Welcome to the August Scavenger Hunt!

I am Nancy Holder,
and this is a blog stop for the Blue Team.


Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! 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 both! I am a part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a contest going for the red team, which will give you 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.

Scavenger Hunt Puzzle

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.

Featured Author: Gina Damico

I grew up under four feet of snow in Syracuse, New York. I received a degree in theater and sociology from Boston College, where I was active with the Committee for Creative Enactments, a murder mystery improv comedy troupe that may or may not have sparked my interest in wildly improbably bloodshed. I have since worked as a tour guide, transcriptionist, theater house manager, scenic artist, movie extra, office troll, retail monkey, yarn hawker, and breadmonger. I live outside Boston with my husband, two cats, and a closet full of black hoodies.


Scorch (Croak Series)

by Gina Damico


Book Description:
Sixteen-year-old Lex Bartleby is a teenage grim reaper with the bizarre ability to Damn souls. That makes her pretty scary, even to fellow Grims. But now Lex is a pariah in Croak, the little town she calls home. To escape the townspeople’s wrath, she and her friends embark on a wild road trip to DeMyse. Though this sparkling desert oasis is full of luxuries and amusements, it feels like a prison to Lex. Her best chance at escape would be to stop all the senseless violence that she caused—but how can she do that from DeMyse, where the Grims seem mysteriously oblivious to the bloodshed?


More fun tidbits for you to learn about Gina Damico:

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Gina Damico, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 3. 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!


My very own ON FIRE Contest!

In addition to the YA Scavenger Hunt contest, I’m also running my own contest. Enter here to win a copy of ON FIRE and a signed bookplate. The entry with the most points wins! If there is a tie, those contestants will be entered into a random drawing to determine the winner. This contest is open internationally. If you are under 14 years old, please be sure to get your parent’s permission to enter.

How to get your points (one point per item, 6 total):

NOTE: If you already follow or like any of these pages, give yourself a point since you can’t “like” us twice…even though we wish you could.



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

Jennifer L. Armentrout


94 Responses to “Welcome to the August Scavenger Hunt!”

  1. Crystal Craig says:

    Scorch sounds like such an interesting book and I’ll definitely try to read it! 🙂

    I Friended on goodreads: CrysCringle
    I liked Nancy Holder on FB: Crystal Dawn Craig
    I Liked The Crusade Series on FB: Crystal Dawn Craig
    I posted a link to the YASH homepage on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Cryscringle/status/231159810463264769
    I submitted entry to the YASH
    I left a comment here.

    So, I believe that is a total of 6 points! 😀

  2. Katherina Barney says:

    +1 Friends on Goodreads
    +1 friends on Facebook
    +1 like Crusade series on Facebook
    +2 for linking Lani Woodland to Facebook and Twitter
    +2 for submitting entry forms for red and blue teams
    +1 for leaving comment: Thanks for this giveaway; good luck to all those entering in the Hunt
    =8 entries

  3. Amy Logg says:

    Thanks for being part of YASH – so much fun!!

    +1 Like Nancy Holder on Facebook
    +1 Like The Crusade Series on Facebook
    +1 Entry in YAAH
    +1 Leave a comment


  4. alicia marie says:

    Thanks for being part of the YASH!!! This is one of my favorite YA giveaways!

    friend on goodreads: alicia marie
    friend on facebook: alicia marie ezell
    like Crusade series on facebook: alicia marie ezell
    link on twitter: https://twitter.com/bamayankee/status/231189298286833664
    link on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alicia.m.ezell/posts/316388368457630
    link on google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108646400842605823735/posts/W3fX5Wsb9kF
    link on pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/192458584046754214/
    link on tumblr: http://bamayankee.tumblr.com/post/28599290835/check-it-out-right-now-the-ya-scavenger-hunt
    submitted red entry form
    submitted blue entry form
    leaving a comment : )

    ok I think that’s all the social media that I have! So that’s 11 points, but I’m not sure if you only count 1 for the social media sites. If you do, then I’ve got 6 : )

  5. Charlotte says:

    6 total! Thanks for participating in the scavenger, it’s been an absolute treat!

  6. Ashley Orellana says:

    +1 Friends on Goodreads
    +1 friends on Facebook
    +1 like Crusade series on Facebook
    +1 twitter post https://twitter.com/tigresa555/status/231246247388909569
    FB post http://www.facebook.com/tigresa555/posts/268306696608513
    +1 for submitting entry forms for red and blue teams
    and +1 for leaving a comment!! Thanks for this awesome giveaway so i did all so 6 points

  7. JaredSwentik says:

    Gotta admit! I am really liking this scavenger hunt!
    +5 points for me please!

  8. Juana A says:

    Thanks for being one of the YA Scavenger hunt Authors!!!!!

