A Special Giveaway for My Newsletter Subscribers

Today is the release day of the paperback edition of Remember Yesterday, and I am celebrating by giving away a kindle copy of Forget Tomorrow to ten winners! That’s right, I said, TEN. If you subscribe to my newsletter, then you know what to do!

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Synopsis:

Companion to the New York Times bestselling and award-winning novel, Forget Tomorrow. 

Sixteen-year-old Jessa Stone is the most valuable citizen in Eden City. Her psychic abilities could lead to significant scientific discoveries, if only she’d let TechRA study her. But ten years ago, the scientists kidnapped and experimented on her, leading to severe ramifications for her sister, Callie. She’d much rather break into their labs and sabotage their research—starting with Tanner Callahan, budding scientist and the boy she loathes most at school.

The past isn’t what she assumed, though—and neither is Tanner. He’s not the arrogant jerk she thought he was. And his research opens the door to the possibility that Jessa can rectify a fatal mistake made ten years earlier. She’ll do anything to change the past and save her sister—even if it means teaming up with the enemy she swore to defeat.

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Autumn Dystopian SFF Giveaway

Autumn Dystopian SFF Giveaway–win books by Elizabeth Briggs, Jennifer Brody, Brenda Drake, Pintip Dunn, Madeline Dyer, and Kirby Howell.

Hey, everyone! New giveaway alert! I’ve teamed together with some great authors to run a dystopian SFF giveaway this autumn. Entries open on the 12th October and close on the 19th October. And one lucky person will win the following six books in print–and it’s open internationally…

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About the Books

Future Shock by Elizabeth Briggs

51ypw1qlrclA New York Times bestseller!

What do you do when the future is too late, and the present is counting down to an inevitable moment?

Elena Martinez has street smarts, the ability for perfect recall, and a deadline: if she doesn’t find a job before she turns eighteen, she’ll be homeless. But then she gets an unexpected offer from Aether Corporation, the powerful Los Angeles tech giant. Along with four other recruits–Adam, Chris, Trent, and Zoe–Elena is being sent on a secret mission to bring back data from the future. All they have to do is get Aether the information they need, and the five of them will be set for life. It’s an offer Elena can’t refuse.

But something goes wrong when the time travelers arrive in the future. And they are forced to break the only rule they were given–not to look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future–and a murder–from happening. But changing the timeline has deadly consequences too. Who can Elena trust as she fights to save her life?

The first book in an unforgettable series about rewriting your destiny in the city of dreams.


The 13th Continuum by Jennifer Brody

25739965One thousand years after a cataclysmic event leaves humanity on the brink of extinction, the descendants of the chosen survivors take refuge in thirteen contingency shelters buried deep underground, at the bottom of the ocean, and in the far reaches of outer space. In the underwater 13th Continuum, sixteen-year-old Myra Jackson has heard rumors and whisperings all her life of a magical place called “The Surface” where people could breathe fresh air, feel the warmth of something called sunlight on their skin, and see things known as stars and trees and mountains. Myra has never dared to ask whether the stories are true, since the act of speaking such words aloud is an offense punishable by death. But after she discovers that the air supply aboard her underwater colony is running out, she realizes that her only hope for survival is to find this mysterious place. She must first recover the only guide to the Surface―the Beacon, an ancient device that also connects her to Captain Aero Wright, a dashing young soldier from one of the only remaining space colonies. With the fate of all humankind depending on them, Myra and Aero must escape the tyrannical forces that rule their colonies, journey through the black depths of the ocean and across the cold void of space, to find each other on the Surface that their ancestors once called home.


Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake

thief-of-lies_high-res22Gia Kearns would rather fight with boys than kiss them. That is, until Arik, a leather clad hottie in the Boston Athenaeum, suddenly disappears. While examining the book of world libraries he abandoned, Gia unwittingly speaks the key that sucks her and her friends into a photograph and transports them into a Paris library, where Arik and his Sentinels—magical knights charged with protecting humans from the creatures traveling across the gateway books—rescue them from a demonic hound.

Jumping into some of the world’s most beautiful libraries would be a dream come true for Gia, if she weren’t busy resisting her heart or dodging an exiled wizard seeking revenge on both the Mystik and human worlds. Add a French flirt obsessed with Arik and a fling with a young wizard, and Gia must choose between her heart and her head, between Arik’s world and her own, before both are destroyed.


 

Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn

forget-tomorrow-paperback-coverDon’t miss this New York Times bestselling and award-winning novel!

