Thursday, February 5, 2015

Highlights / Lowlights: LET'S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid

Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid (@AdiAlsaid)
Published: July 2014
Series: N/A
Genre: YA Contemporary
POV: five 3rd person narrations
Pages: 352
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Format: Print ARC
Source: Vine Program
Rating: The Royal Library, Middle Shelf

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.

Highlights: I'm incredibly critical when it comes to novels with multiple points-of-view. So, I was pleasantly surprised to find myself thoroughly enjoying each perspective in Alsaid's Let's Get Lost. In each story, the characters find themselves traveling down quite a bumpy road. Their lives are messy, and Leila's attempts to help sometimes complicate things further. Each mini-story stands alone, but the themes in each connect them all to one another. Sonia's story is my favorite, although all five mini-stories are very well done. The truth about Leila's past is heartbreaking, and it made many small moments with her make so much more sense. 

Lowlights: Despite the many messy beginnings, things work out a little too perfectly to be realistic. But, I'm a sucker for a happy ending, so it didn't bother me too much. And, even though the multiple POV's were well done, I didn't feel like I spent enough time with each character to fully connect with them and their situations.

Rating: The Royal Library, Middle Shelf: Highly Enjoyed, 4 out of 5. Heartwarming and well-written, Let's Get Lost is a wonderful novel filled with traveling, shenanigans, and strong emotions.

I received an advanced copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
This is no way affected my opinion of the novel. 


  1. I heard a lot of buzz about this book but your review makes me want to give it a try. I didn't realize it involved interconnecting stories. I thought it was just a road trip novel. Sometimes perfect happy endings are just what I need to read :)

    Thanks for your review!

  2. Awesome review Lea. <3 I'm glad you enjoyed this book so much :D You make it sound pretty cute. <3 I'm glad the ending is happy, hiih, but I'm not sure the rest of the book would be for me :p I'm not the biggest fan of this genre. Hmph. But I hope I'll want to try this book one day :D Thank you for sharing about it. <3

  3. Tbh I wasn't all that interested in picking up this book but your review has made me reconsider!

  4. I have this one, but haven't picked it up yet. I actually love books with multiple POVs. I love the idea that each story is its own, too. I'll have to make time for this--sometimes a fluffy happily ever after is just fine with me. Great review!

  5. Fanatastic review! I also am a little nervous when it comes to multiple POV because usually they don't work for me. Like you said…it's hard to really get invested in a character's story, even when it's done well. I find that to be a big pet peeve for me. Anyway, I love a good road trip book, especially in the summertime, so I will have to keep my eye out for this one. I'm glad you enjoyed it overall.