Saturday, September 1, 2012

Review: Losing Lila (Lila #2) by Sarah Alderson

Title: Losing Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Published: August 2nd 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Rating: 4 stars
Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which is somehow tracking their every move. While Alex is determined to keep Lila safe and her ability secret at any cost, Lila's only thought is of finding a way back to California so she can rescue her brother and mother from the military base where they're being held. Struggling to control both her growing power and her deepening feelings for Alex, Lila decides the time has finally come to stop running and start fighting. Together with Alex, Demos, and the others she's come to think of as family, Lila plans not only to save her brother and mum, but also to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for. But the plan requires Lila to return to California alone, and to make friends with the enemy - and in doing so, she risks losing everything: Alex, her family… even her life.

Who wouldn't love a book when the author goes straight and throw you right away with an action-pack and heart pounding opening? Sarah Alderson sure knows how to capture her audience. Right from the start she had me already really excited and thrilled and I'm very happy to say that she was able to keep it throughout the course of the story. Losing Lila is fantastic sequel with amazing plot, kick-ass characters, thrilling scenes and shocking twists. I absolutely enjoyed it.

Lila. I seriously adore this girl even if she could be really so stubborn sometimes. She's impulsive and quite reckless yet I love how she's so willing to take risks for her loved ones and be brave and strong with it. Alex. I understand the insecurities he showed here especially after being the only human in their group who isn't a psy. But Alderson still made his character so purposeful. He became the brain of the group. He was the one who thought of strategies and planned their actions. And clearly, he played an essential part in the group. 

Alex and Lila's relationship is, of course, one of my favorite parts in this book. It was sweet, touching and absolutely swoon-worthy. They had fights and misunderstandings but I love how it grew and developed. 

The secondary characters are so great. I love how almost all of them made an impression to me especially Nate and Suki! The tandem of this two is just so entertaining and fun. Key too felt like a very warm person, someone who is so easy to talk to and confide with. Also, I think I developed quite a crush on Jack. Haha! And wait, did you notice how thoughtful he'd been to Amber during the last parts? Ooh, I can totally see the two of them together if there would be a third book! :D

And one more thing! Sarah Alderson never fails to impressed me with her ability of writing awesome action-packed scenes. I can so vividly imagine it and it was kick-ass. The stunts were amazing and I love how she describe them with such vigor and energy

This is such a outstanding and fantastic book from an excellent and talented author. She'd proven it in Hunting Lila and with Losing Lila she'd given us a lot more reasons why we have to look forward to more of her books. A third book of Lila will absolutely make me really really happy! And I want a lot of Jack, please. Haha! I recommend this. :D


  1. Glad you enjoyed this! I'm hoping Alex and Lila grow on me more with this one, but they are great characters nevertheless. I agree about the action, Sarah Alderson writes some impressive action scenes. ;) Brilliant review, E! :)

  2. Awesome review, Eunice! I love the sound of this series and have heard nothing but great things about it. I love the sound of Lila, but of course I have to meet Alex too!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :) xxx

  3. Suki and Nate! I feel all warm and happy when I think of those two. I definitely want at least one more Lila book so I can read about them again. ;) Brilliant review, Eunice! I'm so pleased this didn't disappoint you. :)

  4. Oh gosh, I can't wait to catch up with Alex and Lila! I'll be reading this later this month. Lovely review Eunice. :)

  5. ASDFGHJKL I've ordered this and I can't wait to finally meet it! I want to see Alex and Lila's misunderstandings and sldkfjwdkjfkwef.<33 And I can't wait to meet all the characters again.(: I'm glad they were just as good as in Hunting Lila. Wonderful review, Eunice!

  6. I have Hunting Lila on my TBR pile and you've just reminded me to start it - it sounds amazing <3 I'm glad you enjoyed this one just as much as the first. Great review! :)

  7. Yay!!!!! I love your enthusiasm for this book Eunice!!!! I'm so glad to hear that the secondary characters and action scenes are awesome. Sweet review!

  8. I have to get this book now... I haven't even read the first. This is so bad. I can't take this anymore that I'm so far behind! Ahhhhhhahahahaha! Anyways. Awesome review... you've me convinced to get it straight away! =D

  9. Lovely review, dear. :) Numerous people (and I mean numerous people) have been urging me to read this series, telling me it will rock my socks off. I wasn't sold until I saw your excellent, articulate review, Eunice! Thank you so much for it; I'm definitely convinced that I MUST read this book now. :)

    *Leanne saunters over to bookstore to grab a copy*

  10. Great review! I really enjoyed this book and in this sequel it only proves how great Sarah Alderson really is as a writer.

  11. Nice! a stubborn and impulsive character! Someone id enjoy reading about! Havent read the first book but everyone seems to like this series!! Great review!
    - Farah @MajiBookshelf

  12. Awesome review! I still need to read Hunting Lila but I have heard nothing but good about the series! Glad to hear you enjoyed this one :-) The writing and characters sound great! Thanks for sharing.


  13. A third book=! DId she finally say she'll write it? I certainly hope so, two aren't nearly enough. I want to see the Jack situation resolved, as well as several others.
    Great review, Eunice!

  14. This is yet another series I haven't started yet. I hear the author writes some seriously cute boys, though, so I don't know what I've been waiting for. ;) Great review!

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden


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