Imagine a world where your destiny has already been decided…by your future self.

It’s Callie’s seventeenth birthday and, like everyone else, she’s eagerly awaiting her vision-a memory sent back in time to sculpt each citizen into the person they’re meant to be. A world-class swimmer. A renowned scientist.

Or in Callie’s case, a criminal.

In her vision, she sees herself murdering her gifted younger sister. Before she can process what it means, Callie is arrested and placed in Limbo-a hellish prison for those destined to break the law. With the help of her childhood crush, Logan, a boy she hasn’t spoken to in five years, she escapes.

But on the run from her future, as well as the government, Callie sets in motion a chain of events that she hopes will change her fate. If not, she must figure out how to protect her sister from the biggest threat of all-Callie, herself.


Untamed by Madeline Dyer

untamed-2As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides–because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being.

But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate.

Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes.

Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.


Autumn in the City of Angels by Kirby Howell

book-1-press-photo-high-qualityWhat would you do if you lived through the apocalypse? The real fight to survive comes after everyone else is gone.

A plague of epic proportion sweeps the globe, leaving less than one percent of the world’s population immune. Among the living is Autumn Winters, the teenage daughter of a famous actress. When Autumn’s parents don’t come home and the city is overtaken by a dangerous faction, she goes into hiding with a small group of underground survivors. They’re led by a mysterious young man who harbors an unearthly secret, and with whom Autumn feels a deep connection.

Autumn in the City of Angels is the first novel in a series, followed by Autumn in the Dark Meadows and Autumn in the City of Lights.


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THE DARKEST LIE Excerpt & Giveaways!

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I’m so excited about my upcoming YA thriller, THE DARKEST LIE! Check out the book below, along with the teaser excerpt, and be sure to enter the TWO giveaways! I’ll be giving away a five-pack of books, which include my favorite YA contemporary thrillers, along with FORGET TOMORROW. Kensington books is also giving away 5 ARCs in a Goodreads giveaway!

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by Pintip Dunn
Publisher: Kensington Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2016

“The mother I knew would never do those things.

But maybe I never knew her after all.”

Clothes, jokes, coded messages…Cecilia Brooks and her mom shared everything. At least, CeCe thought they did. Six months ago, her mom killed herself after accusations of having sex with a student, and CeCe’s been the subject of whispers and taunts ever since. Now, at the start of her high school senior year, between dealing with her grieving, distracted father, and the social nightmare that has become her life, CeCe just wants to fly under the radar. Instead, she’s volunteering at the school’s crisis hotline—the same place her mother worked.

As she counsels troubled strangers, CeCe’s lingering suspicions about her mom’s death surface. With the help of Sam, a new student and newspaper intern, she starts to piece together fragmented clues that point to a twisted secret at the heart of her community. Soon, finding the truth isn’t just a matter of restoring her mother’s reputation, it’s about saving lives—including CeCe’s own…

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“This one will tug your heart and leave you breathless!”
–Natalie D. Richards, author of Six Months Later

Excerpt from THE DARKEST LIE

It’s time to view the body. Family first.

Well, technically, me first. There was always only three of us in the nuclear unit, and Dad’s been locked in the den for the past seventy-two hours. I’ve only seen him once, when he shuffled upstairs like a pajama-clad zombie and asked me if I’d eaten.

That was it: Did you eat?

Not: I prefer the cherry wood casket. Or: Let me make your grandma’s travel arrangements. Or even: I know this was Mom’s favorite dress, but isn’t the neckline a little…low?

Did I eat?

Yes, Dad. I had soup from the can and microwaved pizza rolls and a bowl of cereal. The food sloshes in my stomach now as I walk down the runner to the casket I picked out because of its mauve tint.

Calla lilies pile in urns around the viewing room, and the air-conditioning wars with the sweat along my hairline. My mom smiles at me from a portrait erected behind the casket. Her eyes are hesitant and a little wary, as if she knew, somehow, some way, she would wind up here. Lifeless. Pumped full of formaldehyde. About to be gawked at by a town full of gossips.

This was only going to end one of two ways—with Tabitha Brooks dead or in jail. I never thought I’d say this, but I’d give anything to see my mother behind bars.

I wade through the dense, chilly air and stop a few feet from the body. Behind me, my grandmother and aunt sit, a box of tissues between them, blowing their noses like it’s a sport.

“Look at our Cecilia,” Gram sniffs. “So brave. Not a single tear shed.”

