Wednesday, August 1, 2012

YA Scavenger Hunt



CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Thank you to all who entered! And stay tuned for the next
YA Scavenger Hunt!

and 

Welcome to my blog

on the 

4th YA Scavenger Hunt!

Whew! 
What a race!
Are you exhausted yet? Here, have some water:
New to the hunt?
On this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each participating YA author, you also get a secret number. Add up the numbers, and  enter it for a chance to win a major prize--one lucky winner will receive at least one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team (for a total of 27 books! And that's not even including the giveaways many of us authors are doing on our own! For example--I'm giving away FIVE books right here!) But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online until noon PST on Sunday August 5th!

You can start right here or you can also go to the YA Scavenger Hunt homepage 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 RED TEAM--but there is also a blue team and if you do the blue hunt you'll have a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!




 
If you'd like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, see the full list of prizes up for grabs, or if you get lost along the way, 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 red team, and then add them up (don't worry, you can use a calculator!). Hint: the secret number is highlighted in RED.

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.

Now that all the technical stuff is out of the way, I'll introduce the author I am hosting on this hunt. 

I am super excited to be hosting...

DAVID MACINNIS GILL


David has been a house painter, cafe­te­ria man­ager, book­store schleper, high school teacher, and col­lege pro­fes­sor. He now lives on the Car­olina coast with his fam­ily, plus four­teen fish, two res­cued dogs, and a noc­tur­nal mar­su­pial (I need more explanation on that last one--what is this marsupial of yours, David? So mysterious...) Check him out at his website to find out more!

David is the author of BLACK HOLE SUN and INVISIBLE SUN.




BLACK HOLE SUN came out in August of 2010, and it's sequel INVISIBLE SUN came out just last March! Here's a bit about INVISIBLE SUN:
You don't want to mess with Durango.
He left his crew behind.
His father is dead.
And he's going to prove himself to Vienne, 
even if he dies trying.
As he races through flood
and fire and across a violent
and terrifying planet, 
there's a 97% chance he's
going to die trying.
But who's counting.


SO COOL! If the kickin' cover art and that synopsis don't convince you these books are MUST reads--let Suzanne Collins, author of the HUNGER GAMES: she says BLACK HOLE SUN "Rock­ets read­ers to new fron­tiers … action-packed.” Plus, it's gotten a starred review from Booklist and Laurie Halse Anderson says, "In the best tra­di­tion of Hein­lein and Fire­fly, Black Hole Sun is for read­ers who like their books fast-paced, intense, and relent­less." OKAY. Sign me up. I'll take 7 of each, please! 
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Thank you so much for visiting my blog! While you're here don't forget to enter the bonus contest I am running exclusively during the YA Scavenger Hunt.

I will be giving away a BOXED SLIPCASE packed with ARCS of ALL the Fall 2012 Breathless Reads from Penguin Teen! This includes VENOM by Fiona Paul, BLACK CITY by Elizabeth Richards, THE INNOCENTS by Lili Peloquin, FALLING KINGDOMS by Morgan Rhodes, and ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury. This is HUGE, people! To be eligible to win enter on the Rafflecopter below!

so pretty!

and it includes my YA debut ORIGIN!





Scroll down past the Rafflecopter widget to find the link to the NEXT author on the hunt!
a Rafflecopter giveaway


  


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Ready to move on to the next blog in the hunt? Click here!

351 comments:

  1. Well, any comparison to Firefly automatically gets my attention.

    Thanks for the post & giveaway!

    (FYI, the rafflecopter isn't showing properly at the moment -- everyone, you can enter at this URL: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/530e525/)

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  2. Shit. I'm sorry, but shiz. I desperately need that boxed set. @_@. I will die without it. Actually, lol, I just ned falling Kingdoms and The Innocents! XD I have the other ones.

    AND OMG HE'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS!!! :D :D :D

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  3. What a fun way to check different authors out! And a BR slipcase!!! I must say that I think you will have the best prize by far!

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  4. Awesome, thanks for hosting! Can't wait for your book!:D

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  5. Thanks for this awesome giveaway and for hosting! :)

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  6. This is fun and thank you for the awesome giveaway.

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  7. Thank you so much for the AMAZING giveaway!
    I love the hunt! it's so much fun!!!

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  8. Thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway!!

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  9. Awesome giveaway! I love the YA scavenger hunt!

