Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt!

Welcome to the 10th YA Scavenger Hunt!

I’m Megan Crewe, author of YA fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction novels including the Earth & Sky trilogy, the Fallen World trilogy, and Give Up the Ghost, and I’m your host for this stop in the tour.

This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!

There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GREEN TEAM–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a blue team, a teal team, a purple team, and a pink team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!

If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.


Directions: Somewhere on this page, I’ve listed my favorite number (hint: the number is highlighted in green). Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the green team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).

Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.

Rules: 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 April 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

The author I’m pleased to be hosting for the YA Scavenger Hunt today is… Melissa Grey!

Melissa Grey was born and raised in New York City. She wrote her first short story at the age of twelve and hasn’t stopped writing since. After earning a degree in studio art at Yale University, she taught English in Japan, pursued a Masters in art history at University College London, then returned to New York where she currently works as a freelance journalist. Her first novel, THE GIRL AT MIDNIGHT, will be published by Random House on April 28, 2015. To learn more about Melissa, visit melissa-grey.com and follow @meligrey on Twitter.

And this is her book, The Girl at Midnight — such a gorgeous cover!

Beneath the streets of New York City live the Avicen, an ancient race of people with feathers for hair and magic running through their veins. Echo is a runaway pickpocket who survives by selling stolen treasures on the black market, and the Avicen are the only family she’s ever known. When a centuries-old war crests on the borders of her home, she decides it’s time to act. Legend has it that there is a way to end the conflict once and for all: find the firebird, a mythical entity believed to possess power the likes of which the world has never seen. It will be no easy task, but if life as a thief has taught Echo anything, it’s how to hunt down what she wants.

Sounds exciting, doesn’t it? You can preorder the book here!

Here’s the exclusive bonus material! It’s a short piece that takes place ten years before the start of the book, when the main character Echo decides to run away from home and live in the New York Public Library’s flagship branch:

There’s a word in Latin that literally means “go with me.” Vade mecum. It refers to that one book you can’t live without. That one book that “goes with you.” For a young Echo, that book was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. She carried her dingy, dog-eared copy with her everywhere. When she ran away from home at the age of seven, it acted as her roadmap. She found enough change in her couch cushions to get her to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Claudia and Jamie Kincaid had found refuge. Unfortunately, the world had changed quite a bit since the 1960’s. Echo found that the Met, with its security guards and all-seeing cameras, wasn’t nearly as receptive to overnight guests as E.L. Konigsburg would have had her believe. Dejected, she walked nearly two miles down Fifth Avenue, stopping only when the cramps in her feet became too much to bear. And that was when she saw it. A beautiful old building guarded by two majestic stone lions. The New York Public Library, grand and opulent and full of the most important things in Echo’s world: books. Even as she ascended the steps leading to the front doors, Echo knew that her vade mecum hadn’t led her astray. It had led her home.

I love this, especially because I’m a huge fan of From the Mixed-Up Files — I must have read it a dozen times before I was 8 years old.


To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Skylar Dorset!

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But before you go, I’m offering a bonus giveaway right here!

Three lucky winners will receive a copy (in whatever format you prefer) of The Clouded Sky or (if you prefer) the first book in the trilogy, Earth & Sky, plus swag! Use the Rafflecopter form below to enter.

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Happy Hunting!

YA Scavenger Hunt is coming!

Heard about the YA Scavenger Hunt? If not, check out the info here.

I’m going to be participating in the spring Hunt this year with The Clouded Sky, on Team Green, with these fabulous books!

The Hunt will start April 2nd, and there’ll be a sneak peak inside The Clouded Sky for you to find — along with, of course, tons of awesome books up for grabs in the giveaway. I’ll be sharing another author’s exclusive material here, and hosting a smaller giveaway of my own. So may sure you drop by. It’s going to be a blast!

Earth & Sky on sale + giveaway extended!

I just got some exciting news: the Earth & Sky ebook is on sale from now until March 29th, for only $1.99! It’s the perfect time to grab it if you haven’t already.

And to make this even sweeter for you, I’ve decided to extend my Reviewer Appreciation Giveaway for the full length of the deal.

