Thursday, April 4, 2013

YA Scavenger Hunt - Kendare Blake!


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This tri-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! We'll be giving away OVER 50 BOOKSBut 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 TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM--but there is also a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of twenty-five 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 homepage.


SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE

Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number somewhere below in RED. 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 7th at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


SCAVENGER HUNT POST


Today, I'm thrilled to be hosting the uber-amazing Kendare Blake for the YA Scavenger Hunt! 

Kendare lives and writes in Lynnwood, Washington, usually with the Food Network on in the background. Comedy Central proves far too distracting.

I'm a huge fan of Kendare's work. I plan to read her books a minimum of 247 times in the near future. In case you haven't heard of the awesomeness that is Anna Dressed in Blood or Girl of Nightmares, you can read more about it on Kendare's site or you can buy Girl of Nightmares and witness it yourself!


KENDARE'S EXCLUSIVE CONTENT



Cas Lowood kills the dead. On a hunt in a new town in search of a ghost the locals call Anna Dressed in Blood, Cas doesn't expect anything outside of the ordinary: move, hunt, kill. What he finds instead is a girl entangled in curses and rage, a ghost like he's never faced before. She still wears the dress she wore on the day of her brutal murder in 1958: once white, but now stained red and dripping blood. Since her death, Anna has killed any and every person who has dared to step into the deserted Victorian she used to call home.And she, for whatever reason, spares his life.







Kendare's intro for her exclusive content:

Here's one more story Cas had to tell. It's how he, Thomas and Carmel spent their spring break, before Girl of Nightmares happened and made them all stop speaking to me. This is the story of The Water Bride. Native American spirit? Or just some crazy dead girl drowning people in Florida? Cas had to find out, and Carmel had to rent a swanky lakefront cabin with a jacuzzi, because hell if she's going to spend her whole break roughing it in the bunk of an abandoned summer camp.

I know what you're thinking - sounds incredible, right?! It is!

And without further ado...The Water Bride!


The Water Bride



Thank you so much for this one last creeptastic peek into Cas's life, Kendare!

Now on with the hunt! Don't forget to enter the contest for the chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Kendare Blake and so many more! Now hunt around and add up all the favorite numbers on the Red Team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the Grand Prize!

WHY NOT WIN MORE?

You're here anyway and obviously in a winning mood. Let's do AN ADDITIONAL GIVEAWAY! :) Enter using the Rafflecopter below to win a signed ARC of my debut novel, INSOMNIA!


Here is a bit more about it:

Parker spends every night trapped in the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with, and it's killing him...until he meets Mia. In her dreams, Parker can finally get real sleep, but finding ways to make eye contact every night isn't easy. When Mia starts receiving threatening emails, her dreams transform into scenes of a horror movie--with Parker cast as the villain. 

He must discover who is truly tormenting her, and clear his name, before the real stalker makes good on his threats to end her dreams forever.

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So...yeah, enter here to win! I'll announce the winner in a post by noon PST on Monday. And look down below the rafflecopter to continue the hunt!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


CONTINUE THE HUNT

Next stop: Brenna Yovanoff!

And tell us how the hunt is going by tweeting using hashtag #YASH






Happy Hunting!

144 comments:

  1. Thank you!!! Love your books!

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  2. I haven't read Girl of Nightmare or Anna Dressed in Blood but I do own both of them! thanks for the giveaway :)

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. My favorite thing about the YA Scavenger Hunt is finding out about new authors and books. I always feel like I'm on par with news of new novels until I start reading posts with YASH. I've found so many great authors in the past half an hour alone! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. The bonus materials and of course, the chance to win books or swag packs!

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  5. My favorite thing is how fun it is to discover new authors and books. And also the bonus materials :D.

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  6. I love the YA Scavenger Hunt because it offers a really fun opportunity to see new books and authors, and get to know them a bit better.

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  7. I love discovering new books to add to my TBR! Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read your book. :)

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  8. I love both the thrill of the hunt and discovering new authors!

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  9. My favorite thing about the YASH is finding a bunch of new books to read. And, of course, the chance to win some great new reads!

