YA Scavenger Hunt 2015!

YASH-circle-background-2Welcome 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 signed 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 Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are SIX contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the RED TEAM. 


I’m Zoraida Córdova, author of The Vicious Deep trilogy (YA), and the On the Verge romance series (NA). I love magical creatures and bacon. Not in the same sandwich though.




Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed 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.


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 5th at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered

And now for all the good stuff! 

Today I’m hosting COLE GIBSEN.

At seventeen Cole found herself homeless with only a beat-up Volkswagen Jetta and a bag of Goodwill clothing to her name. The only things that got her through the nights she spent parked in truck stops and cornfields were the stacks of books she checked out from the library along with her trusty flashlight. Because of the reprieve these books gave her from her troubles, Cole vowed to become a writer so she could provide the same escape to readers who needed a break the reality of their own lives. Visit her at www.colegibsen.com



About the book:

Regan Flay has been talking about you.

Regan Flay is on the cusp of achieving her control-freak mother’s “plan” for high school success?cheerleading, student council, the Honor Society–until her life gets turned horribly, horribly upside down. Every bitchy text. Every bitchy email. Every lie, manipulation, and insult she’s ever said have been printed out and taped to all the lockers in school.

Now Regan has gone from popular princess to total pariah.

The only person who even speaks to her is her former best friend’s hot but socially miscreant brother, Nolan Letner. Nolan thinks he knows what Regan’s going through, but what nobody knows is that Regan isn’t really Little Miss Perfect. In fact, she’s barely holding it together under her mom’s pressure. But the consequences of Regan’s fall from grace are only just beginning. Once the chain reaction starts, no one will remain untouched…

Especially Regan Flay.

LIFE UNAWARE releases April 28th. Pre-order your copy today!


Cole’s Exclusive Content! 

Don’t you love her face? I do <3

And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Cole, and more! To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is


Now you know! Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on the RED 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. But before you go! I’m holding my own contest. I will be giving TWO swag packs.**** For an exclusive bonus content from me, read the RED TEAM posts!

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**** Ursula not included

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Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

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CONTINUE THE HUNT Thank you for stopping by! To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author! Vicki L. Weavil 

Thanks for stopping by!!


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103 Responses to YA Scavenger Hunt 2015!

  1. Dragons I have loved them since I was little

  2. miki says:

    Thank you a lot for this giveaway and for being part of the Hunt!
    my favourite real animal is the wolf
    mythical: pegasus and dragon

  3. Eva Rushton says:

    I love dragons, but I can’t put down a good mermaid book.

  4. Jordan W says:

    Right now I’m feeling gargoyles.

  5. Tiffany says:

    my favorite animal has always been the same since I has a young girl…a cow…don’t ask why I just love them (but not their smell):)

  6. Ashley White says:

    My favorite animal would have to be a dog. I know, so cliche, but they’re so awesome!

  7. Shauna Buck says:

    I love dragons!

  8. Hmmm, well I’ve always loved little kittens 🙂

  9. Ashley M says:

    My favorite animal is a dragon

  10. Katie says:

    My favorite mythical animal is the Phoenix.

  11. Nicole Johnson says:

    Thank you for the awesome post and giveaway!

  12. My favorite animal is a dolphin!

  13. Maud G says:

    My favourite mythical animal is a phoenix, my favourite real animals are frogs and cats 🙂

  14. Kaylee says:

    Thank you for the giveaway! It’s really cool that you’re participating in the YASH this time around.

  15. Kaylee says:

    Also, I’m a big fan of unicorns.

  16. Autumn says:

    My favorite animal man that is always so hard to pick. If I go with mythical I would have to say a phoenix.

  17. Sarah Kalaitzidis says:

    My favorite animal is stuck between either a wolf or a Tiger!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  18. Becky says:

    Cole’s book looks so interesting! I love finding out what happens when people are held accountable for their words. P.S., mermaids are awesome.

  19. Samantha Wallace says:

    I like dogs but also I love penguins!! 🙂

  20. Delia says:

    I love horses they are my fave 🙂

  21. Dreams says:

    My favorite animal real or mythological, would have to be a dragon.

