Title: Hunting Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK
Publish Date: Paperback, 318 pages
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I devoured this book so fast, I honestly felt like I had a bit of a stomach ache. I hate that I have to wait til Aug to find out what happens next. I really, really, really want to read the next book!! It was just that good!
Lila is a girl who has had a hard life. You know those moments that change you! Lila's mom was killed which resulted in her dad moving them out of the country and she lost her brother in the process since he stayed behind. She was so numb from all the change that by the time she came out of it, she had basically created a reputation at school as a weirdo. So she was friendless, familyless (as he dad is never home) and she then realizes she has a special power. One that could be considered dangerous, though she doesn't until she is mugged and this power shows it has a mind of it's own. She immediately freaks out, steals her father's credit card and flies to her brother. And his best friend, Alex, aka the love of her life.
Oh yes, this gets real juicy folks!!
Her brother and his best friend are living lives where they hunt down killers. There are people after them all the time. They have serious security setup at home and at the base. Unfortunately Lila is not sure she wants to tell them about her secret. She doesn't want them to see her differently. As she holds on to this secret, she is pulled in to their lives and their secrets as well. They may very well be hunting the same people as she is becoming. Those with special powers.
LOVE LOVE LOVED THIS BOOK!!
I am excited to check out Sarah Alderson's other book called Fated and when you visit her blog, read her bio. It is truly amazing. I am so envious of her life. How cool is it that she has traveled so far and lives on a beach in Bali??
The only thing I found disappointing, is the book is not available through Barnes and Noble, but we can't have it all, now can we?
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…