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  10. My favorite thing is finding out about all these Awesome books that I had never heard about before. I also love "meeting" all the authors and learning more about them.
    Tia

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  11. My favorite thing is finding out about all these Awesome books that I had never heard about before. I also love "meeting" all the authors and learning more about them.
    Tia

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  12. The extra content and discovering new books and authors is my favorite thing :)

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  13. I love finding all sorts of new books to add to my book piles. One can never have enough. :)

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  14. I loving finding out about all the new books out there. So much fun!

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  15. I love learning about new books and also reading more about my fav books!!!

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  16. My favorite thing about the YA Scavenger Hunt is finding books that I haven't heard of.

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  17. The chance to win a bunch of books! As well as learning about new authors and books that i didn't know about before :3

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  18. My favorite thing is all the goodies you get, sometimes its information you didn't know or a scene written in another point of view which changes how you originally saw things.

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  19. I love the contests and too meet new authors.
    VampiricCharmsRunnerService@yahoo.com

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  20. I love the opportunity to win books and swag, and I love special extras, but my absolute favorite part is connecting with authors and other readers on a really personal level.

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  21. I love getting to learn more about new authors and/or books. There are so many (new) authors, it's sometimes hard to keep up. So, this is awesome! :D

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  22. I honestly love the giveaways the most, and the excerpts from my favorite authors. I have already learnt of a few authors I have never been exposed to though!

    chrysrawr@yahoo.com

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  23. I love getting to know amazing authors and adding great books on my TBR list! :)

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  24. I love finding out about all of these books!!
    I, of course, love the giveaways too XD

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  25. i luv finding the books. I actually havent found anything that i really like: and now i do

    jennifer.0104@hotmail.com

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  26. I have been participating in this for a few years now and honestly I love meeting new authors and becoming addicted to their books :)
    ~Stephanie Trujillo
    nyxofshadow@gmail.com

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  27. This is the most fun giveaway I participate and it's always nice to find new authors or excerpts and teasers from new books.
    Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  28. I have submitted on both teams and I have loved that I have been able to see new authors and websites. I am having a good time going back through the list to look around everyone's site.

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  29. This is the first time I've participated and i love visiting all the authors' websites and reading all the excerpts :)

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  30. Well, I’m a newbie so I think this is a fabulous idea, especially for us, international readers, have a chance to get to know a bit more about our favourite authors and, of course, also try our luck in getting such wonderful prizes.

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  31. I love being introduced to so many new authors on the scavenger hunt :)

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  32. My favorite thing about the YA Scavenger Hunt is getting the chance to meet new authors. I'm always on the prowl for new books and new series to read. Thanks for joining!

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  33. My favorite thing about the YASH is finding all these new books and reading all the extra stuff :D

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  34. The chance to win books (and learn about new ones and new-to-me authors)!

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  35. The chance to win all those book!

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  36. Being introduced to new authors and great books. Winning would be awesome too! Thanks!

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  37. My favorite thing is knowing that there are so many authors out there so dedicated to their readers and willing to do fun things like this. (:

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  38. I love reading the exclusive content and learning about new authors! Plus the chance to win really great books is awesome!!

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  39. I like finding new books, and getting to read the exclusive content

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  40. I love all the great extras that all the wonderful authors are sharing!!! Finding some new books and authors - its a win-win!

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  41. Well, I'd never heard of those scavenger hunts, but it sounds like a pretty cool idea! I like the sound of the exclusive content ^_^ And I like the sound of an Insomnia giveaway even more! ^_~

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  42. I LOVE that I can get to know so many more authors and for a girl who is crazy about books and loves to read like me....these giveaways are a dream come true! :) Thanks so much! surfergirlfox@hotmail.com Luvs! Kassie

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  43. I love how it brings you around to see authors work. Introduce you to new books. It's great and a lot of fun! Thanks for participating!
    Brittany S

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  44. Finding out about new authors and books that look amazing! And let's not forget about all the many chances to win of them. :)

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  45. The best part of the YASH is the hunt itself!!! I LOVE doing things like this. I actually want to try to do one for a giveaway on my blog. I know it takes alot of work! THANKS to all you GREAT authors!
    ~Beth

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  46. Finding out about new authors and books and the giveaways

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  47. The hunt -- I love searching for the fave numbers and solving the puzzle. And of course, winning books!

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  48. I love checking out all the authors' websites! And all the bonus stuff is so cool. Thanks!

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  49. Thanks for being part of YASH! I always end up adding so many books to my TBR shelf!!

