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.
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.
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 . . .
Birthdate: February 28, 1890
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.
Born: January 14, 1894
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!