It’s october 21st. BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE is about to appear on the shelves. And our two month long readathon has come to an end. It’s been such great fun, and I think I can call it a success. The whole experience has been great and I defintely want to organise more readathons/readalongs in the future.
Of course it wasn’t only me that contributed to the readathon. I have to thank some people.
To all the particpants, thank you for fangirling with us. If it weren’t for you guys this whole thing would just be Amber and me freakng out over everthing.
To Amber, for inspiring the idea/helping me to get my act together and organise and awesome event.
To Maggie Stiefvater for not only offering to do a Q&A and spreading the word, but also for donating the prize for one of the giveaways!
Thank you all so much!
Now to round up ALL THE THINGS
We posted A LOT of stuff over the readathon. I’m not sorry about spamming you with all the Raven Cycle. You know you loved it.
Some of these posts also include Scavenger Hunt clues (it’ll be really obvious which ones)
Week 2: Reasons You Should Be Reading The Raven Cycle @ Books of Amber
Week 3: How Do You Describe Perfection? @ Readers in Wonderland
Week 5: What Raven Cycle Character are You? Quiz @ Books of Amber
Week 6: THE DREAM THIEVES kick off @ Readers in Wonderland
Week 7: X Marks the Spot: Hunting for Welsh Kings @ Readers in Wonderland
Week 8: THE DREAM THIEVES Halfway post @Readers in Wonderland
Week 9: Queer Representation in the Raven Cycle @ Books of Amber
And now the wrap up post!
For each week of the readathon we got you guys to post a picture to social media, pretending to be characters using instagram. We went through Blue and Gansey and the rest of the gang, to strange characters like Chainsaw. It was really cool seeing what you guys came up with! Even if Amber and I both got too busy to post :(
Q&A & Twitter Chats
For each book we read, a twitter chat was hosted. I did THE RAVEN BOYS chat and it was great fun. I unfortunately had to sleep during Amber’s chat for THE DREAM THIEVES but from the looks of the tweets I saw after that was even more fun than the first one!
Maggie Stefvater also offered to answer some questions as part of the readathon. We narrowed down a list of 220 submissions into 16 questions, ranging from questions about the characters, to writing, to who cleans Monmouth manufacturing. You can see all questions and answers here on my tumblr.
Here is all the hints you need to help you break the code and figure out where the second crown is hidden! To find the clues that make up the code have a read trough the past posts ;)
There are eight letters in total and they appear in order
Scavenger Hunt Giveaway
The participants giveaway would have closed by now but you can still enter the scavenger hunt giveaway! It’s INT and the only entry requirements is that you figure out where that second crown is using clues scattered throughout the readathon posts. You have until November 4th find the crown.
Winner must get the answer right. They will receive 2 Raven Cycle books of their choice and a surprise Chainsaw themed thing.
And that’s it! Everything I needed to say about the readathon has been said. It’s time to say goodbye now…
I hope you all get your hands on BLLB soon and that it doesn’t hurt you too badly!