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Spring YA Scavenger Hunt – BlueTeam


Hello and welcome!

TRaeMitchellBWHeadshotWebT. Rae Mitchell here, your host for this part of the hunt. I’m an incurable fantasy geek who loves combining fairy tales, folklore and legends with our everyday world to see what kind of magical stories emerge. I’m best known for my young adult fantasy series, Fate’s Fables: One Girl’s Journey Through 8 Unfortunate Fairy Tales, which can be found on numerous Amazon Top 100 Best Seller lists, such as Coming of Age Fantasy and Fairy Tales & Folklore.

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BlueTeamThere are six contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I’m part of the BLUE TEAM–but there is also a RED, GREEN, PURPLE, GOLD, and PINK team for a chance to win a whole different set of books! You’ll also gain access to exclusive content and free gifts from each participating YA author, so make sure you scroll all the way down each author’s page. You don’t want to miss the extra goodies we’re all giving away 😉

Here’s the list of authors on my BLUE TEAM!

COURTNEY BRANDT (aka Ann Benjamin)


Directions: Below, you’ll notice I’ve hidden my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the BLUE TEAM, and then add them up.

HINT: My secret number is marked in BLUE, though it may be disguised as an ancient symbol!

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 8th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

Now that we’ve got all the how-to’s out of the way, I’d like to introduce you to the author I’m hosting on this hunt.

Meet Lori M. Lee!

Lori is the author of Gates of Thread and Stone and The Infinite. She has a borderline obsessive fascination with unicorns, is fond of talking in capslock, and loves to write about magic, manipulation, and family. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband, kids, and a friendly pitbull. You can find out more about Lori’s books at and connect with her on Twitter and Facebook.

Lori is featuring an exciting upcoming YA anthology she’s part of!

35430013Star-crossed lovers, meddling immortals, feigned identities, battles of wits, and dire warnings: these are the stuff of fairy tale, myth, and folklore that have drawn us in for centuries.

Fifteen bestselling and acclaimed authors reimagine the folklore and mythology of East and South Asia in short stories that are by turns enchanting, heartbreaking, romantic, and passionate.

Compiled by We Need Diverse Books’s Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman, the authors included in this exquisite collection are: Renée Ahdieh, Sona Charaipotra, Preeti Chhibber, Roshani Chokshi, Aliette de Bodard, Melissa de la Cruz, Julie Kagawa, Rahul Kanakia, Lori M. Lee, E. C. Myers, Cindy Pon, Aisha Saeed, Shveta Thakrar, and Alyssa Wong.

A mountain loses her heart. Two sisters transform into birds to escape captivity. A young man learns the true meaning of sacrifice. A young woman takes up her mother’s mantle and leads the dead to their final resting place.

From fantasy to science fiction to contemporary, from romance to tales of revenge, these stories will beguile readers from start to finish. For fans of Neil Gaiman’s Unnatural Creatures and Ameriie’s New York Times–bestselling Because You Love to Hate Me.



~ Exclusive Content by Lori M. Lee ~

My short story in A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS is called “Steel Skin,” and is a science fiction reimagining of the Hmong folktale The Woman and the Tiger. Before a written Hmong language was developed about 60 years ago, folk tales and stories were passed down orally and through hand-embroidered story cloths called paj ntaub.

Paj ntaub by Ge Yang, 2011, 89×78 cm
Photo by Xai S. Lor, item at the Hmong Archives

This story cloth (with words because it’s a modern creation) depicts the tale of the tiger who killed a man, donned his clothing, and tricked his family, eventually eating them. Only the man’s sister-in-law Yer saw through the deception. When faced with the tiger, she threw pepper in its eyes, forcing it to flee blindly for the river and allowing her to send a message for help via a friendly bird.

In my version, instead of a tiger, the impostor is an android, which makes the question of its humanity a bit more complicated. 😊 I hope you like it. Look for A THOUSAND BEGINNINGS AND ENDINGS on June 26!

I hope you enjoyed meeting Lori M. Lee and learning about her featured book. Remember to add A Thousand Beginnings and Endings to your TBR on Goodreads

Now back to the hunt. It’s time to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me and many more!

Check out the books on TEAM BLUE. To enter, write down my favorite number hidden below in BLUE, find all the other numbers on TEAM BLUE, add them up, and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!

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Click HERE to read The Lonely Sorceress, Part 1 of Fate’s Fables and prepare to lose yourself in a world of darkly enchanted fairy tales.


BTW, Fate’s Fables Box Set Collection is on sale for $0.99 during the YA Scavenger Hunt (April 3-8th). Remember, that’s a box set of eight fables. Wink, wink.



(20) ebook copies of my Fate’s Fables Box Set Collection

(1) Fate’s Fables Acorn Necklace

(1) Fate’s Fables Bracelet

(1) Set of Fairytale Glass Magnets

(1) Fate’s Motto Coffee Mug

YASH Spring Giveaway
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Ready to move on to the next link in the hunt?

Click HERE to hop over to author Melissa Chamber’s page.

Thanks so much for visiting and best of luck with all the contests!

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  • Ivy would love to wake up in Beauty and the Beast, it’s my favorite. I think I would handle it as bravely as can be expected in such situation, I have been told I’m very good under pressure and being exposed to new environments is not new to me.

  • Hard choice. So many wonderful stories I have read. With each page I already feel totally emersed in the story. But whether it’s a retelling of Snow White or Harry Potter I would jump in feet first running bravely. Thank you for this amazing chance!!

  • I would have to say I would absolutely love to wake up in the fantasy Merlin. I would hope my knees wouldn’t knock and that I would be brave.

