YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!

1 May

Hey everyone! Welcome to my stop on the YAmazing Race with MGnificent prizes, a blog hop featuring over 50 debut authors, and prize packs that include ARCs, gift certificates, swag, and more! If you haven’t yet been to the Apocalypsies website, please click here to start from the beginning and read the complete rules.

Now grab your scooter and lets get racing!

Zip, by Ellie Rollins

When Lyssa’s mother died, so did the magic – that special something that always made the sunflowers grow taller and the strawberry jelly taste sweeter. Now that her mother is gone, Lyssa struggles to get used to a life of the Ordinary with her kind but clueless stepfather in Kirkland, Washington. But secretly, she longs for change.

Then one day change does come, when the most peculiar occurrence brings Lyssa alarming news about her childhood home. Fiercely determined, Lyssa climbs onto her scooter, Zip, and sets off cross-country to save her home.

On her odyssey, Lyssa meets some decidely unusual people, from rowdy cowgirls to a chorus line of singing mermaids. With new friends by her side and the winds of change at her back, Lyssa discovers adventure at every turn – and uncovers her mother’s magic, little by little, all along the way.

Whew! Questions? Comments? Concerns? 

Make sure you have all of that information stored away for later because there’s a quiz ahead. Remember, you have to complete all five quizzes to be eligible for a prize pack.

Don’t zip off just yet! There’s a BONUS CONTEST HERE!

And, guys, it’s super easy to enter. All you have to do is leave a comment with your email address below, and you could win an ARC of ZIP! Bonus entries if you:

***Put the code letter(s) in your comment to tell me what you did!

  • Tell me your favorite form of wheeled transportation. Are any of you super surprised that mine’s a scooter? But not a Lyssa scooter – more like a Vespa scooter. For example:

Uhm…obsessed. Just totally obsessed.

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63 Responses to “YAmazing Race with MGnificent Prizes!”

  1. Krista May 2, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    I dunno I like my little volkswagen, I don’t think I would choose something that didn’t give me heat or cooling system when I needed it. Plus it’s a convertible so I still get the opportunity to put the top down when I want to “let loose”

  2. ReadingRaven May 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm #


  3. Gabrielle Carolina (@ModPodgeBooks) May 2, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I am a big fan of that Vespa, as well! I think I’m going to go with wings, wings are my favorite mode of transportation, and writing gives them to me!

    T- @modpodgebooks
    P- Gabrielle Carolina

    P.S. I would LOVE to host you on my blog, let me know if you would be interested!

  4. Nicole May 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm #

    Thats a pretty sweet Vespa. I would have to go with my car, Mel, even if she is 15 years old.

    T- @fireflyflames
    B- I subscribed via Mail
    P – Nicole Andrea


  5. Stephanie May 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm #

    Mini Cooper. Its like driving a go-cart.

    T- @gorelenore


  6. Peggy Martinez (@bookabsorption) May 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    I have to say Rollerskates! 😉
    (T) @bookabsorption
    (B) bethsfutterby@aol.com
    (P) Peggy Sue Martinez


  7. Christina (A Reader of Fictions) May 2, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

    Zip sounds so great. I love the spiritedness of the cover!

    cynicalsapphire at gmail dot com
    (t) @Reader_Fictions

  8. Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books May 2, 2012 at 7:19 pm #

    I was totally going to say a vespa before I scrolled and saw the picture! I love my beat up little Corolla, but I grew up in Europe so vespas are a fun, special little memory for me 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway, and I absolutely ADORE your cover! It’s so whimsical and cute…kinda reminds me of an animated film (mainly the Dr. Seuss ones). Love!

    ashleylovesbooksblog [at] gmail [dot] com
    (T) @italylove19
    (P) Ashley R (italylove19)

  9. Liliana E. May 2, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    B-following blog

    Well, I LOVE to drive our Toyota Highlander Limited Edition…but my parents rarely let me drive it! D: It’s such a nice car 🙂


  10. alicia marie ezell (@bamayankee) May 2, 2012 at 7:56 pm #

    i’d have to say my car is my favorite. it’s like i’m surrounded by pillows there’s so many airbags in it (and since they saved my life once that’s what it’s gotta have) : )
    T @bamayankee
    B ame1184 at gmail dot com
    P bamayankee
    thanks for being part of the yamazing race! love the cover. lyssa looks like she’s having so much fun : )

  11. Carrie May 2, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Just a good old car or truck for me!

    T @celjla212

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  12. Havilah May 2, 2012 at 9:41 pm #

    My favorite form of transportation is my minivan! (okay not really… I’d rather have a jeep!)

    (P) posted on pinterest!

