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Wanderlost

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Not all those who wander are lost, but Aubree Sadler most definitely is on this novel’s whirlwind trip through Europe.

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 senio
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Paperback, 321 pages
Published May 31st 2016 by HarperTeen
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Monika
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Hannah Aubree isn't very put together. She forgets things and still relies on her mom for a lot. She's comfortable at home and has no desire to go anywhere…moreAubree isn't very put together. She forgets things and still relies on her mom for a lot. She's comfortable at home and has no desire to go anywhere else. However, the whole book is about Aubree finding her adventurous side and becoming the person she really wants to be. She becomes independent and ready for anything. I'd compare her to Emily from Morgan Matson's Since You've Been Gone because they're both reserved, but eventually learn to break out of their shells. (less)

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Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned, contemporary
3.5*
I read this in a couple of hours so it was super quick which was nice. It was a fun read, some parts were pretty unbelievable and outright ridiculous. Some things I didn't like because they were clearly added just for drama. Also I hate awkwardness so I was cringing at points but overall I did like it. It was fun and cute and travelled to most of the places I'll be going to in May which was cool.
Kalyn Nicholson
Feb 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: travel-infused
Ok so, Mr. Fenton. Love
Sam, Love.
All the characters, love.
All the travel destinations, love.
An easy read and a cute story.
sreeja (hiatus)
Jan 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
2.5★
i told myself that I wouldn’t start off the year with a negative review: and I AM going to try my best because this book while; has a really adorable plot, setting and premise in general the main character annoyed me to no end.
First off, the plot sounds incredibly amazing and it had so much potential. The main character, Aubree is literally given the opportunity to travel through Europe, staying in posh hotels while leading a totally lax tour for the elderlies (while under the guise of bein
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Danielle (Love at First Page)
4.5-5 stars

Despite the far-fetched plot line (the book's only weakness, imo, which didn't even bother me all that much), everything about Wanderlost spoke to me. Aubree was a really lovable heroine, and her growth into a more independent young woman was wonderfully rendered. I just really connected with her and her journey. The story was mostly light and breezy but the emotions rang true. Plus it was unexpectedly funny! The old people were cracking me up. Then of course there's the romance, whic
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Maureen
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5/5 stars

I really REALLY liked this and now I just want to backpack through Europe it’s fine. This was a lot more emotional than I expected aaaaand the love interest was pretty great. SO MUCH GOOD STUFF TAKE ME TO EUROPE NOW KTHANKSBYE
✶Rachelle✶
DNF at 8%

21 year old sister gets arrested because 1) the cop doesn't believe her ID is real, and 2) they went to high school together and apparently he's an asshole

Not to mention, I already cannot stand the MC. She is whiny and ridiculously annoying.

That was just chapter 1.
Sophie
I love reading contemporary books, especially in the summer, and when I first learnt about this book, it seemed like the perfect summer read. In Wanderlost, Aubree unintentionally gets her sister, Elizabeth, arrested, which throws a spanner in the works for Elizabeth's summer plans of leading a tour group of OAPs around Europe - something which is crucial to her future ambitions. To help our, Bree agrees to impersonate Elizabeth, and take her place as the tour guide, even though she knows nothin ...more
Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“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 w
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emma
2.5/5

short but technically full review at https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co... i just don't have that much to say about it. i was a little disappointed when i saw it was another guided-tour-of-europe form of travel book. (the titular similarity to wanderlove, which breaks that cliché, aimed my hopes higher). at least it was european cities that are covered less frequently (i.e., not the usual cycle of rome, paris, etc.). but it wasn't very setting-based, which is obviously a dealbreaker in a
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ambsreads
Aug 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
“Rule #1 of horror movies or Those of Us with Lives That Sometimes Resemble a Horror Movie: Always, always turn on the light."


