Monday 27 August 2012

Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson

For Review: Simon & Schuster
Published: 2 August 2012

From Goodreads: Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which is somehow tracking their every move. While Alex is determined to keep Lila safe and her ability secret at any cost, Lila's only thought is of finding a way back to California so she can rescue her brother and mother from the military base where they're being held. Struggling to control both her growing power and her deepening feelings for Alex, Lila decides the time has finally come to stop running and start fighting. Together with Alex, Demos, and the others she's come to think of as family, Lila plans not only to save her brother and mum, but also to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for. But the plan requires Lila to return to California alone, and to make friends with the enemy - and in doing so, she risks losing everything: Alex, her family… even her life.

I adored Hunting Lila when I read it last year – so I was seriously excited to get my hands on its sequel.  Was I nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations for it? Yes, but I shouldn't have been! I really enjoyed it!

The story picks up from where we left Lila and Alex – on the run. The opening sequence is like a scene out of an action movie! Seriously good and very exciting. It’s one of the things I love about Sarah Alderson as an author – she’s equally talented at writing the romantic, quieter scenes as she is the WOAH! OMG! ones.

The story really progresses in this one – and I have to say it comes to a satisfying conclusion. There are some awesome revelations (which I wasn’t expecting) and the ending concludes the series, but leaves it open enough that there could be more if the author wished to return to it. (I would certainly love to read more of Alex!!!)

So yes, I can’t finish this review without mentioning Alex. Is it possible that he is even hotter than I remembered?  Because… well... damn he's hot!! Although I think if I were Lila I may have spontaneously combusted at the strength of his resolve…

A great series and highly recommended. I can’t wait to read Sarah Alderson's next book!



So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I loved this series. I want more Lila and Alex!

I Want To Read That said...

Sophie - Me too!!!

Cliona said...

Oh Alex :') i just love him :D Great review!


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