  9. Leanna says:

    Excited for this. I
    + friended you on Goodreads (leannaBF)
    + liked your page on Facebook (Leanna Choong)
    + liked The Crusade Series’ page on Facebook (Leanna Choong)
    + posted a link to the giveaway on Twitter (https://twitter.com/leannaBF/status/231283343923232769)
    + submitted my entry into both the Red and Blue Team’s giveaways
    + leaving a comment on this blog
    Thank you 🙂

  10. JennH says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! I absolutely love reading your books.

    +1 Commenting :]

  11. Donya P says:

    +1 Friend on goodreads (sassymystic)
    +1 Liked FB (Donya Pedigo)
    +1 Crusade Series FB (Donya Pedigo)
    +1 postd on twitter
    +1 Red Submitted my entry to both red and blue teams
    +1 Blue
    +1 Leaving you a comment becuse this is awesome!
    Total 7 or 6 if you don’t count Red and Blue both

    Thanks again…/

  12. +1 Friend on goodreads (Redheaded Bookworm)
    +1 Liked FB (Heather baker Schrock)
    +1 Crusade Series FB (heather Baker Schrock)
    +1 postd on twitter
    +1 Leaving you a comment becuse this is awesome!
    Thanks so much!

  13. nadia says:

    thanks for your giveaway 🙂

    +1 FB (added you)
    +1 GR (aidanadia)

  14. Cristina Escalante says:

    Thank you for the giveaway. I love the scavenger hunt!
    Facebook: Cristina Escalante
    Twitter: Rpatzz
    Total: 6 points.

  15. samantha ramos says:

    Thanks for the giveaway!! Love teen wolf and cant wait to read On Fire 🙂 +6 entries

    goodreads: Samantha Ramos
    Both Facebook Pages: Samantha Bailey Ramos
    Twitter Post: https://twitter.com/sammy7987/status/231416851119345664
    Scavenger Hunt entry

  16. Zoe says:

    Well, this was an easy extra contest for me! I had already:
    1-added you as a friend on FB (Zoe Leonarczyk)
    1-liked the crusade series on FB (Zoe Leonarczyk)

    and now I have:
    1-added you as a friend on Goodreads (Zoe Leonarczyk)

    and I will shortly be:
    1-adding my scavenger hunt entry
    and finally,

  17. Pam says:

    Thank you very much for this giveaway!

    +1 Goodreads: Pamela Rosensteel
    +1 Facebook: Pam Rosensteel
    +1 Like Crusade Series: Pam Rosensteel
    +1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/VanillaOrchids/status/231443320369475585
    +1 Submit Entry: vanillaorchids69(at)gmail(dot)com
    +1 Comment

    TOTAL: 6

  18. Kaylee V says:

    Did All 6! 🙂

  19. gabby says:

    I have done all of the things to get all six points. 🙂

  20. Catherine M. says:

    + 5 points for me! I don’t have a Goodreads. Should probably get on that. Thanks for doing the scavenger hunt! This was fun.

  21. Carrie A says:

    Goodreads: Carrie Ardoin
    Facebook: Carrie Lee Ardoin
    Tweet: https://twitter.com/celjla212/status/231531930791845888
    Submitted entry: celjla212 at aol dot com

    5 entries.

  22. Katherine says:

    +1 Goodreads: Katherine Beaulieu
    +1 Facebook: Katherine Beaulieu
    +1 Like Crusade Series: Katherine Beaulieu
    +1 Tweet: https://twitter.com/kitkatbeaulieu/status/230852201856262145
    +1 Submit Entry
    +1 Comment

    Thanks so much for participating in the hunt. Wicked was one of the first YA series I ever read and it is definitely still one of my favourites!:)

  23. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    +1 Goodreads: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    +1 Facebook: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    +1 like Crusade series: Sarah Kalaitzidis
    +1 submit entry
    +1 Comment

    Total: 5

  24. +1 Friend on Goodreads: Monica Gutierrez
    +1 Liked Nancy Holder on Facebook: Monica Gutierrez
    +1 Liked The Crusade Series on Facebook: Monica Gutierrez
    +1 Tweet about Scavenger Hunt:https://twitter.com/monica254/status/231618288998838272
    +1 Submit entry for Red and Blue teams
    +1 Comment
    Total: 6

  25. Artemis says:

    Thank you for the giveaway and hunt!