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  50. I love YASH because one, it's focusing on Young Adult books, which I LOVE, and two, so many fabulous authors come together to create a fabulous event :) Thanks for the amazing giveaway and being apart of YASH! :D

    Rabiah

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  51. Favorite part of YASH: Hunting! It's so challenging and fun! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  52. I have to admit the signed books are the best!

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  53. im really excited!! i hope to win these books but if i dont then happy reading to whoever does win them!! :)

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  54. oh i forgot to say my favourite thing would have to be the number of books! so many good books! :D

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  55. I've never done a hunt like this, and probably the best part is learning about new authors and books I'd like to read in the future! I love the concept behind "Insomnia", by the way - sounds pretty scary!

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    1. Thanks, Roxy! It's pretty intense, hope you can check it out and let me know what you think!

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  56. Ah! So many books to win even if the chances are small :)

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  57. My favourite thing about the hunt is how we have to find all the numbers and add them up to make a code.i think that is very creative and kinda exciting to see all the other authors and some i have never heard of involved in this giveaway.

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  58. I like searching for the numbers! O and winning amazing prized! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  59. I love the chance to find new authors and books :)

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  60. Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite thing, I think, is discovering new authors.

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  61. My favorite part of the scavenger hunt is that you are introduced to many different authors. Many that you might have heard of and others that you have yet to learn about.

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  62. I love looking for new authors, especially as a blogger myself.

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  63. The exclusive content! Love a chance to peek at unseen things :)

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  64. Wow! So much scavenger hunt/new author finding love! I'm so happy to hear that. THIS is the exact reason I decided to participate. :) Thank you all for stopping by and entering my bonus content!

    Best of luck - and KEEP THE ENTRIES COMING! :)

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  65. Finding new authors like you because Insomnia sounds amazing can't wait until it comes out! :)

    Thanks for being part of this and the giveaway!!

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  66. i love YASH because it gives me a chance to find new authors and books! plus, the exclusive content!!

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  67. Finding new authors and new books is one of the best thing about this scavenger hunt.

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  68. My Favorite thing is all the content and finding about awesome books.

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  69. I love reading the bonus materials!

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  70. The exclusive content! Also, finding new authors :)

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  71. Its international :) and finding new authors and the bonus content.

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  72. The giveaways! And the bonus materials that the participating authors posted.

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  73. My favourite thing is that is international, the exclusive content and the bonus giveaways!

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  74. I love how many authors are apart of this, it's awesome!

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  75. My favorite thing about the scavenger hunt is getting to know new authors and the giveaways :)

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  76. Hello =) I'd like to read this book because it's a thriller-I have always have a thing for this genre...there's tension and sometimes nothing is like it seems! and then...thank you for the chance to win =)

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  77. I love to read the bonus material that everyone puts out there and to learn new authors that I can put on my TBR list. :)

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  78. Not going to lie I do LOVE the idea of free books, but I also really like to see the sneak peeks and the bonus material that every is posting about some of the awesome books that are out now or coming out soon!

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  79. I love finding new authors and reading the exclusive content :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  80. I love all the extras that author put about their books! Thank you for the giveaway

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  81. I LOVE discovering new authors. My TBR list always grows after these :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  82. I love finding new unique stories to read and the chance to get to know these authors and their creations more! When authors have giveaways, I think it's extremely generous of them and I feel like I bond just a bit more with the authors through this :)

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  83. Favorite part is getting to discover new books I haven't read yet!

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  84. This is the first time I've taken part in the Scavenger Hunt. My favourite part is finding lots of new authors I haven't yet discovered! Your book sounds superb, I can't wait to read it!

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  85. Everything! specially the chance to meet now author and more books!

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  86. being able to check out new authors! I always keep some money on the build up to this week as I order no end of books!

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  87. I love seeing new authors and their beautiful new books! Thanks for the giveaway! (:

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  88. Well, obviously that you can win so many awesome books, but also that you might find a new favorite author while looking for all the hints :)

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  89. I like that I always discover new authors but I won't lie, my favorite books is winning books ;)

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  90. My favorite thing about the YA scavenger hunt is that I find so many new great authors that I might not have found otherwise. And obviously that I get a chance at winning books from said authors - and the fact that most have extra contests so even if you do not win the grand price, you still have a chance at winning some new wonderful books (:

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  91. My favorite part is that I have the chance to look at new Titles so I can have material to read. It's usually an easier way for me to search for interesting books!

