Monday, October 22, 2012

The YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!



NOTE: The race is officially over - winners will be announced tomorrow right here on the Apocalypsies blog. Thank you to all who participated, and good luck!

Welcome to the starting line of the YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes, presented by the Apocalypsies! Over the course of the race, you'll be introduced to over 50 debut YA and MG authors and their fabulous books. Are you up to the challenge?

Here's how it works:

-At the bottom of this post, there are four different Halloween pranks. Choose your favorite shenanigan and click on it to start one of the four legs of the race. You will be taken to an author's website, where you will find a synopsis of their book. Read it, remember it, drool over the pretty cover. When you're done, click on the link provided and jump to the next author.
-After twelve or thirteen stops, you'll be taken to a quiz with questions about the books you just met. And accuracy counts - the winners will be whoever gets the most questions correct!
-Once you complete a quiz, you will be given the links for the starts of the other legs. There are four legs in all. You are welcome to run the race all at once, or do a couple of legs and come back for the rest - pace yourself however you'd like! Speed does not matter.

Rules of the Road:
-To be eligible to win, you must complete one or more of the quizzes, and must provide your name and email address on each quiz.
-The race will run from 12:00pm EST on Monday, October 22nd to 12:00pm EST on Monday, October 29th. Any quizzes submitted before or after these times will not count.
-Winners will be posted here on the Apocalypsies blog on Tuesday, October 30th, and will also be notified by email.
-As stated above, speed doesn't matter; accuracy does. Take as much time as you need to complete the quizzes - go back and look for the answers if you need to. The winners, one from each quiz, will be whoever gets the most number correct in each quiz. If there is a tie, the winners will be chosen at random from those who got the most correct.
-Please do not submit more than one entry per quiz.
-This contest is open internationally.
-If you run into any problems during the race, have any questions about the race, or need a medic, please click HERE to contact a race official.
-If you'd like to leave some feedback when you are finished racing, please click HERE. We'd really appreciate it!

Prizes:
There will be four prize packs - one per quiz, and featuring prizes from that quiz's authors. Each prize pack will be a mix of books and swag. The prizes generously donated by the participating Apocalpysies authors are:
-Copies, ARCs, or preorders of: AURACLE, BLACK CITY, BLIND SPOT, CHAINED, CRACKED, FREAKLING, GLITCH, KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES, LEVEL 2, LIVING VIOLET: THE CAMBION CHRONICLES, MEANT TO BE, OLDSOUL, PERSONAL EFFECTS, PRETTY CROOKED, PUSHING THE LIMITS, QUANTUM COIN, REMARKABLE, RENEGADE, REUNITED, SCORCH, SEEING CINDERELLA, SEND ME SIGN, SMALL MEDIUM AT LARGE, STARTERS, THE BOY PROJECT, THE CABINET OF EARTHS, THE CAVENDISH HOME FOR BOYS AND GIRLS, THE DARK LIGHT, THE OTHER LIFE, THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY, THROUGH TO YOU, TIME BETWEEN US, TOUCHED, TOUCHING THE SURFACE, VELVETEEN, VENOM, WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT, WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND
-Plus: gift cards, T-shirts, jewelry, notebooks, signed bookplates, CDs, bookmarks, tattoos, postcards, stickers, buttons and more!

But wait! Bonus prizes!
Make sure to fully read each author's post, because there are plenty of bonus giveaways along the way, with chances to win even more prizes - more books, more swag, more everything! We've got more loot than that neighbor down the street that gives out full-size candy bars! (On Halloween, that is. Otherwise, that's creepy.)
Note: The YAmazing Race itself is open internationally, but individual author giveaways might not be - be sure to check each author's site for details.

Okay. Are you ready to start? All carbo-loaded, stretched out your hammies?

Click on your favorite hooligan activity and go go go!



16 comments:

  1. Whew, finished all of them. What a workout. I guess I don't need to go to the gym today. :P

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  3. On the Silly String race the author after Ms. Messenger, the link doesn't seem to be working?

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    1. I was able to find the next author and her post on goodreads though but the link on Ms.Messenger's post didn't work for me.

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  4. *limps over the finish line and collapses*. Wow that was more of a marathon than a race but so much fun! I've added a lot of new books to my wishlist, drooled over a lot of pretty covers and entered a whole lot of giveaways, phew! Thanks so much for organising this amazing event.

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  5. I think I'm ready to start!! Hope I finish :D

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  6. Finished! Awesome race. <3 Thank you all for doing it :) I love participating in it! *Fingers crossed.* <3 :)
    Love, Carina

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  7. Wow! What a great idea! Pretty creative and sounds like fun too.

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  8. *puts on running shoes* Ready... steady...go!

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  9. That was great fun! thanks and it was great to meet so many new authors.

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  10. Can anyone tell me who the next author is after Jamie Reed?

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    1. I'd love to know that, too.

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    2. At the end of Jaime's YAmazing Race post on her website, she has a link to the next author, Lissa Price at http://www.lissaprice.com/

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  11. This really was an awesome race.. There are a lot of new amazing authors out there.. Cant wait to read their work!! :D

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  12. I'd like to say Thank You to each and every person who worked to put the YAmazing Races on..

    I have once again thoroughly enjoyed myself, found more books for my nearly toppling To-Read pile and discovered many lovely blogs.
    You guys ROCK!!

    ~Lynne

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