Author: Sarah Alderson
Genre: Young Adult
Summary: Lila is living away form the two people she cares about the most. Her brother Jack and his best friend (Also known as the love of her life) Alex. While they are in the military she is England with no family near. Lila is in fear though. She witnessed the murder of her mother before her very eyes and she has this power that she doesn’t know how to control. Lila heads towards the military base where Alex and Jack are. She feels safe with them near, but she is far from safe. Alex and jack’s purpose over there at the base is to find the murderer that killed Lila’s mother. The people who they think committed the murder had the same power that Lila had. Now that Lila has found out about all this stuff that is happening she doesn’t know who to trust. I found this book on GoodReads while I was looking at my recommendations. This book really caught my eye so I decided to give it a chance. I enjoyed the book. Would I put in my favorites though? No. But I still really enjoyed this book. I am planning on reading the second book but I just don’t know if it will exceed my expectations.
My Review: At first i thought that Lila was going to a very a annoying character, then I started to get to know her better and see her past and how much she suffered. I started to actually like Lila. The one person in this book that I just do not like at all is Jack. Jack is just to possessive over her. He cares for Lila but he doesn’t trust her. he couldn’t even tell her about their mother. It was Lila’s mother as well and not only Jack’s. Then there is Alex. Lila cares truly for Alex, but she is blinded by her love for him that she doesn’t even see that he has feelings towards her as well. I have mixed feelings towards Alex. I know he is trying to protect Lila and guarantee her safety though he also doesn’t trust Lila enough to give information that you would give to someone you care about. Including his feeling for her. My favorite part of this book would have to be this line that Alex says.
“It’s Lila–come on, Jack. She might be a little impulsive but that doesn’t make her a sociopath.’
I swivelled my gaze to Jack, trying my best not to look like a sociopath.” – Hunting Lila
I thought that was sentence from Alex and Lila’s effect towards that sentence was so hilarious. I didn’t really have a favorite part i this book. I just had this line that was funny. Overall I would say to give this book a chance. i wouldn’t be the right match for some people but I know that are people that would love this book.