Welcome to the YA Scavenger Hunt!
I’m on theteam.
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the ORANGE team, and then add them up.
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers,. 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, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
So many of the posts full of secrets have been so creative this time around, and my bonus content from Adi Rule is no exception! Read on to find out the zodiac signs of some of her characters, and don't forget to read on until the end to enter my Rafflecopter to win a special prize from me!
Opera flows in Sing Da Navelli's blood. But when she enrolls at a prestigious music conservatory, she is drawn to the icy forest nearby -- a place steeped in history, magic, and danger. With the help of a dark-eyed apprentice who has secrets of his own, Sing must unravel the story of the forest and the strange creature who lives there -- and find her own voice.
And read on for Adi's bonus content, at least 7 of the zodiac signs of her characters! Now I'll let Adi take it away...
Thanks for having me by, Denise!
For this scavenger hunt, I thought it would be fun to figure out the zodiac signs of a few of the major players. There are a lot of stars in this book, from the Felix's celestial origins to the translation of Sing's name, so I wondered if the characters' connections to their star signs might give us some more insight into their personalities. Some signs were pretty obvious (could my giant feral cat be anything other than a Leo?), and some were more surprising. I hope you enjoy! :)
Ruling body: Neptune
Symbol: The Fish
Pisces are immensely talented, but can be held back by their own insecurities. Compassionate, sensitive, and sometimes consumed by beautiful fantasies, pisces can rise to great heights or plunge into the depths.
Despite her devotion to music and extraordinary voice, Sing’s biggest challenge is herself.
Ruling body: The Sun
Symbol: The Lion
Leos are stars, fiery and passionate, attracting admirers who will either be bathed in brilliance or burned to a crisp.
The Felix does nothing halfway -- love, anger, despair, grief. She scorches the heavens and haunts Dunhammond’s dark forest as only a creature of legend can.
Ruling body: The Moon
Symbol: The Crab
Cancers are enigmas, moody and cutting, prideful and insecure, caring and hard. These children of the moon value love over all else, but are often lost in their own inner worlds.
Nathan’s spirit is ruled by love, but that doesn’t mean his life is easy -- only that he has more to lose than most people.
Ruling body: Jupiter
Symbol: The Archer
Those born under Saggitarius are optimistic, adventurous, idealistic, and charismatic. They’re fun-loving free spirits who are constantly chasing their dreams.
Ryan plays the piano the way he lives life, with a smile and a wink. He’s always up for a good time. His friends learn to enjoy his company while they can, because he won’t be pinned down by any place or person.
Ruling body: Mars
Symbol: The Ram
Aries are outgoing and adventurous, as well as naive. They see the world with a childlike sense of magic and wonder, but can also be fiercely independent.
It’s difficult to dampen Marta’s spirits. Her self-confidence, coupled with her innocence, gives her a rose-colored view of the world. It may shatter eventually, but not today.
Ruling body: Mercury
Symbol: The Twins
Gemini are knowledge seekers, curious and talkative, flitting from idea to idea. While their exuberance might sometimes earn them sideways glances, they’re generally more interested in learning the next new thing than dwelling on the past.
Jenny's perceptive, curious nature makes her an ideal journalist. And friend. (Even if she does seem like a little mother hen sometimes.)
Ruling body: Venus
Symbol: The Bull
Those born under Taurus are cool as cucumbers. They’re social yet detached, controlling their image and relationships with a steady hand. Who they are underneath the shell -- snobby, fearful, compassionate, lovely -- is anyone’s guess.
Lori is the queen of Dunhammond Conservatory. She has devoted friends, her pick of boys, and the Maestro’s favor. Rarely will cracks in her veneer appear, and should that happen, Lori is the master of sealing them up again.
Ruling body: Pluto
Symbol: The Scorpion
Scorpios are powerful, driven, and intense. They’re at their best when they’re winning, which they usually are. Inadequacies can be difficult for them to deal with.
Zhin plays the violin like ice -- beautiful, crystalline, hard, and cold. There is no one to rival her in technical brilliance and commitment, which is exactly how she wants it. Whether she still enjoys making music is unclear.
Thank you, Adi for that great post!
Adi is the proud owner of a rare original Robostrux T-Rex. Her YA novel STRANGE SWEET SONG is out now from St. Martin's Press, with REDWING coming in 2015. When she's not writing, she sings in the chorus of the Boston Symphony Orchestra/Boston Pops and gives tours of a lonely seaside mansion with an undetermined number of rooms.
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