Hunting Lila


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Published 4th August 2011
Simon & Schuster
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17-year-old Lila has two secrets she’s prepared to take to the grave. The first is that she can move things just by looking at them. The second is that she’s been in love with her brother’s best friend, Alex, since forever.

After a mugging exposes her unique ability, Lila decides to run to the only people she can trust – her brother and Alex. They live in Southern California where they work for a secret organisation called The Unit, and Lila discovers that the two of them are hunting down the men who murdered her mother five years before. And that they’ve found them. In a world where nothing and no one is quite as they seem, Lila quickly realises that she is not alone – there are others out there just like her – people with special powers -and her mother’s killer is one of them…

What people are saying about Hunting Lila

“Hunting Lila is not only one of my favourite debuts of the year but one of my favourite books all time! I love it! Exciting, engrossing and action-packed, Hunting Lila is supernatural thriller that’s mind-blowing! Fantastic characters, edgy and original plot and a refreshing YA voice! This one’s a must read!” – Badass Bookie

“You couldn’t have pried the book out of my hands with crow-bar and baby oil. Hunting Lila’ is superb; it’s adrenaline-fuelled and packing paranormal punch with a brilliant family drama and romantic saga at its centre. The book is ‘X-Men’ meets ‘Heroes’ and ludicrously unputdownable.” – Alpha Reader

“The perfect blend of mystery, romance and thrilling action sequences.” – Fluttering Butterflies

“For a debut novel, this book really blew me away. The intensity, the simmering love story that hits boiling point and the revelations that I would never have guessed,just add to a book that wows you with each turning page.” – Serendipity Reviews

“Utterly exceptional, Hunting Lila was something else entirely… Truly, this is an unforgettable debut.” – Gripped into Books

“Such a brilliant debut from Sarah Alderson! There is not a dull moment in this book. With a nice pace, swift, concise writing, a great story and character development, Hunting Lila will keep you at the edge of your seat the moment you start reading!” – Amaterasu Reads