Saturday, June 9, 2012

Review: Hunting Lila

Hunting Lila by Sarah Alderson
Published by Simon and Schuster UK
Genre: YA
$5.99 (Paperback from Barnes & Nobles)
318 pages

What it's about:

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 thoughts:
When I first read about this book on Goodreads, I got really excited about it. Back then, the synopsis for it on GR was a little confusing which made me even more intrigued, but I was having the hardest time finding a copy of this book. I searched for a long time before I realized that this is strictly a UK book and not sold in the US and then finally I ordered it online.

Because this is a British book, the writing and spelling is a little different which had me laughing at times because the book takes place in California. It was funny reading all the characters say things like "mum" and "rubbish" instead of mom and garbage but they had to say it with American accents. Got to love accents in books.

I had been in a book slump before I got to this book, but Hunting Lila has definitely taken me out of that slump. I gobbled this book down in a few short hours, only putting it down to get something to drink and to use the bathroom. I had to know what Jack and Alex did for the Unit, I had to know who killed Lila's mom, and lastly I had to know when in the world Lila was going to tell Alex she is in love with him!!!

Speaking of Lila and Alex, I couldn't get enough of their relationship even if it was a little... illegal due to their ages. But still. It's a book so I will just overlook that. Lila is pretty intense when it comes to her feelings for Alex. She is positive about her feelings because she has felt this way about him almost her whole life. I couldn't help but love him right along with Lila because even though her feelings are intense, they didn't seem fake. I could actually believe their relationship.

I could have this review go on for a long time about everything I loved about this book. The romance, the suspense, the special powers, all the story twists, everything. I loved it all, well, except for the stupid cliff hanger. I must get my hands on the second book, Losing Lila, the minute it comes out in August!!!

My rating: 10/10

1 comment:

  1. Dang! Now I want to get my hands on this one. I wonder if it's available on Kindle. I'll have to check.


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