Monday, September 27, 2010

Look What I Got in the Mail from Shay Doran!

Yes! The day has come! We can now get mail from fictional characters. Yaaaaaaaahoooooooo!!!

Hahaha! Gosh, the people that are publishing Andrea Cremer's book, Nightshade, really know how to spread the word! Let me explain.

Shay Doran is a fictional character in the novel Nightshade. The author seems to be working on a prequel novel based on Shay's adventures in his uncles mansion, in which he is now living in. Apparently, he's creeped out and keeps finding stranger and stranger things. The latest strange thing he found was in his uncle's library. There are old books with strange drawings/marks on them and they help decipher a clue/phrase. I sent an email to and I got a chance to receive a clue from Shay. You can learn more about the chance to receive a special package from Shay in Andrea Cremer's blog. Here is what I got:

There were two pages that were bookmarked and they had this:

If you look at where the "spirals" are you can see that they surround certain words or letters. Here is what the clues say:

Clue #1: "
a part of the memory of her fearless incident was found in the mountain of Colorado"

Clue #2: "a young and beautiful girl called ROWAN join in America, a handsome fellow with a curious sense of strangeness, of discovery." I'm supposing "join" should be "joined.

I haven't been able to figure out what it means yet, but like Shay said in the letter he sent with the book, he asked that I post it on his Facebook page to others can help solve "puzzle." If you help him out, you get a chance to be named in the prequel book. Hope there's more I can do to help! You can also follow Shay's blog to read posts from him and video blogs, which you can see on his blog or YouTube page.

I'm going to also post the YouTube video where he talks about the strange books in his uncle's library.

Thank you for reading! Let me know if you get a clue, so that maybe we can solve this together!

Love and Sugar from me, Jess

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