    Thank you for participating in YASH and holding this giveaway.

  22. Megan D. says:

    Cats. I’m a total cat lady.

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. I am very fond of horses <3

  24. Melissa H. says:

    Owls 🙂 though, I hate all of the new trendy owl stuff…I don’t really know why haha Thank you for the giveaway and for participating in YASH!

  25. Doris Orman says:

    My favorite animal is the unicorn!

  26. Jenn says:

    When I was a kid I always like Jaguars because they were one of the few animals that started with the letter J and that mattered to me then lol.

    Mythical, well I guess I’m stereotypical in a way because of course I LOVE Dragons. They’re just so majestic and beautiful in fantasy art it’s hard not to love them.

  27. Emma K says:

    Incredibly excited for YASH!

  28. Agustine Dwi says:

    My fav animal is bunny! Thank you for the giveaway! 🙂

  29. Luana says:

    Does. And cats.

  30. Maggie says:

    I love manatees!

  31. Don’t know that they’re animals. ..but fairies are my favorite. After that would be dragons! Thanks for the chance!

  32. Kate Pierson says:

    Tigers! Thanks for the giveaway.

  33. Breenah says:

    Narwhals, for sure. They’re like ocean unicorns. I think I finally talked my aunt into crocheting one for me!

  34. Sabrina Simpson says:

    My favorite animal is a monkey!

  35. Aila says:

    Favorite animal is a panda! If I could have one for a pet, life would be perf. (:

  36. Saleana says:

    My favorite animals (because I can’t choose) are owls, horses, rabbits and dragons!

  37. Nikki C. says:

    My favorite animal is cat!! Currently have 4 cats–they’re sooo adorable. ♥

  38. Morgan says:

    I love snow leopards, they are so gorgeous.

  39. karen chappell says:

    My favorite is cats!

  40. My favorite animal, generally speaking, is the cat. All forms of cats, from little domestic cats to big majestic cats. <3

  41. Cindy says:

    I love any animal that is cute and magical! <3

    Thanks for participating in the YA Scavenger Hunt and listing your own giveaway! 🙂

  42. Sneha M. says:

    I love Dragons!!

  43. cassidy says:


  44. Pranavi says:

    Fave animal? KITSUNE! – better than werewolves. There should be more fantasy books about them.

  45. Stephanie says:

    I love dragons. fairies, I love them all.

  46. VeronikaDream says:

    I love cats! From the mythology my favorite is the phoenix.

  47. karin says:

    I love koalas 🙂

  48. Rosaline says:

    I LOVE dogs! I also love horses and dragons. 😀
    Thank you for the giveaway. 🙂

  49. Liezl says:

    Dragons of course! There’s no way anyone will think ill of them! 🙂

  50. Sue Holmes says:

    Cats – fluffy, cheeky ones!

  51. Olivia says:

    I love Kevin (the bird from UP!)

  52. Merisha Abbott says:

    I would say mermaids, dragons, unicorns,… well pretty much all of them!

  53. Judy Cox says:

    I love all animals, but my cats are my favorite one animal!!!

  54. Deirdre says:


  55. Sabrina Joy says:

    Eeep! <3 I can write you an essay on why I love dragons so much! They are absolutely my favorite!!

  56. Abigail says:

    I love mermaids– the friendly ones, not the ones that drown unassuming sailors!

    • zcordova says:

      In my series, you have both! It’s the one allied with the Sea Witch that you have to watch out for. Though I don’t think they’d like to think of themselves as pets.

  57. Kellani says:

    I really like hellhounds :3

  58. Sam says:

    It’s a close one between tigers and unicorns really.

  59. Camilla Leonard says:

    I love cats and jellyfish!

  60. Vickie says:

    Thanks for the giveaway! And my fav. mythical creature are Dragons!!

  61. Denise C. says:

    Dogs and dragons!
    Thank you for the giveaway 🙂

  62. Michelle says:

    My favorite animal is kittens.

