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My Trip to Adele

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  51 reviews
An Adele concert held in Verona becomes the focus for an unhappy married couple, a divorced mother and a devoted lover from three different countries and cultures.
This is the story of three flawed but likeable people. First up is Elias, a Moroccan man living in Rome. He discovers that a black magic spell was cast upon him but starts to doubt whether it was the real cause o
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published September 12th 2016 (first published September 12th 2006)
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Ivana - Diary of Difference
My Trip To Adele is a book unlike any other. We are introduced to three different life stories, all of them connected to Adele in a wonderful way, and every one of them will teach us many lessons, bring tears or laughs on our faces and remind us who we are and why we exist in this world. This is a book of how a singer or a song can connect so many people and touch so many hearts in a way no one else could. A book about keeping traditions and breaking them, a book about love, bravery and most of ...more
Christina's Bookshelf
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 *

This is one of the best non-romance books I've read in a long while. It was so refreshing to be able to read about different places, cultures, and behaviors than in the US. Loved every page.

You can see my full review on my YouTube channel:
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a story of three different culture, three different couples, with three endings. They all are connected through their love of Adele and their desire to attend her concert in Vernon. But will they all make it to Vernon or not? That's an interesting question only the answer is not quite so simple.
Although all three set of people are different from each other but one thing is common, they are all unsatisfied with life, searching fro answers, and trying to make the best of what they are give
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: family, ebook
Ok I swayed between 3-4 stars. The writing is not the best, caught a few grammar errors, but the story is unique enough that I went up to 4 stars. This author either is a real Adele fan or did their research/ The chapters are named after Adele songs and the three stories of people all going to see Adele have things going on in their life that match the words to the song in that chapter. I thought that was clever! Fast book to read just over 200 pages!
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017
"Time was only a matter of moments, which later turned into memories, as Adele always sang."

I picked up this book because the title intrigued me. Who would turn down a book that concerns and is inspired by Adele and her concert? I have already been a huge fan before the book.

The book is a fictional story of multiple protagonists: the thirty-six-year-old Elias and his lost-love Malika; the married surgeons couple Mariam and Yaser; the thirty-four-year-old Nadia and her only son Waleed. Their sto
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a complicated book...with a lot of depth and life to it. It was intriguing with all its references to Adele and her song lyrics. Three stories that were weaved around going to an Adele concert in Verona, Italy. It is definitely a very unique plot that immediately caught my attention. Sometimes the details bog down the stories with all the foreign terms and places, but it all comes together as you read of each life and immerse yourself into the things going on. A marriage that needs to b ...more
Dec 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't want to spoiler it but the authors have done a great job with creating an original story that deals with everything in our lives. It amazes me how they have come up with a story like this that discusses transitional vs modernity. All three characters are trying to find themselves in their journeys and Adele's songs are what keeps pushing them to realize their situations. I would advise you to read it because it's is authentic and we should always support our local
David Dewata
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This been sitting on my to-read list for quite sometime on my iPad. Then one morning I decided to give it a go, and I finished reading it the same night. I can't remember when was the last time I finished reading a book in ONE day. This explains how much I was hooked with this book. Great story telling. I love its use of simple English, easy to understand. I love how the stories were built from page one.

Now I am looking forward to read other books by this author!
LucyLui's Reviews
May 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: may-2017, read2review
My Trip to Adele - A I Alyaseer

Title: My Trip to Adele
Author: A I Alyaseer
First Published in the UK: 2016
Publisher: Ahmad Alyaseer
Pages: 228
Price on Amazon: Paperback £7.53 Kindle: £2.25
ISBN: 9957597523

Hello...It's me.

This book follows three families and their journey to see Adele in concert in Vienna, Italy. Meet Elias and Malika, Malika a young prostitute who Elias paid for her services. He fell in love with her, she talked of learning English and moving away to other places, finding love, ma
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“We don’t always have a justification for the goodbyes we say, my dear.”

Co-authors Ahmad Alyaseer and Rana Alyaseer are siblings from Jordan. While Ahmad is a filmmaker, having directed and produced many projects for a local station in his home nation, Rana is an architecture teacher at a private university in Jordan, having written a book called History in Architecture in Arabic, which became part of the university’s curriculum.

Ahmad and Rana have written two novels in Arabic – one in 2011 and
Nov 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is about different individuals from different countries and cultures. They are all going through a testing time, each with their own set of hurdles but with one thing in common. Their love for Adele and how the lyrics of her songs resonate with them. Adele is holding a concert in Verona after releasing her latest album, 25 which gives them the perfect opportunity to reevaluate the meaning of their lives for the past eight years.

Elias is originally from Morocco and now works in Rome. During
Isis Ray-sisco
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
My Trip to Adele by A.I. Alyaseer and R.I. Alyaseer was an interesting and engaging read. It had a lot to it and kept me turning the pages. There were things that I liked and things that I didn't. I felt some of the story was a bit inappropriate (a certain relationship and I won't say which one so I don't spoil it for other readers). That being said it was still a believable situation. I felt the characters were real and they all had their baggage and issues. Each of them had obstacles or hurtle ...more
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Trip to Adele
By R.I Alyaseer and A.I Alyaseer

[b]My Trip to Adele[/b] is a collection of lives told from multiple characters point a view. All based around the songs and works of singer Adele. We came across a women fighting for her independence from her tribe as well as the safety and independence of her young son. While she fights her controlling husband and uncles push against her and her son is shot, but not killed. Her ex husband fights her on every step and even goes as far as stopping h
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
Should a man be submissive to a lost love to the extent that he leaves his life and go to find her after many years while finding comfort and strength in Adele's songs?
Should a woman be submissive to a boss who refuses her a leave and to an ex-husband who doesn't want her to take their son to an Adele's live performance? Should a man be submissive to a wife who doesn't love him anymore and refuses to go with him to an Adele's concert, the only way he thinks it could save their marriage?
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Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Trip to Adele is an enjoyable and intriguing novel, written by siblings A.I. and R.I. Alyaseer, that tells about love and life, all of this with the music of Adele in the background.

I was drawn to it by my own love for Adele’s music and by its settings, so different from each other and culminating in the suggestive Arena di Verona in Italy, a real gem of my country.

Throughout the chapters we follow the story of three dissimilar people whose lives have been deeply impacted by Adele’s songs.

Jacinta Carter
Dec 25, 2016 rated it liked it
The three narrators in this novel were interesting and had strong motivations for their actions, though I wish they'd been fleshed out a little more so readers could learn more about their backstories. I liked the idea of Adele's music and concert being the thread that linked the three separate stories, but the insertion of her lyrics in each chapter seemed a bit forced at times. Overall, the novel was a quick, fun read and it provided insight into the characters' culture and how that affected t ...more
Cheryl Winter
Jan 01, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a one night read. Story was interesting, all based on lyric's to Adele songs. 3 people in 3 different cities and situations. Nothing in depth or mind shattering just a nice story.
Crystal Addis
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
My Trip to Adele by R.I. and A.I. Alyaseer is definitely a different read than what I'm used to . I had read some great reviews on this book and was really excited to read it. My mom is a huge Adele fan and so the title really caught my attention! This story is about three different people from different cultures whose lives seem to be falling apart. They all have different stories yet all three have this admiration and love for Adele. All three of these characters have their individual flaws bu ...more
May G.
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just finished reading "My Trip to adele" by authors A.I. Alyaseer& R.I. Alyaseer. I have to say it was an easy read and different than any book i have encountered before. Its simple idea of three different stories that have common love of the singer "Adele", and have a common interest of attending her concert in Verona, Italy. which is her recent tour for the album "25". I think the authors made an excellent decision writing the ending as i thought it was far from cliche and not meant to be ...more
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My Trip To Adele written by R.I. Alyaseer and A.I. Alyaseer is a story about love, life and music. The struggle for freedom, the search for a lost love and the rekindling of a long-lost flame are some of the major themes. It follows three different story lines of people from across the world whose lives are largely impacted by Adele’s songs.

