Review: Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson

Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which is somehow tracking their every move. While 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 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 others she’s come to think of as family, Lila plans not only to save her brother and mum, but also to completely destroy the Unit and everything it stands for. But the plan requires Lila to return to California alone, and to make friends with the enemy – and in doing so, she risks losing everything: Alex, her family… even her life.

Title: Losing Lila
Author: Sarah Alderson
Published: August 2nd 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK
Links: Goodreads
Received: Bought on Kindle
Rating: 5 of 5

My Thoughts: Damn. Damn. Damn. I read Hunting Lila months ago and so when I saw Losing Lila I pretty much picked it up and began reading. The book started right where the last book left off. I had a tough time remembering who was who on the X-men team side of things, but I quickly got back into it. This isn’t your typical good guys v.s. bad guys kind of book, everyone thinks they’re the good guys and they’re all trying to overthrow the bad guys.

Alex and Lila deepen their relationship and almost entirely mess it up which threw me for a loop. I understand with all the stress and pressure going on that it was something that could have happened, and I accepted it for them. Lila was a bit too whiny on that side of things though, she could eased up and been more of an adult. And Alex could have been less of a prude, but then Jack could have been less of an asshat.

The story line really thickens in this book, and with all the crazy plans going on it was fun trying to see what would happen in the end.

I’m not sure if there’s another book in this series but if there is, I’m there. I know I’ve said before that I’m no fan of X-men rip offs but this had a good combo of normal people v.s. enhanced people and while the abilities were impressive, nothing was too off the wall. It just worked for the characters and the story line.

And I am still enthralled with what Demos can do. Damn I want that ability.

Namaste,
Rhi