Book Review: Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

Hey guys! I’m back with a book review finally. It’s been awhile..I kind of slacked off a bit with my reading but I’m back on the train for a little while again. Today, I’m going to share my opinion on Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid.

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Now, it’s been a few weeks since I’ve read this but I remember a good portion of this book..bare with me.

It starts off with us meeting a girl named Lelia. She has basically runaway from home for the summer and is going on a road-trip to see the northern lights. Along the way she meets 4 different people all in different scenarios but she comes to them right in their time of need.

She first meets Hudson. He works with his dad as a mechanic. Lelia ends up needing work done on her car when she winds up at Hudson’s shop. He gets working on her car, turns out liking her and talks her into letting him show her around Vicksburg, Mississippi..all night. Well, Hudson was suppose to be studying all night for college interview but that change when he was late the next morning. That left Lelia and Hudson on bad terms and she left.

Next, she met Bree. Bree was walking down the side of a highway basically running away from home as well. Lelia stopped her car and let Bree in. Lelia learned that Bree was having a rocky relationship with her sister and wanted to get away. Leila and Bree ended up doing very risky things and one landed them in jail. The only way for them to get bailed out was for Bree to call her sister. Peace was finally made and Lelia continued on her journey to the northern lights.

While driving through Minneapolis, Lelia came upon a figure in the middle of the road and nearly hit them. That’s when she met Elliot. He was going through rough time with a girl at prom. Him and Lelia ended up running all over town trying to track this girl down so Elliot could sing a song and confess his love to her..but it ended up turning all bad.

On her last stop, she met Sonia. This was a crazy adventure here. Sonia was sorta dating a guy named Jeremiah..but it was all a secret because she didn’t want her old boyfriend named Sam, family to be upset (he passed away). Sonia was suppose to be attending a wedding that her boyfriend was in..along with Sam’s sister. Sonia went to runaway from the wedding that’s when Lelia met her. Lelia and her were driving away..a long ways away back to the US from Canada..she was wearing Jeremiah’s tuxedo and the rings were in there. Leila and Sonia had to go back to Canada but neither had passports! They ended up getting there through a series of events..that ended up with Sonia & Jeremiah being able to be together after all.

Finally, after all the stops and friends that Lelia had met she made it to her destination. She went to a campground where she met another family that made her feel comfortable while being there. They had a daughter named Dee..she got real close with Lelia and they threw Lelia a birthday party because Lelia never remembered having one (her parents and sister both died in an accident). Dee got frustrated after the birthday party because it didn’t bring any memories back for Lelia and she ran away. After they found Dee..she pointed up and there were the northern lights, just for Lelia.

I really enjoyed this book and I was in tune the entire time! It was so hard to put down.

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  • Liz
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Book Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick

Hey guys! I’m back with another book review..but this book is super quick. It’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brain Selznick. Let’s go.IMG_0941

More than 50% of this book is black and white pictures/illustrations that help tell the story. It is a 500 page book though but I still finished it within 2 days.

It happens to be about a boy named Hugo who lives in a train station. His father used to maintain and do maintenance on the clocks all the over the station but his father died in a fire..so now it’s just him. Hugo isn’t suppose to be living in the station alone, it’s total secret.

He doesn’t have money for food so he ends up stealing food and stealing from a toy maker/seller in the station. One day he gets caught by the man and he takes his notebook. That notebook was special to Hugo..it was his father’s and it has drawings for how to put together an automaton.

While walking outside the station one day, he noticed a girl up in the house where the old man lived. She came down and talked Hugo, he needed her to find the notebook..she sort of agreed too.

The next day when Hugo was in the station the old man, told him to start fixing the toys he had broken by stealing and maybe he would get the notebook back.

Throughout the book, the girl ends up finding the notebook..but then Hugo needed a key..the girl Isabella had the key around her neck so he stole it.

Between him and Isabella they end up getting the automaton working and it produces drawings..not a letter from his father like Hugo though it would.

At the end of the book, it turns out the draws the automaton produced were the old mans from movies that old man made but gave up on and never wanted them to be part of them again.

This was a very interesting book. I liked how the pictures told the story as well and not just all words. It’s a little tricky reviewing this book though be of the pictures..and I didn’t want to give much away because it’s a quick read.

