Hey guys! So this is the Book Blitz for Adi Alsaid’s LET’S GET LOST! As a lover of travelling and road trips, this sounds like a perfect read for when you’re on the road doesn’t it? Also, I love the cover! Too cute. Anyways check below to see what Adi has to share and don’t forget to check out the giveaway!
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.
So today Adi Alsaid join us to talk about:
TOP 5 THINGS TO PACK & TOP 5 BOOKS TO BRING!
Things to pack:
2. If it’s a road trip, snacks.
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.
TOP 5 THINGS TO BRING:
1. Books! (Or eReader, because than you can really stock up without going over the weigh limit)
2. Definitely snacks, flying or road tripping! Preferably Goldfish.
3. Music! Especially for road trip sing-a-longs!
4. Handsanitizer. It’s a life saver.
5. A Friend! Can I bring that? It’s always more fun to share the experience
TOP 5 BOOKS TO BRING!
1. Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – Because half the fun of the journey is the detours!
2. The Hobbit by J.R.R. Toliken – Because journeys should always be epic
3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen – okay, this just happens to be my go-to travel book. Anytime I travel, this comes with me. Also, Elizabeth sort of travels in it. The journey to love?! ha.
4. The Princess Bride by William Goldman – Because: “Has it got any sports in it?”
“Fencing. Fighting. Torture. Poison. True love. Hate. Revenge. Giants. Hunters. Bad men. Good men. Beautifulest ladies. Snakes. Spiders. Beasts of all natures and descriptions. Pain. Death. Brave men. Coward men. Strongest men. Chases. Escapes. Lies. Truths. Passion. Miracles.” Plus, they travel all over the place (my favourite is Fire Swamp with the R.O.U.S)
5. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – Because you can never have enough epic adventuring road trips.
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
About 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.
a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.