Wanderlost was a book that infuriated me to beyond end, but it was also a book that made me smile and roll my eyes at the ridiculousness of characters. I enjoyed where the story ended up, I enjoyed the character development which was so beautifully written, but if you saw any of my status updates you will know I had a problem with the communication that happened between
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Karmen (readingoncloud9)
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

This book was so cute! Ugh, having a really bad case of wanderlust after finishing this.
Lauren
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016, pub-harper
This book was adorable!

My hesitations (these were quite small overall)
A far fetched set up
A senior citizen who breaks her arm and then continues her European tour. Lol (tho this occurrence does set up something good)
Aubree eating McDonalds at every opportunity despite the amazing local cuisine. This killed me.
I REALLY wanted an epilogue.

Highlights
European travel - the author knows her places
Sammmmm. I LOVE him.
The senior tour passengers were so much fun!
Aubree's growth was A+++. The way she
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Fafa's Book Corner
DNF

Mini review:

I bought this book based on the road trip aspect. I love love road trips! And after reading Amy & Rogers Epic Detour I want to read more road trip books. Unfortunately I did not enjoy this.

I really didn't like Aubrey. She was seriously stupid and basically threw her sister under the bus. She was also really whiny and I felt like every stupid decision she made was to further the plot. I've heard that she does improve and grow but I don't care to read about it.

Do not recommend
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Debby
4 stars

Sometimes you just need something cute. After being sick for a week and falling slowly into a reading slump, I couldn't help but order, receive, and then immediately read Wanderlost, which Christina was all atwitter about. This book is basically the perfect summer book: cute, sweet, funny, and full of European love.

Wanderlost is about Aubree, a recently graduated high school senior, who secretly takes over her sister's position guiding a senior tour through Europe. Except, she doesn't kno
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Kim
Find this review and more at kimberlyfaye reads.

The first thing that captured my attention about Wanderlost was, of course, the cover. I loved the colors and the font and, honestly, everything about it. It looked fun. It screamed "READ ME! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!" The synopsis drew me in further, and the number of raving 4 and 5 star reviews from bloggers I trust finally pushed me over the edge and made me pick this one up when I did. It lived up to the cover and the synopsis and I adore
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Jen Malone
Jun 01, 2016 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey, I wrote this book! Thanks SO MUCH for reading and reviewing!!
nick
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it

I was a little unsure about Wanderlost in the beginning because of its premise. I have to thank Danielle for giving me the push to try this book out with her seal of approval. Wanderlost was the kind of book that was easy to immerse myself in and I had an absolute blast while reading it.

I’ll admit the concept of Wanderlost is a little bit far fetched – Aubree is forced by her sister to fill in as a senior citizen travel guide in Europe as a result of her sister being arrested because of a party
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Christy LoveOfBooks

4.5

Adorable! Wanderlost is so freaking good! It’s light and cute, and a whole lot of fun.

♥ Characters – Love them! Aubree is quite amusing, that’s for sure. She’s someone who is perfectly fine staying close to home where her mom can take care of her, and never takes any risks. Oh, the growth with this girl is beautifully done, though. The situations she finds herself in, and tries to wiggle out of, are very entertaining. Then there’s Sam. The guy constantly put a smile on my face. He is so funn
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Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
4.5*

This is the cutest freaking book of ever. I don't "do" fluffy often, and when I do, I am critical. So for this one to pass my ridiculously high standards has to say something! I loved this book. Let's talk about why (and the one reason I deducted a bit) shall we?

I loved it because....

Aubree develops so, so much by stepping outside her comfort zone. She's kind of spent her whole l
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Keertana
May 31, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: why-the-hype
I received an ARC of Wanderlost a few months ago and, after sampling a few chapters, I completely wrote this book off. Aubree, the protagonist, was a tad too immature and whiny for me to handle and her voice simply didn't speak to me. But when the raving reviews of Wanderlost began to flood in closer and closer to its release date, I dug out my ARC again and resolved to give this novel another try, with an open mind.

