Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson

Hunting Lila
by Sarah Alderson

Pages: 320
Release Date: August 4th 2011
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Buy the Book: Amazon


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. Or thereabouts.After a mugging on the streets of South London goes horribly wrong and 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. Trying to uncover the truth of why her mother was killed, and the real remit of The Unit, Lila becomes a pawn in a dangerous game. Struggling to keep her secrets 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 Thoughts
Utterly exceptional, Hunting Lila was something else entirely. It kept me on my feet, leaving me gripping the pages and simply yearning for more. Truly, this is an unforgettable debut.

Lila Loveday is special. With an ability that enables her move things with her mind, it's no wonder it leads her very near to trouble. And so, panicked and powerless she has but no option but to run and who else to but her brother Jack and his friend Alex. It so happens that they have a few secrets of their own with their work at The Unit, regarding Alex and Lila's mother's murder. It looks like things are going to get hotter in California.

I loved this book! Alderson sure has the magic touch because boy is this something. Every event was always mind blowing and thrilling. The action was there making it fast paced and very much enthralling. With a thick plot, unexpected twists and amazing characters there's no reason not be captivated.Not forgetting the other characters that are introduced either. The group withe special abilities, they're awesome. Suki, Demos and everyone. I love reading about them.

Though, there's no doubt there is other things that keep Hunting Lila going. Like the romance. With Alex and Lila. Lila has been crushing on Alex forever and it's no wonder either. He's hot, caring and selfless. It's pretty funny seeing Lila whenever Alex is around. The chemistry is all their but then there's other things in the way. Like Jack. He probably wouldn't take it so well and oh yeah, Lila's crush is kinda out of control. But who cares right? Alex is hot!

Hunting Lila is an amazing debut. I can't wait to read the sequel! But then there's another book before that releasing in January 2012 called Fated. How awesome. Hunting Lila is a definite must read!

26 comments:

  1. I loved Hunting Lila! One of my favourite books of the year, so glad you enjoyed it :). I can't wait for the sequel either, or Fated, which also sounds amazing. Great review, thanks!

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  2. I really wanted to read this one before, but your review has me wanting to buy it now! Really looking forward to this one.

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  3. I keep seeing this one everywhere and the more I read about it the more I want to read it. Great review!

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  4. I've seen the cover around but never stopped to read the blurb, i think I might get it now it sounds right up my street.

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  5. I've seen this book all over the blogosphere, but like the comment above, never stopped to read what it was about, but judging by your review is really worth it give it a try, when I get the chance.

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  6. What a great review!
    This story seems so interesting and unique. And now I'm curious about this book ^^

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  7. I've always wanted to have that particular power, so I think I'm definitely going to pick this book up!

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  8. I have looked at this book. Guess i will look harder at it. Thanks for the review

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  9. Another addition to my wishlists. An awesome power to have.
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  10. Thanks for the awesome review! This one sounds like a debut I can definitely get into and I love romances where the main character has liked the guy for a while. Definitely going to check this one out!

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  11. Great Review! I think I'm going to get that book!! :D

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  12. I just saw this recently and was really captivated by the idea of it. Sounds really great!

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  13. I recently saw this book on goodreads and was intrigued by the beautiful cover. The book sounds so good and your review has made me want to read it even more!

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  14. I really want to read this book, great review!
    Emma

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  15. I would have never seen this book if I didn't read it on hear. It sounds like a very good book to read.

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  16. Sounds like you really enjoyed this one. It's so nice when you come across great books, I'll have to keep an eye out for this one.

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  17. The cover was enough to make me stop and want to read this review! It is exquisite! The blurb sounds fantastic, and your review makes me want this book right now! You said there will be a sequel though, so maybe I'll have to hold off til the sequel is out, I hate having to wait too long between books!

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  18. I've been looking forward to reading this book for a while, great review, spiked my interest even more

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  19. Great review - this is now on my library reservations list - hope I get it soon as you've really made me want to read it!

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  20. Great review! I really want this book with a passion. The cover already made me want it, but now I want it even more.

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  21. Loved your review. I haven't heard about this book but now it's on the TBR pile for sure.

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  22. It was the cover that drew me to this on goodreads the other day and now your review makes me want to go out and buy it now!
    Sound like the perfect book for me, Love books that are mysterious and keep you on edge.
    Thanks for the review.
    <3

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  23. Nice review, the cover looks like a scary/mystery story

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  24. Oh wow!
    You totally make me want to read this.

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  25. Wow! I need to go out and buy this book now. I feel intrigued and roped in already, and I haven't even read the first page yet. This sounds like a book that will keep me captivated. Great review!

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