Book Blitz and Giveaway ~ Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid Week 2


Let's Get Lost
Release Date: 07/29/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary 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.



EXCERPT
   
       HUDSON COULD HEAR the car’s engine from blocks away. He stepped outside the garage

and closed his eyes, listening, picking apart the sounds so that he would know exactly what he’d

have to fix before he even popped the hood.

      Standing there against the garage, listening to the still-far-off car, Hudson could forget about

everything else. About school and girls and his future and whether his friends were actually

jackasses or just acting like them. With his eyes closed, Hudson could reduce the world to a

single engine and nothing more; a world where he could not only name every little part but knew

what it was for, how it worked, how to fix it.

      He opened his eyes when he heard the car’s brakes chirp as it slowed to turn into the garage.

It was an old Plymouth Acclaim, the kind of car you either happily sent off to die or loved

with your entire heart and refused to let go of. It had seen better days, its red paint job chipped

and faded, its muffler not doing much muffling. He waved the driver forward to where he was

standing. He was still identifying the car’s problems when the girl killed the engine and climbed

out.

     He only allowed himself a quick glance at her, knowing as soon as he saw her that she was the

kind of girl who could make you think your life was not complete unless she was in it. She was a

jumble of contradictions: short but with long legs, fierce green eyes but a kind expression, baby-

faced but wise. She was wearing a snug, plain red T-shirt that matched her car. Her hair was

down, the black locks reaching just past her chin.

     “Afternoon,” she said, offering a polite smile.

     He replied in kind, trying to adopt the professional tone he used with most customers. He asked

her to pop the hood and then walked to the front of the car to release the latch. He meant to bury

himself in work right away, but against instinct he stole another glance. How long would the

memory of her face haunt him? Days? Weeks? “You having trouble with anything specific?”

     “Well, not really,” she said, slipping her hands into the back pockets of her shorts, which made

her posture change in a way Hudson couldn’t help but notice. The quiet world outside the garage

noticed the change in her posture, the damp Mississippi air noticed, even the various grease

stains spread out on the garage floor noticed. “I just got started on a road trip, and it’s making a

lot of noise, so I wanted to be sure it’s in shape.”

     Hudson grabbed a clean rag off a nearby shelf and checked the oil and the transmission fluid. He

liked working in relative silence, nothing but the subtle sound of the cooling engine, his hands

and tools on the machine. Something about this girl, though, made him chatty. “Where you

goin’?”

    “North,” she said. “All the way north.”

    “You from around here?” He suddenly felt self-conscious about his drawl, the hitch in his

vowels, the overall lackluster quality of his presence.

    “Nope. You?”

    He chuckled as he ran his hands around the engine, checking for cracks in belts. “Born and

raised.”



Early Praise:
“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

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's Get Lost is his YA debut.  
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***GIVEAWAY***
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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4 comments:

  1. I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO READ THIS BOOK :"<

    I love a good light read, really!!

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  2. This boook is EVERYWHERE, Rachel! Hhahahha, I guess I should read since I keep thinking how cute the cover is and how original the plot seems. PLUS, I just saw that there aren't that many male authors. LOL ;)

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  3. I've been seeing mixed reviews on this one, but overall I'm still excited for it! Dang that giveaway being for US residents only. *Migrates to the US*

    Aimee @ Deadly Darlings

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  4. I still haven't read this. I have an ARC somewhere on my shelf, I should probably read it xD

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