TRCReadathon Wrap Up

October 21, 2014 Read-a-Thon 20

TRCR readathong mock up

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 1: The Raven Cycle (Re)Readathon: Kick Off @ Books of Amber & Readers in Wonderland

Week 2: Reasons You Should Be Reading The Raven Cycle @ Books of Amber

Week 3: How Do You Describe Perfection? @ Readers in Wonderland

Week 4: THE RAVEN BOYS Halfway Post @ Books of Amber & 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 7X 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

Week 10: Raven Cycle Speculation Part 1 and Part 2

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.

Scavenger Hints

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 ;)

The clue (or clues, plural) will spell out the name of a place.

It’s in code.

The location of the crown is not mentioned in the series (we think).

One part of the code is revealed each week.

The code is not in words

The letters are in the numbers

It’s Welsh

There are eight letters in total and they appear in order

The first letter is S, the last letter is H

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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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!



20 Responses to “TRCReadathon Wrap Up”

  1. Renee Bookboyfriends

    WAAHHH!!!! I’m actually crying, like there’s a tear oh look there it goes! OMG I have had the most amazing time doing a readathon and meeting so many people who LOVE The Raven Cycle series. I loved doing the Ravengrams and the Scavenger Hunt and theorising and thankyou guys so much for hosting it and being awesomely wonderful people! I love your blog and you guys are just amazing and I love youuuuuu all!!! <3 <3 <3
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    • Bec

      Aw thanks, Renee! I’m so glad you had fun! You did so much for the readathon! I was always looking forward to your next post :)

      Good luck with the giveaways :D

  2. Yun-a

    Thank you so much for doing this readathon! I hadn’t really planned on reading The Raven Cycle series before this, but now I’m really glad I did. Can’t wait to get my hands on Blue Lily, Lily Blue! And life pretty much got in the way and I missed most of the readathon but reading through all the old posts was great. Thanks again.

    • Bec

      I’m glad you decided to give the series a go! Life is always getting in the way, it sucks :/

      I hope you get BLLB soon!

  3. Jo

    Big thanks to you and Amber for hosting this! It’s been fun to participate and get to know other fans. I really appreciate the hard work you put into the readathon– enjoy BLLB!!!

    • Bec

      Aw, thanks! It’s you guys who participated that really made it fun. Without you Amber and I wouldn’t have had much to do :)

  4. Linae

    Wait, how are we supposed to post the Kavinsky ravengram when you’ve closed the linky for it?

    • Bec

      You can post it on your own site or whatever, you just won’t be able to put it in the linky for an extra entry I’m afraid :(

      Originally the readathon didn’t finish until next week, so when we were planning it you had time. But then we learnt that BLLB’s release date had changed and we had to move the last posts forward and end the giveaway sooner, which meant you didn’t have much time to do the last Ravengram :(

  5. Mia

    I just found out about the readathon today! Uwaaa, all the fun I could’ve had! And I borrowed TRB and TDT from the library at the start of the month to reread too, in anticipation of BLLB…sighpie, all I can do now related to the fun is the scavenger hunt. Thank you for hosting the readathon for the TRC readers! Hope you guys get your hands on BLLB soon!
    …ah. The rafflecopter is not working for me.

    • Bec

      At least you can join in a bit of the fun XD

      Um, I’m not sure why it’s not working for you. It seems fine to me. Maybe try refreshing the page of something?

    • Bec

      You know you want to start it… It’s amazing.

      It’s actually a quartet! After finishing book 3 we have to somehow wait another year to see how it ends. I’m quite scared.

    • Bec

      Amber and I obviously didn’t do enough promoting of this event XD (we were both really busy though so…) Maybe you can join in next year (if we decide to do this again)

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