Title: Hunting Lila (Lila #1)
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Children Books
Release Date: August 4, 2011
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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. Or thereabouts.After a mugging on the streets of South London goes horribly wrong and 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. Trying to uncover the truth of why her mother was killed, and the real remit of The Unit, Lila becomes a pawn in a dangerous game. Struggling to keep her secrets 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...
Wow, OMG was this book awesome! I really enjoyed Hunting Lila soo much. Sarah Alderson is a great writer! In her debut novel she really shows how Lila is very special with her abilities.The intrigue and suspense in this book was AMAZING!! From the first scene of the book with Lila and the mugging and she then discovers how powerful she is. This is better than X-Men, but its also similar because you get to see that Lila is different and that her brother and Alex dont really know who they are working for.
The plot was put together well, and had lots of action and romance! The unique plot that takes place since Lila sets ground in the US to visit her brother Jack and his best friend Alex who Lila has had a crush on since she was six. Along the way, we discover new things about Lila's powers and that there are more like her. The pace of the book was a good pace because then it all comes together nicely at the end, making me want the next book.
The romance was soo full of emotions even between Lila and Alex. They have know each other a long time, even after they moved she still keeps in touch with her brother and Alex.The stair scene was soo cute when she sees Alex for the first time, it was heart warming. There were soo many scenes and interactions that I just fell in love with this romance that is developing. Lila is a very likable character because you can relate to her for her personality because she is strong. People will fall in love with Alex for his strong duty to protect the ones he loves, and he is smart!
There was soo much action during this book, and it will not let you down! I was getting so nervous wondering what will happen throughout the entire book. Alderson did an amazing job with the ending. It had me turning the pages so fast that I had to know what is happening and the end left me speechless for wanting more. I cant wait until the second book because it will be sooo good!! I will be pre-ordering the second book because Hunting Lila was an amazing read!! **It sucks that this is not available to read in the US or Canada, but you can always order it online and that it will come soon here.