Saturday, April 4, 2015

A Let's Get Lost Adventure

   Last year I had won a giveaway and received an ARC of Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid. It took me to  last week to finally read it, but I have a reason for it. I wanted to read it when I was on a road trip, which finally happened. 

  My family and I finally went on a road trip because we had purchased a new camper trailer which was located in Monticello, MN. From my home to Monticello it is about a 7 hour drive. So obviously books were needed. 

  That is how I was finally able to read Let's Get Lost.

My sister being a goof

   For us the trip was somewhat of a slow one, all we would do is sit in our truck and either watch movies or read. So I turned it into a bit of a bookish adventure. When I remembered I had brought Let's Get Lost with me, I just knew it was a perfect idea.

   So along the way I read Let's Get Lost, while taking photos with the book along the way.

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Release Date: July 29th, 2014
Read: March 30th-31st, 2015
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Series: N/A
Format: ARC, 352 pages
Source: Won

Description from GoodReads:

   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.


   The day is just hours you're alive for. They can be filled with everything.
   It took me far too long to read this book, I'd gotten Let's Get Lost by winning a giveaway from the author. It was a signed ARC that was raved about, but I just couldn't get myself to read it. The book's main theme was to have an adventure and to get lost in it, so I waited till I could have an adventure of my own. About a year later, I finally had one.
   Let's Get Lost was a book that I found I could relate too in many ways, but mostly with the love of just driving and not having a real destination planned out. I think that's why Bree was my favourite to read about. Even though she was a bit reckless and had a few problems of her own, she just never worried about it, she just let the road take her where it felt like she needed to go. I think people need a little bit of that in their lives, they need to stop worrying about the future and live in the now.
   I also felt a connection to Hudson. Hudson was content with the life he was living, he didn't want much out of life besides the life he was living now. With the interview and his dad, he was under a lot of pressure. I understand that parents want what's best for their kids but why force your kid to become a doctor if that's not what makes them happy? What if being a mechanic was satisfying enough for them? In the book when Lelia asked Hudson why he wanted to be a doctor and he couldn't answer it was because it wasn't what he wanted. His dad had determined that being a doctor was what was best for him. Now a days I think a lot of parents are like that, drilling what they think is best for their kids into their heads without really giving much thought to what the kids want. So I'm glad Hudson missed that interview. He subconsciously did what he thought was best for him rather then what his dad wanted. I am not saying that everyone should do this, but if you want to be a mechanic then be one, if you want to be a doctor then go to school and learn what you need too. Everyone is different and don't need their futures planned ahead for them and Adi got that when writing Let's Get Lost.
   Lelia was everywhere and such a huge part of Let's Get Lost. She was such a helpful and loving person, but I admired her for ability to get lost. She was able to take the bad situation she was in and turn it into an adventure and find multiple treasures along the way. I'd like to be able to do that one day, just take a road trip and find all the little secret treasures that not everyone knows about.
   Let's Get Lost was a heartwarming book where everyone can relate to in some way. Thank you Adi for righting this little treasure that is Let's Get Lost. I just know Never Always Sometimes will be even more of a hit with me. Never Always Sometimes releases August 2015 for everyone looking for another fantastic read like Let's Get Lost.


Favourite Quotes:

   "But this was the first time Bree had felt the joy driving could bring, how a car would make it's driver feel powerful, like a beast unleashed." ~ Bree

   "I'd suggest streaking, because I've never done that, and it might be nice to cross another thing off my list while we're celebrating." ~ Lelia

   "According to Legend, the first time you see the lights your path is revealed to you." ~ Lelia

   "You're the surest thing in my life." ~ Hudson

Recommend to People Who Enjoy:

Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Travel, Road Trips, Car Rides

   After the reading the book, the quote "Everyone needs at least one long road trip in their lives"(Walter Pg.37), I couldn't stop thinking about what I would want to do as my dream road trip. After thinking about it for a while, I kind of knew what I would want to do.
   In the last year and a few months I've made so many bookish friends, so my road trip would probably contain multiple stops all over the US making pitstops at all my close friends towns, along with very popular book stores and sights. It might not be much, but it'll be my "one long road trip"and anyone is welcome to join me if they'd like.

   And what completes a road trip better then a playlist? Nothing I don't think. So obviously I made my own. I listened to it while I read Let's Get Lost and even after I finished it.So here you go!

My Let's Get Lost Playlist:

Clean by Taylor Swift
I Know Places by Taylor Swift

   That was my Let's Get Lost Adventure, it wasn't really much but we still had fun. The people were great, the food was amazing and an phenomenal book kept me company, it was definitely a good time.

   Have you had a Let's Get Lost Adventure? Let me know about your latest adventure, or how you liked Let's Get Lost in the comments!


  1. I love this post! I'm so glad you had a great time on your road trip. The pictures definitely tell me so. Glad you enjoyed the book! :D



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