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  10. That is one fantabulous prize. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

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  11. Wow thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  12. Thank you so much for the giveaway and being a part of the YA Scavenger Hunt! :)

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  13. Thanks sooooo much for the giveaway! :D

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  14. Thanks for the giveaway!! Its so cool!

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  15. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!! :)

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  16. Thanks so much for the extra giveaway!! I love these hunts :) (Entered as Natalie Cleary)

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  17. Thanks for the grat giveaway!
    crystal478 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Awesome giveaway! and I can't wait to read your book! Secret laboratory in the Amazon? Sounds like my kind of story! :)

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  19. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  20. Dying to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Eeeepppp!!! I can't WAIT to read all the Breathless books this year! Plus, I'd really like to have an ARC of ORIGIN for you to sign at the Decatur Book Festival. :)

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  22. Thank you for the giveaway! It's awesome :D

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  23. Please enter me in the contest! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  24. Thanks for the AWESOME giveaway!!

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  25. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. The Breathless tours are pretty great!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I love participating in this scavenger hunt every time it comes around, it's such an awesome experience :)

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  27. Love doing the YA Scavenger Hunt and discovering new books! Thank you for the giveaway!! :)

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  28. This ya scavenger hunt is great! Thanks for the extra great giveaway!

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  29. Thanks for the giveaway and interesting stop!

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  30. This is fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. I love this hunt because I get to find so many new authors. And what an amazing giveaway!

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  32. Thank you so much for this giveaway!!! I cannot wait to read your book!!!

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  33. Hi! Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    Can't wait to read ORIGIN!

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  34. Fabulous giveaway. Thank you so much! :D

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  35. This is such an epic giveaway!
    -Crosses fingers- Here's hoping I win!!!

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  36. What a fun and interactive giveaway! Thanks for it :)
    -Markella

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  37. I can't wait to read Origin =) Thanks for the giveaway!

    ~Paige @ comfort Books

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  38. This giveaway is AWESOMESAUCE!!!!

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  39. Thank you for participating in the hunt, and for the extra giveaway!!!! :D

    Alyssa Susanna

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  40. Thank you so much for the give away!!!!

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  41. Hey we met at ALA!! This package looks awesome, thanks s much for giving it away :)

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  42. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I just love the scavenger hunt and this is my third time partisipating in this great hunt!

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  43. That set... It's so beautiful. O.O I just want to hug it... Ha ha ha!

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  44. Thanks so much for YASH! It's just awesome! I'm loving all these stops.

    Also - I am SO envious of your hair! I'm a redhead too, but wow! Wish my hair looked that good long.

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  45. Great Giveaway!!! Your book looks awesome!!!

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  46. Thanks for participating in the Hunt! I can't wait for Origin to come out, it seems so different, and I luuuuuurv different!

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  47. These books all look awesome! Wow!

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  48. thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

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  49. Thanks for the giveaway and participating in such a fun hunt

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  50. Oh my gosh! I love the little critter up top saying OHAI to all of us! I just wanna pet it! But what is it? Is it a baby Panda? Also thanks for the giveaway!

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  51. Thanks for the chance at another give-a-way! You guys rock!

    -Sonnie
    SonnieHogan@hotmail.com

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  52. What an incredible giveaway!!!!! Thank you!

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  53. I enjoyed Black Hole Sun, and I really hope that more people read this dystopian.

    Thank you very much for this giveaway.

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  54. This is so awesome! I've met David, just haven't read BLACK HOLE SUN. Will do soon!

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  55. What an awesome post, and giveaway!

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  56. This is an awesome giveaway and your book sounds awesome! I'm really looking forward to it!

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  57. Thanks for an awesome giveaway! :)

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  58. This is awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. Thanks for being part of the scavenger hunt and thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    -Kim

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  60. Thanks you for this AWESOME giveaway!!!!!!!!

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  61. I've entered many contests for this slipcase of books, maybe this time I'll get lucky! So excited for Origin!!

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  62. All those books sound absolutely awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  63. This is so much fun!!! Love it!!! Awesome giveaway! Fingers are crossed!

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  64. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Loving the hunt!

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  65. Holy crap. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I'm loving the scavenger hunt (:

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  66. Thanks for this fantastic opportunity! That boxed set of Breathless Reads looks fantastic!

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  67. This is an awesome giveaway! The scavenger hunt is so much fun.

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  68. I love the creature you have waving at the beginning of this entry! (Is it an opossum?) This hunt is so much fun! Thank you so much for the giveaway; I'm so excited!

