Thursday, 12 December 2013

Losing Lila (Lila #2) by Sarah Alderson

Losing Lila (Lila, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Losing Lila by Sarah Alderson

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Losing Lila (Lila, #2)(Source: I own a copy of this book.)
This is book 2 in the ‘Lila’ series.
17-year-old Lila is on the run with her boyfriend Alex, after escaping the evil people who wanted to experiment on her, leaving her brother behind in a coma.
Lila and Alex have plans though, and with the help of Demos, plan to frame Richard Stirling by stealing drugs and planting them in his offices, whilst Lila tries to free her brother and mother.
Can Lila save her brother and mother? Can they frame Richard Stirling? And can they have a relationship when Lila’s brother finds out that they are together?

This was a good sequel, and I much preferred it to Hunting Lila.

Lila was still a bit stupid in this book, but she didn’t irritate me the way she did in the first book. She seemed to be a little more understanding of the fact that all this weird stuff that was going on, but I still felt like her decisions were risky and short-sighted.

The storyline in this was okay. I appreciated that the pace was faster, although the plans that these people made were laughable at times. I have no idea how they thought they could steal a mafia drug lord’s drugs and money, and plant it on someone else without said mafia drug lord killing them, and the plan for Lila to go back to the institute and pretend to know nothing was also pretty stupid.
As you can probably gather, the storyline just felt a little immature and unbelievable, and as things developed we got more and more wonderful powers springing up, and more and more unbelievable stuff happening.
The romance between Alex and Lila was at least a little more developed and believable in this instalment, although I still had issues with the fact that they suddenly claimed to have loved each other since she was 5. The relationship didn’t feel quite as fake and awkward as it did in the first book though.

The ending was along the same lines, pretty fanciful, but at least it was happy, and things were wrapped up nicely. I did enjoy this more than Hunting Lila, but I think in part this was due to the faster pace in this book.
Overall; an okay end to the series, if a little unbelievable.
6 out of 10


  1. I haven't read the first yet, but glad to hear it is a decent sequel

  2. Yeah, these character seem to be a little delusional in their "plans" LOL