Sunday, January 15, 2012
YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!
The YAmazing Race is now officially OVER. Thanks to everyone who participated - grand prize winners will be posted tomorrow. 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:
-Once you've finished reading these fascinating rules, click on the link at the bottom of this post to start the race. At each author's stop, you'll 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.
-At the end of each Leg of the race, 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 a link for the start of the next Leg. There are five 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. In case you want to break up the Legs or get tripped up along the way, here are the starting positions for each Leg of the race:
Rules of the Road:
-To be eligible to win, you must submit all five quizzes, and must provide your name and email address on each quiz.
-The race will run from 12:00pm EST on Monday, January 16th to 12:00pm EST on Monday, January 23rd. Any quizzes submitted before or after these times will not count.
-Winners will be posted here on the Apocalypsies blog on Tuesday, January 24th, 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, five in all, will be whoever gets the most number correct. If there is a tie, the winners will be chosen at random from those who got the most correct.
-Only one completed race per person, please.
-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.
There will be five prize packs, each featuring a mix of ARCs/finished copies, gift certificates, and more. The prizes generously donated by the participating Apocalpysies authors are:
-ARCs or finished copies of: THE GATHERING STORM, A BREATH OF EYRE, CRACKED, BORN WICKED, CROAK, WAY TO GO, OLDSOUL, THE BOOK OF WONDERS, UNRAVELING, INCARNATE, YOU CAN'T HAVE MY PLANET BUT TAKE MY BROTHER PLEASE, THE CABINET OF EARTHS, THE OTHER LIFE, WELCOME CALLER THIS IS CHLOE, THE MISEDUCATION OF CAMERON POST, THE BOY PROJECT, STORYBOUND, and THE MAPMAKER AND THE GHOST
-Gift certificates to: Barnes and Noble, Amazon, Indie Bound, Powell's, Bakka-Phoenix, and iTunes
-And: T-shirts, jewelry, a journal, a booklight, a CD, playing cards, and a 15pg critique
-Plus: TONS of signed bookplates, bookmarks, tattoos, postcards, stickers, and more! Literally, a truckload of stuff. You should already start clearing out a room in your house for all the goodies you've got a chance to win.
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 ARCs, more swag, more everything! We've got more booty than a pirate dressed as Jennifer Lopez! (Sorry about that visual.)
Okay. Are you ready to start? All carbo-loaded, stretched out your hammies?
Then take your mark, get set.........CLICK HERE!