  63. Justine says:


  64. Carol says:

    Penguins! I fell in love with them after watching the dancing scene in Mary Poppins!

  65. Amanda says:

    My favourite animals (ever) are dogs. I wish I could have more than one of them, but dogs and little living spaces don’t go together that well.

  66. My favourite animal is an elephant 🙂

  67. Kim Waters says:

    I love unicorns! And dolphins! 😀 Have for as long as I can remember. I actually truly believed unicorns were real as a child because my parents bought me a book where a guy had photographed horses with horns. If there’s actual photos they must be real, right? 😉

    Thanks for taking part in YASH & for the giveaway.

  68. Emma G says:

    Oh this is hard either dragons or tigers. Two totally different creatures, one real and one not. I’ve always loved dragons, and I really want a pet dragon. 🙂

  69. Chary Baez says:

    Swans 🙂

  70. Sarah M says:

    Awww, but Ursula is so cute! Where did you get her? 🙂

    My favorite animal EVER, out of both fictional and real creatures, is the red panda. Every video or photo I see of them makes me squee 😀 I went to the San Diego Zoo maybe 5 years ago now, and I was so sad because the red pandas were napping and were hidden from view in their spot of choice. Two now-ex boyfriends bought me stuffed ones for random gifts (I’m pretty vocal about how much I love them). Plus, it’s also called a firefox. Not the biggest fan of the browser (although the red animal you see in the logo is the red panda, so the name fits), but that’s such a cool name. Like something you’d get out of Pokemon! …I’m a dork.

    • zcordova says:

      You are not a dork!I loved Pokemon. If only those animals were real. I got Ursula at B&N in the Toys section. Love Funko Pop dolls.

  71. Melisa says:

    I love Unicorns! It was the mascot for our course and I’ve Always loved the mystical creature!

  72. Kassiah says:

    I love dragons and unicorns and turtles.

    I ALSO love your ON THE VERGE series and literally squealed out loud when I got approved for LOVE ON THE LEDGE yesterday! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  73. Tammy V. says:

    I love bunnies. I have a pet one and collect them also.

  74. Betul E. says:

    Lions are my favorite animal

  75. Abby says:

    My favorite animal is the white tiger.

  76. danielle hammelef says:


  77. Lauren says:

    Ravens have always had a place in my heart.

  78. 1110cg says:

    Cat 🙂

  79. Katy says:

    I love animals and mythical creatures so this is a tough one, most likely a Mogwai .. one whose been bred to not spawn Gremlins lol

  80. bn100 says:


  81. Rebecca W. says:

    my favorite mythic animal would have to be a werewolf

  82. Natalia Warthen says:

    Dogs, of course!

  83. I’ve always really loved elephants – though mermaids are pretty great, too 🙂

  84. I’ve wanted a pet hippogriff 🙂

  85. When I was a kid, I wanted to be a mermaid when I grew up. But since mermaids weren’t real, I settled for wanting to be a dolphin when I grew up. Kid logic right? Dolphins still remain my favorite sea animal, while bears are my favorite land animal!

  86. Maggie says:

    So many fave animals… one of the first to come to mind is the Panda though 🙂

  87. Cindy C. says:

    My favorite animal is the Cat! I love them! 🙂

  88. Jessica says:

    My favorite animal is a werewolf

  89. Jothee says:

    I would love to have a pet dragon or MINIONS!!!!

  90. Amanda says:

    I LOVE ALPACAS. Sorry, I just get excited when talking about them.

  91. Seal says:

    My favorite animal is the dog. Not only are they loyal, they also never run out of energy!

  92. Hannah M says:

    My favourate real animal are pigs, and my favourate mythical animals are dragons.

  93. Brittany Ashby says:

    My favorite real animal is the flamingo! And my favorite mythical one is the dragon.

  94. Jackie says:

    My favorite animal is a cat! Or a panda…

  95. Megan Cheng says:

    My favorite animal is a Dragon because of the beautiful scales and the extraordinary powers and abilities they hold.

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