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  69. Thanks so much for the epic giveaway and for being in the YA Scavenger Hunt! I can't wait to read ORIGIN!!!! Congrats on your book! :)

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read Origin!!

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  71. This is probably one of the most epic giveaways ever! I just convinced my local library to order a copy of your book. (: Thanks for the opportunity to win it and 4 others that I am dying to read!

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  72. Thank you so much for the giveaways!

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  73. So... Black Hole Sun came out in August of 2012 (aka today), and it's sequel came out just last March? How interesting...

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    1. Wow, sharp eye, Chance! Thanks for pointing that out--should read "2012."

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  74. Thank you for the giveaway!=)

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  75. Awesome extra giveaway! Thank you so much!

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  76. Thanks for the giveaway and insanely excited for Origin's release!

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  77. Oh my, that's a fabulous prize - thank you! Also, you win as my fav stop because of the baby panda waving to me haha.

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  78. What a fantastic giveaway prize! I will be checking out your book on goodreads

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  79. The YA Scavenger hunt is awesome! Thanks so much for the giveaway :).

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  80. Thanks for the additional giveaway--I would love to win all those wonderful books.

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  81. I'm so excited for all of the Fall 2012 Breathless Reads. The synopsis for Origin is really intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  82. Thanks for the extra giveaway! YA Scavenger Hunt = Lots of Fun! : )

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  83. Ooooh boxed set! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  84. Oh wow, that book pack made me drool! =D

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  85. :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!
    Really? A BOXED SET!! ~swoooooon~
    This is EPIC! Thank youuu!
    (Ileana-Rafflecopter)

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  86. Awesomeness! Salivating over that boxed set! :) ~Mera

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  87. Boxed set? Wow! Thanks for the additional giveaway!

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  88. A Boxed set of 2012 debut/fall releases?! Yes, Please!! :D Thanks so much for this chance at such an Incredible giveaway!

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  89. Wow those do look like awesome books by David Macinnis Gill. I will definitely try to read those whenever I get the chance! :) Also, thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  90. eep! awesome!! :D:D:D:D:D:D i didn't know they did boxes like that!

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  91. You know, Origin is #1 on my wishlist right now. Why can't it be September!!!!

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  92. I've been DYING for Origin to come out and its almost time!!!! This YA Scavenger hunt is so much fun, and your giveaways are AMAZING! I WANT!!! lol :D

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  93. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  94. Lovin' the hunt!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  95. Thank you so much for the giveaway!! (You're AMAZING!! I'm not really sure if your individual is open to Canada but include me if it it please!! Thanks!!!) :D

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  96. Wow this giveaway is INSANE!!! Thank you so much! I'm absolutely LOVING the YA Scavenger Hunt so far!! <3

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  97. Woo! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! and congrats on the movie rights! :)

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  98. Oh,my! This is an amazing giveaway, can't wait to read them all :)

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  99. Thanks for the giveaway chance :-)
    Looking forward to Origin.

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  100. Love all the great reads being offered in your giveaway. I'm on a gourmet diet of YA fiction these days. Good thing the drought is slowing the need to mow my lawn. (more reading time).

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  101. Look at all them fabulous books!! That is huge!! Thank you :)

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  102. Thank you for giving away these books! I can't wait to ready Origin, sounds really good!

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  103. Oh man this is a great giveaway, Origin sounds like a very fun read.

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  104. Thanks for the giveaway! Can't wait to read Origin!

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  105. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!!!

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  106. This is such an amazing giveaway, thank you so much! :D

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  107. Thank you so much for the giveaway!!

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  108. Thank you for the awesome giveaway :) P.S. 7 is my favorite number, too :)

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  109. Gah! great giveaway! so.many.books!

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  110. This is an awesome giveaway!! Thanks for the chance to win!

    marthapao(at)live(dot)com

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  111. Such an amazing giveaway! Thanks!!!

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  112. Best giveaway on the hunt! Totally dying to read all of these!

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  113. There is a lot of flailing at this moment. SO many of those titles are on my "I need this in my hands immediately" list. Thanks for participating in the hunt and for hosting this (very generous) amazingly awesome additional giveaway.

    ~Christina
    The Book Hookup: Eat. Breathe. Read!

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  114. OMG!!!!
    This is totally amazing!!!!
    Thanks so much!

