Friday, January 27, 2012

Review: Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson

Hunting Lila (Lila #1)
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release Date: August  5th 2011
Author Website
Available for Order: Amazon|Alibris
Source: Borrowed

17-year-old Lila has two secrets she's prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she's been in love with her brother's best friend, Alex, since forever. After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust - her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they've found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone - there are others out there just like her - people with special powers -and her mother's killer is one of them…

My Take:

Because of the death of her mother Lila as lived in London with her dad for 5 years, and every day she help but wonder what her brother Jack is doing and what is Alex doing, her brothers best friend and who she has a secret crush on since she can remember. Living with her father is lonely especially when he is off half the time, so when a burglary happens its the last straw for Lila, and so she goes to the one place she wants to be at alongside Alex and her brother. When she finally gets settled in she wonders what her brother is doing and where he works at. But when Jack starts asking the wrong questions Lila just stops, with Alex their everything is perfect because just being in the same room as him makes her heart jump even faster. Getting to know Alex again is awesome but when Lila wants to venture out on her own her brother immediately wants to ship her back faster than she can say no.

While at the base she sees that army life isn't so bad but when the threat starts to come after Lila, she immediately wants answers fast and what she gets isn't all rainbows and such its the last thing she saw coming. With the threat finally there Alex grabs ahold of Lila and takes off without any warning and the two venture north to try and put space between them, the unit and the threat. Because one of Lila's secrets is she can moves things and the main thing the unit wants are people like her so that they can understand them and than discard them. With time running and her life in jeopardy, Lila must trust the unit or trust the people who are just like her.

I fell for Alex just like Lila did, everything that boy said swoon worthy because he said it with determination. I was amazed how this felt like watching a movie the scenes would play out and immediately I saw the characters play it out. I even casted my own Alex which you guys will see soon if you want to that is. Lila is a cool character and reading about her felt so real, she was getting so much information and with everything I surprise she didn't just stop. Nope she kept on going I loved that about her she was strong and she didn't want to stop going. She was determined to find out the truth even if that truth even had me gasping. I guessed along the way what could happen but wow omg that ending took me by surprise. This was Abduction meets X-man: First Class, because of the things that went down I can so see this as a movie. I loved every part of it and I am so looking forward to the 2nd one out in August. This was an amazing read and I am so happy to have been able to get my hands on it because it totally made me look at moving things with the mind a whole lot more and wished that I could move things. Plus with Alex it was just an assentive enough to keep me reading past midnight.

5/5 STARS because it was that good!!!!!!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like my kind of book. - superpowers, action, and a swoonworthy guy. Adding to TBR.


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