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The Spring YA Scavenger Hunt Is On – 100 Books Up for Grabs


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 an awesome Red Team prize pack of books!  

Special Note: I’m running another giveaway at the bottom!


Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FIVE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt you can see links to all the authors participating, and the full list of prizes up for grabs on the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED Team, and then add them up.
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 April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
I’m excited to be hosting Cat Winters in this Spring’s YASH. Cat Winters is an award-winning, critically acclaimed author of fiction that blends history with the supernatural. Her young adult works include IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, THE CURE FOR DREAMING, THE STEEP AND THORNY WAY, and the forthcoming ODD & TRUE (Sept. 2017). Her adult novels are THE UNINVITED and YESTERNIGHT. She has been named a Morris Award finalist, a Bram Stoker Award nominee, and an Oregon Spirit Book Award winner, and her books have appeared on numerous state and “best of” lists.

Odd & True

 Trudchen grew up hearing Odette’s stories of their monster-slaying mother and a magician’s curse. But now that Tru’s older, she’s starting to wonder if her older sister’s tales were just comforting lies, especially because there’s nothing fantastic about her own life—permanently disabled and in constant pain from childhood polio.

In 1909, after a two-year absence, Od reappears with a suitcase supposedly full of weapons and a promise to rescue Tru from the monsters on their way to attack her. But it’s Od who seems haunted by something. And when the sisters’ search for their mother leads them to a face-off with the Leeds Devil, a nightmarish beast that’s wreaking havoc in the Mid-Atlantic states, Tru discovers the peculiar possibility that she and her sister—despite their dark pasts and ordinary appearances—might, indeed, have magic after all.

Exclusive Content

My upcoming YA release, ODD & TRUE (Abrams, Sept. 2017), is a tale of two Edwardian sisters, Odette and Trudchen Grey, known as Od and Tru. Older sister Od has always told Tru elaborate stories about their past and insists they’re descended from monster hunters. Tru now realizes that her sister has been using these tales to protect her from the pain of their family’s secrets.


Here’s your exclusive chance to learn a little more about my two fictional sisters. Meet Od and Tru . . .



Nickname: Od

Birthdate: February 28, 1890

Age: 18

Favorite childhood pastime: Collecting legends and monster stories from neighbors and local townsfolk.

Greatest fear: Reality.

Biggest obstacle: The aunt who raised the two girls sent Od away from the family farm when she was just sixteen years old and banned her from seeing Tru ever again.

Biggest secret: Od refuses to tell her sister why she was banished.

What Od wants most: Thanks to her magician uncle’s tarot cards, Od has believed from her earliest years that she’s destined to embark upon an epic quest to hunt monsters with Tru. What she wants most of all is to return to her sister and steal her away from their aunt for this foretold adventure.

What you’ll find in the chapters written in Od’s POV: The truth about Od’s past, starting from the day of her sister’s birth up to the point in time when she returns home to fetch Tru.



Nickname: Tru

Born: January 14, 1894

Age: 15

Favorite childhood pastime: Listening to Od’s stories and drawing pictures to illustrate the legends and folk tales they collected from neighbors.

Greatest fear: Losing her sister.

Biggest obstacle: Tru is a survivor of childhood polio and uses a leg brace, a cane, and a wheelchair. She doesn’t see how she could be destined for an epic adventure.

Biggest secret: For fun, she attempts to read tea leaves to divine the future, and just recently she’s started seeing a strange, monstrous figure in the leaves.

What Tru wants most: Tru longs for her sister to return to her and tell her the truth about who they are and what happened to their parents, whom they haven’t seen in thirteen years.

What you’ll find in the chapters written in Tru’s POV: A hunt for monsters both figurative and real.


Don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Cat, and more! Don’t you love the sound of Odd & True? I’ve added it to my TBR!

 To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 11.  That’s right, 11. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the Red Team and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

Before you go, check out the rafflecopter below to win the They Call Me Alexandra Gastone Audio Book (4 copies up for grabs) and be sure to stop by my blog next week for more #GirlPower YA author interviews and other bookish musings!
And don’t worry, if you win the audiobook in this rafflecopter and YASH (you lucky dog), I’ll send you the sequel, My Name is Milena Rokva, so you’re not doubling up.


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To keep going on your quest you’ll need to visit… Yvonne Ventresca!


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