Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe. A romantic and charming YA debut perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins and Jenny Han.

Aubree can’t think of a better place to be than in perfectly boring Ohio, and she’s ready for a relaxing summer. But when her older sister, Elizabeth, gets into real trouble, Aubree is talked into taking over Elizabeth’s summer job, leading a group of senior citizens on a bus tour through Europe.

Aubree doesn’t even make it to the first stop in Amsterdam before their perfect plan unravels, leaving her with no phone, no carefully prepared binder full of helpful facts, and an unexpected guest: the tour company owner’s son, Sam. Considering she’s pretending to be Elizabeth, she absolutely shouldn’t fall for him, but she can’t help it, especially with the most romantic European cities as the backdrop for their love story.

But her relationship with Sam is threatening to ruin her relationship with her sister, and she feels like she’s letting both of them down. Aubree knows this trip may show her who she really is—she just hopes she likes where she ends up.

Wanderlost by Jen Malone

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wanderlost “I left my whole life on the plane,”

This was a YA contemporary story about a girl who goes to Europe pretending to be her sister.

Aubree was put in a really difficult position by her sister in this book, being asked to go to Europe as a tour guide when she had no experience at all was pretty difficult for her, and I felt quite sorry for her when everything started going wrong.

The storyline in this was about Aubree going to Europe pretending to be her sister, after her sister got arrested because Aubree had underage kids drinking at a party. This was pretty nerve-wracking for her, especially as she only spoke English and had no knowledge of the areas she was supposed to be a tour guide for! The pace in this was pretty slow though, and it did drag a bit.
We did get some romance, but I didn’t like the way that Aubree had to lie to Sam because she was pretending to be Elizabeth.

The ending to this was okay, but I did feel like we should maybe have had an epilogue about Sam and Aubree’s relationship once they both got home.

6 out of 10

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