The UKYA Egg Hunt has hatched! Win books, books and more books!


Welcome to the UKYA Easter Egg Hunt! One very lucky winner will win a huge grand prize of signed books by over thirty YA authors who write and live in the UK.

The rules

I-READ-UKYA-75All you have to do is read this blog and count up how many UKYA branded Easter eggs you see in the post. [Psst, that might be one of those cheeky little eggs over there, on the right…]

Once you’ve counted the eggs, follow the link at the end of this post to the next blog. Keep going until you get back to the blog where you started, and add up how many eggs you’ve seen along the way.

Email your answer to: A winner will be chosen at random from all correct entries, and contacted by email.

The hunt begins at noon (UK time) today and closes at noon (UK time) on Sunday, 5th April, and is open internationally.

The prize

One winner will receive a grand prize pack, featuring books and swag from over thirty YA authors writing and living in the UK. As part of the prize pack, I will be giving away the complete BLACK CITY series (BLACK CITY, PHOENIX and WINGS) plus some signed bookmarks!

About the BLACK CITY series


A dark and tender post-apocalyptic love story set in the aftermath of a bloody war

In a city where humans and Darklings are now separated by a high wall and tensions between the two races still simmer after a terrible war, sixteen-year-olds Ash Fisher, a half-blood Darkling, and Natalie Buchanan, a human and the daughter of the Emissary, meet and do the unthinkable — they fall in love.

Bonded by a mysterious connection, that causes Ash’s long dormant heart to beat, Ash and Natalie first deny and then struggle to fight their forbidden feelings for each other, knowing if they’re caught they’ll be executed —but their feelings are too strong.

When Ash and Natalie then find themselves at the center of a deadly conspiracy that threatens to pull the humans and Darklings back into war, they must make hard choices that could result in both their deaths.


The boundary walls couldn’t keep them apart.

I-READ-UKYA-75Engaged to be married, Ash and Natalie are just starting to build a life together when things in the United Sentry States go from bad to worse. Ash and Natalie find themselves at the center of turmoil when dictator Purian Rose threatens Natalie’s life unless Ash votes in favor of Rose’s Law—a law that will send Darklings and other dissenters to a deadly concentration camp known as the Tenth.When Ash can’t bring himself to trade Natalie’s life for those of millions of Darklings, her fate is sealed.

Enter Elijah Theroux, the handsome Bastet boy Natalie once saved from her mother’s labs, where he’d been experimented on and tortured. It was his venom the Sentry used to create the lethal Golden Haze, the heart of the government conspiracy that led to Black City’s uprising and Ash’s rebirth as the Phoenix, the face of the rebellion. Elijah is back and Ash doesn’t like him; it’s clear he’s taken with Natalie, and Ash fears she may have feelings for him as well.But Elijah also may have the answer to taking down Purian Rose for good—a powerful weapon called the Ora. Ash, Natalie and Elijah just have to escape Black City undetected to find it. But fleeing the city and finding this weapon (if it even exists) are easier said than done, and the quest could tear Ash and Natalie apart, even pushing them into the arms of others.

This enthralling sequel to Black City is just as absorbing, delicious and steamy as the first book, leaving readers hungry for the series conclusion.



I-READ-UKYA-75Following the cliffhanger ending of Phoenix, Natalie finds herself separated from Ash and unexpectedly reunited with her parents, including the father she thought was dead. But she can only think of Ash. She hasn’t heard a word of him since she and Elijah were brought to the underground headquarters of the Sentry Rebellion. But she vows to find him.

Ash, meanwhile is back in Black City; it’s the perfect place to hide from the Sentry government. But not for long. He won’t give up on Natalie or bringing an end to the terrible reign of Purian Rose.

A pulse-racing end to an exciting series.

Ready to move on to the next blog?

Have you spotted all the eggs? Then hop on over to Nicola Morgan’s blog to continue the egg hunt!


  1. I’d love to play, but your rules don’t mention if this is an international giveaway. Please say it is, it sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. I love post-apocalyptic stories! Especially when there is LOVE too. Have you read PARTIALS? I loved how that surprised me consistently, and had such strong characters. YOUR SERIES sounds like it will surprise too!

    Sometimes when books are too pulse racing in action I actually have to set them down for a minute and STILL my beating heart but it is a necessary part of reading!

    • Elizabeth Richards says:


      I’ve not read PARTIALS but I’ve heard great things about the series, so I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for joining the hunt; hope you enjoy playing!

  3. It’s nice to discover new books and authors!!! (and chocolate eggs that I won’t be able to eat haha) 😀


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