YA Scavenger Hunt - Fall 2015

Hi! Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt, Fall 2015!

I'm, Shari Becker, your host for this leg of your journey.

This year there are EIGHT contests gong on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! One lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author in each team. I am part of the TEAL TEAM, but there are seven more amazing teams (and groups of authors), and you can participate in as many of the hunts as you'd like. But play fast, the hunt is only online for 72 hours.

 

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RULES OF THE GAME

Directions: Somewhere in this blog, I've listed my favorite number in BOLD. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the TEAL team, and then add them up. (Don't worry, you can use a calculator!) 

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. You can also learn more abut the hunt, the authors and the prizes at the YA Scavenger Hunt Page.

Fine Print: The contest is open internationally, but if you're under 16, make sure you have a parent or guardian's permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by October 4, 2015, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I thrilled to introduce the author I'm hosting!


Meet: Margo Kelly

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Here's a bit about Margo:

Margo Kelly loves to be scared … when she’s reading a good book, watching a good movie, or suffering from the hiccups. She loves writing thrillers for young adults and hopes her stories give you the goose bumps or the itchies or the desire to rethink everyday things. Margo is represented by the not-so-scary, but totally awesome, Brianne Johnson of Writers House.

For this year's hunt, Margo is showcasing her novel WHO R U REALLY?

  "Guaranteed to give readers goosebumps ... a good choice for families to read together." -- School Library Journal Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends. Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a true-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of her control.

 

"Guaranteed to give readers goosebumps ... a good choice for families to read together."
-- School Library Journal

Thea's overprotective parents are driving her insane. They invade her privacy, ask too many questions, and restrict her online time so severely that Thea feels she has no life at all. When she discovers a new role-playing game online, Thea breaks the rules by staying up late to play. She's living a double life: on one hand, the obedient daughter; on the other, a girl slipping deeper into darkness. In the world of the game, Thea falls under the spell of Kit, an older boy whose smarts and savvy can't defeat his loneliness and near-suicidal despair. As Kit draws soft-hearted Thea into his drama, she creates a full plate of cover stories for her parents and then even her friends.

Soon, Thea is all alone in the dark world with Kit, who worries her more and more, but also seems to be the only person who really "gets" her. Is he frightening, the way he seems sometimes, or only terribly sad? Should Thea fear Kit, or pity him? And now, Kit wants to come out of the screen and bring Thea into his real-life world. As much as she suspects that this is wrong, Thea is powerless to resist Kit's allure, and hurtles toward the same dark fate her parents feared most. Ripped from a true-life story of Internet stalking, Who R U Really? will excite you and scare you, as Thea's life spins out of her control.

As part of the game, Margo is sharing some exclusive content with you: 

Playlist for WHO R U REALLY?

During the creative process of drafting WHO R U REALLY?, there were three fantastic songs that really helped me get into the writing zone.

First, and foremost: BREAKEVEN by The Script:


Second, BROKEN by Lifehouse:

 

Third, the ultimate old-school stalker song, EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by The Police:

 

Whenever I hear one of these songs, I'm immediately thrown back into the world of WHO R U REALLY?, and I want to revisit the characters of the story.


Did you see that? Margo shared

not 1

not 2

but 3 of the songs that inspired her!


Want to read the book? I know I do.

You can buy WHO R U REALLY here

Or Visit Margo on her WebsiteTwitter, or Facebook pages.


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Margo Kelly, and more!

To enter, find my favorite number. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the TEAL team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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Please note: Unsigned book is available to international applicants, but a signed copy is only available to US and Canadian residents.

NOW TO CONTINUE THE HUNT...

Check out the next author: Josephine Angelini. Enjoy!