    Goodreads: Diana Giote
    FB: Demitra Giote
    Liked The Crusade Series on FB: Demitra Giote
    I shared many links on my twitter about Scavenger Hunt as @artdem83
    Submit Entry + Comment

    Total: 6

  26. Teresa L says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds good 🙂

    +1 submitted my entry
    +1 https://twitter.com/xteeluong/status/231747238932652032
    +1 comment


  27. Cassandra says:

    I friended you on Goodreads, friended you on Facebook (Cassandra Tennison), liked The Crusade Series on Facebook, tweeted about Tera Lynn Childs, who is on the blue team of #YASH (https://twitter.com/cassiebt93/status/231745268415090688), and submitted my entry for both the red and blue team! 🙂 I believe that’s six points. Thanks so much for the extra giveaway! 🙂

  28. Koll says:

    +1 friended on Goodreads(Thilde Koll Espensen)
    +1 Liked Nancy Holder on Facebook(Thilde Koll Espensen)
    +1 Liked The Crusade Series on Facebook (^^^)
    +1 Posted a link to the hunt on twitter (https://twitter.com/KollLotus/status/231748453187874816)
    +1 Submitted Blue and Red entry forms (Thilde Koll Espensen/ Thildeespensen(at)live(dot)dk)
    +1 Commented

    6 points total

    Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  29. Tracy H says:

    Hi Nancy,
    Love your books and I have read many.
    I have done them all!
    TracyHudson FB and Goodreads
    Tiannhu Twitter

    Fan forever.

  30. Morgan says:

    +1 friend on goodreads (morgan)
    +1 friend on Facebook (morgan mckenna)
    +1 like on facebook (morgan mckenna)
    +1 comment

    Thanks for participating in YASH!!! (=

  31. Nancy Holder says:

    You guys are rockin’ the house!

  32. Carson says:

    I read the Wicked series! I thought it was really good except for the part where she drowns Hekate. That was sad to me because I love cats but other than that it was an AWESOME BOOK!

  33. Tymoora says:

    Friend Nancy Holder on Goodreads ~ Done (Tymoora)
    Like Nancy Holder on Facebook ~ Done (Tymoora)
    Like The Crusade Series on Facebook ~ Done (Tymoora)
    Post a link to any Scavenger Hunt page in your social network (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.) ~ Done (https://twitter.com/Tymooraxx/status/231852338703376384)
    Submit your entry to the YA Scavenger Hunt ~ Done.

    +5 pts

  34. Lisa says:

    +1 Friend on Goodread (Lisa V)
    +1 Friend on Facebook (Lisa V)
    +1 Like on Facebook (Lisa V)
    +1 Tweet about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/LilxSasuke/status/231857648797093888
    +1 Comment

  35. Jenna says:

    1 Friend on Goodreads (Jenna Johnson)
    1 Friend on Facebook (Jenna Johnson)
    1 Like on Facebook (Jenna Johnson)
    1 Tweet about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/readfearless/status/231874772559069184
    1 Comment

  36. Marie-Michel Pagé says:

    Hi!Thanks for the giveaway!

    I’ve asked as a Friend Nancy Holder on Goodreads
    I Like Nancy Holder on Facebook
    I Like The Crusade Series on Facebook
    Post a link to any Scavenger Hunt page in your social network (Twitter, Facebook, blog, etc.)
    I’ve tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/Ladybritaky/status/231931130276896768
    I’ve Submit my entry to the YA Scavenger Hunt
    I’m leaving a comment here (responding to this blog post) and tell me how many points to give you.
    NOTE: If you already follow or like any of these pages, give yourself a point since you can’t “like” us twice…even though we wish you could.

  37. Marie says:

    1 Friend on Goodreads (Marie Flood)
    1 Submit entry to Ya Scavenger Hunt
    1 Linked YA Scavenger Hunt to Twitter @FloodKristen
    1 Tweeted about the giveaway
    1 Comment

  38. Von P. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway Nancy! Looking forward on reading your books!


  39. I liked Nancy Holder on FB: rogier caprino
    I Liked The Crusade Series on FB: rogier caprino
    submit your entry to the YA Scavenger Hunt ~ Done

    4 points

  40. Isabel S says:

    Thanks for doing this!
    I send you a friend request on Goodreads,and did both Facebook actions (Isabel Song on all), I tweeted a link about the YASH onto Twitter (https://twitter.com/IsabelSong/status/231972040981225472), and I submitted entries to both the blue and red teams.

  41. Alaiel Kreuz says:

    Thanks for the additional giveaway 😀

    +1 Friend on Goodread (Alaiel Kreuz)
    +1 Friend on Facebook (Alaiel Kreuz)
    +1 Like on Facebook (Alaiel Kreuz)
    +1 Submit entry for Red and Blue teams
    +1 Tweet about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/Sontrei/status/232117667778162688
    +1 Comment

  42. reading mind says:

    Friended her on GR (Lucia Pannacci) and commented!

    2 points

  43. Hannah McCormick says:

    +1 Friend on Goodread (Hannah McCormick)
    +1 Friend on Facebook (Hannah McCormick)
    +1 Like on Facebook (Hannah McCormick)
    +1 Submit entry for YASH
    +1 Tweet about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/hannahmccorick/status/232139478318317568 +1 Comment
    Thanks for the giveawy

  44. Erin says: