Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Hunting Lila By Sarah Alderson
Title: Hunting Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Series: Book # 1 of Many
Release Date: August 04, 2011
Source: Bought at Amazon
Blurb: 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 there abouts. 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...
Warning: This is a must read suspenseful read. I could not put it down because I had to find out what happened to the characters.
My Rating: 5 of 5
My Cover Thoughts: I absolutely loved the cover. I tell everyone the cover is what attracts people to a book. I was really attracted to this book because of the cover and also because of the release date August 04, 2011. I was born on August 04, 1974 so I had to buy this book and read it and add it to my year capsule.
My Thoughts/Review: Lila lives in London with her father after her mother dies. She has her friends but she misses her brother and his best friend Alex. She can’t stop thinking about him so when she is mugged on the street and she fights back the first person she thinks to run to is Alex and her brother. She boards a plane back to California and makes up a story to her brother about needing a break and asks him if she could stay with him for a while. He reluctantly agrees but with the help of Alex they convince her brother to let her stay.
While there she starts to fall really hard for Alex but he is acting weird towards her. She soon finds out that the job her and her brother are doing is very dangerous and she is now be hunted. She must learn to trust her instincts and rely on her brother and Alex.
What she learns is why her mother died and who killed her. She also meets people who have abilities like her and some have different powers. What is a girl to do? Will she trust the right people or will she trust the wrong ones? Will she and Alex and her brother survive the attack? Will they be together in the end?
What will happen between her and Alex? Will she reveal her true feelings to him? What he say in return? Sarah has weaved such a story that has highs, lows and plenty of action. She is BRILLANT in this book and I can not wait till next summer to find out what happens to everyone. Once you start reading this book you will not be able to put it down!
Memorable Quotes: Page 290 Suki gasped so loudly that I thought she’d been shot. ‘No. Oh my God.’ She bent over double, her hands on her knees.
Advice: This book is a must read. It was full of adventure and suspense and of course LOVE. This book took me on a journey like no other.
Image and Blurb from: www.bookreads.com