Book Blast: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Mr. Book Wonder is thrilled to feature Adi Alsaid on the blog today as part of a promo for his debut young adult novel, Let's Get Lost, made possible by the efforts of Harlequin Teen and YA Bound Book Tours.

ABOUT THE BOOK
RELEASE DATE. July 29, 2014
PUBLISHER. Harlequin Teen
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SYNOPSIS. 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.

PRAISES FOR LET'S GET LOST
"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 Reviews

"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." -- YA Books Central

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

GUEST POST BY ADI ALSAID

ABOUT THE AUTHOR. 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' GET LOST is his debut novel.

FAVORITE SPOTS TO READ

THE BEACH
I don’t think this one requires an explanation. When I lived in Israel, I would start reading as soon as I arrived at the beach. When I started to get nice and sweaty, I’d get into the water and swim around until I was ready to go back to read. Over and over again until the sun set.

ROOFTOPS
Anywhere with a view. It makes those little breaks between chapters or at the end of a particularly good scene or even a great line so much more enjoyable. And finishing a book on a rooftop? Oh man. It’s so cathartic.

COFFEE SHOPS
Because who doesn't like a little people-watching to go along with their reading? Books are great covers (no pun intended) when you want to eavesdrop. People assume you’re in your own world, rightfully so.

AIRPORTS/PLANES
I’ve never understood why people are so anti-airports. It’s a thrill for me to have two hours to wait for a plane where I’m not expected to be productive except for in my reading. All the time you’re waiting until your plane boards, all that time in the air, it’s the world granting permission to read (not that we need permission). It’s a booklover’s ideal world, hidden among security lines and overpriced bottles of water everything.









HAMMOCKS
That’s what they were made for, right? Naps and reading?

GIVEAWAY
Harlequin Teen is sponsoring a giveaway that includes a signed finished copy of Let's Get Lost, a Let's Get Lost luggage tag, and a Let's Get Lost satchel, plus Harlequin Teen notebook and tote bag. All you need to do is to enter through the Rafflecopter. Giveaway is open to US residents only. It ends August 19, 2014.

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