Thursday, July 24, 2014

Book Blitz featuring Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid + Giveaway


I'm like legit super excited to be a part of this particular Book Blitz for, what I feel like is going to be one of my most anticipated and awesome summer reads, ever! You guys...you just don't even know. Like...mind blown, seriously!

Yeah, I know, that's like a mouthful for me right there, but I'm just sayin'. Okay, I'm about to make a HUGE BOOK CONFESSION right now, so brace yourselves. (You have been warned. lol) I have never read Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson and I have heard that it's like the absolute best summer traveling read ever. So, as soon as I read the synopsis for Let's Get Lost on Goodreads, it immediately reminded me of that book and it made me EVEN MORE EXCITED to read it and so when a spot on this Book Blitz came available, I totally jumped all over the chance because here is what looks like an ULTIMATE FANTASTIC summer read, and I'm getting the chance to not only share it with you, but also share an epic giveaway too. 

Duh! Win/Win right there. LOL. :P

Annnnnnd, here is Adi Alsaid (who, btw is totally geekishly handsome and boyishly charming at the same time, can I haz an author boyfriend?! lol), sharing his fun and quirky thoughts on Top 5 Things to Pack while he's traveling, and his Top 5 Book Companions too. Oh my goodness, such a bundle of lol's. 

Oh my diggity-days, I've got to tell you more about this book, yeah?! :)


Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
Let's Get Lost
Adi Alsaid
Published: July 29, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Age Demographic: YA Contemporary
Pages: 352

Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost. 

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most. 

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love. 

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.


To PreOrder Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid please visit: Amazon & B&N

Check out some of the Early Book Buzz


“Reminiscent of John Green’s Paper Towns and road trip novels that feature a teen paving the way to adulthood, Alsaid’s debut is a gem among contemporary YA novels.”School Library Journal

“Five love stories, beautifully woven together by a special girl in search of adventure, hope, and full appreciation of life’s simple pleasures. A do-not-miss. ”Justine Magazine


“Moving and poignant.” - Glitter Magazine

“An entertaining and romantic road-trip debut.”Kirkus


"Leila's quest to find the Northern Lights takes readers on a captivating cross-country journey, where four strangers' adventures collide into one riveting tale of finding yourself."YABooksCentral.com


“This will likely be a popular summer hit, especially for older teen about to embark on their own journeys of self-discovery.”Booklist

Anything reminiscent of John Green (one of my absolute favorite YA author's ever), is definitely going on my auto-buy list for sure! And, I feel like I should go ahead and say, that this book (whether or not it had been sort of compared to John Green's amazingness, would have still been on my auto-read/buy radar anyway. It's just a number of my favorite things popped up into my head, when I read the synopsis for this book and I knew that it would definitely be right up my street. Like for instance, the last line in the synopsis "And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way," reminded me of my favorite Taylor Swift song and video. There's a voiceover in the video at one point, where she says "I don't know if you know who you are until you lose who you are." For some reason, that just really resonated with me and I was sort of reminded of it, when I came across this book on Goodreads and it just made me smile.

But, anyway, enough with my ramblings. I'm gonna go ahead and let Adi Alsaid tell you what his Top 5 Things to Pack and Top 5 Travel Reads are, complete with pictures. How cute is that?! lol. 



Things to pack...



5. Books

4. Notebook/pen

3. My “I wish I could fly” penguin t-shirt for airplane days.



2. If it’s a road trip, snacks.


1.  Not much else. I prefer to keep it light. 





Top 5 Travel-Themed Reads/Books to Read on the Road


With Friends like These by Danny Wallace- A very funny man—the author of Yes Man—decides to revisit long lost friends across the globe. A touching and entertaining read about the things worth traveling for.
Timbuktu by Paul Auster- A canine protagonist will teach you more about loneliness and how to be okay with it than any other book I’ve read. A great companion to the inevitable lonesome lulls while traveling. Plus it’s nice and light, so easy to carry with you.
101 Summertime Knock-Knock Jokes- Just kidding.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams- To vicariously go where no man has before, and to find the answer to the universe. 
Best American Travel Series¬- I usually go for the Best Shorts collections, but I picked up one of the travel collections once and it immediately made me want to hit the road. The pieces range from touching to insightful to just plain entertaining. With contributors like Anthony Bourdain and Gary Shteyngart, there’s something in it to please everyone, and plenty of ideas for not just where to go next, but how.
Tales from Nowhere edited by Don George- Another collection of short pieces, all sent from different nowheres. From the back copy: “Nowhere is a setting, a situation and a state of mind. It's not on any map, but you know it when you're there.” A great non-fiction companion to Let’s Get Lost.

I love this guy, I mean seriously! The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Anthony Bourdain, what?! O_O

Is he like reading my brain or what? This is like awesome, like beyond awesome than awesome could ever get. Yeah, I know...I'm borderline cray at this moment, but I have such an author!crush on this guy and it's just insane how kind of amazing, witty, and funny this guy really is. Oh yes, he'll definitely be a favorite for sure and since I'm on this Book Blitz, I was able to get my hands on an eGalley of this phenomenal little YA contemporary that I am sure is going to blow everyone's mind for review and I cannot wait to read it. It is for sure in my Review pile. 


But guys, wait...there's so much more awesomeness that it's going to absolutely make your head spin. Literally. Remember (points up there towards the top of this post), when I said that there was going to be an amazing giveaway that you would not want to miss out on. Really, this thing is EPIC, and you're definitely going to want to enter. So, here's the details and everything else you need to know about it...

There will be...
1 Signed hard cover copy of Let’s Get Lost
1 Let’s Get Lost luggage tag
1 Harlequin TEEN notebook
1 Let’s Get Lost sachel
1 Harlequin TEEN tote bag

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Adi Alsaid



Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, then studied at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating, he did not go into business world but rather packed up his apartment into his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer. He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible. In addition to Mexico, he's lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas, and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him more places will eventually be added to the list. Let's Get Lost is his YA debut.

You can also PreOrder Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid by visiting Indiebound and Harlequin, also don't forget to check out letsgetlostbook.com to check out more on this amazing new debut YA contemporary.


3 comments:

  1. This book looks fun. Thanks for sharing!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books

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    1. Oh, you're more than welcome, hun. I'm hoping to get to read and review within the next month. I am so excited for it. Thanks, for visiting blog! :)

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