Book Mash [19]

A feature on Nawanda Files that is math...for books, where we mash up new and old releases with books, tv and movies. What equals our favorite reads? Find out in the simple equation below. (Posted by Becca)


Combine a group of dynamic people with powers, a lead girl that you love (and again, more powers!), and lastly, persecuted individuals who show both the good and bad side of extraordinary abilities.

What do you get?

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Hunting Lila 
by Sarah Alderson
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Series: Lila #1
Release Date: August 5th, 2011

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 organization 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 realizes 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…

There's a bit of a military aspect to this book and "brother's best friend" love, which never goes wrong with me. It's a thriller with superpowers! I enjoyed it immensely, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes the above books / shows.

Have you read Hunting Lila? Do you agree with the Mash?

Book Mashes, a Nawanda Files feature, are posted on Fridays. Feel free to create a Book Mash of your own!


  1. I LOVE Kemmerer's writing, so I may have to check this one out if it's relating to STORM in your eyes, Becca!

  2. I haven't read Hunting Lila yet but I've been wanting to, it's been on my TBR for ages. Speaking of, I need to watch The Tomorrow People! Great post Becca.

  3. I haven't read the books and shows you meshed to get this one but I'm intrigued by Hunting Lila. It looks really good and I have to agree, brothers bestfriend romance is always fun :)

    -Mari @ The Sirenic Codex

  4. I've heard about Hunting Lila a long, long, LONG time ago before I even started blogging when there was TONS of hype surrounding it. The problem about it is that I'm afraid to buy it (what if I don't like it?) and the libraries here don't have it. ):
    Maybe I'll try Hunting Lila one day...maybe.

  5. I've definitely been enjoying The Tomorrow People every week as well as the early seasons of The 4400. Thanks for the great recommendation!