Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson

losing lila

Alex and Lila are on the run, desperately trying to stay one step ahead of the Unit, which is somehow tracking their every move. WhileAlex is determined to keep Lila safe and her ability secret at any cost, Lila’s only thought isoffinding 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 onlyto 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, andto make friends with the enemy – and in doing so, sheriskslosing everything:Alex, her family… even her life. (Goodreads)

Losing Lila is the second and final instalment in this series – which I find a little bit sad! I would have loved to have seen this series as a trilogy rather than a duo. That aside, I loved this book probably more than I did the first!

The reader can see how the characters have developed from one book to the next, which makes the book more interesting because they live and learn – much like real life. It is easier to relate to characters who change based on the experiences and problems that they face. Lila went from a character who was constantly nervous and quite shy to being a character who jumped into the middle of action and wasn’t afraid to show who she was to the people around her. Alex and Jack managed to put their prejudices aside (from everything they had learnt from where they work) and managed to work together with the people with special powers.

We also got to know the dad a little bit more within this book which allowed the reader to connect more to the character. Before, he was a character who had appeared a couple of times, but he wasn’t a fixed part of the book. With his sudden appearance, the reader could watch the relationship between himself and his children develop – even the relationship between himself and the people with special powers developed!

I also loved the twists and turns within this book. Some of them literally left me with my mouth hanging open. Some of them left me feeling really sorry for the characters involved, while others made some of the events make more sense.

I could have easily imagined these books being a trio and I think it is sad that it isn’t one! Either way, I loved both of these books and gave this book a 5/5 stars.

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