The Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt is ON!

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Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt

Welcome to Spring 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt! My name is Amy Nichols and I’m your host this leg of the hunt.

AmyNichols_square_smA little about me:

– I’m the author of YA science fiction Duplexity novels, Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone, published by Knopf.
– The Duplexity books are available now in a cool, two-in-one flip book!
– I have a ukulele named Gertie. She makes me happy.

Somewhere on this hunt, I’ve hidden playlists for both books of the Duplexity series, Now That You’re Here and While You Were Gone. When you find them, I hope you jam out. But before you go looking, you have to read on so you can check out the amazing author I’m hosting!

First, though, a little about the YA Scavenger Hunt:

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 signed 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 Sunday, April 3!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage to find out all about the hunt. I am a part of the TEAM TEAL–but there seven other teams out there and if you do those hunts, too, you’ll have a chance to win seven 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.

Check out all the amazing authors on Team Teal:

How to complete the hunt

Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on Team Teal, 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 April 3, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

And now…the fun part!
I am so excited to be hosting…

Liz Braswell

About Liz:

After the sort of introverted childhood you would expect from a writer, Liz earned a degree in Egyptology at Brown University and then promptly spent the next ten years producing video games. Finally she caved into fate and wrote Snow and Rx under the name Tracy Lynn, followed by The Nine Lives of Chloe King series under her real name, because by then the assassins hunting her were all dead. She also has short stories in Geektastic and Who Done It and a new series of reimagined fairy tales coming out, starting with A Whole New World—a retelling of Aladdin.

She lives in Brooklyn with a husband, two children, a cat, a part-time dog, three fish and five coffee trees she insists will start producing beans any day. You can email her at or tweet @LizBraswell or, uh, tumble her here:


The book Elizabeth is showcasing on the Spring 2016 hunt is…



1484707257_216f9About the book:

What if the sleeping beauty never woke up?

It should be simple–a dragon defeated, a slumbering princess in a castle, a prince poised to wake her. But when the prince falls asleep as his lips touch the fair maiden’s, it is clear that this fairy tale is far from over.


And now, a word from Liz regarding her bonus content:

Below are the songs I listened to a lot while writing Once Upon a Dream…    They inspired the misty, strange world Maleficent imprisoned Aurora Rose in, and the occasionally deadly, sometimes friendly creatures who inhabited it…

(Aurora Rose’s own playlist would have been longer—much longer; see the chapter “Sing to Me, O Muse”—but included too much lute, in my opinion).

  • “Once Upon a Dream” – Mary Costa, Bill Shirley (written by Jack Lawrence, Sammy Fain, Samuel Feinberg)
  • “Once Upon a Dream” – Lana del Rey
  • “Grande Valse Villageoise” (Sleeping Beauty Waltz) – Pyotr IlyichTchaikovsky
  • “Shake it Out” – Florence and the Machine
  • “Red Over White” – Siouxsie and the Banshees (note: note on Spotify, super indie)
  • “The Mother We Share” – Chvrches (note: ‘explicit.’)
  • “Is There a Ghost” – Band of Horses
  • “Heads Will Roll” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  • “The Red Shoes” – Kate Bush
  • “The Mummer’s Dance” – Loreena McKennitt

(Here is the Spotify link.)

So many great songs by a bunch of my favorite artists (and my favorite composer!) on that playlist! I could listen to each of those songs, like, 3 (that’s right, THREE) times in a row. Thanks for sharing, Liz! Did you enjoy her playlist, too? Let her know in the comments below.

Purchase your copy of ONCE UPON A DREAM: A TWISTED TALE today:


Ready to continue the hunt?