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Spring 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the (Sweet) 16th YA Scavenger Hunt!






Hello there! I’m Sarah Glenn Marsh, and I’m excited to be your hostess for this leg of the hunt.

About Me:

I have one pointy ear, so I’m basically a half-elf.

My favorite color is pink.

I love scary movies and books.

Kit-kats are my favorite candy.

My greyhounds’ names are Grimm and Khaleesi.

I’m currently writing my seventh novel!


You are currently hunting on TEAM GREEN!






Before we get started, let’s go over the rules…


DIRECTIONS: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GREEN, 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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and enter it for a chance to win a major prize–one lucky winner will receive at least one book from each author on my team in the hunt! But play fast. This contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on April 8th!

There are SIX contests plus a bonus prize going on simultaneously and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM BLUE TEAM, GOLD TEAM, PURPLE TEAM, & PINK TEAM! Check out each team for a chance to win lots of different sets 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.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, let’s meet the author I am hosting on this hunt:



ABOUT GINA: Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. She is the author of the grim-reapers-gone-wild books of the Croak trilogy (CROAK, SCORCH, and ROGUE), HELLHOLE, WAX and WASTE OF SPACE, all published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two cats, one dog, and and obscene amount of weird things purchased at yard sales.


Find out more information by checking out Gina’s website and buy WASTE OF SPACE here!




She’s here to tell us about her latest book, WASTE OF SPACE!

Cram ten hormonal teens into a spaceship and blast off: that’s the premise for the out-of-this-world reality show Waste of Space. The young cast members are over-the-top, ready to fall to pieces at the drop of a space helmet, and completely ignorant of the fact that the production will be fake. Hidden in a desert warehouse, their spaceship replica is equipped with state of the art special effects dreamed up by the scientists partnering with the shady cable network airing the show.

Waste of Space is a tremendous success. Millions of people tune in. Ratings are through the roof.

And then something goes wrong.
And just as the cast members start to suspect something has gone wrong,
And just as the viewers start to know that something has gone wrong . . .
All communication is severed.

Now no one can tell what’s real and what’s fake, instability and paranoia loom large, and the only way for the cast to figure out what’s going on is for them to work together. The kids stumble closer to the truth, dread seeping into every corner of the ship as they find out what happens when a reality show loses its grip on reality.



Check out Gina’s original sketch of the Laika, the ship in the book!

This is my original sketch of the Laika, the spaceship into which all ten Spacetronauts of WASTE OF SPACE are crammed. I don’t know why the shape of a bottle occurred to me, but since it worked out quite nicely for what needed to happen on the ship, I kept it. It also allowed for plenty of camera angles – an actual logistical element for a reality television show, but one that also let me explore the narrative from several points of view at the same time. Also, it has a hot tub.

Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Gina Damico, 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 green team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize! Just look at all these awesome books from Team Green:


THANKS FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE! While you’re here, don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt. The grand prize winner will receive a hardcover copy of my latest book, REIGN OF THE FALLEN, along with a full set of 7 character art cards!!! Two runners-up will receive a full set of character art cards!

Like this…except the book will be a *finished copy,* not ARC!

Bookmark and art cards included as shown (no bookplate)!







a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now…CONTINUE THE HUNT by checking out the next Team Green author, L.H. NICOLE!!!



49 Responses to “Spring 2018 YA Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. Judy Cox says:

    I am reading Sarah J. Maas A Court of Thorns and Roses-which is the first in this series!!!

  2. Lara M. says:

    I quite enjoyed Run in the Blood by A.E. Ross!

  3. Eli yanti says:

    I recommend your book lol, new fans here

  4. Penny Olson says:

    Right now I’m reading All the Light We Cannot See. It’s incredible.

  5. Emily OMalley says:

    Top read of 2018 is by far Royals (Shifter Royalty Trilogy #1) By- S. Dalambakis!! Can’t wait for the second book. Uggghhhh

  6. Patricia O'Malley says:

    My favorite book of 2018 is Warcross by Marie Lu

  7. Caroline says:

    My favorite read so far has been You’ll Miss Me When I’m Gone by Rachel Lynn Solomon

  8. Lily M. says:

    This year I read Geekerella, I thought it was cute 🙂

  9. Shekeilah says:

    Favorite read so far is The Crowns of Croswald. OMG! Your book is beautiful. I’ve seen a lot of the ARC in bookstagram but it’s still beautiful.

  10. Tammy V says:

    I really enjoyed The Raging Ones by Krista and Becca Ritchie. Unique read and characters.

  11. Suz Reads says:

    I just finished Unhinged by A.G. Howard and really liked it!

  12. Danielle Hammelef says:

    I can highly recommend Gemina, THUG, American Girl, Dear Martin, and The Ambrose Deception.

  13. Amy Bernal says:

    My favorite book so far this year is The Touch of Frost by Terry Maggert.

  14. Tashia Jennings says:

    I have enjoyed so many books this year. Read all of G. Bailey’s, Lila Jean and her co author(read many and loved them), Jasmine Walt, Mila Young, Skye Mackinnon just to name a few.
    This is a truly remarkable giveaway. Thank you for this wonderful chance.


  16. One of my fav reads is probably When Light Left Us because it was so poetic and beautiful and impactful! I totally recommend!

  17. I absolutely loved Nothing But Sky by Amy Trueblood!

  18. Ash C says:

    My favorite book to come out this year so far has been Daughter of the Siren Queen by Tricia Levenseller!

  19. Alexa says:

    My favourite 2018 read so far is The Queen of Ieflaria by Effie Calvin 🙂 it has pansexual princesses!

