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Scavenger Hunt Stop #2

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Yep, you saw that right!๐Ÿ˜‰ Teen Writersโ€™ Nook is stop #2 in a scavenger hunt that Grace Johnson from Gabbing at Grace is hosting. If you missed Graceโ€™s post for the first stop you can click this link to go to her site and read her post. All the posts for the scavenger hunt have gone up at the same time, but you have three days to complete the hunt and enter in a giveaway to win some FANTABULOUS prizes!!! (The hunt runs from May 7th to May 9th 2021.)

Here are the rules on how to participate:

โ€ขย  The hunt begins on 5/7 at midnight EST

โ€ขย  Donโ€™t rush! Youโ€™ve got all weekend (until Sunday, 5/9 at midnight) to hunt. So take your time, checking out all the unique posts along the way. Share your thoughts in the comments or the blogs with your friends!

โ€ขย  Submit your entry for the grand prizes by collecting the clue (code stream) on each bloggerโ€™s scavenger hunt post and submitting your answer in the Rafflecopter form at the final stop on Graceโ€™s site.


Easy peasy! *nods head*

For more fun on this post, Grace asked some questions about SUMMER that I answered below. *proceeds to chant “summer”*

GJ: What is your favorite part of summer?

Me: SWIMMING!!!!!!!!!!!!

GJ: What are your plans for this summer?

Me: Again, swimming!! That’s how I spend the majority of my summer. (I’m a mermaid at heart!๐Ÿ˜›)

GJ: Name one or more books that shout Summer!

Me: Hmm, the Emily Windsnap series by Liz Kessler? It’s possible that some of the books in the series are set in the summer. I can’t remember for sure though. I know the first book is set during the school year. But, the reason I listed this book is because Emily is a mermaid (er . . . well . . . sheโ€™s technically a semi-mer). If you LOVE mermaids like me, then you might enjoy this series!๐Ÿ˜‰

GJ: What books are you looking forward to reading this summer?

Me: Oof, my summer reading list is really long since I havenโ€™t been able to read much during the school year. But the first book on my list is Held Captive by Grace A. Johnson. I want to read this book the minute I finish the one Iโ€™m currently reading. I also want to read The Traitorโ€™s Game Series by Jennifer A. Nielsen. Then, Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger. And after that, I want to read the Tradewinds Series by Taylor Bennett. If I have time after those, then Iโ€™ll read all the other books on my long TBR list.


CLUE for the Scavenger Hunt: “to do during the summer”

Click here for Stop #3!

Have fun in the scavenger hunt and tell me in the comments below what is the number one book you want to read this summer?

See you around the hunt!



  • Selah

    My #1 book to read this summer is probably The Traitors Game. I have the series checked out of the library to read as soon as I finish the Mark of the Thief trilogy! *sigh…yes I checked two series out of the the library at the same time๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ*

    • Katherine

      Oooh, that’s a good one!!!!๐Ÿ˜‰ I hear it’s SO GOOD!!!!! I can’t wait to read it myself!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Awesome!!!! I haven’t read the Mark of the Trilogy yet, but I really need to! How are you liking it so far? Hehehe, I do the same thing all the time!!!!!๐Ÿคฃ Thank you so much for reading and commenting!!!!!!

      • Selah

        The Mark of the Thief is really good! (And it has an amazing plot twist!) I’m currently halfway through the Rise of the Wolf and it’s great as well!

        • Katherine

          That is awesome!!!!! AHHH, I love a good plot twist!!!! I will DEFINITELY have to read it!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‰ Cool!!! Have you read The Ascendance Series?

          • Selah

            YES!!! The Ascendance Series is THE BEST!!!!! And the plot twist…is soooo AMAZING!!!!!! I CANNOT wait for the Shattered Castle!!!!

