"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Thursday, November 29, 2012


Hi! P. J. Hoover here, author of the upcoming dystopian/mythology YA novel, SOLSTICE (Tor Teen, June 18, 2013), and I'm thrilled to host this stop for the YA Scavenger Hunt! I'm crazy excited that this is the very first giveaway for an ARC of SOLSTICE ever!

(and p.s. I'm so excited that I'm giving away a second ARC of SOLSTICE below, so make sure to check it out!)

Hi! Thanks for visiting!
(And just FYI, I survived a horde of slugs to get the above picture taken.
It was scary!)

This tri-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors...and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, 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 signed 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!

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


Directions: Below, you'll notice that I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the blue team, 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 August 5, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.


Today, I am hosting RACHEL CARTER on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi, Rachel!

RACHEL'S BIO: Rachel Carter is the author of So Close to You, the start of a time travel trilogy with HarperTeen. She grew up in the woods of Vermont, and recently graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in nonfiction writing. These days you can find her in Brooklyn, New York, where she is hard at work on her next novel.

You can find out a ton more about Rachel on her website!

And if her book sounds like something right up your alley (which of course it does), you can buy it here!



SO CLOSE TO YOU by Rachel Carter (Harper Teen, July 10, 2012)


Lydia Bentley has heard stories about the Montauk Project all her life: stories about the strange things that took place at the abandoned military base near her home and the people who've disappeared over the years. Stories about people like her own great-grandfather. When Lydia stumbles into a portal that transports her to a dangerous and strange new reality, she discovers that all the stories she's ever heard about the Montauk Project are true, and that she's in the middle of one of the most dangerous experiments in history.


Rachel has an awesome treat for you guys today for exclusive content! She has a hidden page with a secret password that contains an exclusive scene from THIS STRANGE AND FAMILIAR PLACE, the second book in the SO CLOSE TO YOU trilogy!

The page is here!

And the password is . . . closeandstrange

I hope you guys enjoy reading it as much as I did!


And don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, RACHEL CARTER, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 13. 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!


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!



“Solstice is one red-hot read—it intrigues, sizzles, and satisfies.” —Cynthia Leitich Smith, New York Times bestselling author
In celebration of the Winter Scavenger Hunt and the upcoming release of my debut young adult novel, SOLSTICE (Tor Teen, June 18, 2013), I'm offering up a second copy here (US only).

It's easy to win! Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck, and may all your reading be enjoyable!


Piper's world is dying. Each day brings hotter temperatures and heat bubbles that threaten to destroy the earth. Amid this global heating crisis, Piper lives under the oppressive rule of her mother, who suffocates her even more than the weather does. Everything changes on her eighteenth birthday, when her mother is called away on a mysterious errand and Piper seizes her first opportunity for freedom. 

Piper discovers a universe she never knew existed—a sphere of gods and monsters—and realizes that her world is not the only one in crisis. While gods battle for control of the Underworld, Piper’s life spirals out of control as she struggles to find the answer to the secret that has been kept from her since birth.


And one more time...


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author!


Angela Brown said...

I've seen so much happening with this scavenger hunt. Sounds like so much fun going down :-)

Eli Yanti said...

ouch, no international entry, but thanks for the awesome giveaway from all authors