12/01/2011

Winter 2011 YA Scavenger Hunt


Welcome to the Winter 2011 YA Scavenger Hunt. Details below! (Also, if you are finished with the puzzle but are still missing one author/link/word, make sure you click here as well! We had a slight hiccup!)

I am hosting the lovely Gina Damico, author of CROAK, which releases on March 20, 2012. (I can't wait! This sounds SO good, y'all.)


About Gina: Gina Damico grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. She received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where she was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked an interest in wildly improbable bloodshed. She has since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker and breadmonger. Croak is her first novel. She lives in Boston with her husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.



About CROAK: Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby has sucker-punched her last classmate. Fed up with her punkish, wild behavior, her parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than that of shoveling manure.

He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach her the family business.

Lex quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated entirely by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. Along with her infuriating yet intriguing partner Driggs and a rockstar crew of fellow Grim apprentices, Lex is soon zapping her targets like a natural born Killer.

Yet her innate ability morphs into an unchecked desire for justice—or is it vengeance?—whenever she’s forced to Kill a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. So when people start to die—that is, people who aren’t supposed to be dying, people who have committed grievous crimes against the innocent—Lex’s curiosity is piqued. Her obsession grows as the bodies pile up, and a troubling question begins to swirl through her mind: if she succeeds in tracking down the murderer, will she stop the carnage—or will she ditch Croak and join in?


Pre-order CROAKAmazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound!

And now ... see her bonus material by clicking HERE! (Gina's password for her post is kickball, and her keyword is in her bonus material!)



About the Hunt: On this hunt you will be able to gain access to exclusive bonus material, sign up for giveaways, and get an all access pass to top secret insider information. This fabulous sneak peek into what’s coming up in YA literature is for three days only!


About the Grand Prize: As an extra bonus we’ve put together a puzzle with one keyword found on each website. Complete it and you will be eligible for a fantastic GRAND PRIZE which will include signed editions of books, signed bookmarks, jewelry, and many more exclusive gifts with at least one gift from EVERY AUTHOR!

Directions: Copy and paste the puzzle at the end of this post onto a document or print it out and unscramble the words as you proceed through the Scavenger Hunt. Search for keywords, one on each website that will be highlighted in RED.  When you are finished, fill out the Google form here.

Rules: To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the filled in puzzle before noon on Dec 4th Pacific Time. All the keywords must be in the correct place and you must include your full name and address. Entries sent in without name and address will not be considered!

Ready to go to the next website on the Scavenger Hunt?

Click HERE! (I have a prize of my own to give away, but you'll only find out what it is if you participate in the hunt! And where it is. Ahem.)




WORDS TO UNSCRAMBLE:


1. NVSEIURE 2. MLTSIPIE 3. PEMETKIREE 4. IIHEDOMC 5. FMERLOAHTWER 6. DLENGO 7. IRDEEDEWLB 8. RSUERNEDR 9. AOCATTINA 10. AHNCEDNTE 11. GURENDOHY 12. GAUINDAR 13. RETECSS 14. EMCREAB 15. LORNDDWURE 16. AIRSFCCEI 17. RIASSMHCT 18. RWTHACES 19. RTAAENTNRSP 20. DETLGAN 21. YFNASAT 22. NTOAPHWYP 23. SLLESUOS 24. ECNNEOIP 25. LOENIOASTD 26. EORFWLWE 27. AREEHTFS 28. AAAOLRPMNR 29. HSIGDNA 30. DOBANADNE 31. LIECSHORCN 32. SPSESNEU 33. OTMYHLGYO 34. ELWLHAENO 35. TTOAINRTAC 36. UAUTFLBIE 37. BTRSUTEFEIL 38. BTRSUTEFEIL

11 comments:

  1. Hey, I don't see any words in red or special bolded ones... Am I missing something? The only red word is Croak and that's not on the list.

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  2. My Summer Girl -- see the bolded above: you need to check out the bonus material, and the red word is found there. =)

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  3. A "murder mystery improv comedy troupe", eh? Wow, that sounds incredibly original and awesome!

    Thanks for taking part in the scavenger hunt, ladies. I've been having fun checking out the posts. =)

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  4. Just added Croak to my to read list- it sounds fabulous!!

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  5. Croak sounds like a really good book. I will be looking forward to it.

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  6. I love the cover, and it's been in my amazon wish list even when the cover was not on. I love the description that's why. lol

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  7. the link above for the special info needs a password. it keeps asking me for one. did I miss something? thanks for the help.

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  8. I can't find the red word either and croak isn't #22-NTOAPHWYP.Got all the other ones. :(

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  9. I wanted to read Croak before, but I want to read it even more now. That excerpt is so enticing. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Me too. Is the word hidden somewhere? I better use my Sherlock Holmes glasses then. :)Thanks for the wonderful hunt.

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