YASH Spring Scavenger Hunt

 Hi fellow book lovers! Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Kathleen Baldwin, your host for this leg of the YASH Hunt, and author of the bestselling Stranje House series. (A spy school for young ladies set amidst Jane Austen’s high society.)

Harbor for the Nightingale is my latest book! What Critics are saying about the Stranje House Novels:

#1 New York Times best-selling author Meg Cabot calls this romantic Regency adventure series “completely original and totally engrossing.”

“. . . brilliantly done, and I am loving how all of the stories weave together. Baldwin has become an auto-buy author for me.” — Book Briefs on Harbor for the Nightingale

“An outstanding alternative history series entry and a must-have for teen libraries.” —School Library Journal

You are currently hunting on RED TEAM. Look at all these great books You might win!

YASH is one of my favorite online events. It tons of fun — like hunting Easter Eggs except you’re hunting for books. What’s not to love??? Be sure to leave comments along the way. We are all here eagerly watching you play the game and we love your feedback.

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! One lucky winner will receive a book from each author on the hunt on my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 120 hours!

Need more info: Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are FOUR contests going on simultaneously, I am a part of the RED TEAM – but there are four teams: Red Team, Gold Team, Blue Team, Purple Team –  each with 20 authors. You can enter one or all for another chance to win a different set of books! For links to all the authors participating and a full list of prizes up for grabs; go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.

Scavenger Hunt Rules:

  • Each YASH post contains a secret number (highlighted in the color of the author’s team). You should write this number and its color down! Hidden in this post, you’ll find my favorite number. HINT: the Greeks called it the perfect number. Another hint: mine might be bolded.
  • Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the RED team, and add them up.
  • 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.
  • You don’t have to choose just one team. Feel free to follow all teams and write down all the secret numbers.
  • Confused? Read detailed instruction on the Young Adult Scavenger Hunt website.
  • We are also now featuring a bonus prize. We select a group of authors who have participated in the hunt many times and fans can add up their numbers as well to enter for a $50 Amazon gift card.
  • Hurry! The hunt ends April 5, noon PST 


I’m super excited to be hosting Brendan Reichs.

Meet Brendan:

“I was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I still reside with my beautiful wife, mischievous son, and beautiful daughter. We also have two playful pit-bull mixes named Soldier and Flip, and a ferocious cat named Wrigley. It’s a full house. No complaints. I worked three long years as a litigation attorney before I jumped ship to co-write the Virals series with my mother, the great Kathy Reichs. After completion I began my new YA series: Project Nemesis. I also wrote The Darkdeep series with my best friend and co-author Ally Condie. I plan to keep on writing novels until they drag me kicking and screaming from my desk.”


Brendan’s book is:


This is such an intriguing cover! “Twisty and unpredictable . . .”  I can’t wait to read it!
And GREAT NEWS…if you win the Red Hunt Brendan is going to send you his WHOLE Nemesis series!! How cool is that?!?!?


The 64 members of Fire Lake’s sophomore class have managed to survive the first two phases of the Program–and each other. Now, they alone have emerged into the dawn of a new era on Earth, into a Fire Lake valley that’s full of otherworldly dangers and challenges. Although staying alive in this broken world should force Min, Noah, Tack, and the others to form new alliances, old feuds die hard, and the brutality of the earlier Program phases cannot be forgotten. But being a team isn’t easy for the sophomores, and when they discover that they may not be alone on the planet after all, they’ll have to decide if they’re going to work together . . . or die together.

Check out more about Brendan and his books at:  Website or go grab it on Amazon


Hang on to your browsers, this is so much fun . . . here is exclusive concept art for Min and Tack:

Here is the completed concept art for Brendan’s favorite character – Tack, and the incredible Min

Here’s a link to Brendan really cool CHRYSALIS Spotify Playlist:

Wow! it looks like there are more than 8 great songs there. 8 is such a perfectly wonderful number.
If you loved that list as much as I did, find out more about Brendan on:  WebsiteTwitter, Facebook or Instagram

Kathleen thinks…
It would be great if you left a comment. We authors are all haunting the hunt, and we love hearing what you think about our posts!  8 comments would be marvelous!
8 is my very favorite number in the whole wide world.

Be sure to continue the YASH Hunt (scroll down for link to the next hop). BUT first . . . here’s an additional chance to win a book in the STRANJE HOUSE series, HARBOR FOR THE NIGHTINGALE.  Easy to enter in the Rafflecopter Contest below, all you have to do is answer a few questions to enter.

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Ready to gallop on over to the next stop in the RED TEAM hunt?

Visit my friend and fabulous author, Eva Pohler at: https://www.evapohler.com/news

On with the Hunt!