Making the Grade Bookapalooza Scavenger Hunt!

The Bookapalooza Scavenger Hunt Has Begun!

Making the Grade is Celebrating One Year of Blogging! And to add to that celebration, Bookapalooza has been created in order to share our love of reading with all of you – and win great prizes while you’re at it.

To see all that Bookapalooza has in store for you, visit Making the Grade

SAM_1238Now, ah… I’m going to be honest with you, I had a hard time deciding what YA experience to share. I mean, it’s been such an AMAZING couple of years interacting with bloggers and authors, I just didn’t know where to start. Should I make a Top 10 list? Maybe write a letter? Talk about blogging?

Actually, I decided to share the best YA event that happened in 2012: the day I first met Tara Fuller in person. It was at a book signing for her novel Inbetween up in Charlotte, NC – a four hour drive from my home. Well, actually, it was a five hour drive from Carolina Beach, which was where I was vacationing that week.

SAM_1240But so worth it! Tara is such a wonderful person!

I bought three of her novels: one for me, one for a friend, and one for a giveaway. Tara and I also got the chance to chat about her book, Inbetween, and future novels of her Kissed by Death series. Actually, reflecting back, I think I kind of rambled – alot – which I now feel a little embarrassed about. Lol. But I was just so high on excitement.

I also got some great pictures of Tara and me together, which you can see. *Note: ignore that guy with the 3D glasses in the first pic. He was only a cardboard stand up.*

A4fKcgCCIAIYGDEAll in all, Best Night Ever! Not only is Tara a great author, but she’s also become a great friend as well. And it’s people like Tara  – and Jenna over at Making the Grade – who make the YA industry so special.

If you ever get the opportunity to catch one of Tara Fuller’s book signings, I totally recommend that you do! And if you haven’t read Inbetween just yet, I would also recommend that as well. It’s truly an awesome novel!

So, did you see the Secret Word above? Awesome! Because it’s time for the Scavenger Hunt!

Complete the hunt to win great prizes!

By completing the Hunt you will uncover a 9-word phrase that can earn you up to 35 bonus entries in the two EPIC giveaways being offered as part of Bookapalooza! (Giveaways are listed below.)

“But how do I complete the Bookapalooza! Scavenger Hunt?”

Nine blogs are listed below – each with their own unique post that includes a Secret Word you will use to complete a special bookish phrase. The completed phrase will allow you to earn 35 bonus entries in the two giveaways also listed below. In addition, each blog will likely be offering a giveaway of their very own!


  • Visit each blog below in the order that they are listed. Read their unique posted created just for you!
  • Keep an eye out for a Secret Word highlighted in BOLD RED somewhere within each post.
  • Continue to visit each blog in order until you have collected all nine Secret Words.
  • When put together, the nine Secret Words will build a special bookish phrase.
  • Enter the completed phrase into the two Rafflecopter forms located below for 25 bonus entries!
  • Name the author or book from which the phrase is taken to earn an additional 10 bonus entries!
  • Be sure to check out the giveaways offered by each blog on the Hunt for more great prizes!

Got that? Then Let’s Go Hunting!

The Book Life Fic Fare Ed and Em’s Reviews Ketch’s Book Nook Read-A-holicZ Bookshelvers Anonymous Book-Marks The Spot Say It With Books Writer of Wrongs
Then enter the completed phrase and answer to the trivia question into the Rafflecopter forms below in order to obtain your bonus entries!

A Big Box of Bookish Fun!

As a THANK YOU to the followers of Making the Grade, Jenna is offering a giveaway of EPIC proportions: Ten books hand-selected by me, a SIGNED Beautiful Creatures movie poster + plus a plethora of awesome (most are signed!) swag. One winner takes all! Open to US/Canada only, to entrants aged 13 and older. (Open until midnight January 31st.)

What’s included?

SIGNED Beautiful Creatures Movie Poster (not framed) The Diviners by Libba Bray (Hardcover) Origin by Jessica Khoury (Hardcover) Dust Lands: Rebel Heart by Miora Young (Hardcover) Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein (UK Paperback Edition) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green (Paperback) The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (Rare Slipcase + Arc) Scarlet by Marissa Meyer (ARC) Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi (ARC) Breaking Point by Kristen Simmons (ARC) Everbound by Brodi Ashton (ARC) Beautiful Creature Swag (Shirt, Lip Gloss and Phone Cleaners) Bookmarks and Stickers (Most are signed!) Dust Lands Water Bottle

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Signed Books by the Dozen!

Twelve fantastic authors. Twelve amazing signed books. Starting January 2nd, Making the Grade will post one author every 2-3 days until all twelve authors and all twelve signed books are revealed by the end of the month. PLUS! Each author will share their own Appreciation Stories here on the blog as part of Bookapalooza!One winner will receive all twelve signed books! Open to US/Canada only, to entrants aged 13 and older. (Open until midnight January 31st.)

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Ketch’s Book Nook Bookapalooza Giveaway!

FIVE Entangled Teen Novels! As part of the Bookapalooza! celebration, Ketch’s Book Nook is also holding a giveaway: All five Entangled Teen novels listed below in paperback. One winner takes all! Open to US/Canada only, to entrants aged 13 and older. (Open until midnight January 31st.)

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Be sure to enter all of them! And to obtain the next Secret Word in the Bookapalooza Scavenger Hunt, visit Read-A-holicZ!

7 thoughts on “Making the Grade Bookapalooza Scavenger Hunt!

  1. I would pick either pretties or uglies! I too have read the series so many times! 😀 But I have Uglies in the new cover; they have match! Plus I love the oringinal uglies cover! I saw Scott a year ago at a book fest! But he was SOOO popular that the line was almost a MILE long!


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