            • Katherine

              You’re welcome!!!!๐Ÿ’—
              I KNOW, RIGHT?!!!! The Ascendance Series is A-MA-ZING!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ AHHHH, YES, the plot twist!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ *clutches heart* The plot twist made me jump and squeal when I had read it!!! SAME HERE!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ I. Need. The Shattered Castle. Now. XD SAGE! XDD

              • Selah

                YES!!! (I listened to the audio book of TCK, and it had the first chapter of TSC at the end! It was SOOO GOOD!!!)
                AND SAGE IS THE BEST!!! XD

                • Katherine

                  *gasp* NO WAY!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜ฎ THAT. IS. INCREDIBLE!!!!!! Ahhh, now I need to listen to the audiobook (or skip to the end of the audiobook๐Ÿ˜‰ XD).
                  YES, HE IS!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Woo-hoo, Sage!!! XD
                  P.S. have you seen the book trailer for TCK?

                    • Katherine

                      Awesome!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ AHHH, YES IT IS!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ It’s incredible how it has a 360 view!!! (That blew me away! XD) Same here!! In fact, I just watched it a few minutes ago! XD

  • Grace A. Johnson

    EEEEEE! I am SOO excited about this hunt!!!!!! Loved your post, Katherine! Thank you SOOOOOO much for doing this with me!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ (And, wait. Did I see Held Captive was on your summer reading list? Oh, I’m so excited for you to read it!!!!!! I hope you like it!) <333

    • Katherine

      EEEEKKK!!! ME TOO!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Aww, thank you, Gracie!!!!! <333 Aw, you're SO welcome!!!!!! I'm SuPeR happy to be able to be a part of your scavenger hunt!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank YOU for hosting it!!!!!!! (Hehehe, yes you did! *wink wink* I'm so excited to read it too!!!!!! I have LITERALLY carried your book with me everywhere I've gone! I've just got to finish The Princess Companion and then I'm on to Held Captive!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ I'm sure I'll LOVE it!!!!) <33333

  • Joy Caroline

    Hi! I saw you guys updated your sidebar. Issa sure moves fast through the WIPs! Her new one has a fascinating cover. And you’re 18% complete with yours! Awesome!

    Wow, you really love swimming! I’m a good swimmer because I took lessons when I was very young – I think it’s an essential skill. But I must admit I don’t enjoy it. I’m just glad I know how because it means I’ll be safe around water, but I won’t do it unless necessary. I’m not a mermaid at heart, I don’t think. *sighs*

    In the summer, I really want to read this book “Marilla of Green Gables” by Sarah McCoy. It looks so interesting. It explores Marilla’s childhood and young womanhood, and what made her so no-nonsense and sensible. And *squeals* it also features a young Rachel Lynde, and Marilla’s mysterious romance with John Blythe. I tried listening to the audiobook, but I personally don’t like audiobooks. They go too slow for me. And I don’t like Kindle because I prefer actual books. So I think I’ll really have to order this one. It looks too good to pass up. I love anything Anne.

    Awesome post!

    • Katherine

      Hi, JC!!!!!! Haha, yeah she does! ๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t keep up with her!!! (How does she do it????๐Ÿ˜ฎ XD) Thank you!!!!!!!

      Ahh, yes, I do enjoy swimming!!!!! If I had a choice I would NEVER leave the water! Ever! Which is why I’m a mermaid at heart!๐Ÿ˜‰ If I could breathe underwater, then I would stay underwater.๐Ÿ˜‚ That’s AWESOME that you’ve taken swim lessons!!!!! I wish I could’ve taken official lessons! My mom taught me to swim though, so I don’t think I’m as good as a professional. I agree – swimming is definitely essential! The water does have its dangers, so I’m glad you’ll be able to keep yourself safe if necessary!!!๐Ÿ™‚

      Oooh, awesome!!!!!! I’ve never heard of that book before, but I’ll check it out!!! That sounds AMAZING!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Yeah, I know what ya mean! I’ve tried audiobooks before, but I’m a visual learner so it’s hard for me to pay attention and comprehend what I am listening to. And, YES YES YES, I prefer actual books too!!!!!!! There’s nothing like holding a book in your hands! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Awesome!!!! I hope you enjoy reading it!!!!

