White said...

Because I adore all of your books and can't wait to read whatever you write, whenever.

Bicycle Built For Two said...

I have been counting down to read this book forever! I have read all your other books and LOVE them!!! I'm sure this one will be just as amazing as the others. Thanks for being a part of this. I always look forward to this scavenger hunt. It gives me an opportunity to see what authors have to offer the readers out there. : )

absolutebookishness said...

It's true...the beautiful cover was the first thing that drew my eye. Then I read the book's description and just had to know more. After learning that Dark Breaks the Dawn is a Swan Lake retelling, I knew I had to read this book. (Swan Lake is one of my favorite ballets.) The exclusive content featured in this YASH definitely whet my appetite for more.

I've heard great things about this book, so I know I'm in for a treat. This book would be my introduction to your work, and I look forward to it. ^_^

Elayne Chen said...

I love the ballet Swan Lake, and I love retellings of classic stories! I really want to read Dark Breaks the Dawn! It sounds so interesting!

Paige Smith said...

I want to win Dark Breaks the Dawn because I love retellings and I love your other books! :)

Clever Girl said...

I want to win a copy because it sounds awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!
Ann S

Linzi said...

I have heard AMAZING things about it and would love the chance to read it!