By: Melanie | July 27, 2015 | (39) Comments

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Blog Tour: Never Always SometimesNever Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid
Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Release Date: August 4th, 2015
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320
Source: For tour
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Never date your best friend

Always be original

Sometimes rules are meant to be broken

Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they'd never, ever do in high school.

Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he's broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It's either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.

Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they've actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.

Thanks to Kismet Book Touring for hosting this tour!

Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share this super fun guest post by Adi Alsaid, who is the author of Let’s Get Lost and upcoming Never Always Sometimes. His upcoming book features two teenage best friends, Julia and Dave, who are reaching their last months of high school that are planning to do all the things on their ‘Never’ list.

Rules for reading Never Always Sometimes and any other book

by Adi Alsaid

1. Always read while eating, especially splatter-prone foods like salsas, pastas, and asian soups. Books like to eat too, and stains are encouraged.

2. Never intentionally stain a book, even with something really delicious.

3. Always carry a book with you. If you have less than 100 pages to go, carry two.

4. Sometimes ignore everyone around you, even if they’re repeatedly calling your name and annoyed that they are temporarily excluded from your world.

5. Never suppress an audible reaction to a book. Even in public. Just laugh/cry/curse and accept people’s stares.

6. Sometimes re-read. There’s a lot out there waiting to be read for the first time, I know, but the joys of a good book should be re-experienced too, and new pleasures can be found in old favorites.

7. Never read the back copy. Obviously some people depend on this to determine whether or not to read a book, but I believe books are adventures to be jumped into without a map. Read the first few pages at the store/library, you’ll be surprised how often your instincts about a book’s enjoyability are right from the start.

8. Always rant about the books you love. To your friends, your teachers, librarians, coworkers. Rant on Twitter, rant directly at the author. Write twenty paragraph emails to us ranting and apologizing for how much you’re ranting. We love that stuff. It makes our day, every time.

9. Sometimes read a different book under your desk. Throughout school, I always had trouble loving assigned reading, so I’d read what I wanted, sure that the teacher couldn’t possibly blame me if I was at least reading something. This can apply to “it” books that everyone else is reading. Read what you want.

10. Never pirate. If you do pirate, make it the pegleg-parrot-arrggh kind. Illegal downloads hurt books, authors, and the whole publishing world. Books can be expensive, but that’s what libraries and friends are for.


Thanks to the amazing team at Harlequin Teen, each stop on the tour will be offering up a copy of NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES, so be sure and follow along for more guest posts, interviews and chances to win!

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Follow the rest of the tour

Monday, July 20th – Xpresso Reads – Guest Post

Wednesday, July 22nd – Refracted Light Reviews – Guest Post

Friday, July 24th – Reading with ABC – Interview

Monday, July 27th – YA Midnight Reads – Guest Post – YOU ARE HERE

Wednesday, July 29th – Lost in Literature – Guest Post

Friday, July 31st – Chapter by Chapter – Interview

Find more information about the tour here.

About Adi Alsaid

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City. He attended college at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. While in class, he mostly read fiction and continuously failed to fill out crossword puzzles, so it's no surprise that after graduating he packed up his car and escaped to the California coastline to become a writer.

He's now back in his hometown, where he writes, coaches high school and elementary basketball, and has perfected the art of making every dish he eats or cooks as spicy as possible.

In addition to Mexico, he has lived in Tel Aviv, Las Vegas and Monterey, California. A tingly feeling in his feet tells him that more places will eventually be added to the list.

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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39 Responses to Blog Tour: Never Always Sometimes

  1. This book sounds fun and adorable, and just like a book I would love. I love this guest post, it full of great advice. I read and eat and have the stains to prove it. I always carry a book with me and rant about the books I love. i would most definitely NEVER pirate a book.
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  2. I’m reading this now! Really fun guest post – definitely stick to the “arrgh” side of pirating. haha
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  3. Valerie Pennington says:

    I always read. Never drink. Sometimes stay up all night reading.

  4. I’m curious about this book. DOES IT HAVE LISTS?? I think I heard it has lists and I freaking love lists. hehe. Ahh, I would always hug books, never lend books, and sometimes rearrange my bookshelves. XD
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  5. Johanna Ricahrds says:

    I’d never go sky diving.
    I sometimes go shopping.
    I alway read books.

    Such a fun post! Thanks so much for sharing with us, Mel 🙂

  6. Sounds like a cute book. I am totally on board with #3 especially!
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  7. Susan T. says:

    Always Do – stay positive
    Never Do – cheat or steal
    Sometimes Do – buy more books than I have room for!

  8. Elizabeth says:

    I will always love my family, I will never intentionally throw my phone on cement, and I might sometimes make a fool of myself.
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  9. I would always get my hands on a book that sound this good – like Oh My, why haven’t I picked this up before? Best friend romances = my fave. I sometimes drink tea, but yeah, I’ll always be a coffee drinker no matter how “bookish” drinking tea feels. And I’ll never ignore such an awesome giveaway – thanks Mel and Adi Alsaid! I need this book so much. 🙂
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  10. Hannah says:

    Looking forward to reading this one! Is the giveaway international?
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  11. The book sounds way too cute, perfect for summer. It’s making it’s way to the top of my TBR pile. And I love this list! Lists are my favourite thing in the world… besides books, of course!
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  12. Kaitlyn A. says:

    I will always love food, I will sometimes try new and exciting things, and I will never take no for an answer. This sounds like such a wonderful read! Thanks for the giveaway!

  13. Salwa SM says:

    I saw this at some booktubers I follow and got me excited. Reading this post got me more excited. I’ll try to always carry a book with me and to never suppress an audible reaction in public. 😉

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  15. bn100 says:

    eat chocolate; never cheat

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  17. Oh no! Stains D:
    Tis why I never eat while reading. Except maybe animal characters. I’ve been known to munch on those while reading from time to time 🙂 Never Always Sometimes is on my tbr for this month. Hopefully we both enjoy it!
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  18. I cannot wait to read this book for myself. It is sitting on my shelf collecting dust and it sounds so great!
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  19. This one was such a fun post Mel! Loved how he mixed in hilarious tips like the eating food one with real ones, like never pirating. I do sometimes carry two books if I’m nearly finished with one though. Can’t leave myself empty handed!
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