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#YASummerShowdown 2017, Interlude: Meet and Greet

Showdown takes a breather, and we take a closer look at the Showdown players!

#YASummerShowdown 2017, Interlude: Meet and Greet

Previously: Game Faces On

#YASummerShowdown definitely took last week's Interlude break to heart -- incl. your very own Showdown recapper here, finally back a week late but with tons of Showdown goodness to share!

Puzzle 3: With Flying Colours

For Puzzle 3, teams identified the book titles and the unifying theme of a YA cover collage. The speediest solvers were LRFYA, LONFYA, and AVLFYA. (Check here to see if you're correct!)

Artifact Hunt & Photo Hunt

... took a week off during the Interlude. Which means more time for getting to know some of teams behind the awesome posts that keep us entertained! (And for catching up on the #exquisite corpse fya stories from Part I: "Prom: The Final Frontier" and "YA Soccer Showdown"!)

Team Rosters

Here's CLTFYA!

KCFYA: Meet Catniss Everclean, The Crazy Librarian, The Vampire Slayer, and more!

Pleased to meet y'all, KCMOFYA!

LRFYA: Meet The Horsedog Wrangler, The Humanpup Wrangler, and more!

Hey there, LONFYA!

FYAON: They're witches, bishes! (OMG LUNA LOVEBOOKS.)

YA Mixology 2017 Update

The mystery element of the YA Mixology challenge was revealed, with teams to pay homage to the Mysterious Loner Dude!


Scoreboard Update

The teams kept pace with each other, with LRFYA, KCFYA, and LONFYA continuing to lead the way. Check the scoreboard for the full standings!

Part II Check-In

It's the home stretch, as the teams race towards the finish line over these final two weeks. The artifact hunt list is now complete, and there's a new special bonus challenge in play! Plus, the YA mixology parties have already started rolling in and giving us a serious case of FOMO. It's gonna be a fun finish!

See y'all back here on Monday, July 24th to dish over Part II!

Next: Part II

Team sign-ups will be open for the entire duration of Showdown; contact to join the fun at any time!

Follow the #YASummerShowdown action on the Showdown Hub and Instagram (@forever_young_adult)!

Mandy Wan's photo About the Author: Residing in Edmonton, AB, Mandy unabashedly loves YA lit, frozen desserts, and terrible puns.