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  92. I like seeing all the covers, and reading about new books to add to my tbr pile

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  93. Erm, I'm not entering your fantastic contest (I already have a signed ARC from you!), but thank you so much for being part of the spring YASH! <3

    And I love getting to see new authors. There's always at least one! :D

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    1. Haha, good point. ;-) Thanks for commenting anyway, Alyssa!

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  94. I love finding out about books I've never heard of and all the exclusive content that we get. and of course the chance to win AWESOME books!! :D

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  95. exclusive content!! And the authors gushing about other authors. I love that. Oh, and the BOOKS<3

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  96. I'm already a sucker for scavenger hunts, but I also love discovering authors I'm not familiar with as well as the creative exclusive content. The YA Scavenger Hunt is a blast :)

    Jackie G.

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  97. How could you pick a favorite part? The bonus content, extra giveaways, finding out about new ya books. It's all great.

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  98. First, thank you for this whole YASH!
    My favorite thing about this is that I get to find out more YA books that Ii would want to read in the near future. And of course, my hopes are up for the giveaways.

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  99. Finding out about all the different books and entering additional prize giveaways ;D

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  100. My favorite thing about the YASH is meeting new authors and discoving new books. Thank you so much for being apart of the hunt and for the giveaway.

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  101. I just love meeting new authors, characters and books! I just wish I had time to read them all!

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  102. I love meeting new authors and getting a chance to win their books! Thanks for participating in YASH!

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  103. I love discovering new authors! I usually end up buying three books for every one that I read, but hey, I'm not complaining!

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  104. It's so fun! So many authors old and new to me, I love it! <3

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  105. I love to meet new authors and I love the giveaways! :)

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  106. I love connecting with all the lovely authors!

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  107. I love coming across new authors and stories!

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  108. Definitely finding out about books and the giveaways!

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  109. I love the YASH because it helps to find new authors and books. Its amazing!

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  110. I love all the extra stories and stuff we get and finding new authors.

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  111. I love learning about all kinds of new books <3

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  112. The best thing about the hunt is the search! Even the frustration of not finding the right number can be fun! ;)

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  113. I love the chance to win cool prizes and finding new books to add to my to-read list. :)

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  114. loving the YA hunt gives me a chance to see a hole new list of Authors well new to me and a chance to add more books to my must read list

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  115. I love the YASH because it is a great opportunity to find new authors and win great prizes!

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  116. It's a chance to see my favorite authors talk about other authors and see more books I haven't read about and also the sweet prizes :p

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  117. The opportunity to discover new authors and books and win awesome prizes.

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  118. Know more about the authors and their publications, like extra info or something.

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  119. The chance of extra content like The Water Bride and coming across a book/author I'd didn't know before.

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  120. I really like how you can discover new books to read and win books/prizes.

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  121. Thanks so much for the chance to win! This is great!

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  122. I think my favorite thing about the Hunt is that you're each sponsoring each other, so we get to know you and the author you're hosting. Thanks for the giveaway ♥

    Kassiah from @SwoonyBoys

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  123. Definitely finding new authors and books to read!!

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  124. I love finding new authors and books =] Thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. YASH is a great opportunity to win some books but it also introduces me to books I might not have seen or read!

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  126. The best part is discovering new books/authors. My TBR pile is finally going to give up and collapse in a pile of whimpering pages.

    Thanks for being a part of it!

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  127. I've discovered a few new authors and I love the extra content that authors share!

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  128. Exclusive content and finding new books!

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  129. New exclusive content and new authors and books. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  130. I love finding new authors and books to read. I can't even tell you how many books I've added to my TBR list in the past few days haha

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  131. I really enjoy being Introduced to new Authors and new books but my most favourite part of the #YASH is the exclusive content from my fave Authors :D

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  132. the giveaways and exclusive content

    -michelle santiago

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  133. Getting to check out so many new YA authors!

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  134. This will be the 5th hunt I've participated in. I always love getting to know all the authors, finding new books to put on my TBR, reading the exclusive content, and I'd be a liar if I didn't say the chance to win so many signed books wasn't an added bonus.

    Thanks so much for joining YASH and for hosting this additional giveaway!

    Christina @BookHookup

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  135. I like seeing all of the authors books.

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