Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Before I Read Let's Get Lost

Before I read a book, I look at its cover. Despite what people say, you can tell a lot about a book based simply on what it looks like on the outside. Although you cannot judge a story by its cover, the outward appearance can draw you in and make you want to read the words inside. I love talking about covers maybe as much as I love talking about the novels themselves, so I started a feature to spotlight these essential works of art.

Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Release: July 29, 2014 from Harlequin Teen
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.
This cover is so pretty that I would hang it on my wall. No, scratch that; this cover is so pretty that I have hung it on my wall. When I went to PLA, I took the book blowup from Harlequin because I thought it would make an unusual souvenir, and it has graced my room ever since. I would not allow just any cover to cling to the space between my mirror and my window (kissing covers, I am looking at you), so this one is obviously special.

The reason I love this cover so much—the reason it hangs across the room as I type this post—is the way it makes me itch to travel. The map background, the handwriting style scribbles, and the large and colorful title all urge viewers to climb in the car and head out on a road trip. And if potential readers are stuck at home for the time being, they can simply pick up the book and take a trip by reading the story the cover contains.


  1. This would make a nice poster! I like looking over book covers too, and talking about them can be fun. Nice feature.

  2. I love this cover too! It would look so lovely hanging up on a wall!

  3. Oh my goodness, Emily, I love it. Not just the cover, but your post. You made me laugh when you mentioned that you actually did hang it up on the wall (good move) and not any kissy covers (gag). I completely echo your sentiments, I love the traveling look of it and just EVERYTHING.


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