Release Date: August 2nd 2012
Author: Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia
Source: Publisher for review
Where to Buy: Fishpond | Booktopia
More Info: Goodreads
Cover:Summary 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.
I love this cover even more than the first book! The girl in the cover looks just like how I imagined Lila! I love that the girl is wearing a grey jacket and pants, plus the white shirt and that pose is amazing. It looks as if the girl is running away from something and it captures the feeling of Losing Lila so well!
Lila and Alex sitting on a tree! K-I-S-S-I-N...
Whoops, please excuse me! I do not mean to sing the 'playground' song. Anyway, where was I? Oh, Losing Lila! My head is spinning because I feel drunk. Drunk of what, you wonder? I'm drunk of Sarah Alderson's writing. I can't stop reading Losing Lila. You see, I absolutely loved Hunting Lila but Losing Lila was EPIC. Even better than Hunting Lila! (I think I'm a bit too drunk to even say this...)
Sarah Alderson, please never ever put your pen down! (or laptop in this case perhaps?) I am absolutely in love with your writing, story, characters and just everything! There is nothing I disliked from this book (and no, I'm not drunk when I say this!). Sarah is back with a full-on action story of Lila and Alex! There are quite a few surprises in this book and boy, Sarah does it so well! Not to mention the romantic scenes between Alex and Lila. I swear I melted into a puddle. It's so sweet I want to hug Sarah a billion times for writing those scenes! Things are finally brought together and it's like all the pieces of puzzles are finally becoming a picture. When I started this book, I was completely sober (TRUST ME) but from the very first page, it's BAM! Action! and there you go, I've travelled all the way to California and I'm drunk by the end of the book. And dear goodness, thank you SO MUCH for not ending Losing Lila in a cliffhanger, Sarah because I'm drunk and I don't know what I'm going to do if the book ends in a cliffhanger!
Lila and Alex, I LOVE YOU BOTH! So, Lila here is finally developing her psy powers and it's AMAZING, trust me! Lila is so stubborn sometimes but I like that about her! When she's determined to do something, she won't stop until she finally achieves it! Her relationship with Alex is so sweet and romantic. There are times when it's a bit rocky but all is well in the end. Even though they're on the run from The Units, Alex still takes Lila to a beach in Mexico City and well, obviously I'm jealous because I want to be on that beach with Alex as well! (Oh fine, Lila can come along as well) Besides my love for these two, I also adored Nate, Key, Alicia, Suki (très adorable), Demos and even Key's mama (I just want to laugh everytime I read about her).
And then there's Jack! Jack, I love how you're so protective over Lila but I think you should loosen up a bit. Lila's 17 you know and what's there not to love about Alex? He's your best friend so you should be happy that he loves Lila too! But boy am I surprised with you and I bet you're surprised as well!
PS: Rachel, stay away from Alex and Lila. Your dad's not cool and he's not going to save you. Pleased?
I guess that's enough to say that I love all the characters....right? Even the bad ones?
So you love Hunting Lila? Then you'll love Losing Lila even more! Leave it to Sarah Alderson to create a book loaded with actions, coated with sweet romance and just the right amount of humour as a finishing touch! Thank goodness the book does not end in a cliffhanger but I
|5 Forget-Me-Not flowers for Losing Lila!|
Thank you Simon & Schuster Australia for the review copy!