Sunday, July 27, 2014

Book Blitz: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid - Guest Post & Giveaway


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.





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


Guest Post by Adi Alsaid

Favorite Spots to Read

1) 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.



2) 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.

3) 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.

4) 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.



5) Hammocks- That’s what they were made for, right? Naps and reading?



My Favorite Reading Spots

The ONLY good thing about an airport/airplane is the opportunity to read. Unfortunately I get airsick, so reading on the plane doesn't always work out for me. If I was stuck at an airport without a book, I think I might just die!

Beaches are an awesome place to read, especially from a hammock or a private cabana. Next summer I'm staying at a condo in Grand Cayman with a balcony that overlooks the beach. People watching and reading... this will be an awesome vacation!

I also love to read on my deck, sitting underneath the oak tree. It blocks out the sun on warmer days and provides shelter from the wind on colder ones. Sometimes the mocking birds and squirrels drive me crazy through. Once I saw movement from the corner of my eye. When I looked up, I was almost nose to nose with a very curious squirrel.



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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