      Thank you so much!!!!!!! <33333333

    • Katherine

      ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re welcome!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’— I’m sure it will go FANTABULOUSLY well!!!!! *winks* Yep, seriously! (And one of those places that I carried it to was dance class! XD) Awww!๐Ÿ˜Š <33333

  • Victoria

    THIS LOOKS SO AWESOME!!!! I can’t wait to (hopefully) get to the end! ๐Ÿ˜‰ My favorite read this summer will probably be Heir to His Crown aaaaand I dunno, maybe finish this super long book I started way back in the fall? XD Also, whenever you read Keeper of the Lost Cities TOTALLY LEMME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!!!!!!! I LOVE fangirling over that series with people! XD (Oh and your writing stats on the sidebar is SO COOL!!!) ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Katherine

      AHHH, I KNOW, RIGHT???!!!!!!! Grace is a GENIUS for hosting it!!!!! Me too!!!! It will be so much fun!!!!๐Ÿ˜‰ Yep, Heir to His Crown will be AMAZING – I’m sure of it!!!๐Ÿ˜‰ Haha, I feel about super long books! I’ve been in Little Women forever! I keep pausing in it to read other books. XD Alrighty – I’ll totally let you know what I think when I read it!!!!!! I’ve read the first page already (’cause I’m the kind of person who reads the first page of a book to see if I’ll be interested) and I was so HOOKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eeek, I can’t wait till I read the whole thing and we can fangirl over it!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ (THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ I’m so glad you think so!!!!!! I’m hoping it will motivate me to write more, hehe.๐Ÿ˜‰)

    • Katherine

      Thank you!!! Yes, it totally is!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Awesome! I think I’ll love it!!!!๐Ÿ™‚ It sounds so amazing and the first page totally grabbed my interest!!!!!

  • Ribbon Ash

    Oh, I have read the Emily Windsnap series! I really enjoyed them myself.
    I am reading the Keeper of the Lost Cities series right now and, oh, I love the first book in the Traitor’s Game series. I haven’t read the rest and it’s killing me a little.

    • Katherine

      AWESOME, GIRL!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Why didn’t you tell me before that you had read the Emily Windsnap series????? It’s like one of my favorite series ever!!!!! Oooh, cool!!!! How are you liking Keeper of the Lost Cities so far? That’s awesome that you’ve read The Traitor’s Game!!!! I can’t wait to read it!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you’ll get to read the other books in the series soon!!!! *fingers crossed for you*

      • Ribbon Ash

        I read them age ago. Also I only have read the first four books in the series. I just learn there are more books in the series !!! I’m enjoying The Keeper of the Cities so far. I’m on book 2. Yess, I’m so hoping that I can finish Traitor’s Game series some time soon!!!!

        • Katherine

          Yeah, me too, which is why I want to go through the series again. Wow, the first four is still pretty good!!! You’re halfway through the series!!!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ When I had first read them, only five books were out. Then Kessler released the sixth book and I read it. Now, I need to read numbers seven and eight. (But, since I forgot a lot of things, I want to reread the series before going to seven and eight.)
          I know you can do it, girl!!!!!!! GOOOO RIBBON ASH!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Katherine

        *gasp* Really??!!!๐Ÿ˜€ *high-fives* Awesome!!! I haven’t read the last two books in the series yet. So I want to start from the beginning again and read them all!

