Scavenger Hunt

Being the first to discover a new book is one of the greatest joys of a Book Advocate, so as part of the NetGalley Challenge, we’re hosting a special scavenger hunt…Starting at 10am EDT today (Tuesday, August 2nd) we will release a new clue right here every hour, on the hour, that will lead you to a particular title on Once you’ve discovered the title, and have filled in the form below, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize from a publisher!

To be eligible for the prize, you must: The Scavenger Hunt has concluded – thanks for everyone who participated!

1) Share the NetGalley Challenge badge (available in your NetGalley account).
2) Watch our blog for new clues (revealed hourly).
3) Fill out this form with your answer.
4) Keep the answer to yourself! We ask that the title remain a mystery to those who have not successfully deciphered the clues – this will help increase your chances of winning the prize!
*If you do reveal the answer on your blog, social media, etc. you will be disqualified from this and all other Challenge prize opportunities.

On Wednesday, August 3rd, we will notify 1 grand prize winner, and 10 runners-up (who have correctly filled in the form, and have shared the Challenge badge) that they have won the sponsored prizes!


#1: It all starts with the author, and this one is used to escaping into fantastic worlds, having worked as a freelance writer for tabletop games before turning to novels.
#2: Inspired by Journey to the West and traditional Chinese and Japanese lore, this book features fearsome dragons with amazing elemental powers.
#3: Talk about making a huge splash! This author and this book were a hit across the pond before wowing readers in the U.S.
#4: This series has drawn comparisons to Doctor Who and Harry Potter with its adventurous, timey-wimey plot.
#5: This story takes us to the heart of one of Italy’s most vibrant cities, known not only for its colorful masks but its stunning canals.
#6: Last clue! This is the second book in a series featuring librarians, spies, fae, and more.

And the answer to this week’s Scavenger Hunt is…

The Masked City

The Masked City

By Genevieve Cogman

Librarian-spy Irene and her apprentice Kai are back in the second in this “dazzling”* book-filled fantasy series from the author of The Invisible Library.

The written word is mightier than the sword—most of the time…
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date: Sep 6, 2016


15 thoughts on “Scavenger Hunt 8.2.16

  1. I just finished the first book in this series, and have the answer queued up! 🙂 PS, how do we show that we shared the badge? I put it on my blog…

  2. That was a tough one! The ones that I considered were the wrong ones! This is a blast. I have to admit I was totally out of my comfort zone with the genre. But it opened my eyes to some good looking books, that’s for sure.

  3. I guessed “The Invisible Library” after Clue #4… because I thought there would be some benefit to guessing with fewer clues. I didn’t know that Clues #5 & 6 would lead me specifically to the SEQUEL!
    I submitted again with the right answer. Hope that still counts… or maybe my first answer counts for extra bonus credit , LOL. ;D

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