The YA Scavenger Hunt – Spring 2017

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m dystopian author Madeline Dyer, and I’ll be your host for this leg of the hunt! (And, somewhere else on this hunt you’ll find my never-seen-before drawings of several of my characters from my Untamed series!) 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 book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

If you haven’t heard of YASH before, or would like to know more about how to play, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM. Check out our books below!

If you’d like to find links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to 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 purple 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 April 9th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.




I am so excited to be hosting YA author, Jessica Roddick! 

Jessica lives in Virginia with her college-sweetheart husband, two rambunctious sons, and two rowdy but lovable rescue dogs. Since her house is overflowing with testosterone, it’s a good thing she has a healthy appreciation for Marvel movies, Nerf guns, and football. Learn more about Jessica at
How do you live with yourself when you decide who dies?
Ava Parks would have killed for an iPod for her sixteenth birthday. Anything would have been better than coming into her birthright of being a seeker for the Grim Reaper, an arrangement made by her fallen angel ancestor in exchange for his re-admittance to heaven. And she isn’t just any seeker—she finds souls that have the potential for becoming angels and sentences them to death. A year and two souls into her role as a seeker with her conscience overflowing with guilt, Ava comes up with a plan to thwart the system. When it goes awry, she is forced to submit the name of a classmate, Cole Fowler, an ornery, rough around the edges guy who always seems to come to her rescue, whether she likes it or not. Her feelings for Cole prompt her to intervene, and she saves him from death, upsetting the Grim Reaper’s agenda.
While Ava schemes to find a way to save Cole, she learns he has some secrets of his own. She lets him believe he is protecting her, and not the other way around, until a final showdown with the Grim Reaper forces Ava to make choices Cole may never forgive.

You can find out more about Jessica’s book, Birthrighthere! And you should totally buy 7 copies of it!


Check out this exclusive teaser excerpt from Birthright!

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Jessica Ruddick, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 7. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the purple team and you’ll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!


Win an ebook of one of my books! (Open internationally)

Five lucky winners will each win an ebook from me. You can choose from Untamed, Fragmented, or Divided! (Note: Divided will not be sent until after its release date of July 11th 2017).
Enter below:

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To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Stephanie Keyes!

This article has 20 comments

  1. I am currently reading Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith. Just finished The Diabolic by S. J. Kincaid (awesome book!) Tomorrow I’ll start City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson.
    As far as who I’d want to be, there are so many….from spies to kick-ass assassins, to jocks to just your everyday average girl…I want to be them all! 🙂
    thank you for participating in YASH!

  2. I am currently reading “The Way of Kings” by Brandon Sanderson. The YA protagonist that I’d most like to be for a day… would probably be Vin from the Mistborn series. She’s freaking amazing and I’d love to have the ability to bend metals as an allomancer.

  3. I just barely finished my book and I’m ready to start on a new one! Perfect timing!!! What protagonist would I most like to be … wow! That’s hard. Most have to face really hard things and desperate situations. I admire so many of them! I think I would have to pick a classic … Elizabeth Bennett! All she had to worry about was falling in love with the right guy. : )

  4. I’m currently reading Love at Lucky Stables by Ashley Hampton and Flame Unleased by Jillian David. I would love to be Mya from Susanne Valenti’s Cage of Lies series.

  5. Currently reading Morning Star (Red Rising #3) by Pierce Brown.
    If I could be any YA protagonist I’d be Kell from A Darker Shade of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab (wait… is that Adult?). Oh well. I still pick him. Who wouldn’t want to be able to cross over to different dimensions and have the coolest of all magical coats?

  6. I’m currently reading Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harris. I’m pretty sure nothing good would come of me being someone else for a day even if they were fictional. 😉 Thanks for the chance and for being part of the hunt!

  7. Currently reading Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I think though if i could be any character for a day, it would be America Singer from the selection series, because she got a lovely happy ever after and married someone she loves, and gets to live in luxury. I’d like that for a day (or a couple)

  8. My current read is The House of the Stone (#1,5 in The Lone City series) by Amy Ewing. It’s a nice novel! The YA protagonist it’d like to be for a day is Alina from The Grisha Trilogy. I read these books 2 months ago and I’m still obsessed hihi.. I think she’s a strong woman and it would be cool to be Alina for a day! 🙂

  9. I just finished reading Red Queen for the second time by Victoria Aveyard.
    I think it would be pretty cool to be Mare Barrow, someone who is Red and Silver, and stronger than both.

  10. I am currently reading The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker.
    If I could be a character for a day I would be #4(John Smith) from the I Am Number Four series by Pittacus Lore

  11. I’m currently reading “Kiss of Deception” by Mary E Pearson and it’s going great 😀

    I’d love to be Percy Jackson, ’cause I want some cool powers over water 😀

  12. I am currently reading The Fixer: The Killing Kind by Jill Amy Rosenblatt. It’s hard to choose a kick-ass YA protagonist as I have meet a few from the books I have read. I think I like those who are strong, able to rise above all the challenges and never puts herself down. One who is her own woman.

  13. I have not yet started a new book, so don’t have one to give you. I’d love to be Kel from the Protector of the Small quartet by Tamora Pierce. She is one of my favorite characters of all time

  14. I am actually not reading anything at the moment. Just finished a book so I need to change my reading status! 😉 As far as what YA protagonist I would want to be for a day, can I say Hermione Granger on a day she is not fighting some dark wizard or witch?!?! I would love to be in that world for a day!

  15. I’m currently reading We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist, and I would love to be Kelsey from the Tiger’s Curse series for a day! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I’m currently reading The Valiant and I would love to be Aria from Under The Never Sky for a day because I love Perry, lol!

  17. I’m currently reading The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan. I just finished re-reading The Maze Runner. As for who I’d love to be, maybe Wanderer from the Host 🙂


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