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Tricks and Treats 2013!

the trick

Carve, paint, decorate or otherwise create a YA-themed pumpkin. Leave a link to your post or image in the comments of this post by midnight on Halloween night on Nov 1st to win...

The Treats!

Your choice of scary (or not scary) book + a year's supply of your favorite candy!*

- Winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 2.
- Non-US winners can choose from The Book Depository (but no candy, sorry). 
- Tweets and posts about the contest are not required but are always appreciated.

Need some help? Check out entries from 2012 and 2011 or download a pattern

Here are this year's YA Highway covers:

Fates by Lanie Bross Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
Fates - Lanie Bross 
Charm and Strange - Stephanie Kuehn

And some other favorites:

Divergent by Veronica Roth Insurgent by Veronica Roth
(I couldn't make the Allegiant cover look right but here are Divergent and Insurgent!)

The Infects - Sean Beaudoin  The Curiosities - Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton

The Infects - Sean Beaudoin
The Curiosities - Maggie Stiefvater, Brenna Yovanoff, and Tessa Gratton

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell Prodigy - Marie Lu

Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Prodigy - Marie Lu

Seraphina - Rachel Hartman  The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett
Seraphina - Rachel Hartman
The Nightmare Affair - Mindee Arnett

* "Year's supply" to be determined by good judgment and probably shipping costs.

Kate Hart

Kate is the author of After the Fall, coming January 24, 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. A former teacher and grant writer, she now owns a treehouse-building business in the Ozarks and hosts the Badass Ladies You Should Know interview series.

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  1. Ahhh I love the Seraphina and Fangirl one. I wish I had days to carve pumpkins.

  2. A book AND candy! You know I'm in!

  3. Here's my Scorpio Races pumpkin! :)

  4. Mine does not look like Kate's.

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  6. Entering with my Eleanor and Park pumpkin:



  8. Can't tell if my entry went through and I don't trust my wacky computer so in the interest of being thorough ... here's my Scorpio Races pumpkin! :)

    Happy Halloween!

  9. Love these stencils. I used Kate's from last year for The Raven Boys cover! Here's the link to the post with the picture:

  10. I always love seeing these stencils every year. I used one of Kate's from last year for THE RAVEN BOYS cover. Here's the post with the pic:

  11. Sadly, I didn't get a picture right after carving, and the weather got to my pumpkins. I used the Stephanie Perkins series template and lost most of the detailing on the rose. My Count von Count lost his entire face and is not pictured. :( But I had a lot of fun, and that's what counts!

  12. Sorry it's really late, but this is my pumpkin :) Shadow and Bone inspired

    allaboutyanovels at gmail dot com

  13. I did this -- and bled for it -- not even knowing there was a giveaway! Get ready to send me Twizzlers! :)


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