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Losing Lila. Sarah Alderson Paperback – August 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857071971
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857071972
  • Product Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,618,451 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Having spent most of her life in SE London, apart from uni in Bristol and a year in Italy, 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. Hunting Lila is her first novel and she is currently working on the sequel. A new book, Fated, publishes in January.

More About the Author

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 with her husband and princess obsessed 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 machete-ing coconuts and writing.

She finished her first novel just before they left the UK, wrote the sequel - Losing Lila - on the beach in India, and had signed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster by the time they had reached Bali.

She has since published a number of books with Simon & Schuster, including The Sound and Out of Control.

Sarah also writes New Adult Fiction for Pan Macmillan under the pen name Mila Gray, and romantic comedy as part of the writing duo Lola Salt.


You can find her on Facebook /sarahjalderson, Twitter (@sarahalderson) and at www.sarahalderson.com.

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Then we're thrown into action, action and more action!
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I hope Sarah writes more in this series as I have thoroughly enjoyed this two, especially the second one.
Katie
Kept me wanting more at the end of every chapter, would stay up late to read it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Dee18 TOP 1000 REVIEWER on August 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
*** Contains spoilers of first book `Hunting Lila' ***

They took her mother.

They shot her brother.

Now they want Lila

But she's not going down without a fight.

`Losing Lila' is the second book in Sarah Alderson's X-Men meets Heroes `Lila' YA urban fantasy series.

Last year I found a new favourite book in `Hunting Lila' - a book that packed a punch and introduced readers to Lila, who can move objects with her mind.

After a near-miss with her powers in London, Lila fled to sunny California and her brother, Jack, not to mention her brother's best friend (and Lila's childhood crush) Alex. Jack left home shortly after their mother was murdered, and joined The Unit - a government organization Lila wasn't entirely cluey about ... until she became their target.

The Unit hunts down those with supernatural abilities, and performs experiments of them - whether for a cure or military gains, no one is sure. But after being kidnapped by a supernatural group, led by Demos, Lila's eyes were opened to the Unit's evil ways. And as if she needed even more convincing, Demos confessed to being her deceased mother's ex-boyfriend, and knowing that she was still alive and being held in a Unit containment facility, being used as a human supernatural specimen.

A show-down with Jack and Alex's ex Unit Squad led to her brother being shot, Demos's group scattering and Lila going on the run with Alex.

Alderson picks up the action of `Losing' where `Hunting' left off. Alex and Lila are holed up in Mexico, high on the adrenaline of evading the Unit, and their newfound love for one another.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Step Into Fiction on September 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
So, there's a lot of emotions running through my head at the moment. But we'll start from the beginning.

In the previous book (Hunting Lila) we find out Lila is a psy, we also find out that her brother, Jack, and his best friend, Alex, hunt the psys. Dun dun dunn. But wait, there's more.. Lila is in love with Alex. Moving on..

In Losing Lila, we're back with Lila and Alex who have made it to Mexico and we're straight bang into action, which I'm glad for.

First things first though, I have to admit that even though it was straight into action, I did find it hard to get into the first half of the story. I'm not sure what it was though, maybe because it was all about Alex and Lila and I'm like this huge Jack fan? Could be. Not that I don't like Alex and Lila's relationship, I do. I just have this fictional crush on Jack, that surprisingly, started and grew rapidly in this single book.

Okay, now let's get into the story now before I start raaving on about Jack. I don't want to spoil much about this book, but how wicked was it all, huh? There's so much going on that it's kind of overwhelming. There's The Unit who are forever searching for Alex and Lila, then there's Michael (Lila's father) arriving. We have all the psys doing their own magical powers, we're even introduced to a new psy, which I have to say is rather awesome. You kind of get used to everything that's going on though.

Sarah Alderson has created this amazing world with psys, hunters and even drug dealers. I'm in awe by it all. How does she do it?

Suki and Nate have to be the best secondary characters though. They're just so entertaining to read about and always full of life. The romance in this book was defiantly stronger now than it was, and I'm so glad they didn't have sex.
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Format: Kindle Edition
Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson is a thrilling sequel that’s never lacking in action, danger and heart tingling romance!

My goodness do I love Sarah Alderson! Quickly becoming on of my favourite authors, there’s yet to be one of her books that I haven’t adored and Losing Lila is no exception. Written superbly, Losing Lila is heart pounding from the very first chapter. Continuing on with the storyline from the first book, Alderson once more expands on her world with shocking secrets and unexpected revelations.

I must admit I didn’t love this one as much as the first book, Hunting Lila but as far as sequel’s go this was a solid follow up. It didn’t read like a “filler” sequel either as so many seem to be nowadays, rather it has its own interesting storyline and purpose in the overall series that drove the book.

All the characters we loved from the first book are back together again to continue their fight against the Unit and the shady Sterling Enterprises once again. Though I won’t say what it is they join up again to do for fear of giving away spoilers, I will admit that Lila and her family are front and centre, with many revelations coming to light that I simply didn’t expect.

I thoroughly enjoy Anderson’s storytelling. Losing Lila was such a thrilling read. There’s never a dull moment in this book with so much going on and so much excitement happening. The action is heavy and the relationships between the characters form the perfect balance between non-stop action and high stakes danger with romance and emotion.

As with the first novel, Lila is still a wonderful heroine to read about; one who’s learning more about herself and who she is in Losing Lila.
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