Hunting Lila Paperback – 4 Aug 2011
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About the Author
Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the not-for-profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round-the-world trip with her husband and daughter, on a mission to find a new place to call home. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool. She is the author of Hunting Lila, Losing Lila, Tormenting Lila, Fated, The Sound and Out of Control.
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Top Customer Reviews
It's hard to know where to start with this review so I'm just going to come out and say that I think Hunting Lila is one of the best debuts I've read this year. The story had me gripped from the first page and I was fascinated by the psychic abilities that Lila and the others have. The action starts early and pretty much from the beginning and doesn't let up until the last page, this really was one of those books you don't want to put down.
I loved Lila's character, she is quite young and immature to start with but she really grows throughout the story and has an inner strength to her that makes it easy to like her. Her big brother Jack is very protective of his little sister and wants what is best for her, their relationship comes across as very realistic and believable. I have to admit that my favourite thing about the story was the romance between Lila and Alex, I dare any girl to read this book and not end up with a new crush. Alex is completely swoonworthy - kind, caring, sexy as hell, motorbike riding and a military guy to boot - what more can a girl ask for?Read more ›
I love how Lila's abilities is a part of her and not this big weird thing that's somehow talked about in a different sense than she is. It's as natural as breathing, for her and for me. She has superpowers, so what? Completely normal. She's an all around very lovable character, she has her strengths and her flaws. She stubborn to the point where it puts her in danger but she's strong enough to handle it. Also, she's in love with her brother's best friend, which could either be the best thing that's ever happened to her or it could end in complete devastation.
Let me just say, I sooo get why she love him. He has everything you could ever want in a guy except one thing. Flaws. I wouldn't want a completely perfect boyfriend, wouldn't that make me feel inferior in every way? Anyhow, while reading, I can completely overlook that. I mean, he's gorgeous. And awesome. See my point? I totally get why she loves him.
This book has an intriguing plot, a little bit of love, a whole lot of action and superawesome humans, what's not to love?
As a completely irrelevant side note, can I just say that that both the cover and Sarah are gorgeous? No? Oh, okay. Did it anyway.
Sarah Alderson creates an epic story of love , power and action. From page one you are completely hooked!
After being mugged and discovering her unusual abitly , Lila travels to America to visit her brother and his best friend.When she doesnt get the welcome she hopes , maybe Jack ( her brother) has something to hide and her journey to discover the real world she lives will have you gripping your copy in excitement!
Don't hesitate , just buy.
( 12 + book)
“He who fears to suffer, suffers from fear…”
Lila Loveday has two secrets that she would rather die than share. The first is that she is in love with her best friend’s brother, Alex, the second is that she can move objects just by looking at them. After a mugging exposes her unique yet dangerous ability, Lila runs from her home in London to the only people she can trust – her brother Jack and Alex. Once there she discovers they are working for an undercover military organisation called the Unit, there they are hunting down the men that had killed her mother years before. But now they’ve found them. After discovering this revelation, Lila also finds out there are other people like her – people with special powers – and her mother’s murderer is one of them and now they want to find her.
From the very first chapter Hunting Lila is an exciting read. Its premise seems to be replicated by many young adult authors but instead Alderson makes this novel completely unique. The action is fast paced, thrilling and ultimately gripping. It is well executed and completely drives the narrative forward as each plot twist is unravelled and revealed to the reader, making you breathless as you furiously turn the pages demanding more and more. The paranormal section of the novel was also brilliant; instead of being cliché it was entertaining. At times it was humorous but also dark as each character was pushed to the limits of their abilities and choices.
Sarah Alderson creates not only a fantastic narrative but also sophisticated characters. The protagonist, Lila Loveday, was a pleasure to read. Her thoughts, actions and dialogue were incredibly three dimensional and realistic.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I really could not put this down. The central idea of the story had me hooked and the romance addition as well as the parent sub plot kept me wanting to read on. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic read!! Very gripping and so many twists and turns along the way - I'm a slow reader and so far the only book that has intrigued me enough to read within 2-3 weeks (that's... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Red08
Hunting Lila is an incredible story full of devastating secrets and a beautiful romance that blossoms between two of the most amazing characters, Lila and Alex. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Oula Yousif
Such a different story but one that really keeps you hooked! A fantastic read and definitely one to recommend from a fantastic author.Published 12 months ago by Elliot Austin
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. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Red Ribbon
A blogger friend suggested this book series to me. After reading the blurb, I was concerned that this book was geared towards the YA crowd. "Not true!" said my friend. Read morePublished 22 months ago by MaryEvelyn
Alex..... Oh wait I forgot Lila. Sorry.
Yeah where was I? Lila's character is well written. I loved the fact that she already had a crush on Alex since childhood and had not... Read more