Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt 2020! This bi-annual event was 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 120 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM – but there is also a red team, a blue team, and a purple 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.
“The very last thing 17-year-old Emmott Syddall wants is to turn out like her dad. She’s descended from ten generations who never left their dull English village, and there’s no way she’s going to waste a perfectly good life that way. She’s moving to London and she swears she is never coming back.
But when the unexplained deaths of her neighbors force the government to quarantine the village, Em learns what it truly means to be trapped. Now, she must choose. Will she pursue her desire for freedom, at all costs, or do what’s best for the people she loves: her dad, her best friend Deb, and, to her surprise, the mysterious man in the HAZMAT suit?
Inspired by the historical story of the plague village of Eyam, this contemporary tale of friendship, community, and impossible love weaves the horrors of recent news headlines with the intimate details of how it feels to become an adult—and fall in love—in the midst of tragedy.”
This is the inspiration board I created for THE SMALLEST THING. Some of the pictures were taken in the real-life village of Eyam, showing the real Emmott and the cottages where she lived. You might also spot Aiden and get a hint of a little love story blossoming in the midst of tragedy. You’ll also spot Em’s 18th birthday cake!I’m about to release Em’s story as a serialized podcast. Can’t wait to share that with you very soon.Happy hunting and good luck!