Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

Hi There! I am thrilled to welcome you to the 14th YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-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 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!

My name is Cerece Rennie Murphy and I am your host for this leg of the hunt.

About Me:

My favorite color is Purple (Guess what YASH Team I'm on!)

Yoda (Yes, The Jedi Master) was my first crush. (I'm a sucker for a smart man who's strong with The Force).

I believe sugar is a food group to be enjoyed in LARGE quantities.

Summer and Spring are my favorite seasons.

And, I live with two little Hobbits and one husband who acts like a Hobbit but is too tall for the title.

Looking for my exclusive bonus content? You’ll have to keep searching. Somewhere on this blog hop, I’ve hidden three secret letters from Liam Knight and Alessandra Pino, two characters from my best-selling Order of the Seers Trilogy. But, before you go looking for them, check out the amazing author I’m hosting.

You are currently hunting on PURPLE TEAM!

(and we're giving away EVERY single book you see in this picture!)

Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt Page to find out all about the hunt. There are eight 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, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, and a pink team. Enter can enter the scavenger hunt for each 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.


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


Today, I am delighted to host Kristin Van Risseghem on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt!

USA Today bestseller and award-winning young adult author, Kristin D. Van Risseghem grew up in a small town along the Mississippi River with her parents and older sister. Currently, she lives in Minnesota with her husband and two Calico cats. Kristin also loves attending book clubs, going shopping, and hanging out with friends. She has come to realize that she absolutely has an addiction to purses and shoes. They are her weakness and probably has way too many of both.

Find out more information about Kristin by checking out her website or find out more about her book here!


Zoe Jabril needs to devise a kick-ass plan to save the world ASAP. Otherwise, Armageddon starts the day she turns eighteen—and if that happens, everything is going to hell. Literally. She could be any other 17-year-old attending parties and checking out cute guys—except she discovers her best friend is a Guardian Angel and the boy she crushes on is a Nephilim, both sent to protect her from the demons who want her dead.

Now Zoe has to deal with growing feelings toward the Nephilim, who spreads a strange electrical current through her body every time he touches her. And she’s under constant attack from Demons, trying to stop her from fulfilling the Prophecy: a girl will be born who will unite Angels, Nephilim, Fairies and Werewolves to battle evil. Then she has to control newly found talents if she’s to prevent the devil from escaping Hell.

Kristin has provided some EXCLUSIVE content in connection with her series. Check them out below, then don't forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of books by me, Kristin, and more!

1) The Poem: This is the poem that appears in all the books in the Enlighten Series.


Babe born.

First and last.

Heaven and unto Earth;

Receives the highest in jubilation.

Enlightens will unite; they shall band.

Triumph be if darkness is driven back.

Help found who love, the world will stand.

Notice how the shape is in a triangle? That’s on purpose. And do you notice how each line has one more word than the previous line? That, too is on purpose. It took me a long time to come up with something that semi-made sense.

2) The Swords and Stilettos Playlist:

Book Theme Song: Firework by Katy Perry Book Songs: 1. Chasing the Sun by The Wanted 2. When We Stand Together by Nickelback 3. Everybody Talks by Neon Trees 4. Rumor Has It by Adele 5. Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips

Zoe's Playlist

  1. Overjoyed by Matchbox Twenty

  2. Born This Way by Lady GaGa

  3. Love You Like A Love Song by Selena Gomez

  4. Just Give Me a Reason by P!nk

  5. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen

Shay's Playlist

  1. Glad You Came by The Wanted

  2. What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction

  3. Mirrors by Justin Timberlake

  4. Live Like We're Dying by Kris Allen

  5. Set Fire to the Rain by Adele

Kieran's Playlist

  1. When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars

  2. Drive By by Train

  3. I Will Wait by Mumford & Sons

  4. Love Somebody by Maroon 5

  5. Not Over You by Gavin DeGraw

Sidelle's Playlist

  1. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper

  2. She's So Mean by Matchbox Twenty

  3. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift

  4. People Like Us by Kelly Clarkson

  5. I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor

3) The Swords and Stilettos Downloadable Crossword Puzzle:


Thanks so much for stopping by my YASH blog. For a chance to WIN this contest, you need to know that my favorite number is 12. Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the PURPLE team and you'll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

You can also leave a comment below to enter to win my website giveaway of a FREE ebook copy of Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Bright by Ines Johnson, and The Lost Tribes by C. Taylor-Bulter (A mid-grade action adventure)!

To keep going on your quest, check out the next author in Purple Team, Melanie McFarlane! Happy Hunting!

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