YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes: Season Two
Welcome to the Tokyo Heist stop (the Land Sharks leg) on the YAmazing Race!
You're on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors of young adult and middle grade fiction. There are prize packs galore, featuring ARCs (Advanced Reader Copies), gift certificates, swag, and more! This contest is run by the Apocalypsies, a group of young adult, middle grade and picture book authors with debut books coming out in 2012. If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website and you want to run the race, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete contest rules.
The race runs from 12:00 noon EST May 2 -- noon EST May 8. Please don't start until we give the official word on May 2.
This is season two of the race. If you ran in January, don't worry; we have fresh quiz questions to test your memory, and fresh debut authors participating.
Now on to the race! Here's a snapshot of Tokyo Heist. You'll need this information for the quiz ahead.
Sixteen-year-old Violet loves reading manga and wearing scarves made from kimono fabric, so she’s thrilled that her father’s new painting commission means getting out of her hometown of Seattle and taking a summer trip to Japan. But what starts as an exotic vacation quickly turns into a dangerous treasure hunt.
Her father’s newest clients, the Yamada family, are the victims of a high-profile art robbery: van Gogh sketches have been stolen from their home, and, until they can produce the corresponding painting, everyone's lives are in danger -- including Violet's and her father's.
Violet’s search for the missing van Gogh takes her from the Seattle Art Museum, to the yakuza-infested streets of Tokyo, to a secluded inn in Kyoto. As the mystery thickens, Violet’s not sure whom she can trust. But she knows one thing: she has to solve the mystery -- before it’s too late.
Got all that? Great! Store it away for the quiz!
Oh wait -- quiz! Hey, this is the LAST stop of the Land Sharks leg , so if you're ready to take the quiz, you can click here now!
If you'd like to linger here and catch your breath, you can enter my bonus contest. I'm giving away one signed hardcover copy of Tokyo Heist, which I'll mail out on release day, June 14. This contest is open internationally.
Click on this Rafflecopter thingie below (where it says "read more" if you don't see a white box) to enter. Good luck!
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