Tuesday, April 4, 2017

YA Guy Participates in... the Spring 2017 YA Scavenger Hunt!


Once again, YA Guy's taking part in the YA Scavenger Hunt! This time around, I'm on the GOLD TEAM, along with the other awesome authors you see below:




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! Add up the clues on each GOLD TEAM page, and you can enter for our prize--one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in our team! There are FIVE contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! But don't delay: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will be online only until April 9!

HOW IT WORKS

Directions: In the author biography below, you'll notice I've listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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 to 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 9, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered. For more information, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Personal Giveaway: In addition to the prizes named above, readers who enter my personal giveaway will have a chance to win a signed ARC of my forthcoming novel FREEFALL! Like the Hunt itself, this personal giveaway is open internationally. Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!

Okay, got all that? Then let's meet the author I'm hosting, CECIL CASTELLUCCI!

Cecil Castellucci is the author of books and graphic novels for young adults including Boy Proof, The Plain Janes, The Year of the Beasts, Tin Star, and the Eisner nominated Odd Duck. In 2015 she co-authored Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure.  She is currently taking at least 22 weeks to write Shade, The Changing Girl, an ongoing comic on Gerard Way’s Young Animal imprint at DC Comics. And her newest Graphic Novel Soupy Leaves Home comes out in April 2017.

To find out more about Cecil, go to her website at www.misscecil.com.


About SOUPY LEAVES HOME: Pearl “Soupy” Plankette ran away from her abusive father, but has nowhere to go until she stumbles upon a disguise that gives her the key to a new identity. Reborn as a boy named Soupy, she hitches her star to Remy “Ramshackle” Smith, a hobo who takes her under his wing. Set in 1932, this is the story of two misfits with no place to call home, who build a relationship during a train hopping journey from the cold heartbreak of their eastern homes toward the sunny promise of California.

To watch a trailer of SOUPY LEAVES HOME, go here. And to buy the book, follow this link!









EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

The Spring YASH is over, but there's still a little time to enter my personal giveaway (below)!

PERSONAL GIVEAWAY

To enter my personal giveaway for a chance to win a signed ARC of my forthcoming YA science fiction adventure FREEFALL, use the Rafflecopter form below!

About FREEFALL: When the 1% and the 99% clash, the fate of the human race hangs on the actions of two teens from very different backgrounds in this thrilling sci-fi adventure.

In the Upperworld, the privileged 1% are getting ready to abandon a devastated Earth. And Cam can’t wait to leave. After sleeping through a 1,000-year journey, he and his friends will have a pristine new planet to colonize. And no more worries about the Lowerworld and its 99% of rejects.

Then Cam sees a banned video of protesters in the Lowerworld who also want a chance at a new life. And he sees a girl with golden eyes who seems to be gazing straight through the feed at him. A girl he has to find. Sofie.

When Cam finds Sofie, she opens his eyes to the unfairness of what’s happening in their world, and Cam joins her cause for Lowerworld rights. He also falls hard for Sofie. But Sofie has her own battles to fight, and when it’s time to board the spaceships, Cam is alone.

Waking up 1,000 years in the future, Cam discovers that he and his shipmates are far off-course, trapped on an unknown and hostile planet. Who has sabotaged their ship? And does it have anything to do with Sofie, and the choices—and the enemies—he made in the past?

Release date: September 26, 2017
Pre-order on Amazon
Add to Goodreads

a Rafflecopter giveaway


126 comments:

  1. I like your upcoming book's cover 🙂

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  2. Sounds like it's gonna be a good book. The cover is stunning 💞

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  3. Yay! Thank you so much for the giveaway!
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

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  4. Thank you for the giveaway! It sounds like a great book!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! The book sounds very interesting!

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  6. I'm so glad this Scavenger hunt starts over my Spring Break. I can dedicate all my time to reading and hunting:) Have a wonderful day!

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  7. I love, love the cover! The synopsis sounds so exciting and I love the decisions this character has to make.

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  8. YA Guy your book looks amazeballs! Definitely added to me TBR list.

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    1. Thanks--it's comments like yours that make me love being an author! :)

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  9. Thanks for being part of the hunt and allowing me to get to know you. Thanks for the chance! I love the hunt!

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  10. Thanks for being a part of YASH again! I absolutely love your books!

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  11. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  12. Tell you a secret ? I used to think guys can't ya authors :P I mean , most ya authors are females right ? But you and a few others put that thought out of my mind lol .

    Anyway , I love this <3 I have a feeling i'm not gonna win , but it's still fun lol . Thanks for the giveaway and the hunt !

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    1. It's true, there are more female YA authors than male--but YA Guy's glad to be a YA Guy!

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  13. Looks like an interesting book! Thank you for the contest!

