Monday, 18 August 2014

Book Review: Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Let's Get LostTitle: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Series:  ~
Pages:  352
Publisher: Mira Ink
Date of Publication: 1st August, 2014
Source: Publisher via NetGalley for review*
Synopsis from Goodreads: One girl could change four lives forever…

Mysterious Leila, who is on the road trip of a lifetime, has a habit of crashing into people’s worlds at the moment they need someone the most.

There’s Hudson, who is willing to throw away his dreams for love. And Bree, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. Elliot who believes in happy endings…until his own goes off-script. And Sonia who worries that she’s lost her ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. But Leila’s trip could help her discover something bigger — that sometimes, the only way to find what you’re looking for is to get lost along the way…


My Thoughts:
I was super excited to read Let's Get Lost, as it is a roadtrip book, and I love roadtrip books. I'd also read a lot of paranormal fiction, so I was looking forward to a nice light contemporary that I could read in a day and really enjoy, and that's exactly what I got.

What made it better for me was that I actually read it on a roadtrip around Europe. While my roadtrip and Leila's roadtrip in the book were completely different, it really heightened my experience of reading, as I could really connect with Leila and understand what she was doing and why she was doing it. I could imagine her sitting in her car, blasting the music and singing loud because that's what I've been doing for the last two weeks and so it was really cool.

The book is split into five parts, the first four of which focus on Hudson, Bree, Elliot, and Sonia, four teenagers that Leila meets on her travels, and the final part is when Leila finally reaches her destination and we find out her story. I really enjoyed each of the mini stories that Leila makes, especially with Hudson. I really liked how she had such an impact on their lives, and then moved on to help someone else. The lack of lingering sentimentality at the end of each story helped to keep the mood light but reminded me that there was something about Leila that I didn't quite understand yet, which kept the story suspenseful and exciting.

My favourite bit by far was finally finding out about Leila's past. I was thinking that I'd probably end up rating the book about three stars, but when I reached the end and read the fifth part about Leila, I bumped it up to four. I won't spoil anything but it was really heartwarming to read and I was actually totally surprised about Leila, which is always nice. I'm not the biggest fan of predictability!

Overall, Let's Get Lost was a good read that was perfect for holiday, when you've got nothing much to worry or think about. It's light and fun, but has an air of something more about it that isn't revealed until the end. If you're looking for something meaty and thrilling, then perhaps not, but if you're looking for a light contemporary, then this would be a perfect fit for you.


*Huge thanks to Mira Ink and NetGalley for allowing me access to this title in exchange for an honest review! In no way has this affected my opinion of the novel.

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