Fall 2016 YA Scavenger Hunt!
Hi! My name is Lilliam Rivera, your host for this leg of the YA Scavenger Hunt! The YA Scavenger Hunt is a bi-annual event that gives readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus materials from their favorite authors and a chance to win some awesome prizes. 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!
Here a little something about me: I'm originally from the Bronx, New York but I currently live in Los Angeles. I love fashion, writing, and chocolate! My debut young adult novel is The Education of Margot Sanchez (Simon & Schuster).
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There is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, purple team, and pink team. Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the other teams, plus all the cool prizes up for grabs!
Scavenger Hunt Puzzle
Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite number of all the authors on the blue team, and then add them up. (Use a calculator if you need to!)
Entry Form: Once you've added up all the numbers, make sure to fill out the form from 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 October 9, at midnight Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Scavenger Hunt Post
Today I'm hosting Jennifer Gooch Hummer for the hunt! Jennifer is the award-winning author and screenwriter for her debut novel, Girl Unmoored. Raised in Boston, Jennifer graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in English and moved to Los Angeles where she read scripts for major talent agencies and production companies. A true believer in fairies, Jennifer currently lives in Southern California with her whistling husband, three teenage daughters, and two slightly neurotic rescue dogs. Operation Tenley is the first book in her fantasy series, The Fair City Files.
Meet Tenley Tylwyth, an Elemental Teen born with the power to produce weather. Cool? Not really. Elementals who can create weather make Mother Nature angry. It’s time she got rid of them. Only one thing is standing in her way—Fair Ones. These ancestors of fairies keep kids like Tenley safe, but when rookie Fair One, Pennie, fails to do so, she’s forced to travel to Earth—a place where no Fair One wants to go. Now, Pennie has forty-eight hours to convince Tenley to give up her power. It won’t be so easy. Tenley’s got a way with wind. And after being thrown deep into Mother Nature’s gardens, where trees grow upside down and insects attack on command, a little wind might be just what Tenley needs to survive. Even if it kills her.
Dream Casting for Operation Tenley
Here is my dream cast for Operation Tenley. And btw, I’d keep the same cast for an animated version, too. So if anyone knows these actors, can you ask them to call me? I’ll be really nice and I’d shower them with compliments and take them to Pink Berry. Thanks!
Tenley Tylwyth – Morgan Lily – He’s Just Not That Into You
Look at that face! I think Morgan is the perfect Tenley Tylwyth, and I mean that as a compliment. Tenley’s not all that bad… right?
Holden Wonderbolt – Justice Smith – The Get Down
Here’s why Justice would be the perfect Holden: He’s super cute, but not in a braggy way. He can play a little nerdy, but you just know he’s going to end up a super hero. Uh-oh, did I give too much away?
Pennie (PENN 1) – Anna Sophia Robb – Bridge to Terabithia
Pennie’s a little tricky. For one thing, she’s not, um, human. Doesn’t Anna Sophia look a little fairy-ish? But still, you’d totally believe she was just a normal kid. Plus, how great was she in Bridge to Terabithia??
Laraby (LARAB3) – Michael Cera – Nick & Nora’s Infinite Playlist
Michael Cera is simply one of the quirkiest actors around. He’s sincere and yet hilarious in every role he plays. This is the perfect Laraby. All he needs is a long red beard, a tool belt, and helicopter blades.
Lord Fairship – Max von Sydow – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Okay, the truth is, I actually wrote Lord Fairship’s character for the great Max von Sydow. He’s always been one of my favorite actors. I would watch him in anything. Does anyone know him? Can I get his Snapchat?
Lady Fairship – Jessica Lange – American Horror Story
Do I even need to tell you why Jessica Lange would be my dream Lady Fairship? I don’t think so. She’s a goddess. End of story.
Mrs. Tylwyth – Margo Martindale – BoJack Horseman
This is Mrs. Tylwyth. Margot Martindale has a huge range as an actress. Sylma Tylwyth is a bit of a push-over at first, but just wait until you see what happens to her in the next books. Yikes.
What an awesome cast! Don't forget to add Operation Tenley to your Goodreads shelf. AND, to enter the YA Scavenger Hunt contest for a chance to win a ton of books by a bunch of authors, you've got to read the following. My favorite number is, no joke,
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the BLUE TEAM and you'll have all the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Continue The Hunt!
To continue on your quest, you'll ned to check out the next author, Kaitlin Bavis. Head over to her site right now. Go HERE!