If she only knew. I’m not brave. Fifteen minutes ago, I was retching into the toilet bowl. Five minutes from now, when the doors open for the visitation, I’ll be long gone, leaving Gram to shake people’s hands and deal with the bit lips, the knowing eyebrows, that inevitable speaking-in-a-funeral-parlor whisper. I can hear the titters: “Is it true? Tabitha’s heart stopped while she was boffing the high school quarterback? Why, she must’ve been twenty years his senior!”

Twenty-three years, to be exact, and a high school English teacher to boot. But she didn’t actually die during sex. Instead, a few days after Tommy Farrow came forward with their affair, my mother took her own life.

What could be a clearer admission of guilt? She might as well have been caught in the act. The investigation was shut down before it even began.

I take a shuddering breath. Two more minutes. A hundred and twenty seconds and then I can leave. I steel my shoulders and walk the final steps to my mother’s body.

Oh god. It’s even worse than I thought.

The room whirls around me, and nausea sprints up my throat. My hands shoot out to grab the casket, stopping short of actually touching the corpse.

This . . . this thing . . . can’t be my mother. She never smiled like that, all serene and peaceful-like. She never wore this much makeup; her red hair was never chopped so closely to her head. My mother was chaos and passion, devastation and joy. Dad used to say you could reach deep into her eyes and pull out a song.

Well, her eyes are closed now, and I’m not sure there’ll be any music in my life, ever again.

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Pintip Dunn graduated from Harvard University, magna cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and Language. She received her J.D. at Yale Law School, where she was an editor of the YALE LAW JOURNAL. She also published an article in the YALE LAW JOURNAL, entitled, “How Judges Overrule: Speech Act Theory and the Doctrine of Stare Decisis,”

Pintip is represented by literary agent Beth Miller of Writers House. She is a 2012 RWA Golden Heart® finalist and a 2014 double-finalist. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Washington Romance Writers, YARWA, and The Golden Network.

She lives with her husband and children in Maryland. You can learn more about Pintip and her books at www.pintipdunn.com.

Giveaways (2!)

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One winner will receive a prize pack including the following 5 books: Forget Tomorrow by Pintip Dunn; Six Months Later by Natalie Richards; Find Me by Romily Bernard; and From Where I Watch You by Shannon Grogan; Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

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#WeLovePurpleAndGreen Giveaway

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I am so excited to team up with Brenda Drake, the author of THIEF OF LIES, for a very special giveaway! For the past couple months, our books have been found in bookstores next to each other (courtesy of our last names) —  and well, we think our books look awesome together! Who doesn’t love purple and green?

We are offering a prize package to one lucky winner, consisting of a hardcover each of THIEF OF LIES and FORGET TOMORROW, along with this gorgeous purple and green clutch.

To enter, just click on this rafflecopter link:

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This contest will run until March 16, 11:59 pm EST, and it is only open to U.S. residents.

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Fourteen Book Giveaway!

IMG_1788 The YA Story Sisters are having a fabulous 14 book giveaway, which consists of every book you see in the above graphic. This giveaway includes some of our own books, as well as books for which we are thankful.

You’ll see the FORGET TOMORROW cover in the top row…and the book I’m thankful for? Holly Bodger’s 5 to 1. Half-verse, half-prose, this book is simply stunning in its writing. What’s more, it’s an awesome dystopian story. What more could you ask for?

One lucky person will win ALL of these books. So what are you waiting for? Click on the Rafflecopter below to enter now!

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U.S. only. Giveaway ends Dec. 20.

 

 

Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop

Hello! Welcome to my stop of the Get Wicked with Entangled Blog Hop!

The thing is…I’m not really wicked. I write YA novels. I’m a mother of three kids. The most wicked I get is this:

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But when you add in the fact that I am Maleficient to my daughter’s Mal this Halloween, the wickedness factor goes down quite a bit.

But no matter. The villain in my upcoming book, FORGET TOMORROW, is wicked enough for the both of us. Chairwoman Dresden, head of the Future Memory Agency, is downright scary in her ambition and single-mindedness. She’ll do anything to achieve her goals, even if it means sacrificing the innocent.

Callie, my heroine, has enough on her plate. Will she be able to circumvent Fate AND defeat Chairwoman Dresden? We shall see . . .

In the meantime, I’d love to give away a prize to thank you for stopping by! The Entangled team and I call this the Forget Tomorrow-inspired necklace:Feather necklace

What do you think? Pretty stunning, right?

