Welcome to the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt, fall 2018! I’m Meg Kassel, your hostess for this stop. I’m so happy to be on Team Green this year since it’s my favorite color. I love it so much, I own 3 hats in different shades. If you want to find my exclusive bonus deleted scene from my recently released YA paranormal, KEEPER OF THE BEES, you’ll have to keep searching. I’m tucked in a cool little corner of TEAM GREEN with Natasha Sinel.
SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE RULES
DIRECTIONS: Somewhere on this post, I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM GREEN, and then add them up.
HINT: THE SECRET NUMBER IS HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN!
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 SUNDAY, OCT 7th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
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 book from each author on my team in the hunt!
There are SEVEN contests going on simultaneously as well as a bonus contest and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM but there is also a RED TEAM, BLUE TEAM, ORANGE TEAM, GOLD TEAM, PINK TEAM, and PURPLE TEAM. Check out each team for a chance to win nine 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.
Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I’ll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt.
I am super excited to be hosting…
Joshua David Bellin
Joshua David Bellin has been writing novels since he was eight years old (though the first few were admittedly very short). A college teacher by day, he is the author of three science fiction novels for teens and adults: the two-part Survival Colony series (SURVIVAL COLONY 9 and SCAVENGER OF SOULS) and the deep-space adventure FREEFALL. The first book in his new fantasy trilogy, ECOSYSTEM, is out now; the sequel, THE DEVOURING LAND, releases in November. Josh loves to read, watch movies, and spend time in Nature with his kids. Oh, yeah, and he likes monsters. Really scary monsters.
Joshua is showcasing ECOSYSTEM
Seventeen-year-old Sarah is a Sensor, gifted with the ability to survive within the sentient Ecosystem that swept away human civilization centuries ago. While the remnants of humankind huddle in small villages of stone, Sarah uses her psychic connection to the Ecosystem to travel freely in the wild in search of food, water, and fuel. Sarah doesn’t fear the Ecosystem—but she hates it for killing her mother when Sarah was a child. When she hunts, she hunts not only for her people’s sustenance but for revenge.
Then Miriam, an apprentice Sensor, is lost in the Ecosystem, and Sarah sets out to rescue her. Joining Sarah is Isaac, a boy who claims to possess knowledge of the Ecosystem that will help their people survive. The harrowing journey to find the missing apprentice takes Sarah and Isaac into the Ecosystem’s deadliest places. And it takes Sarah into the unexplored territory of her own heart, where she discovers feelings that threaten to tear her—and her society—apart.
A thrilling fantasy adventure from the author of FREEFALL and the Survival Colony series, ECOSYSTEM is the first book in a trilogy that includes THE DEVOURING LAND (2018) and HOUSE OF EARTH, HOUSE OF STONE (2019).
And now, David’s super exclusive content…
I always map out my imagined worlds, not only because it helps me with spatial relations but because I’m a visual person who loves to see words come to life! In the case of the Ecosystem trilogy, I drew a rough map and then had professional artist and fellow YA author Jessica Khoury of Lizard Ink Maps produce the final version. Here are the two maps; I’m guessing you can tell which is which! The finished illustration will appear in the sequel to ECOSYSTEM, titled THE DEVOURING LAND, which is scheduled to appear this November.
Do you want to read this as much as I do? Grab it HERE!
Check out David’s website and his GIVEAWAY!
To enter, you need to write down my favorite number, find all the other numbers on Team Green, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize! Then, click here to enter to win at the YASH site!
Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt?
Then head on over to the next stop, author, Katie French.
Don’t forget to check out my book, Keeper of the Bees and all the amazing books and authors on…