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ISBN: 0857071955
Author: Sarah Alderson
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK; UK ed. edition (April 10, 2012)
Pages: 320
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Fantasy
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 509
Size Fb2: 1868 kb
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Home Sarah Alderson Hunting Lila. Simon & Schuster UK Ltd. 1st Floor, 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London WC1X 8HB. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual people living or dead, events or locales is entirely coincidental.

About Sarah Alderson: Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and .

About Sarah Alderson: Having spent most of her life in London, Sarah quit her job in the non profit sector in 2009 and took off on a round the world trip. She finished her first novel, Hunting Lila (winner of the Kingston Book Award), just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel on the beach in India and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they had reached Bali. A third book, Fated, about a teenage demon slayer, was published in January 2012.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

I wondered how to begin. Yeah, she is. Jack’s lucky. Suddenly I was struck with the thought that maybe I’d been blind. Maybe Alex had feelings for Sara too. Suddenly I was struck with the thought that maybe I’d been blind, that couldn’t be right. I forced myself to stay calm. What the hell, I was bouncing on adrenaline, why not just be blunt? ‘What about you? Why no girlfriend?’. There, it was out there. It was a legitimate question, I figured.

I, for one, was gripped from the first page. Lila’s character was very childish, immature and she quite obviously wallowed in self-pity (though she does grow very quickly with the help of her brother, swoon-worthy motorcyclist Alex and, I think, the comfort of being in her own country, the ‘land of the brave’). All characters in this book are very realistic and readers of any age will find them easy to relate to.

Sarah Alderson Set 8 weeks after the end of Losing Lila, this story will delight fans of Hunting Lila while introducing them to the characters and stunning location from Sarah's next book The Sound (published August 1st, 2013).

Evie is the last Hunter on earth - a girl destined to end the war that has raged for centuries between humans and demons. 536. Published: 2012. The novels follow the story of Lila, a 17-year-old with the power of telekinesis, and Alex, her brother’s best friend and long-time love interest. Set 8 weeks after the end of Losing Lila, this story will delight fans of Hunting Lila while introducing them to the characters and stunning location from Sarah's next book The Sound (published August 1st, 2013). 449. Published: 2013. Fate brought them together.

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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…

Comments:

Wenyost
Ugh. I wanted to like this. I liked the premise. I just didn't like the characters. Or how the story was written. Lila was so immature. She's in love with Alex, her brother's best friend, a bad-ass Marine recon Special Ops commando. She's 17 and she wants Alex to take her seriously as a love interest. Which should never happen because she behaves like she's 12. I read alot of YA and most of the main characters are 17 year old girls. The authors give them too much maturity for their age, but it furthers the plot so I go along with it. Not Lila. She is given no maturity whatsoever. She acts like a lovesick 12 year old. It was annoying. I wanted to smack Alex for even entertaining her. I'll take an overly mature 17 year old over an immature, lovesick 17 year old any day.
Tujar
Just scraped in to a 3 star rating.

‘Hunting Lila’ is a fun adventure with a group of individuals possessing psy(chic) abilities pitted against a military group – and Lila is caught in-between. Certainly a great premise, and a very enjoyable novel, but it fell a little flat for me.

It’s hard to place why it felt unremarkable – quite possibly it was a little too busy – with so much going on in plot and sub-plot, where character development became secondary.

There was also an element of instalove between Lila and Alex – I found that kind of infuriating. But he was a nice piece of eye candy to read about.

The story had an air of the superficial as well – everyone was gorgeous, everyone was a hero – whether they had special abilities or military training and gadgets, a lot of the ordinary and the relatable just wasn’t there.

Plus, half of the cast intrinsic to the story line were introduced in the second act.

Now that the yucky stuff is done and dusted, let me share what I appreciated about ‘Hunting Lila:’

I loved the different types of psychic abilities – telepaths, astral projectors, a psychokenosist, telekinetics, sifters, all reminding me of the graphic novel (and subsequent film adaptation) ‘Push.’ This had a very strong X-Men Origins vibe.

Lila, our protagonist is very relatable in the beginning and I felt all of her choices during the actions scenes made complete sense. It was the decisions pertaining to her love interest that had my hackles up. Lila is cute, spunky, somewhat naive and has the potential to be a great character and force of nature. She does tend to flounder a bit and I’m excited to see where Sarah Alderson takes Lila in this trilogy.

Jack, Lila’s brother added a fun dynamic into the romance between her and Alex, as well to the bait-and-switch scenario.

But I think ultimately, the military aspect felt unrealistic, as did the change of heart Lila comes to – I hungered for more angst and tribulation for her predicament.

The twist at the end was a great surprise among a sea of predictability. This would fall more into my ‘guilty pleasure’ category, and something I’m on the fence about recommending to others. While I enjoyed ‘Hunting Lila,’ and there is certainly a lot to revel in, it didn’t have that spark.

I have a hunch what is going to happen in the second book for this series, and I will pick it up as I am still interested to see where this story will go. Let’s hope that it is even better than ‘Hunting Lila’ and redeems the author in my eyes. Bring on ‘Losing Lila!’
Raelin
~3.5-4/5

[More of my reviews are available on my blog, Geeky Reading, to which there's a link on my profile.]

So this book is only available in the UK? I thought that it was published over in the US, but I guess only the e-book is. Right? Because I couldn’t find it anywhere, and ended up getting it from the marketplace. I don’t really understand why it hasn’t been brought over here, as it seems like something that US readers would like. It’s been on my list ever since I heard about it, which was a couple of years ago, I think around the time it was released in the UK. Either way, I bought it online, and read it really soon after receiving it.

And I really liked it. This book surprised me on several fronts, the characters upset me and frustrated me several times, but overall I really liked it. And want the next book very soon.

I liked Lila. I understood Lila, and related to her a bit. She’s feisty, and she’s scared with very good reason, but she doesn’t give in when she doesn’t believe she should. I really liked her relationship with her brother, Jack, but I have a soft spot for brother-sister relationships. They get along really well, even though Jack frustrated me on several points, particularly with not telling Lila things. Then there’s Alex, who I am a rather big fan of. I loved his relationship with Lila, a whole lot. They get along so well, and they were so cute, I just really liked them together. I just did.

But then there’s the issue with neither of them telling Lila anything, when they really should have. That always happens, and I suppose there was some reason with it being possibly against the rules to Unit, but I don’t care. That’s not okay. She needed to know. Especially when she became a part of it.

And I loved her part in it, and understood why she was so scared, because she had good reason. Especially when Alex and Jack reacted like they did, those jerks. I was not happy with their reactions, even if they kind of had their reasons.

And then Lila meets the people who are like her, people with odd powers/abilities, who are also being hunted, and that was a big surprise to me. I wasn’t expecting it for some reason, and I really liked that. I really liked how that turned out, for all of them. Although that led to the ending, and I did not like that. The ending was horrible, a huge cliffhanger. Which makes me want the next book all the more. I hope to get it soon.

The powers element of the book I really liked, and was fun to read about, because of how it was handled, and the variety. The writing was good, and kept me interested. I was turned off at first to the fact that the author uses just an apostrophe instead of quotation marks for dialogue, but I got used to it quickly. And it’s opened me up to reading other books that do that, so I guess that’s good, even if I’m still not a huge fan.

Overall, I really liked this book. It was surprising, fun, I liked the characters a lot, and it was a quick read. I hope to get the next one, and others by Alderson, hopefully soon.

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