I’ve provided a ton of easy ways to enter, including watching the Forget Tomorrow book trailer and answering super easy questions in the comments.

To enter, please click on the rafflecopter below:
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To check out other the stops on the blog hop, please click here.

Young Adult Scavenger Hunt: TEAM GOLD!

Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! I’m Pintip Dunn, author of the upcoming YA sci fi, FORGET TOMORROW, and your host for this stop on the hunt.

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!

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Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the GOLD TEAM–but there is also a red team, a blue team, a green team, an orange 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.

SCAVENGER HUNT PUZZLE
 
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the gold 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 Sunday, October 4,, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.

THE SCAVENGER HUNT

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Today, I am thrilled to be hosting Laurie Stolarz! Laurie is the author of several popular young adult novels including Welcome to the Dark House, the Touch series, Project 17, and Bleed, (all published by Disney/Hyperion Books for Children), as well as the bestselling Blue is for Nightmares series (Flux Publications). With well over a million books sold worldwide, Stolarz’s titles have been translated into thirty different languages, been named on numerous award lists, including the Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers list and the Top Ten Teen Pick list, both through the American Library Association, and have been optioned for TV.  Her newest book, Return to the Dark House, was released this past July. For more information, please visit her Web site at www.lauriestolarz.com.
LAURIE’S BOOKS…

WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE (Book 1 in the Dark House series)LaurieBookCover

 What’s Your Worst Nightmare

For Ivy Jensen, it’s the eyes of a killer that haunt her nights. For Parker Bradley, it’s bloodthirsty sea serpents that slither in his dreams. And for seven essay contestants, it’s their worst nightmares that win them an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at director Justin Blake’s latest, confidential project. Ivy doesn’t even like scary movies, but she’s ready to face her real-world fears. Parker’s sympathetic words and perfect smile help keep her spirits up. . . at least for now.

Not everyone is so charming, though. Horror-film fanatic Garth Vader wants to stir up trouble. It’s bad enough he has to stay in the middle of nowhere with this group-the girl who locks herself in her room; the know-it-all roommate; “Mister Sensitive”; and the one who’s too cheery for her own good. Someone has to make things interesting.

Except, things are already a little weird. The hostess is a serial-killer look-alike, the dream-stealing Nightmare Elf is lurking about, and the seventh member of the group is missing.

Praise for WELCOME TO THE DARK HOUSE:

“The suspense starts pounding when the teens enter the park and doesn’t stop until readers are ready for the sequel. Stephen King would love it.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Stolarz writes a wonderfully eerie story.” – School Library Journal

“I ‘fell in love’ with each of the characters (empathy-wise) because they are so cleverly delineated. Three cheers and twelve stars for this winner!” – Mallory Heart Reviews

“A perfect novel for anyone who loves gut-wrenching fear.” – Children’s Book World Teen Readers’ Council

RETURN TO THE DARK HOUSE (Book 2 in the Dark House series)

 Sometimes Nightmares Don’t End When You Wake Up.

Two months have passed since Ivy narrowly escaped the Nightmare Elf’s grip, but the memories of Parker, Natalie, Shayla, Frankie, and Garth continue to haunt her. Their killer is still out there—somewhere. The police trail has gone cold, though, and it’s up to Ivy to piece together the clues to find him.

When a cryptic video arrives in her inbox, Ivy soon finds herself back in the spotlight, this time on a twisted scavenger hunt through the dark, ancient halls of a long-forgotten Gothic school building. Ivy’s not alone, either. Taylor Monroe has returned to the scene. But can Taylor be trusted? Or is she another pawn in the Nightmare Elf’s deadly game?

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15 Rules for Surviving a House of Horrors

