Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Posted July 21, 2014 by lockhartbecca in Uncategorized / 6 Comments

Let’s Get Lost

Author: Adi Alsaid

Series: Standalone

Publisher: Harlequin Teen

Genre: YA Contemporary

Format: ARC

Release Date: July 29, 2014

Source: ARC received from publisher at ALA

Rating: 4 Stars

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***I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This
has in no way changed my opinion of the book. The review below is my
open and honest opinion.***
  

Synopsis
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.

My
Review:
This book was exactly what I needed after my epic Covenant
series binge-read. I needed something light. Something fun. Something fluffy.
Because let’s be honest. If I had jumped into another paranormal or fantasy it
would have paled in comparison. So Let’s Get Lost was the perfect
recovery book. This book was good! Everything that I needed it to be and more.
The story is about a girl, Leila, who goes on a road trip
across the country, but in a unique twist, it’s told from the POV’s of the
people she meets along the way. And she meets some interesting people. Leila
has a way of making people face their problems. I would call it her “superpower”.
She doesn’t really try to. She just does.
I really enjoyed getting to know all the characters along
the way and in turn, getting to know Leila. You can tell during the whole
book that she’s hiding something so you’re flipping the pages faster and faster
to discover what her secret is. But at the same time, I also wanted to slow
down and enjoy the story for what it is. And that is a leisurely road
trip/adventure.
My favorite person she met along the way would definitely be
Bree. She’s a little wild and reckless (so is Leila when she’s around her), but
she was so full of life and energy. I would never be able to do the things that
Bree did, and even though her decisions weren’t good, I was still somewhat awed
by this girl.
I also loved the family that Leila met at the very end of
the book where we finally get to read from her POV. Their little girl was so
adorable. Kids have a way of making you face the truth, just as Leila had a way
of making all the other people face the music. And this little girl finally
makes Leila come to grips with what has happened to her.
The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the romance and
how that all came together throughout the book. I thought it was fast and then
this one thing happened that I was not a fan of and honestly felt a bit creepy
to me. I know, vague, but I don’t want to give anything way. Anybody else who’s
read this think that?
But aside from the romance this book was so good! Definitely
a unique road trip book with a fun and fluffy plot. It never got too serious,
although there is depth to the story. Great summer/beach read! Happy reading
all!  
Let’s talk! Have you read this book? What did you think of Leila? Who was your favorite person she met along the road? How did you feel about the romance? 

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6 responses to “Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

  1. I usually love road trip books and I like the fact that it's told from the POVs of the people she meets along the way (that worked well in The Truth About Alice). But you didn't like the romance…that's concerning. I still plan to read the book, and you've piqued my interest with the creepy thing about the romance. Great review!! ~Pam

    • Agreed! I'm so glad to hear that someone else thought the romance was a bit disturbing. I was all "am I supposed to find this sweet and romantic? bc it just feels creepy to me". Like, how? You know what I'm talking about. (trying not to put spoilers in here).

  2. I completely agree about the romance. Unnecessary….. Otherwise a really great book.

    Like you, I've been using contemporary reads to break up my fantasy & paranormal reads so that I don't compare them as much. So far, it's helped a lot. Plus, I'm really loving contemporaries lately! 🙂

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