  • Kristianne

    Great post, Katherine! The Tradewind series is SO good! And since you enjoy mermaid stories, you should check out The Broken Tides Stories series by Catherine Jones Payne. I think you would really enjoy them! I’m really looking forward to reading Dust soon. I just bought it, and I can’t wait to start it! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Katherine

      Thank you, Kristianne!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, awesome!!!! I can’t wait to read them!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€ Oooh, that series looks AMAZING!!!!!! THANK YOU for telling me about it!!!!! I’ve been looking for another mermaid book and I’m so excited to check this one out!!!!!!! Cool!!!!! I’ve heard about how good Dust is, but I haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. You’ll have to tell me what you think of it once you read it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Em Elizabeth

    Okay, I know I’m late on this, but let me just start by saying congrats on over 100 subscribers! That’s amazing!
    These past few months, school has said ” Free time? I think not!” so I haven’t gotten much reading done. That is why, when I got got home the other day, I sat down, evaluated my TBR pile, and made an extensive “Summer Book-et List”. Will I get through all of it? Who knows lol. Wish me luck!

    • Katherine

      That’s alright!!! No worries!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!
      Haha, the same’s been for me too.๐Ÿ˜‰ The last book I completed was right before New Year’s, so I’m hoping to catch up on my reading this summer. I LOVE the “Summer Book-et List”!!!!!!!! That is such a cool name for your summer reading list!!!!! I’m gonna have to call my list that!!!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m sure you’ll complete your list!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!!! GOOO EM ELIZABETH!!!!!! *waves pom-poms* Wishing you the best of luck!!!๐Ÿ€

  • Jane

    This sounds so neat!!!!!! I don’t think I have time for it though. :'( I hope everyone else’s scavenging goes well though!!!!!! <333

    • Katherine

      Yes, it is!!!๐Ÿ˜‰ It was really cool!!!!! That’s totally alright, girl!!! Sometimes we’re busy and we just can’t do everything, but it’s perfectly okay. Aw, that’s sweet!!! <333 I hope everyone's scavenging goes well too!!!!๐Ÿ€ (And that they enjoyed it!) <333

  • Anna

    You so have to read Keeper of the Lost Cities!!! It is on my list of top 5 book series that I’ve read!! I haven’t read the traitor’s game book, but Jennifer A. Nielsen has written so many other great books!!!

    • Katherine

      Hi, Anna!!!!! Eeekk, I can’t wait to read Keeper of the Lost Cities!!!!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ It sounds so awesome and I think I will just LOVE it!!!!! Oooh, AWESOME!!!!! Ahh, yes!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Jennifer A. Nielsen is a talented author!!! I’ve read The Ascendance Series and I really want to read her other books as well. They all sound like they’ll be SO GOOD!!!!!! Thank you so much for commenting!!!๐Ÿ˜€

  • Alexa

    AHHH! I’m like a whole week late! *Gasps* I didn’t know you were a mermaid! ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’ll have to tell me what your mermaid name is! I’ve read book one of the Emily Windsnap series!! Oh, and I love your High School Musical gif!!! I just watched the first one a few months ago. (I laughed and cringed XD) I CAN NOT WAIT FOR SUMMER EITHER!!

    • Katherine

      Haha, that’s okay, Alexa!! I’m super late on posts all. the. time. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hehe, now you know!!!! XD ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰ Oooh, ok!!! Hmm, let’s see . . . my mermaid name is . . . Coquina Seajewel! (Yep, I just made that up on the spot!๐Ÿ˜‰ XD) Do you have a mermaid name? Awesome!!!!! *high-fives* You should read the rest of the Emily Windsnap books!!! They’re so good!!!!!! Thank you!!!!!! Since the post was about summer, I thought it was fitting to include that gif. Oooh, really?!?! That’s AWESOME!!!!!! High School Musical is so fun with all the singing and dancing! (Haha, I laughed a lot too! XD) EEEKKK!!!!!! I KNOW, RIGHT?!?!?! ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Alexa

        That is a beautiful mermaid name!! *Tries to think of a mermaid name* I’ll have to get back to you on that one! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ooh, I just put them on my TBR list! I can’t wait!!

        • Katherine

          THANK YOU!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ooh, alright!!๐Ÿ˜‰ I can’t wait to hear what name you come up with!!!!! I bet it’ll be beautiful!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!! I can’t wait for you to read them!!!!! You’ll have to let me know what you think once you do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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