  1. Don’t panic. Easier said than done. But ghosts, ghouls, killers, monsters, etc., etc., can smell fear. Only the strongest of mind survive.
  1. Get out.  What’s that? The door won’t open? The knob won’t turn?  Unlock the door. Sounds pretty logical, but if you’re in a house of horrors, you probably aren’t thinking straight.  Read Rule #1, take a deep breath, and know that most doors lock from the inside.
  1. The phone line’s been cut? Your cell phone has no reception?  The power is out.  Is all of that not enough of a clue to heed Rule #2.
  1. Trust no one.  Everyone’s a suspect.  Be on guard at all times.
  1. Do you hear a creak/crack/whisper/rattle/jingle/jangle/pop/insert-your-favorite-creepy-noise-here coming from up- or downstairs? Do not go to investigate it.  Simply ignore the noise and read Rule #2.
  1. Is that a Ouiji Board on the dining room table?  Stay far, far away from it.
  1. And speaking of staying away… Steer clear of dolls. So what if they’re cute with smiling faces.  If you’re in a house of horrors then they’re pretty much guaranteed to be evil. That little glimmer in their eyes is mere excitement for what will become of you if you don’t follow Rule #2.
  1. Something else to stay away from: clowns. Clowns are evil.  Enough said.
  1. Don’t go up- or downstairs.  Read Rule #2.
  1. Don’t ever assume that the killer is dead.  These guys have nine lives.  If he (or she) looks dead, it’s probably just a trick.
  1. Don’t ever assume that if you can’t see the killer, he can’t see you.  He’s merely watching you from afar, studying your every move.
  1. Don’t take a shower.  I know.  This should be obvious, but we’ve seen enough horror movies where someone’s disrobing and hopping into a steamy shower, haven’t we?
  1. Something else that should seem obvious: while inside a house of horrors, do not engage in romance. The end result is never worth it.
  1. Pay attention to small children and animals.  They’re super-intuitive with respect to ghouls and ghosts and know what they’re talking (or barking) about.
  1. While skulking around the house of horrors, should you learn that it was built on some sort of sacred burial ground, heed Rule #2.

Which Dark House character are you?

  1. It’s Friday night.  Your BFF had family obligations, and so you’re home alone on sofa city.  Do you…
  • a. Call another friend? You have plenty of them after all.
  • b. Watch Nightmare on Elm Street for the 82nd time?
  • c. Curl up in bed with a movie or catch up on journaling?
  • d. Use the time to whip up a batch of your favorite cookies?
  • e. See if you can put in some extra hours at your part-time job?  You could use the extra money.
  • f. Check out the Woody Allen film fest in town.

2. You’ve been invited to a Halloween party.  Do you…

  • a. Hurry to be first in line at the costume store? You want first pick of all the top choices.
  • b. Plan your costume out on paper and then do-it-yourself? You already have a lot of the props/make-up/ghoulish gear anyway.
  • c. Go, but only wear a mask? And the mask is simply so that you can hide yourself while observing the goings-on from a far corner.
  • d. Politely decline?  You hate Halloween.
  • e. Go, but only for the networking opportunities? You heard the owners of the party house are planning a big graduation party in the spring and you’d love them to hire your band.
  • f. Go. You heard this is going to be the party of the year. Should be a fun experience.
  1. At school, you open your locker only to discover a t-shirt stained with something resembling blood. Do you…
  • a. Laugh?  Someone’s clearly playing a Halloween prank on you.
  • b. Put it on?  It belongs to you, after all.
  • c.Roll it into a ball and discard it without a word to anyone, wondering all the while how it got into your locker in the first place?
  • d. Take a deep breath and silently count to ten? Then run to find the nearest administrator. Someone’s clearly got it out for you.
  • e.Stuff it into your bag and throw it out later? You must’ve brought it to school unknowingly (maybe it belongs to a sibling).  The red splotch could be from a paint or food spill.
  • f. Take a photo of it before turning it over to an administrator, beyond curious as to where it came from.
  1. What’s your favorite subject at school?
  •  a. French. You need it for your travels, after all.
  • b. Art…particularly illustration.
  • c.English literature, especially the works of Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf.
  • d. Math. In math, everything is calculable and measurable, and can therefore be added up. There are no questions without answers.
  • e. Music.
  • f. History of film.
  1. What’s your go-to at lunchtime?
  • a. Sushi. You bring it to school yourself, packed in a bento box that coordinates with your backpack.
  • b. BBQ spareribs (your ultimate fav) if they’re serving them for hot lunch.  Otherwise, whatever you can pilfer off a freshman’s plate.
  • c. Comfort food, brought from home: peanut butter and fluff sandwich, potato chips, orange soda.
  • d. Spinach and feta pasta salad and granola-sprinkled tapioca pudding for dessert, all made and packed by you (including the granola).
  • e. Whatever they’re serving for hot lunch.  You’re not picky.
  • f. Whatever your mom has in the deli bin goes between two slices of bread.  You also throw in a bag of chips and a power bar.
  1. Your history teacher has to go home sick, leaving you with a free block in your schedule.  You…
  • a. Make a beeline for the cafeteria to join the rest of your friends with a free block.  There’s so much catching up to do.
  • b. Leave. So what that you have gym after history today. It’s not like you’d participate anyway.
  • c. Go to the library.  Your favorite study carrel is in the far corner, away from foot traffic.
  • d. Go to study hall to get a jumpstart on homework.
  • e. Go to the cafeteria where you can sneak your ear buds and listen to your favorite tunes while attempting homework.
  • f. Sit outside, under a tree, and get some reading or writing done.
  1. School’s out.  How do you get home?Someone’s picking you up.
  • a. Someone’s picking you up.
  • b. Public transportation – either the subway or the bus.
  • c. School bus. You sit in the back to dodge all the spitballs.
  • d. You walk, keeping close attention to those around you.
  • e. You drive. You have your own car (a Pontiac Firebird that you fixed up yourself).
  • f. You drive. You have your own car (a VW Golf GTI), bought with your own money from a neighbor who went off to college.

