Losing Lila (Lila #2)
August 02, 2012
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.
I read Hunting Lila a couple of weeks ago and absolutely loved it : it was packed with action, Lila was a great heroine and I totally fell for Alex. I'm a bit disappointed in Losing Lila as my expectations were kind of high because of all the enthusiastic reviews I had read.
I'll start with the things I did enjoy about this second book. The main reason why I like this series is the plot : it reminds me a bit of Xmen with all the gifted people and the cool powers they have. Psygens, as they're called here, were indeed what interested me the most. I adore Suki, Nate (the scenes featuring these two were hilarious) and Demos' crew. Losing Lila was non stop action ! The rescue scenes in the Unit had me very nervous and on edge. I totally see a movie adaptation of this series !!
I was also very much wondering about Demos through the whole book (SPOILER : if he was Jack's father or not) and I was right YAY !!