Today, Treasured Tales for Young Adults is taking part in the UK and Australian blog tour for the amazing novel Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson, the sequel to Hunting Lila. I’m very excited to be a part of the tour.
For my part of the tour, I will be sharing with you my review of Losing Lila. Don’t forget to check out all the other fantastic blogs that are participating in this great tour. Have fun and thanks for stopping by. :)
Losing Lila (Lila #2) by Sarah Alderson
Book description (from Goodreads) -
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.
After the terrifying events that took place that night at Joshua Tree – where Lila had no choice but to leave her brother, Jack, with the Unit – Alex and Lila are hiding in Mexico, trying to avoid the Unit, who will stop at nothing to find them.
Lila is desperately worried about her brother and mother. All she wants to do is get to the Unit’s military base and rescue them. But breaking into the military base will not be easy. They need a plan – one methodically thought out to the last detail – if they have any chance at beating the Unit.
Demos and his team, along with Lila and Alex will stand together to stop the Unit. A plan is put in to action – one that needs to be timed perfectly. One wrong move, one step out of place and everything could go wrong – lives could be lost. The first step in the plan? Lila will have to return to the military base and gather information from the inside.
Lila will need to rely on her instincts if she is to survive life inside those military walls. But is Lila walking straight into a trap, or do Lila, Alex, Demos and the team have the advantage? How much do the Unit really know, and how deep does the conspiracy run?
Wow, what an action packed, page-turning novel. I went through moments of shock, nervousness, laughter, and smiles while reading Losing Lila. At one point my jaw actually dropped when a shocking twist was revealed. I just didn’t see it coming.
There was page after page of action, and I found myself unable to tear myself from the book. I had to know what would happen. Would Jack be okay? Would they be able to rescue Lila’s mother? Could they destroy the Unit? There was just so much suspense. Sarah Alderson knows how to write action, and she takes the reader on a suspense filled, action packed journey.
At times main character Lila can be impulsive and reckless (which worries Alex), but her heart is always in the right place – she has the best of intentions. She is risking it all for those she loves. Through-out the novel Lila shows courage and bravery and an unwavering commitment to her family.
Standing by Lila is Alex, who would do anything for her; Lila is his main priority. While he wants to rescue Jack and Lila’s mother and bring down the Unit, his thoughts are always of Lila – always wanting to keep her safe. There are some very romantic moments between Lila and Alex and it is during these moments that Lila feels the most safe, the most secure.
Adding moments of laughter and smiles to Losing Lila is Suki and Nate – especially Suki. She says the most funniest things, and you can never predict what she is going to say next. She adds moments of light to a very intense and serious situation.
Every character in the novel has a story to tell and a part to play. Every word spoken, every conversation adds to the story. This is definitely a novel that I will read again and again. It’s too good to only be read once.
With jaw-dropping twists, page-turning suspense, and action that will have you on the edge of your seat, Losing Lila is the perfect sequel to Hunting Lila.
*Thank you to Simon and Schuster Australia for providing me with a copy of Losing Lila to review.