Key:

If you answered with mostly a’s:

Shayla

You’re super social, often the life of the party, and appreciate the finer things in life. Always up for an adventure, you love to travel and meet new people.

If you answered with mostly b’s:

Garth

You have a dark sense of humor and a penchant for all-things creepy.  Sometimes considered a rebel, you are introspective and artistic, though often misunderstood.

If you answered with mostly c’s:

Natalie

Introverted and secretive, you’re the wallflower of the party rather than the center of attention. Given time to yourself, you like to read, journal, or watch a movie.

If you answered with mostly d’s:

Ivy

You have definite survival instincts – always aware of your surroundings.  With those instincts comes a reluctance to let people get too close.  You’re guarded and cautious, often opting to be alone to indulge in some of your favorite interests, i.e. gardening, cooking, baking, reading.

If you answered with mostly e’s:

Frankie

You have a go-with-the-flow personality type.  You don’t clique with any particular group, instead migrating to like personality-types and/or those with interests similar to yours, especially music.  You have an amazing work ethic, often choosing what responsibility over fun.

If you answered with mostly f’s:

Parker

You’re extremely visual and creative.  You gravitate from group to group, but ultimately march to the beat of your own drum.  You’re genuinely interested in learning and experiencing all that life has to offer.

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If only the Dark House Dreamers had come prepared…

  1. Water bottle with built-in purifier

Spending the night in the Dark House amusement park is going to require physical endurance (and therefore proper hydration). From dodging the Nightmare Elf in the underground tunnels to swimming across a sea of flesh-eating eels…make sure you have a full bottle of water with a built-in purifier (in case you find yourself needing to refill).

  1. Granola bars (or the like)

Since we’re on the topic of physical endurance, along with proper hydration comes adequate sustenance. You’re going to have to live out your worst ever nightmare, and will therefore need to keep your energy level high.  Be sure to bring snacks that are non-perishable, easy to pack, and able to be eaten on the move

  1. Rope

A good, strong rope is really key. From creating a ladder of sorts to climb up the gate that surrounds the park, to using it as a makeshift pole to slide down, out the window of Hotel 9, the possibilities are really endless.

  1. Crowbar

Imagine busting through the park gate, using the crowbar as a weapon or makeshift hammer, or prying open the doors of an underground crypt.  A crowbar is a no brainer.

  1. Binoculars

The ability to spot the Nightmare Elf across the length of the park would absolutely give you an edge.

  1. Night vision glasses

While the amusement park itself is pretty well lit, what’s going to help you in those underground tunnels?

  1. Duct tape

We’ve seen duct tape used to make wallets, backpacks, wedding dresses, camping tents, and more.  If only some of the Dark House Dreamers had brought along a roll of this wonder stuff on the night of their worst nightmares-come-true.

  1. A lighter

While matches aren’t the most reliable (they can get wet, after all, while you’re trying to swim through a pool full of hungry eels), a lighter is a bit more steadfast. The lighter can be used to make a fire that can provide warmth on those cold amusement park nights.  It can also be used to make a fire to signal for help.

  1. A knife

This one is pretty self-explanatory. A knife can be used as a weapon, a stake, a makeshift hammer, a screwdriver, or a shovel.  It can also be used to cut fabric, food, wood, saplings, bandages, rubber, nylon, etc., etc. It can further be used to make the tinder (from bark) to ignite a fire.

  1. Shovel

From digging oneself out of an underground grave, to using a shovel as a weapon to slay the Nightmare Elf, a shovel should be a staple.

MY FAVORITE NUMBER…

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