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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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The Unit are closing in and Demos needs one of his team to go deep cover.Well, I HAD intended for this to be a 'mini' review since it's a short story, but... hah. Anyway, be sure to download your FREE copy of Catching Suki, while also supporting a fantastic cause! CLICK ME CLICK ME CLICK ME!
Fashion obsessed, boy-crazy and more than a little kooky, Suki is a mind reader with a special talent for buying shoes and for listening in on private conversations.
Tasked with infiltrating the enemy (namely Jack and Alex) Suki rises to the challenge, leaving a trail of chaos, destruction (and a large room service bill) in her wake.
A prequel to the events of Hunting Lila and including many of the characters from the book, this short story told through Suki’s eyes, will have you laughing out loud and gripping the edge of your seat.
If you've had the chance to read anything by Sarah Alderson, then you'll know she has a knack for creating bold protagonists coupled with deliciously addictive writing. Hunting Lila was one of the standout debuts of 2011, brimming with action, suspense, scorching sexual tension, sexy guys in uniform and one endearingly kickass heroine. But also demanding for their own time in the spotlight were a cast of secondary characters, each as fascinating as those in the leading roles. One in particular, by the name of Suki Nakamura.
Suki is just your average mind-reader, who has an obsession with shoes and rabid appreciation for hot guys. She's perfect in her own beautiful and hilariously flawed way. She had me laughing out loud so many times with the thoughts that ran through her head (or often unintentionally shot from her mouth). She's such a vibrant narrator and sure, she's a little reckless at times, she forgets to add a filter before opening her mouth or forgoes the act of thinking before acting. But all this leads to highly entertaining reading, even though it may force the poor girl into some sticky situations.
I loved digging around inside her head, because her thoughts are so infectious. Trust me, when Suki goes off on a tangent about hot guys, your own mind will wander to unsavoury places. And when presented with the opportunity to admire Alex's... er... weapons.. heh, perhaps this short story isn't so short afterall, when you take a half-hour break to try daydream such fantasies into reality. I mean, he is a marine. And he wears a uniform. And he rides a motorcycle. And he's Alex Wakeman, PEOPLE. Duh.
For those who've read Lila, it's fun to gain a new appreciation for those moments we only saw from Lila's perspective, like Jack and Alex's reaction when she sends the text that she's coming to L.A or when Lila meets Suki for the first time. Fans will devour this additional glimpse into Lila and Suki's world, narrated by an adorable personality who manages to leave a lasting impression during her own 20 pages of fame. I am so excited to see more of her and the others in Losing Lila. Catching Suki is a welcome invite back into the lives that so many of us Alderson fans have grown to love, adding a few extra fun-filled and intense layers to the story.
Those of you who have yet to fall prey to Lila's captivating tale.... pay absolutely no attention to me and listen to what Jo wrote in the comments. Catching Suki does contain some spoilers. It's best read as a companion to Hunting Lila, when you can gain full appreciation for the events unfolding and also remain spoiler-free during your Lila reading experience. I still highly recommend downloading it now, because it's free and you're supporting such a worthy cause, but run out and grab Hunting Lila before you read it! And trust me, LILA IS WORTH IT.
4.5/5 Golden Apples!