Scavenger Hunt for Week #4

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… particularly interested may be fans of World War Z and The Martian. Starting at 10am EDT today (Tuesday, August 25th) we will release a new clue right here every hour, on the hour, that will all 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 clues, and as soon as you’ve discovered the title, fill out this form with the answer.
3) 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 Friday, August 28th, we will notify 5 random entrants (who have correctly filled in the form, and have shared the Challenge badge) that they have won the sponsored prize!

#1: Let’s start by talking about the author: This author is fluent in French, English, and… Ewok.
#2: This author is a brilliant linguist with a sense of humor and has a penchant for building robots in his spare time (including an R2-D2 replica).
#3: This book was originally going to be self-published, but an early review got this title discovered by a big publisher.
#4: Film rights for this book have already been optioned, and the screenplay is being written by David Koepp (Jurassic Park, Spiderman, Mission: Impossible).
#5: This book was originally titled “The Themis Files.”
#6: Last clue! One of the trade reviews called this book “A page-turner of the highest order.”

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

Sleeping Giants

by Sylvain Neuvel

An inventive debut in the tradition of World War Z and The Martian, told in the cutting-edge cadences of interviews, journal entries, transcripts, and news articles, Sleeping Giants is a literary thriller fueled by a quest for truth—and by a struggle for control of earthshaking power.

Del Rey
Sci Fi & Fantasy
Pub Date: Apr 26, 2016




Congratulations for our Scavenger Hunt winners!
Natasha G. – University Book Store Bothell
Fran Cassano – North Bellmore Public Library
Kate Ward – Castledown Primary School
Lynne at fictionphile
(1 anonymous winner)


17 thoughts on “Scavenger Hunt – Week #4

  1. Can we fill the form several times? Because I might have an idea but maybe in an hour I’ll think of something else with another clue !

        1. Hi Wendy!

          Our 5 winners have been contacted and will be announced on the blog post shortly!
          Just a reminder that we will have a new Scavenger Hunt tomorrow, starting at 10am EDT where more prizes will be awarded!

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