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  • Liz

 

 

Past Monthly Favorites – Seche Vite, BBW etc.

Hey guys! Since it’s almost the end of the year I thought I would do one last favorites for the year..these are things that I have been loving the past few months..since the last time I posted my favorites. 

Seche Vite Top Coat – This year I’ve been trying different top coats to find my favorite few, this one being one. I have a few polishes that have trouble drying quickly but this one seems do the job! It dries within 5 minutes..it is on the pricer side at around $8.

Maui Body Cream – My goal has been not to open another body cream until I finish them. I currently working on this one and I love the smell. Being that winter is here, my skin is drier and this hydrates really well. The fragrance is tropical too which I would love to be some where slightly warmer. I’m not sure if this is still out, I purchased it at a semi-annual sale.

Reading – As I have mentioned in posts before, I go through phases where I love to read and then I can’t get into reading at all. Right now, I’m currently reading The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson.

Twisted Peppermint & Vanilla Bean Noel Body Mist – Perfect for the christmas season! I love these scents.

Danskin Gray Furry Jacket – Winter hit us really good this past week and I’ve been extra chilly..this is my favorite jacket. I bought mine years ago and i ended up buying a larger size so it’s even more cozy.

Youtube – I used to watch youtube videos all the time but then i just stopped. now I’m back into it. Some of my favorites are RemLife, LaVitaDeMeg, Jenny Fox Vlogs..all my favorites are vloggers. I’m just really into vloggers.

Pinterest – I’ve always been into the pinterest app but this month it’s been extreme. I’ve found so many diy’s and been having so much fun doing them! Look out for my many posts.

Holiday Baking – In the past years, I wasn’t into baking for the holiday too much but this year I’m all in..I just recently made homemade peppermint patties and it was a success after I found correct recipe! Maybe I will share a post about them!

What’s one of your favorites?

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  • Liz

Books I Want to Read.

I have had these books for like a year already and haven’t picked them up yet! I’m one of those people that have a off and on relationship with reading. I love to read but there’s months when I just don’t feel like picking a book up. I thought by making a post, it will help get me into gear to finish them. 

  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Powell: I’ve had this book for almost 2 years probably and haven’t touched it. What caught my eye when I purchased it was that it’s a New York Times Bestseller..so it has to be good, right? Haha..I hope. From reading the inside cover it’s about 2 people, boy and a girl who know first love never lasts but they try to make it happen. Sounds good to me.
  2. Spoiled by Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan: I bought this book all because of the cover..it caught my eye. It’s got fake eyelashes, eyeshadow, lipstick, mascara..it would catch any girls eye. After reading the back cover, it sounds interesting. A girl discovers her biological father and moves to be close to him and finds out about a half sister and she doesn’t know what she’s getting into.
  3. Forever Summer by Alyson Noel: This is actually 2 books in one called Laguna Cove and Cruel Summer. I don’t remember why I bought it but by reading the back again it sounds to be about two different girls that move to a new place and have to start from scratch with friends and just things in life along with love. I’m one that’s always into love stories.
  4. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle: This book has 3 stories or holiday romances is what it says on the cover. I purchased this last winter and never got around to reading it. The back cover talks about a girl getting stranded around Christmas Ever, 3 friends try to win a race and then something about a teacup pig.
  5. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks: I’ve never read a Nicholas Sparks book and now is my chance! I saw the movie trailer on tv and it caught my eye. So once I saw the book in store, I bought it. Still haven’t seen the movie so no spoilers. It sounds so good to me..the back covers shares that it’s about 2 couples. A young couple and old couple who lives we can learn from.
  6. Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I read the first one, which is If I Stay and I saw that movie. They both left you hanging so I need to read this one.
  7. Paper Towns by John Green: I bought this book..started to read it and didn’t think it was any good. Well, my boyfriend surprised me with the movie and I had to watch it. After that I loved it! Now, I want to read the book.
  8. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children by Random Riggs: I have to admit..I am a little frightened about this book. I’m not one for scary or horror books or movies so I’m hoping this one isn’t one..knowing it probably is. I bought it because the cover looked interesting..haha. Now it’s a movie and I have to read it too!

So these are my 8 books that I really would like to have done by the end of the year..but seeing we only have 3 months left..not sure that will happen. If you have any books you would suggest, leave the titles in the comments!

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  • Liz