As you can see, it’s very easy! 😉 1. Buy Earth & Sky here for $1.99 any time during the deal. 2. Review it on Amazon and/or GoodReads, you can enter to win these awesome prizes:

One person will win a gift card of the same dollar value as the number of entries–so, if we get 50 entries, you get a $50 giftcard–for the bookstore of your choice*, as well as an early signed copy of The Clouded Sky**!

As a bonus, if we get 100+ entries, I’ll add an additional prize for another winner: your choice of either signed paperbacks of Earth & Sky and The Clouded Sky, or a $25 bookstore gift card.

If we get 250+ entries, I’ll add another additional prize for another winner: your choice of a set of all my books, signed (that’s six books altogether!), or a $50 bookstore gift card.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Open worldwide. Note that you are not obligated to buy the book in order to review it — ARCs and library borrows are just fine! — nor are you obligated to review the book if you buy it during the sale.)

*Bookstore must offer online gift cards.
**I will send it as soon as I get my first batch of author copies, which should be in April.

Reviewer appreciation giveaway!

With only two months left before The Clouded Sky is out in the world, I want to thank the awesome folks who’ve spread the word about Earth & Sky by posting reviews, or who’d like to do so now, with a giveaway just for you!


You can receive up to two entries, one for posting a review of Earth & Sky on an Amazon website (.com and .ca both okay) and one for posting a review on GoodReads. One person will win a gift card of the same dollar value as the number of entries–so, if we get 50 entries, you get a $50 giftcard–for the bookstore of your choice*, as well as an early signed copy of The Clouded Sky**!

As a bonus, if we get 100+ entries, I’ll add an additional prize for another winner: your choice of either signed paperbacks of Earth & Sky and The Clouded Sky, or a $25 bookstore gift card.

If we get 250+ entries, I’ll add another additional prize for another winner: your choice of a set of all my books, signed (that’s six books altogether!), or a $50 bookstore gift card.

So keep spreading the word, and thank you again! 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

(Open worldwide.)

*Bookstore must offer online gift cards.
**I will send it as soon as I get my first batch of author copies, which should be in April.

The Clouded Sky cover reveal + giveaway!

The Clouded Sky, the sequel to Earth & Sky, will be out in just three months (eeee!), and I am so happy to be able to share the cover with you today! It coordinates so well with the first, and if you find yourself thinking the color scheme is rather ominous… Well, let’s just say it reflects the contents of the book quite well. *evil grin*

Skylar never imagined that she’d end up helping a boy from another planet search through Earth’s history for a way to end his people’s secret control over her world.  But now that she’s been drawn into Win’s group of rebels, she can’t walk away until their mission is completed.

Whisked to the immense space station that Win and the rest of the Kemyates call home, Skylar discovers that even the rebels don’t see her as an equal. Determined to prove herself amid her homesickness in the alien environment, she throws herself into the work to free Earth. Her keen attention to detail and skill with numbers start to earn her colleagues’ respect, but that doesn’t make her position any less precarious.  As the Enforcers escalate their attempts to capture the rebels, it becomes clear that someone within the resistance is leaking information to the enemy. And Skylar may be in the best position to uncover the traitor.

With each step toward the truth, Skylar is pulled deeper into the lives around her and the full horrors of her planet’s imprisonment. To see her mission through, she must risk her life, her heart, and the future she’s worked so hard to preserve.

Are you excited yet? I’m excited. 😀 And to celebrate, I’m offering a very straight-forward giveaway:

Comment on this post letting me know what you think of the cover and/or book description, and you’ll be entered to win one of my books (title and format, your choice; you can pick The Clouded Sky with the understanding I won’t be able to get it to you until the release date). Share the cover somewhere and let me know where, and you’ll get an additional entry. That’s all there is to it! Open worldwide.

(If you’d like to share using my social media links, you can retweet this on Twitter, share this on Facebook, and/or reblog this on Tumblr.)

Those Who Lived is out in the world!

It’s book birthday time for Those Who Lived, my collection of Fallen World stories!

A collection of stories giving a new voice to three characters from Megan Crewe’s Fallen World trilogy, and a glimpse of life beyond The Worlds We Make.

“Carry the Earth” – When Kaelyn’s news about the vaccine stirs up unrest at the artists’ colony, Tessa struggles to protect the sanctuary she’s carefully constructed.

