Spring 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the Spring 2017 Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Jessica, your hostess for this part of the hunt, and I’m super glad you’re here. I hope you’ll take a moment to look around.

And I’m especially thrilled to be part of TEAM PURPLE, because if you haven’t noticed, I kind of have a thing for purple. *grin*


Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on TEAM PURPLE, 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 Sunday, April 9th at noon Pacific time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are five contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the PURPLE TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, a blue team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of 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.


Today, I am hosting Paula Stokes on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Paula Stokes is the author of several novels, most recently Vicarious and Girl Against the Universe. Her writing has been translated into eleven foreign languages. Paula loves kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. She also loves interacting with readers. Find her online at or on twitter as @pstokesbooks.

Find out more information by checking out the author website or find more about the author’s book here!


When Genevieve Grace wakes up from a coma, she can’t remember the car crash that injured her and killed her boyfriend Dallas, a YouTube star who had just released his first album. Genevieve knows she was there, and that there was another driver, a man named Brad Freeman, who everyone assumes is guilty. But as she slowly pieces together the night of the accident, Genevieve is hit with a sickening sense of dread—that maybe she had something to do with what happened.

As the internet rages against Brad Freeman, condemning him in a brutal trial by social media, Genevieve escapes to her father’s house, where she can hide from reporters and spend the summer volunteering in beautiful Zion National Park. But she quickly realizes that she can’t run away from the accident, or the terrible aftermath of it all.

Incredibly thought-provoking and beautifully told, Paula Stokes’s story will compel readers to examine the consequences of making mistakes in a world where the internet is always watching…and judging.

From Paula: Hi YASH-ers! For my exclusive content, I’m sharing three poems that the main character from This is How it Happened, Genevieve Grace, wrote as part of her senior year poetry portfolio. Originally, the book was broken into three parts and I used these poems on the pages that introduced each segment of the narrative. They were meant to get longer as the story progresses, and to give the reader an additional window into how Genevieve is feeling at that time. However, I cut the “parts structure” in revision and that left the poems with no clear place to fit, so I figured YASH would be a great place to share them 🙂 Be sure to drop by my post for a second chance to win a copy of This is How it Happened, or any of my available novels. Happy hunting!


Scars by Genevieve Grace

A bad thing happens.

People tell you that time heals all wounds.

But deep wounds leave scars.

And scars make it impossible to forget.


Liar by Genevieve Grace


I never thought of myself like that.

Until now.

What would you do, if you were me?

Can you really be so sure?



Can move ordinary people to acts of incredible bravery.

But what about when it doesn’t?

What about when it strips us bare

And exposes the weaknesses we didn’t even know we had?


Loft by Genevieve Grace

Me and Mom and Dad

And a divorce that “doesn’t concern” me.

Loss, pain

A 13-year-old girl made unwhole.


Me and Dallas

And expectations unfulfilled.

Effort, failure

What else could we do?


Me and Brad Freeman

And a moment that destroyed us both.

Lies, truth

Either of them can break you.


Me and Elliott

And a deadly hike into the heavens.

Freedom, hope

Finally I can fly.

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Paula Stokes, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 24

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!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! So head on over and visit Marilyn Peake!

But first, enter below for your chance to the first two books in The Legacy Series! (Win it before you can buy it…the second book doesn’t release until April 24!)

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