  20. Anna says:

    Magister Trilogy 😀

  21. Thanks for the giveaway. My favourite read of 2018 so far has been Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor.

  22. Sherry S says:

    I’ve enjoyed several books this year. Three memorable ones are Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston. Witch’s Reign by Shannon Mayer; & Natural Witch by K.F. Breene

  23. Bella says:

    Quite honestly, I’ve been on a Harlequin kick lately that came out of left field so I don’t have any 2018 suggestions for you for YA books. I can tell you qhich Harlequin books to burn. I could suggest a couple non 2018 H. titles. I do know that my fav author has books out this year. Gina Ciocca. Also a part of YASH. Busted and A Kiss In The Dark. I suggest both. They’re still on my to read list, but they’re Gina Ciocca books, so they’re going to be fabulous.

  24. Natalie says:

    I just finished reading Gemina by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff (the sequel to Illuminae) and I AM SHOOK. I read the first one a while ago and thought it was incredible. I don’t read a lot of “space” based Sci-Fi novels because they’ve never really clicked with me (I prefer alternate realities or time travel personally if I’m going to read Sci-Fi ;D) but the first one was INCREDIBLE and the second one BLEW ME AWAY even further – cannot WAIT to get around to reading Obsidio. If you haven’t read it yourself yet, please PLEASE do. I love it so much ;u;

    (Just beware, the cliffhangers may kill you. Fairly sure I died multiple times while reading.)

  25. Angie says:

    Rebecca Ross The Queen’s Rising

  26. Ali Goff says:

    I just read and thoroughly enjoyed Ready Player One. Now off to see the movie.

  27. Debi says:

    I just finished reading Tiger’s Dream by Colleen Houck. I’m a huge fan of the Tiger’s Curse series and have been waiting for years for this book to get published! Now that I’ve read it, it was so worth the wait! All my questions were answered and the book is packed with a bunch of surprises. By the end of the book I did something I don’t normally do… I cried! It was so good I couldn’t help it! Highly recommended!

  28. Jessica says:

    I read Hundredth Queen by Emily R. King!! Loved it!

  29. Theresa says:

    I have read quite a few this year that I absolutely loved!!! The Illuminae Files trilogy (especially the audio), Far From the Tree,
    The Nowhere Girls, The Guns Above, Before the Devil Breaks You, The Trail Rules, The Shadow Cipher, Children of Blood and Bone, Scythe, Serpentine, The Poet X, Inkmistress, The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter, and quite a few more!

  30. Stephy says:

    I’ve been enjoying Renee Ahdieha’s latest books, and is waiting for the sequel to Flame in the Mist.

    I read sporadically, but when the bug hits me, I don’t stop reading. XD

  31. Sabrina says:

    So far, my favorite books of 2018 are Legendary and Furyborn!! I know they will both be on my top 10 of the year!

  32. Marisa Fort says:

    I am currently reading the Pretty Little Liars series and it is truly addicting, such a guilty pleasure! I am also reading the Scooby Doo Team Up Comics with my 4 year-old son and LOVE them! We’re having a great time with them – he is so excited to get in bed every night and read them as a bedtime story. <3

  33. Gurlay says:

    It’s so hard to choose. I have read a few this that were very memorable. One of them is Lightning Struck by Nichole Van (Brothers Maledetti #3). It’s a mix of paranormal, mystery, romance and with very interesting historical connection.

  34. Irma J says:

    There are two books that I’d like to recommend: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black and Secret Heir (Dynasty #1)
    by M.J. Prince. I so want to read yours <3

  35. American Panda is very good

  36. Ashley says:

    RENEGADES BY MARISSA MEYER!!!! (Ok I know it TECHNICALLY came out late 2017, but I didn’t read it until January soo… But OMG was that book amazing!!!

  37. Samantha D says:

    I highly recommend The Book of Emma Reyes a memoir!! I read it this January and it’s amazing!!!

  38. Kaitlyn says:

    I’m currently reading The Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas. I’m loving it!

  39. Shannon Fay says:

    i recently read the Wild robot and the wild robot escapes, by Peter Brown. They were great books, with adorable illustrations, a heartwarming story about a robot that turns wild and lives among the animals, and good underlying messages about family and inclusion and stuff. It was awesome

  40. Megan Coppadge says:

    I would say the Jackaby series has been a favorite this year. I won the second Jackaby book so I bought the first and it took awhile to finally read them but as soon as I started the first I quickly ordered the third and fourth. It’s not what I expected and the Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sherlock Holmes comparison confused me in the first two books but book number three and it clicked. I just started the final book and I’m excited to see how the series will end! 🙂

  41. Cassandra says:

    I finished Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore a couple weeks ago, and totally loved it! It was completely unexpected and such a fun read. Thanks for doing a bonus giveaway!
    – @_cassandrareads –

  42. Artemis Giote says:

    Turtles All the Way Down by John Green!!!! Thank you for the bonus giveaway.

  43. Beverly Gordon says:

    El Santo By M Robinson isn’t Ya but is really good Longest silence by Debra Webb also awesome

  44. Tamara Kasyan says:

    Tales of a New World series by P.C. Cast. It’s an amazing world she created and the story just sucks you in!

  45. Amelia Havens says:

    I’ve enjoyed The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins

  46. Minju says:

    I don’t want to sound too clice, but I’ve recently been re-reading the Harry Potter series again!! They are just to good!!

  47. Ashley Poteet says:

    My fav read has been obsidio

  48. Melissa Williams says:

    It is really hard to pick one. But currently loving Flow by Clare Littlemore!

  49. Sara Willden says:

    Rebel’s Blade by Frost Kay is amazing!

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