Friday, July 20, 2012

BOOK REVIEW: LOSING LILA by SARAH ALDERSON


Title:   LOSING LILA (Lila Series #2)
Author:  SARAH ALDERSON
Publisher: Simon & Schuster / Simon Pulse
Pages:  346, paperback
Acquired:  Review Copy from Publisher

RATING


Description from Authors' Website:
Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which somehow is managing to track their every move. Whilst 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 that 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 people she’s come to think of as family, Lila plans not just to save her brother and mother, but to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for.
But the plan requires Lila to return alone to California, make friends with the enemy, and to risk losing everything – Alex, her family, and even her life.


MARISSA'S REVIEW:

EXPLOSIVE
ACTION PACKED
AND HOT!
ONE OF 2012’S BEST YA RELEASES

Hot on the heels of success that Hunting Lila and Fated have brought Sarah Alderson, we have ourselves her best work to-date!  Losing Lila starts with a bang – well a chase through the streets and roof tops of Mexico City - and goes high speed right until the very last page. 
To say I enjoyed Losing Lila is an understatement. 

Lila and Alex are on a mad race to try stay one step ahead of the unit and rescue not only Jack (shot and in a coma on the military base), but Lila and Jack’s mum – not dead and killed Demos, but held captive by Richard Stirling and being “tested” on like a lab rat.  The have joined forces with Demos and the gang of lovable psy larricans to infiltrate the base and bring about the demise of Stirling Enterprises.

But wait…..let’s throw Lila’s overprotective dad into the mix and we have ourselves one family reunion sure to make your head spin!

Hunting Lila was fantastic and introduced us to some awesome and lovable characters – even the “baddies” were great!  Sarah takes it a few steps further in Losing Lila giving us more insight into the secondary characters of Nate, Suki, Amber, Alicia and even Harvey.  We see a side of Demos that could crack a steel heart. And you can’t help but love the quips thrown about from Nate’s Mamma, Mrs Johnson.

The chemistry that sizzles between Alex and Lila is ever present and won’t disappoint! We are given just enough personal interaction between them to enjoy (and cement Alex as one of YA’s hottest) and just the right amount to not overpower the main focus of the mission that they have all embarked on.  A well balanced romance and adventure novel.

Now I hear say you six stars?!  That's right. Six stars of pure enjoyment from start to finish!

To catch more Sarah Alderson, check her out on
Twitter:  @sarahalderson
Facebook: LosingLila  &  SarahAlderson

I'd like to leave you with a song from Sarah's Losing Lila Playlist.  One of my fave bands, Muse and their song Time is Running Out. This song is set in the final action-packed scenes when time is really running out and they’re under pressure and everything is going wrong. Can they figure out a plan before it really is too late?




ENJOY!
MARISSA

5 comments:

  1. Wow, 6 stars? I just finished Hunting Lila and didn't love it but plan on starting LL soon.

    I can absolutely feel your enthusiasm throughout this review, glad you enjoyed it so much!

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    1. I know...6 was a big call! But I definately enjoyed it that much ! I finished and was not just impressed and entertained....but really quite satisfied with the ending. Answers were not thrown in at rush in the last few pages or just left unanswered. If a third book doesnt come...I would be completely satisfied with the ending of LL.
      Cheers Marissa

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  2. I remember Michelle's vlog about this book, she was blushing, tongue tied and over the moon because of this book. It must be real good.

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  3. As I said, I can't wait to read it! Well, actually I watched the author read the first chapter on YT and I just loved it! When I watched Bourne Legacy, I think it perfectly matched the opening scene of LL ^^

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