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  14. This year's YASH has a lot of amazing extra content, it's been a lot of fun! Thanks for participating and for the giveaway!

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    1. I've been checking out some of the extra content, and I agree--really interesting stuff!

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  15. Thanks for being part of the YASH!!

    Betul E.

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    1. Thanks for entering my giveaway!

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  16. I have been finding a lot of new-to-me authors this year on YASH - so much fun!

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  17. Freefall sounds good. After reading the last line, iwas like, "well, more injustice there" if you know whati mean!

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    1. I know EXACTLY what you mean--and you're totally right!

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  18. This is my first time 'hunting' and I just love being able to add so many books to my TBR! The chances provided to win books are just the cherry on top.

    The cover of your book looks amazing! Absolutely something I would picknick up in het bookstore ^^

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    1. Glad you like the cover! (It's my personal fave.)

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  19. At first I thought the cover for your book was the S.O.S brigade logo from the anime Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu but then I looked again and saw that it is a really cool cover and not the logo :P

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    1. I guess I can see the resemblance! :)

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  20. This is my first time doing YASH. It's a lot of fun so far!!

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  21. Thank you for the signed arc! :)

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  22. I try to participate in every YASH and last year I had the privilege of winning Colony 9 by you!

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    1. Are you serious? That's awesome! (I assume you liked it, or you wouldn't be entering to win another of my books.) :)

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  23. YASH is such a good opportunity to find new books, and i'm definitely going to read Freefall when it comes out.

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  25. Hi, thank you for this great opportunity :):)

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    1. You're welcome--and thank you for the double-smiley-face!

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  26. Thanks for participating in the hunt, and I am really excited for your book.

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    1. You're welcome! Glad you're liking the Hunt!

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  28. Thanks for joining the scavenger hunt!

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    1. And thank you for stopping by my page!

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  29. Thanks for participating! It's so much fun!

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  30. Thanks for participating in YASH!

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    1. Happy to participate! The YASH is a blast!

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  31. This is my first YASH that I'm doing. thank you for the giveaway! Your book looks awesome!

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    1. I'm glad you're enjoying your first Hunt. And thanks for the comment on my book!

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  32. Thanks for participating in YASH!!

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    1. Thanks for entering my giveaway!

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  33. The book you are representing seems really interesting, added to my wish list!

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  34. Well if your easy~ I'm single! lol
    Samantha D

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  35. Freefall looks great & I can't wait to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    Suz Reads

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    1. Thanks for the kind words about FREEFALL!

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  36. All the giveaways! So exciting!

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  37. Thanks for including us international peeps! :) Hello from the Philippines~

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    1. I love Philippines peeps! Lots of fans there!

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  38. I am adding your books to my tbr list!!! Thanks for participating in YASH!
    You are a new-to-me author and I'm glad to have found you! =)

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    1. That's what I love about the YASH--lots of readers discovering new authors!

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  39. I've previously followed you on Twitter but hadn't gotten a chance to check out your books. So now I have!

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    1. Well, it's great to meet you (again)!

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  40. Thank you for this lovely opportunity to win one of your books!

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  41. Thank you for participating in YASH! I look forward to this scavenger hunt every year! I am so excited for your upcoming book!

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  42. YASH is the best. I always discover so many awesome new authors and books. It's definitely one of my favourite times of the year

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  43. And now, my tbr list has your book :)

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  44. This is such a great way to find new books.

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  45. I love YASH! FREEFALL sounds awesome and the cover is gorgeous! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  46. Freefall sounds really good! Thanks for participating in YASH!

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm really looking forward to reading your book. It sounds really interesting!

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  48. thank you for participating! This is such a fun hop and a great way to meet new authors.

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  49. Thanks for being a part of this, and I'm looking forward to Freefall!

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  50. Thanks so much for participating AND for the giveaway! :)

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  51. I can't wait to read Freefall! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  52. Well, Freefall sounds intriguing. Gotta love sabotage! :D

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  53. I tried looking for a gif of Damon Salvatore going "I'm easy like that," but I couldn't find it. But that's what your comment made me think of. And now I'm rambling. Thanks for the bonus giveaway!

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    1. Well, it's the thought that counts!

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  54. Thank you so much for the brilliant opportunity! (And for your brilliant writing, of course <3)

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  55. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

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  56. Thanks for both giveaways!! :D

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  57. Joshua! Your book sounds SO RAD!!!! Just preordered a copy on Amazon! Hopefully I'll see you around the book fairs and con scene because I would love to meet you and chat IRL, pick your brain. Red team author Jennifer Brody (author of The 13th Continuum) would loooove your book - I'm texting her this post now! I think you might like her books too :)

    --Michelle Grondine

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    1. Hi Michelle--thanks for the personal note (and for preordering FREEFALL). Hope to meet up with you in the future!

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