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. My favorite childhood book is and always will be Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief. I just love Greek Mythology and Percy’s snarky attitude!


  2. I always loved the Giving Tree as a kid and I appreciate it even more now that I’m an adult. It was/is a beautiful story about giving sefishlessy and knowing when enough is enough. It still hurts my heart reading it, but I will never stop.


  3. I had a lot of favorite books… but the one that comes to mind right now is The Magician’so Nephew by C.S. Lewis. Loved the main characters and Polly’so spun kyle nature. Also was wonderful learning how Narnia came to be and the origin of The Wardrobe.


  4. I had a number of books that I would have categorized as favorites… but the one that comes to mind right now is The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis. Loved the main characters, especially Polly’so with her spun kyle nature.


  5. i loved reading Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. for me it showed that you shouldn’t judge someone by their looks & friends can be made no matter what differences you may see. cause it is what is in the person’s heart that counts.


  6. My favorite book when I was 6 was he Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carol and I guess I liked all his use of color in the book and the paint designs


  7. I remember loving Pit Pony as a child. Not only was it a touching and heartwarming story, but it also really put into perspective why we should never take something like a carefree childhood for granted.


  8. I LOVED Wrinkle In Time. The characters and environments were so unique and unlike anything I’d ever read about before. I remembered having such a difficult time creating the settings in my mind, but that was the best part. I haven’t read it in so long! (Thanks for the bonus giveaway!)


  9. I loved the giving tree and all the doctor suess books! I also loved Ferdinand the Bull! Children’s books are the best.


  10. My favorite book when I was a kid was ‘The lazy dragon’. I was obsessed with chinese culture back then. When I read the book I immediately fell in love with the thief who everyone called ‘lazy dragon’.


  11. I loved and still love The Giver. There is something about the expansion of knowledge and emotion that really changes people and without it then we are just drones. LOVE IT!


  12. The only book I can remember from my childhood is Charlotte’s Web. My grandma bought it for me and we read it together. I miss her. I recently read it to my niece as a way to keep the book love going.


  13. My favorite book as a child was A Mina de Ouro by Brazilian author Maria José Dupré. It’s about a bunch of kids who go exploring a hill and get stuck inside. I loved the adventures!


  14. My fave childhood book is Coffin on a Case by Eve Bunting. As a child, I was so thrilled by its detectiveness lol. I would always read that book. But then my sister finally returned it to the library *sigh


  15. I really loved If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. I liked wondering what he was going to ask for next. It’s one of the first books I got for my kids too. We have a whole collection of the If You Give… books.


  16. My favorite childhood book was Matilda by Roald Dahl. I was impressed by Matilda’s intelligence, and enjoyed when she defeated Mrs. Trunchbull!


  17. I was a big fan of The Babysitter’s Club, the Sweet Valley books and Goosebumps when I was a child. I don’t remember having a particular favourite. As a teen I read Erin Skiffington’s The Day After Forever and it has been a much loved fave of mine ever since because it is beautiful. It reminds me to cherish family and friends every moment.


  18. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂 Hmmm, I read a lot of fiction growing up, but I don’t remember a favorite… I did love the Choose Your Own Adventure books! Oh and Encyclopedia Brown was also fun.


  19. the little red caboose. i remember my grandmother wrapping me up in a blanket and reading it to me while i sat in her lap. one of my favorite memories =)


  20. loved all the Nancy Drew books as I have always liked mysteries and trying to figure out who done it — thanks for the giveaway


  21. The first book I remember loving when I was younger is A Tale of Two Cities. I didn’t really like reading until my early teens and this was the book that drew me in. A classic!


  22. My favorite was A Wrinkle in Time because it was so different to anything I had read up until that point. Fired up the imagination. @JinkMuther


  23. there are so many books I liked when I was younger – Little house on the Prairie series is the first one that comes to my mind – I always wanted to be Laura and I could relate to some things as I grew up on a farm.


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