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  115. Hopefully you will be able to get my comment--seems like my comments are either waiting for moderation (what does that even mean?) and I don't know how long it lasts in that state, or I post and it doesn't show up so, I try again and again and....without it even showing up, so I don't even know if the author got it and if he/she did and because I left so many that disqualified me or if he/she didn't at all so I never got to be entered. You see my dilemma. Thank you for your giveaway! LOVE this hunt and being able to find new authors and books to be put on my 'TBR' pile.

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  116. Thanks for the giveaway and it is awesome.

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  117. Fantastic Giveaway!! What great books!! Thanx for being in the Hunt!!

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  118. This is a fantastic giveaway! Thank you so much! :D
    *fingers crossed*

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  119. Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you for it!!!

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  120. I cannot WAIT to read your book! I am just itching for it!

    Tammy @ Into the Mystic
    http://www.mysticbooklover.blogspot.com

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  121. All of these books sound amazing! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  123. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    I entered under the name Marie O.

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  124. Origin looks so good and I cannot wait to read it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! All those books look fantastic!

    Emma Lueckler
    elueckler(at)gmail(dot)com

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  125. Amazing giveaway!! All those books sound awesome!

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  126. Thanks for the giveaway and for being a part of the YA Crush Tourney!

    I've been trying to get a hold of Origin!

    Thanks again!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  127. Jessica, how come your blog always makes my computer move REALLY slow? T.T Also, you compared this to Firefly? Okay, now I NEED to read it!!!

    peachandblue2 (at) aol.com

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  128. I just learned of these books and I cant wait to read them now!!

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  129. Thank you so much! This is awesome!!

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  130. I looked up the synopsis for your book and it sounds very interesting. Can't wait to read. :)

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  131. Thanks for being in the contest! Your book sounds really good!

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  132. Oh my, what an awesome additional contest! Thank you so much for hosting it and for taking part in the YA scavenger hunt. Each time it goes on, I love seeing that it's getting larger!

    Thank you, again, for this opportunity!
    Deserae McG

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  133. Thank you so much for the chance to win! This hunt is such a great idea :)

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  134. Awesome giveaway!!! Thank you! :)

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  135. SWEET! ORGIN has been on my to-read list on goodreads. Thank you!

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  136. This is an amazing giveaway! And thanks for turning me on to David's books! I'm excited to read them!

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  137. Hiya,thanks for the giveaway! :)Origin sounds really amazing, I can't wait to read it!

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  138. Thanks so much for this contest and being apart of the scavenger hunt!!

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  139. This is such a beautiful giveaway!!!

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  140. I am so excited to read all the Breathless Reads books, especially Origin! Such a great giveaway! And I love these YA Scavenger Hunts! Thanks so much for the giveaway! :D

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  141. This is awesome! the books are sooo pretty!!! :D :D

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  142. Thanks for the great giveaway! :D

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  143. Thank, thank you so much for the chances! I love #YASH!

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  144. Wow! Thanks for the Giveaway!! =)

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  145. omg! thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  146. What a wonderful generous giveaway, but just wondering, is it international?

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  147. Awesome giveaway, i loooooooooove books! i think one of my life goals is to win an online contest like these and get free books! I would do such a happy dance, haha!
    Hopefully Canadian residents are eligible. ;)

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  148. What an awesome prize!! Origins looks great too, putting it on my to read list :). Thanks for the giveaway.

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  149. OMG! Thanks for the giveaway! They are some seriously awesome prizes!

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  150. Woohoo, thanks for the bonus contest (it's awesome)! Also, thanks for being a part of the scavenger hunt, I've found a bunch of new authors so far...so many books to read now :)

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  151. I'm having so much fun with this hunt! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  152. thank's for the giveaway! i'm finding so many new books i need to read

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  153. Oh wow, thank you for this HUGE AWESOMELY GENEROUS giveaway and for being a part of YASH. I am so excited to read your book!!! :)

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  154. This is sooo AWESOME. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  155. Ahh, thank you so so so much for this awesome giveaway :D *Fingers crossed. <3*

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  156. Thank you for the giveaway these books all look awsome! I love this scavenger hunt! :) And congrats on your YA debut!

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  157. Christina R. in the rafflecopter

    THank you so much!

    Your book sounds awesome:)

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  158. Such a great prize. Is it open to international too? if yes please enter me!

    all the best

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  159. I can't wait to read your debut!

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  160. Thankyou so much!!!! These books are awesome!!!!! :):)

    Elena Feltri

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  161. OMG! That box of ARCs looks amazing. I can't wait to read/review each of those books on my blog. I would love to have an early chance to read each of them. I hope I win.

    brandon_t_scott@yahoo.com

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