  • I think I would want to be in the fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty because I love to sleep and I think my knees would probably be knocking because I wouldn’t be used to the land. Thanks for the giveaway!! 😀

  • I’d love to go to Prythian. It seems like the most magical world for me at the moment- especially Velaris. I think I would face a new world bravely. I think I’m pretty logical so, yeah.

  • If I was to wake up in a fairy tale I think I would prefer The Six Swans, for no other reason than it was a childhood favourite and it’s always stuck with me (and boy do I wish there were more retellings of this that I could lose myself in >.>). I’d probably be a background character rather than some savior, but I’d like to think I’d be more on the brave side than the “knees knocking” side XD;;

  • Oh man I don’t think I would make it in any fairytale, but I’ll go with Sleeping Beauty because she has 3 fairys who could grant her wishes.

  • It’s technically not a fairy tale but I think it counts… The Labyrinth. I probably would be scared out of my mind at first but then once the adrenaline set in I would totally get into it.

  • I would head off in to Night Court (Velaris to be exact) from the world of A Court of Thorns and Roses and I would head in happily albeit a bit dreamily!

  • I don’t know about fairy tales, but I’d love to find myself in a story about Vikings. Totally with my knees knocking, though. 😉

  • I’m not sure which fairy land I’d like to wake up in. I’m sure I would be brave while my knees knocked 😉

  • That was a hard one so I took a quiz. I got Wonderland and then I realized that was perfect. Yes, my knees would be knocking but I think I would get used to it eventually.

  • I like to think I’d land in the “fairy-tale universe” like on Once Upon A Time so a bunch of different stories play out in the same universe. I think I’d try to be brave but ultimately I’d be terrified!!

  • I would bravely enter the world of Beauty and Beast just for that huge library!! Don’t bother me, Beast – I’m reading!

  • I would be excited to enter the classic Disney like fairy tales (the villain usually only has her sights set on one person), but if it were a world like my recent read, The Hazel Wood, I’m pretty sure my knees would be knocking a little. Bring on the singing animal friends! 🙂

  • I would really love to be brave in a new land filled with many strange things but I think in reality my knees would probably be locked.

  • I could see myself be pretty comfortable in the world of Tangled/Rapunzel – just stay inside the tower and read a lot of books 🙂

  • I’m not really sure which fairy tale I would want to be in..The logical choice would be Cinderella since I would marry the prince and as far as monsters I watch Supernatural and I’m peeking at it underneath the blanket, lol so probably with my knees knocking..Although Dean is really good looking and if he and Sam and Castiel was by my side I could handle the monsters. lol but they are the Supernatural guys.

  • My favorite fairy tale has always been Cinderella, so I would pick it!! I enjoy exploring new places-you just have to check out your surroundings and be careful.

  • Ohhhh I like the person up there who asked if Harry Potter counted. If so, I’d be fine. I’d befriend Tonks, keep her from dying and live the rest of my life being her best friend. Otherwise I dont want to wake up in a fairy tale. I hate them. If I had to chose, it’d be a NON Brothers Grimm or any inspired by the horrible endings of Brothers Grimm. And of those, Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella are my fav.

  • I would wake up in Hans Christian Anderson’s the Little Mermaid. The Disney version and my knees or fins would not be knocking. Lol
    I would probably eat Sebastian though like the Mermaid from Splash.

  • I don’t have a specific fairy tale I would want to wake up in, but I know I would prefer it not to be a German one. They often were very dark and ended unhappily. Also if I ended up in one, I would be hopeful at first and then running in terror. I like to think I’m clever and wouldn’t be stupid enough to get me into the same situations that most of the characters get them into.

  • I’d choose Hansel and Gretel, I would love to eat my way through a house made of gingerbread and candy! If a couple of kids can deal with the witch I’m sure I can.

  • I would have so much fun if I woke up in Alice in Wonderland. I’d explore at all the marvels and meeting the characters, but avoiding the red queen!

  • I wish I woke up in a strange new land! Life is boring! What an adventure to be whisked away into the unknown. My knees might be knocking, as you said, but it would worth every moment to be somewhere magical and new!
    Thanks for YASH! Love this Scavenger Hunt!

  • Hmmmm… I think the fairytales I’d most like to be a part of might be Leigh Bardugo’s retellings of Hansel and Gretel or The Little Mermaid (The Witch of Duva and When Water Sang Fire, respectively). But only as a side character because wow do those people live hard lives. I could never do that.

  • I’ve always loved Cinderella’s story and I have her step-mother and step-sisters. I would make sure that my mice friends would give them hell. I’ll tell them to eat their clothes and their things.

  • I would love to wake up in In a fairytale land it would be so exciting but scary hopefully I would be able to keep my memories of who and where I. Came from then I would be be prepared hopefully ⚘⚘

  • I’d love to wake up in the Splintered series by @aghoward ~ it’s a retelling of Alice in Wonderland! It would be scary and thrilling but with Morpheus and Chessie with me, it would be fabulous!

  • I would like to wake up in Beauty and the Beast. I think I could handle the Beast (especially if I would also get a library like in some versions!), and there seem to be less unpleasant things in that particular tale. And I would probably be a mix of both: scared at first, but then adapt as necessary. And totally filled with wonder at a world so different from mine.

  • You monster! How can I pick just one?! There are so many great qualities about each one… Belle has her books and a lesson of seeing the beauty inside, the little mermaid has the beauty of living among the fish and reef with a lesson of love can conquer all…

  • i dunno which fairytale i would want to be in, but anyone with magic and princesses adn stuff would be cool. And i would be a fighter. I would train to be a knight or something and get all Joan of Arc up i nthere!

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