  13. Shauna Buck May 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Signed up for email jbsmunky@aol.com
    Follow on Pinterest (Shauna Buck)

  14. redheadedbookworm May 2, 2012 at 10:13 pm #

    Sounds great! my fave transportation is car I guess! lol
    P Redheaded Bookworm
    T @redhedbookworm

    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

  15. Doodle May 3, 2012 at 12:21 am #

    I love driving around in my Corolla.

    T: @erencich
    B: email: doodlesbookblog at gmail dot com
    P: Emily Rencich

  16. rogier (@rocapri) May 3, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    my dads car lol


  17. Paige Schwartz May 3, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    My favorite form of transportation would have to be horses, they bring you closer to nature and they are so majestic! 🙂

  18. deadtossedwaves May 3, 2012 at 1:46 am #

    My favorite is a VW 😀
    T: @deadtossedwaves

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  19. Alexa May 3, 2012 at 2:40 am #

    My favorite is a hond scooter. Like, and old one.

  20. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.] May 3, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    That is just about the CUTEST cover I have even seen!! 🙂

  21. Desiree Thompson May 3, 2012 at 7:52 am #

    Boats… I like boats.

  22. Claire May 3, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    Does it count if I can’t ride it? A Unicycle is AWESOME 😀

    Follow your blog – adam-claire@hotmail.com
    Twitter Follower – @clairelouisef

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. booksbonesbuffy May 3, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I love bicycle riding!
    I am also following your blog. Your book sounds wonderful!

  24. Elizabeth May 3, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    T- LizKrump
    P- Elizabeth Krumpelman

  25. kassiah May 3, 2012 at 9:12 pm #

    hmmm that’s tough. I have a bunch of kids so I drive a huge SUV but I look forward to having a mini Coop when they grow up! thanks for the give away!

    kassiah at fictionators dot com

  26. Elle L. May 3, 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I’m actually a little bit surprised that I’m interested, because it’s not my usual type of book. Thanks for the contest though! And I kind of like motorcycles, even though I’ve never ridden one before. I reallly want to though!

    • Inky May 4, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      I really like crazy weird cars. Either really BRIGHT or really WACKy. I also love Bikes. 😀 And Scooters….like you I LOVE Electric scooters. Amazing stuff. Zip looks really cute! I’ve added it to read!

      hannahsue10(at) gmail (dot) com

  27. Heather May 4, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    Sounds like a fun story, My favourite wheels, in University I have a Ranchero, car/truck. now that I ‘m a big kid I have a Honda Element. Love it.

  28. Mrs. Silverstein May 4, 2012 at 12:45 am #

    P–Jess Silverstein

    I like my own two feet! Driving terrifies me, I can only kind of ride a bike, and I spend like two hours a day on the subway so I’m pretty over it. But I love walking!

  29. Hillary! May 4, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    I did T B and P, and I’m really quite boring, i just prefer my car. If i could get places without any hassle on my bike, i’d probably prefer that though.

  30. Niahara May 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    I love roller skates and skateboards. Somehow they seem a bit more stable than scooters.

    T- @niaharaerskine
    p- vaire@ymail.com

  31. Heidi Grange May 4, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Transportation: My favorite form of transportation would be a bicycle.

    B: hg195 at yahoo dot com

    Your book sounds fabulous by the way.

  32. McKenna Burke May 4, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    (P) & (B) McKenna Burke

    Love to ride a bike with a basket on the front!


  33. hrose2931 May 4, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Oh, I’m in love with Zip already! What a cover! I repinned it on Pinterest. My name on there is just Heather but my blog name gravatar is next to it Buried in Books.
    My Twitter name is Imburiedinbooks.

    And my favorite two wheeled ride is a classic Harley Davidson!


  34. Tristan May 5, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    (P) Tristan
    (T) @tristanshammock

    I would love to ride a jet-ski everywhere! I love them so much! Thanks for the giveaway!


  35. Jackie G. May 5, 2012 at 3:06 am #

    My favorite mode of wheeled transportation? Trains! I took a train from Michigan to North Dakota once. It was a magical experience for me!

    (T) I’m @books_n_tea


  36. Jasmine Rose May 5, 2012 at 5:48 am #

    I’m really digging that scooter, but I suppose if I had to pick a favorite wheeled mode of transportation I’d just go with the bus. Since I’m a city dweller I rarely use wheeled vehicles and I don’t currently have a working bike.

    • Jasmine Rose May 8, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

      I also follow you on Twitter (T) @ARoomWithBooks

  37. Jaime S. May 5, 2012 at 8:02 am #


    This story sounds so cute! I love the idea of just taking off (though I don’t have an awesome scooter, I do have some roller blades and a bike named Cherry). Absolutely adorable story idea! And I got watery eyes when I read “uncovers her mother’s magic, little by little, all along the way.”