“Trial by Fire” – Drew tackles a new assignment that not only puts him at odds with his most vicious colleague and his life on the line, but may also determine the entire future of the Wardens.

“Water Song” – After he convinces a boy to leave his sick mother, Leo commits to helping the now hostile kid settle into life with the surviving islanders while confronting his own self-doubts.

The ebook and paperback are available here. For details on ordering a signed paperback, see here.

And for those who missed the initial announcement, you can find out more details about the collection here.

I’d love to hear what you Fallen World fans think of the stories, so if you read them, feel free to share your comments!

Signed copies of Those Who Lived

For those who were interested in getting a signed copy of Those Who Lived, my Fallen World short story collection, I now have my first batch of finished copies and shipping costs confirmed!

(Listed prices include the cost of the book + the cost of shipping)

I can send within Canada for $12.

I can send to the US for $18.

I can send internationally for $21 (surface mail, may take several weeks) or $28 (letter mail, should get just about anywhere within a week).

I should be able to offer a lower price per book to the US and internationally if you want more than one or order with a local friend, since the shipping is the main cost, so feel free to ask about that.

If you expect to see me at a Toronto meet-up or one of my appearances, ask me to bring a copy for you and it’ll only cost you $8.

Unfortunately the paperback version is not yet available on Amazon.ca, but honestly, with the exchange rate it could end up costing you around $12 on there anyway, so if you’re in Canada and want the paperback, signed or not, it may be easiest just to order from me. If you’d rather buy it from an official source, I expect it’ll be up there in the next month or two!

To request a signed copy and make payment arrangements (I can take Paypal or check), please e-mail me.

A winter holidays offer!

With the winter holidays approaching, I’m pleased to be offering a little token of appreciate to those who enjoy my books — and who want to share them with others. 🙂

It’s very simple. From now (Nov 25) through December 25th, if you buy any of my books as a present to yourself or to someone else, I will send you a signed bookplate to turn that book into an autographed copy.

What is a bookplate? Well, mine look like this:

And I sign them with a little message and personalization if requested (to whichever name you’d like), just as I would if I was signing the actual book.

What if you’d prefer to get/give ebooks? Not a problem! I’m happy to send a personalized and signed bookplate just as a collector’s item, or I could sign a bookmark for you if you’d prefer that.

How many bookplates/bookmarks can you request? One for every book you buy! You could get one for yourself and gift several others, and I’ll send a nice stack of bookplates (or bookmarks, if preferred) to cover all of them.

How do you go about requesting your bookplate(s)? First, buy whichever books of mine you’d like to get or give. In the US, they can all be found on Amazon and on Powells, or you can find a local indie through Indiebound. In Canada, try Chapters-Indigo or McNally Robinson or your neighborhood indie. International folks may find BookDepository is their best bet.

Then, e-mail me with 1) your name and mailing address, 2) the name of the person (if any) you’d like each book signed to, and 3) proof of purchase. If you’ve bought the book(s) in a physical store, you can take a photo of the receipt and attach that. If you’ve bought them online, you can send a screenshot (instructions here).

That’s all there is to it!

What if I want the actual book signed? Unfortunately there’s no easy way for me to arrange that… in most circumstances. If you live, work, or go to school in the Toronto area, I may be able to meet up to sign books — you’re welcome to e-mail me to check. There should also be signed copies available at Mabel’s Fables, Chapters South London, and Chapters Brampton. And you can always come see me at The Bookshelf in Guelph on December 7th!

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in the comments. Happy holidays!

Earth & Sky Live Chat – December 3rd!

Hey Earth & Sky readers! I’m scheduling a live chat on Wednesday December 3rd from 8-9pm EST (may go later if there’s enough interest). As with the launch party, I’ll be posting a link to the chat room here on my blog and on the Facebook event page (where you can RSVP if you so desire) shortly before the chat starts.

I’ll be happy to answer any and all questions about Earth & Sky. I’m also open to sharing some info about what’s to come in books 2 and 3. And you can chat with fellow readers as well, of course!

Since this chat is specifically for discussing the book, the conversation may contain spoilers for Earth & Sky. So if you’d like to join in but having finished reading yet, you’ve got a week and a half to get on it! 🙂

Available in stores and online at:
Amazon ~ Chapters/Indigo ~ B&N ~ Powells ~ BookDepository (international)