You have now entered the world of Team Blue.
Hunt well, my book ravenous friends. But before you notch your bow, a reminder of the rules and directions:
1. Somewhere below, I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the Team Blue, and then add them up. (With or without a calculator.)
2. Once you’ve added up all the numbers in Team Blue, click here and fill out the form so that you may officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
3. After you are done hunting Team Blue, you can move on to other teams: Red, Orange, Green, Gold and Indie. One Hundred and Twenty authors. Wow. And that’s not even my favorite number. Check out the YA Scavenger Hunt Page for a list of authors and teams and details.
This contest is 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 October 5, 2014 at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
Enough with the rules, already.
On to the fabulous author that I am hosting: Jessica Brody. She is the author of ten novels, including the sci-fi/suspense series: UNREMEMBERED (March 2013) UNFORGOTTEN (February 2014) and UNCHANGED (February 24, 2015). UNREMEMBERED, the first book in the trilogy is currently in development as a film. Wait, did I just say trilogy? As in three books? Three. 3. Love that number.
“Diotech is trying to help people,” I tell him boldly.
“Diotech is trying to control people.”
No! A voice screams in my head. Don’t listen to him. He’s trying to lure you back in. He’s trying to deceive you again.
“That’s a lie,” I assert, keeping my voice stern.
“Like all the other lies I told you?” He smirks, the sarcasm still thick in his tone.
He takes a step toward me. I instinctively take a step back. “So when I told you I loved you?”
I can feel my legs starting to wobble. “Lie.”
He takes another step. I retreat again. The tent wall is at my back now. I can’t move any further.
“And when I told you I’d always protect you?”
He’s too close. His scent has reached me. It’s masked by a layer of sweat and dirt, but my nose can still identify it. My mind can still pair it to memories.
Memories that should keep me from him.
Not draw me in.
“Lie,” I say again.
Another step and he’s upon me. His nose is inches from mine. The air that leaves his mouth is the same air I breathe in. “And when I told you I’d never stop looking for you?”
My throat is dry. I try to wet it but there’s nothing to swallow.
Somehow, I am no longer cold. And I hate him for that.
I will my body to shiver again.
“Lie,” I finally manage to squeeze out. But even I can hear the waver in my own voice.
He smiles. It’s not playful. It’s not spiteful. It’s something else.
“Yet here we both are,” he says.
Ready to move on to the next link in the Hunt?