Welcome to YASH Spring 2016

 YA Scavenger Hunt
Hi! My name is Marissa Kennerson, and I will be your host for this leg of the hunt! Welcome! In addition to the YASH contest goodies, I’m giving away a $10 Amazon card and an ebook of my novel, The Family  to a lucky winner! Leave your favorite childhood book and one reason why you loved it in the comments and follow me on Twitter (@MarissaAlexK) to win!
 Take a deep breath, read the rules below and then play! Good luck!
So! Welcome to 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!

Go to the YA Scavenger Huntpage 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 BLUE TEAM–but there is also a red team, an orange team, a gold team, a green team, a teal team, a blue team, a purple team, and a pink 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 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 April 3, 2016, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Today, I am hosting Alyxandra Harvey on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! A little about Alyxandra:
Alyxandra Harvey lives in a stone Victorian house in Ontario, Canada with a few resident ghosts who are allowed to stay as long as they keep company manners. She loves medieval dresses, used to be able to recite all of The Lady of Shalott by Tennyson, and has been accused, more than once, of being born in the wrong century. She believes this to be mostly true except for the fact that she really likes running water, women’s rights, and ice cream.
Find out more information by checking out her website or find more about her novel, LOVE ME, LOVE ME NOT  – here!

Dating isn’t easy when you’re in the middle of a blood feud.

Anastasia Vila’s family can turn into swans, but just once she’d like them to turn into responsible adults.

After hundreds of years, they still cling to the blood feud with the Renard family. No one remembers how it started in the first place—but foxes and swans just don’t get along.

Vilas can only transform into their swan shape after they have fallen in love for the first time, but between balancing schoolwork, family obligations, and the escalating blood feud, Ana’s got no time for love. The only thing keeping her sane is her best friend, Pierce Kent.

But when Pierce kisses Ana, everything changes.

Is what Pierce feels for her real, or a byproduct of her magic? Can she risk everything for her best friend? And when the family feud spirals out of control, Ana must stop the fight before it takes away everything she loves.

Including, maybe…Pierce.

Entangled Publishing, February 22, 2016


Exclusive Content: Check out this deleted scene! So cool! 

Deleted Scene from “Love Me, Love Me Not” by Alyxandra Harvey


The aunts were already divebombing the Kent property when I got there. The few who
stayed human ran through the trees with bows and arrows. Shadow darted back and forth. It was confusing and loud and the smell of burst shotgun shells stung my nose as I climbed up a maple tree to get a better lookout. The barn lights were too dim to illuminate more than the basic rush of violence. Were those feathers? Was that blood? It was too hard to tell. Violence was nothing to a swan. Something got too close to your nest, you took them down. We weren’t exactly known as the pretty songbirds of the world. But it wasn’t the swan inside of me that wanted to be out there fighting, it was the girl. I wondered what that said about me. Probably nothing good. I couldn’t see Pierce anywhere. Not that I had to warn him anymore. Clearly he knew something was going on. Especially when I landed at his feet. A bullet went by my head, scaring the crap out of me and I tumbled out of the tree. Pierce jumped, shouting obscenities before realizing the flailing limbs belonged to me. The look on his face would have been funny if we weren’t both about to watch our families kill each other.

I leaned into him for a moment, and his lips brushed my temple when he spoke. “One
day we’re going to go on a regular date.”

“Right after we stop a war.”

“No pressure .”

Now for some more YASH FUN!
And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Marissa Kennerson, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number issearch.

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!
 And a little more fun:

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  1. It was a collection of fairytales. I loved it because it looked like a grown-up book, leather bound and all, almost no pictures, I thought it was the best thing ever. I loved to read a different story each day. 🙂


  2. I loved Bridge to Teribithia because it was so well written and so real and one of the first books to make me ugly cry.
    By the way, I’ve already bought and read The Family, and really enjoyed it 🙂 Thanks. Christina @ Ensconced in Lit


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