The first story is that of Elias who fell in love with Malika 8 years ago while on a trip to Marrakesh. Elias left Marrakesh soon after, but Malika had nev
Vickie Noel
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
The seamless narrative of this book ensures you don't stop reading for any trivial reason. A story written from three perspectives, making you travel back and forth to checkup on each character's latest moves, is quite engaging, to say the least. I found myself wishing to continue reading about one character during a highpoint of the event at a particular moment, yet at the same time, curious to know the outcome of events for another character I'd previously read about. Suffice it to say that yo ...more
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Trip to Adele, a novel by R. I. Alyaseer and A. I. Alyaseer, was inspired by the authors trip to see an Adele concert. There are three protagonists, from three different cultures, and Adele's songs play a role in their lives. Nadia, a divorced woman with a young son and a vindictive ex-husband, lives for her child and taking him to an Adele concert would be a dream come true. Yaser is groping to find a way to save his marriage. He thinks taking his wife to an Adele concert will provide an opp ...more
Tracey Madeley
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is a story about three sets of people – Elias and Malika, Yaser and Mariam, and Nadia and Waleed, all linked together by Adele’s music. Due to the settings in Marrakesh and Jordan, you may expect some colourful, cultural detail, but I’m afraid it is thin on the ground. I like the fact that each couple is given their own chapter, as it makes for a clearer narrative and separate point of view. However, this novel raises more questions than it answers. There are class issues with the poor sell ...more
Mia Marin
Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it
I find the idea of the book interesting( three stories that all lead to one event: Adele's concert in Verona). The three main characters are each, separately experiencing some sort of a lifetime turmoil and everything that they experience is reflected in Adele's songs which we find at the end of each chapter.
We have Elias who is searching for his long lost love Malika, Yasser who's struggling in his loveless marriage and Nadia, a single mother who is defying her milieu while trying to preserve h
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My Trip To Adele is really about three groups of people from three different countries and their attempts to attend the Adele concert in Verona, Italy. The book is written by a brother and sister duo, R.I. Alyaseer and A.I. Alyaseer. The chapters alternate between each of the stories, with each chapter being titled after an Adele song, and ending with lyrics from that song. As a music blogger and a fan of Adele, I found the book to be quite fascinating.

The individual stories are well-told, and
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
i liked this book ok. i liked how each character had a tie with liking Adele's music. I also liked how each story line finished the chapters with Adele's song lyrics and how those lyrics related to the current situation in their lives. I didn't like the layout of the book. Jumping back and forth between countries, and characters led me to having to look back to see which story line i was currently on and what had happened last in this story line. I would have enjoyed it more if the authors would ...more
Alicia Oldham
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
A good story with a rushed ending

This story is definitely for a hardcore Adele fan as there are so many references to get music in the story. If you're not a huge fan of Adele, this book may be a tedious read. Overall, the novel had interesting characters that readers got the chance to get to know. The problem is that the ending was rushed and some of the characters didn't receive a proper ending or any clear resolution. Despite it's flaws, I would recommend this book to any Adele mega fan as I
Darcel Thompson
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I love Adele first of all her songs fit each and every situation for each person in this book,even though I couldn't pronounce all the names I felt excited to be going to the concert. I just glad everything turned out OK for everybody.
Sonali Sanjay
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The plot was amazing. I loved the story. Even the culture and location was well described. The 3 stories was running parallel. It didn't leave the excitement of whts next.
But the editing was not that good. And i wasn't happy with the ending either.
Michelle Padley Masson
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Wow! This was a very fast paced story. Good characters, three cultures, all relating to love; the lost love of one's past, a mother's love for her son, and a marriage on the rocks.
My Trip to Adele has a good storyline all the way through. When reading I was immersed in the characters and their feelings. It was easy to finish in two days because I could not put it down!
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