Well, it turns out my first instincts are spot-on. Wanderlost didn't improve mu
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Ivy
Feb 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: crap, disappointment
Ich weiß gar nicht so Recht, wo ich anfangen soll. Erinnert ihr euch noch daran, dass ich sagte, manchmal fiele es mir schwer, Rezensionen zu schreiben, da ich das Gefühl habe, einfach nicht die richtigen Worte zu finden? So geht es mir auch bei diesem Buch, allerdings nicht, weil es mich emotional berührt oder schlicht einfach umgehauen hat, nein, sondern weil es in meinen Augen ein absoluter Fehlgriff ist und ich Angst habe, konstruktive Kritik zu sehr mit persönlicher Verärgerung zu verwechse ...more
Glire
2017 PopSugar Reading Challenge #14: A book involving travel.

¿Han visto Mi Vida en Ruinas, esa película en la que Nina Vardolus (la misma de Mi Gran Boda Griega) es guía turística en Grecia de un grupo poco convencional? Pues, les presento su versión Young Adult.

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Wanderlost es la historia de Aubree, cuyo sueño más grande es no tener que dejar nunca su pequeña ciudad. Sin embargo ese sueño dura poco, porque cuando Aubree hace que arresten a su hermana mayor, Elizabeth, se verá forzada a tomar s
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Cait • A Page with a View
There are some major plot holes and endless moments of "seriously this would NOT happen," but if you just roll with it it's entertaining.

General plot: Aubree goes to Europe for the summer to impersonate her older sister and do her job as a tour guide. A cute guy shows up and thinks she's her sister and Aubree decides not to tell him the truth (because THAT always works out well). That whole conflict of "how will I ever trust you when you lied to me about everything" is getting rather old at thi
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Jeanette
Jan 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book was just loads of cuteness, cliches & lovable characters. Full review coming soon.
Theresa
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars!! A cute, quick summer read!
Jenna Major
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a cute summer contemporary read!
THIS BOOK IS SO CUTE


This book is about a fresh out of high-school girl named Aubree! She discovers herself and more in an unexpected turn of events! She ends up pretending to be her sister as a tour guide across Europe.

I gave this book 4/5 stars!! It's a very cutesy contemporary read. I love to travel and this book was so relatable to me and that's why I gave it 4/5 stars. I think if you aren't able to connect to Aubree or how awesome her experience is, then it might be more of a 3 star read for
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
This book was funny to me. I am one of those crazy readers where I decide to read a book based on the cover and the synopsis. Well with this book I got so much more than what I expected. I thought okay a summer romance, fun in the sun, and traveling who can ask for more. Well let's just say that Aubree got more than she thought she would but hey fair exchange ain't no robbery.

See Aubree has a party that gets out of control and her sister comes to her rescue. So when her sister gets into real tro
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Hannah (The Irish Banana Review)
WANDERLOST is my first grab-and-snuggle-this-book reaction I've had all year. I seriously finished it and clutched it to my chest for a few seconds to let it all sink in because it's THAT good.

From the very first page, Jen Malone captured my heart with Aubree. Aubree who is so much the normal every day girl who doesn't thrive on drama and wants to have fun. Aubree who wants to help her sister and ends up on the trip of a lifetime.

Filled with a cast of enigmatic, fun characters and a seriously ho
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Karla Mae (Reads and Thoughts)
*ARC Kindly provided by HarperTeen for review*

Europe is a very interesting continent. It feels like every corner of each country there is full of something new to explore about. I work as a Travel Agent for the past two years specializing in USA and European Tours and as a very bookish person, it’s always a good experience to find a common ground with my real life and bookish life – Europe.

I become familiar with Europe because of my work but being able to read about it on the eye of the person w
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Brittany (The Book Addict's Guide/Novelly Yours)
Initial Impressions 6/5/16: Very cute and so much fun! This was exactly what I was in the mood for and I loved the combination of humor, sister bonds, and wanderlust. Perfect for fans of Anna and the French Kiss and Meant to Be!

Full review as originally posted HERE on The Book Addict's Guide 7/6/16: I love cute contemporary books, especially in the summertime, so I was very excited to read WANDERLOST! I had been looking forward to reading it and ran into a reading slump for a while (well, more
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