  38. eggheadwa May 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

    Trucks are my favorite mode of wheeled transportation 🙂

  39. thelupinelibrarian May 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I like flying, especially to other countries 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Lille Moss May 5, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

    I like my bike 🙂

    T (@tessireysia) B (mosslili@web.de)

  41. Kathryn May 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm #

    My favorite form of transportation? A little Slugbug, of course!

  42. Jessica May 6, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    Oh, this looks adorable! Can’t wait to read it 🙂

  43. Pamela K Witte May 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Adorable Vespa! Discovery, adventure,magic all on a zippy little scooter…sounds like a wonderful read! Adding to my Must Read list right now! 🙂

  44. Pamela K Witte May 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    oops…T & B trying to figure out the pin function!

  45. J.L. Spelbring May 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

    This sounds like such a great read. I like to travel on trains.

  46. Christa Seeley (@ChristasBooks) May 7, 2012 at 2:10 am #

    I’ve always wanted to ride a Vespa. But my favourite wheeled transportation is my trusty little car named Tina.
    +1 followed you on Twitter (T)


  47. Lynne Clark May 7, 2012 at 2:37 am #

    Oooh, I love the pic of the turquoise Vespa!! My ride is a mini-van… it’ll hold lots of stuff -when I need it to 😀
    ZIP sounds like it’s going to be a great book! I’ve added it to my to read list to keep an eye out for it’s release.

    B (via tworeads.blogspot.com)
    T (@tworeadbooks)

    Happy Races!
    ~Lynne of TwoReads

  48. bn100 May 7, 2012 at 3:44 am #

    I like the train.


  49. bianca2b May 7, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    I really like to walk with the bus.Weird,right?Lol,but don’t ask me why.
    (T) :CalinBianca2b
    (B) matarela2007@yahoo.com or you’ll find me as http://bianca2b.wordpress.com
    Awesome giveway!

  50. Tressa S May 7, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

    Mine would be a sports car. I have to say what a cool-looking Vespa that is in the picture!
    +1 T – @TresSherm

  51. Vicky (@alouetteuette) May 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

    Mine would be the tube 🙂 I have motion sickness so buses are out of the question for me. I’ve never been on or tried a scooter before but I’d love to! But at the moment, I’d say it’s the tube. Or trains. Both are great – and fast.


  52. The Lost Lola May 7, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Sounds like a retelling of the Odyssey 🙂 My favorite wheeled form of transportation is a Vespa, if I had one. I drive a Toyota Echo, which isn’t nearly as cool!

    +1 Twitter @TheLostLola
    +1 FB Jaime Rainwater
    +1 P TheLostLola

  53. Petra (@safaripoet) May 7, 2012 at 11:52 pm #

    Thanks for the giveway chance!

    T – @safaripoet
    B – via RSS feed
    P – Petra Poet

  54. Adriene May 8, 2012 at 12:52 am #

    Mine would be a Vespa but a pearl pink color. I am obsessed with pink 🙂

    (T) @AdrieneRainwater
    (B) Retrogoddess

    Thank you!


  55. Taffy Lovell (@taffylovell) May 8, 2012 at 4:11 am #

    I love me a convertible! Jaguar is a fine one…

    T, B, P all under Taffy or Taffy Lovell

  56. Shannon May 8, 2012 at 4:54 am #

    I loved scooters when I was little 🙂 but now I think it would be fun to ride a motorcycle (or skateboard) to school. But that’s just realistically… if I could pick any mode of transportation (fantasy wise) I’d opt for a magical flying carpet or even a dragon 😉

    +1 follow me on Twitter (@skywaitsforme)
    +1 follow this blog (alyssimagination@gmail.com)

    Thanks for writing this book and for the giveaway!

  57. Amanda Dickson May 8, 2012 at 4:57 am #


  58. aliasgirl May 8, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    sounds like a lovely story!!!

    +1 Follower
    +1 twitter aliaslucia

    aliasgirl at libero dot it

  59. Sarah Jane Palo (@Sarahbotbonkers) May 8, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    Ah, Zip sounds so lighthearted and full of adventures. And look at that cover! My favorite wheeled transportation would simply be a car and an airconditioned one at that. It’s so hot here so I’d really love to own a car.

    I followed the blog and followed you on Twitter! 🙂

    sarah UNDERSCORE 00988 AT yahoo DOT com

  60. Becky May 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    My favorite mode of transportation involving wheels are rollerblades. They’re reliable and fast and much less likely to explode on me than a car.

    RebeccaCYeager (at) gmail (dot) com

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