Hunting Lila (Lila Series)

Hunting Lila (Lila Series)

by Sarah Alderson

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Overview

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…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857071958
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Publication date: 04/10/2012
Series: Lila Series
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.11(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah Alderson quit her job in the nonprofit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip with her husband and princess-obsessed daughter. After several months in India, Singapore, Australia and the US, they settled in Bali, where Sarah now spends her days writing by the pool and trying to machete open coconuts without severing a limb. She is the author of The Sound; Hunting Lila and its sequel, Losing Lila; and the paranormal trilogy Fated, Severed, and Shadowed.

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Hunting Lila 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
sakara More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book, cannot wait for Losing Lila!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Action and Romance lovers this is the book for you! Sarah Alderson has truly outdone herself. I can't wait to read more of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this author's books
Novelsontherun More than 1 year ago
I started reading Hunting Lila after I read the prequel novella, short story, ‘Catching Suki’. I had stayed away from reading any spoilers or even really knowing what Hunting Lila was about as I wanted to read it totally fresh. ‘Catching Suki’ is this irresistible teaser short story that had me hooked. I cracked Hunting Lila open, got told off by hubby at 2am for having the light on and finished it off later in the morning. In other words this book is hard to put down. This book has momentum. It is fast paced, exciting and you just love all the characters whether they are the goodies or the baddies, cause sometimes it’s hard to tell who is on the bad side of the fence. Lila is a wonderful, smart character who is almost as stubborn as her brother Jack. She is carrying around a secret with her, well two, but one is written all over her face. She has fled London to see her brother and Alex and lands herself smack bang in the middle of a situation. Her father is not impressed. Jack, her 22 year old Special Ops brother and Alex his best friend, are on a mission to ‘contain’ people of interest in the death of Jack and Lila’s mother, but it is much bigger than that. This Unit, is so secret that even the President doesn’t even know about them. Jack and Alex are the two swoon worthy guys in this book, built like GI Joe dolls, all muscle and tightness in all the right places, totally loyal to the cause and to each other. They are total babes and Jack knows it. Jack is the more volatile of the two, stubborn and totally focused on containing all persons of interest, following orders to the letter. Alex is the calmer, easier to reason with who can come across as the more wise of the two when sometimes you have to sit back, take stock and question where you are headed. Did I mention Alex rides a motorbike and knows how to ride fast? Demos, Amber, Alicia, Ryder, Nate, Suki, Bill and Harvey are great sub characters. In ‘Catching Suki’, you really get a feel for these characters and they hooked me into wanting to know more. Nate is sweet and funny. Suki means well but manages to let go of a few faux pas and Amber and Ryder are totally in to each other. Sarah has a wonderful YA voice. She has great word power. Scenes get described so well that you feel like you are the one with your arms wrapped tight around Alex’s waist as you hang on while he gets you to safety on the back of his bike ( or here’s wishing..hehe). I felt like I was watching a movie rather than reading a book. This is how good her word power is. Everything she writes flows so well in this book. It is this massive fast paced ride from start to finish and I want another ticket for Losing Lila. Sarah has left us on the edge of our seats.
alaiel.kreuz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
For some reason I've been delaying this book over an over again but finally I decided to read it a few days ago and I was very very pleased with it.After being robbed Lila panics... she is afraid of herself. Despite the fact that being robbed can be very scary she panics because instead losing her stuff she was about to cut one of her attackers's eyeball. Kind of groos if you ask me but that's what happens if you have telekinesis and don't know how to control it, right?Anywho, before doing it she realizes what was about to happen and stops. Then makes a decision: she is tired of being in England, her house, her real house, is in US with her brother and Alex who is her brother's best friend and her secret crush.So, without telling her dad she takes off and lands in California. Finally home... finally next to Alex. But she is afraid they will question why is she there and discover her secret.But something seems off when, after the visit of a cute girl, her brother -who works for a secret agency called The Unit- places a lot of security around her. Finally he spills the beans: Ales and he have been tracking down the people who killed their mom and looks like they will catch them soon.The only problem is... these people are like Lila, they have unique abilities and her brother and Alex's job is to take them down so The Unit can study them. Will she turn into their next job? Would they experiment with her too?Personal opinion:This first book is full of action and romance. The pace was good: not to fast, not to slow, it fit the plot perfectly.Lila, being a teenager and all is actually very funny and clever. She tries her best to help people and is not quick to judge others. Her insecurities were very real too and her love for Alex muy cute.For Jack and Lila the day her mother died a lot of things changed, not only their dad decided to move to England and take Lila but also Jack quit college with Alex and enter The Unit seeking for revenge and we, readers, feel their pain and understand their reasons.The best thing about this book? The ending. What a fantastic twist!!! I simply loved it! Since I do no spoilers I can't say really much about it but trust me in this: the minute I can get my hand in the second book I'm going to buy it, sit quietly in my reading corner and on't stop until I finish it.
poetrytoprose on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
First, special thanks to Brodie for talking this one up because, if not for her, the book would have probably gone unnoticed by me. Sad times! Second, if the summary, my review, whatever, piques your interest for Hunting Lila¿definitely get your hands on a copy! It¿s such a fun read.I have to admit that I wasn¿t quite feeling Lila¿s character at the beginning of the book. She was nice enough, but she obsessed over Alex. A lot. Yes, he¿s hot and amazing and all that good stuff, but I found myself thinking, ¿Jeez, Lila, calm down!¿ But then I had to give her a break¿ For one, she¿s seventeen! I cringe when I remember how I behaved at her age. Second, she¿s been disconnected from Alex (and her brother) so it made sense that she was a bit consumed by her feelings for him. Plus, yeah, Alex? He is hot stuff so I couldn¿t really blame her. If you¿re anything like me, you¿ll find yourself wishing that he and Lila would just get on with it. Ha! Anyway, while she continued to admire him throughout the course of the book, the focus of the story shifted to much more important things and I think Lila did some growing up as they unraveled.Let¿s talk about Lila¿s ability ¿ she¿s telekinetic. Awesome, right? Well, not so much for Lila. Even when it keeps her safe at the beginning of the book, she¿s terrified of what she can do. She¿s being mugged, but instead of being relieved for her safety, she¿s worried about what she almost did to one of her muggers. Crazy! Her fear sends her running to Southern California which is where the story really kicks off. Despite her best attempts to be ¿normal¿, her emotions sometimes get the best of her which, in turn, only leads to her ability doing things out of her control (shutting doors, spaghetti incidents, etc). I loved how, even toward the end of the book, I had only a small glimpse of what Lila could do. She still wasn¿t comfortable with her telekinesis and was only just beginning to accept it as part of who she was.The book took on some exciting turns as the mystery behind the death of Lila¿s mother came to the forefront. There were also some awesome side characters that surfaced during this time ¿ some with their own special abilities. As the summary says, ¿nothing and no one is quite as they seem¿ and it is SO true. And, again, it¿s only the beginning of this storyline so I¿m excited to see where Sarah Alderson takes it next.
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Sarah Anderson is one of my teachers best friend.
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I was so hooked on the story i couodntbput it down!
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Dewb More than 1 year ago
This has been in my bookshelf for quite some time, and it shouldn't have! The blurb made it interesting enough to buy but apparently not interesting enough to read immediately, which is a shame. This books blew my expectations big time! 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago