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Monday, March 4, 2013

[Blog Tour Review & Giveaway] MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

By: Debra Driza
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: March 12th, 2013
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Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.
At a Glance:

MILA 2.0 was a fast-paced, non-stop, exciting adventure that grabbed hold of me from the start and kept me interested until the very end.  Though there were things that didn't sit quite right with me, the writing and the intensity left me not caring about those things, and just having fun reading this thrilling story!


I adore the cover!  I love her hair, and the digital aspect.  It's perfect, and it would definitely catch my eye on the shelf.


Like I said before, once the action started, it was pretty much non-stop.  The feel of the book was kind of Bourne Identity/Alias/Johnny Mnemonic (look it up).  There was (android) hand-to-hand combat, simulators, car chases, gun-fighting and more. 


This book just hinted at a romance, but it was sweet.  It isn't the focus of the book, yet I didn't miss it at all (and I usually do).  I did like the romance that was there, but there was something that REALLY bugged me....but I can't say.....because it's a spoiler, and if I tell you, Mila will track me down with her internal tracker and incapacitate me. 


Mila was a really interesting heroine, because she's an android that believes she's a human.  When she finds out that her memory and her parts are fabricated, she spends much of the book struggling internally with how human she is, if at all.  There were times she really frustrated me, because she was so reluctantly tough, but she's slowly coming to terms with who she is, and what she can do.

Favorite Supporting Character:

My favorite supporting Character would have to be Lucas.  I was never quite sure what to think about him, but he had moments of heroism that I loved, and his geekiness was just too cute. 

Something I loved:

The action scenes.  Driza really knows how to write these fantastically.

Something(s) I hated:

Well.....there were a couple of things that really bugged me.  One I will say is this:  Why on earth, if Mila's mother was trying to hide from the government, would she not have changed Mila's name?  And she was supposed to be so smart!!


Though the story is definitely not over, it didn't really feel like a huge cliffhanger, which I'm thankful for.  I hate it when we're left completely hanging. 

Would I recommend it?

Yes!  I think a lot of people are going to like this book, and I have a feeling there's going to be a little more romance along with the action in the next book.

Book Doppelgangers:

Uglies/Pretties/Specials by Scott Westerfeld, Cinder by Marissa Meyer, The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson, Skinny by Robin Wasserman


  • Sexual Content: None 
  • Profanity: Mild*
  • Violence: Heavy
For more details, check out MILA 2.0 on

About The Author:

I’m Debra Driza, and I’m a physical-therapist-turned-Young-Adult-author and a stay-at-home mom. Not to be confused with a stay-at-home mistress—those are the ones who eat bon-bons and watch soap operas all day long. The soap operas sort of fall by the wayside when you have a seven-year old, a three-year-old, three dogs (one of them seriously defective), one extremely messy husband, and deadlines to meet.

Seriously, though–my family is great. I wouldn’t change one second of our crazy, messy, unorganized lives. What this house lacks in a paper or dog-free spot on the couch, it makes up for in laughter and hugs.

I’m represented by Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. The first book in my YA sci-fi thriller series debuts in Fall 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins.Feel free to email me at houndrat at yahoo dot com. (quoted from Debra's blog)

Visit Debra via: her Blog | Twitter

The Giveaway: 

Thank you to Harper Teen, we are giving away 1 copy of MILA 2.0! You can enter to win here and on any of the blog tour sites here. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Thanks for the giveaway! So excited to read this one :)

  2. I can't wait to read more about Mila, I think it is a fascinating twist with an android thinking they are human and have to know what happens. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Thanks for the great review. I've got an ARC and you've got me excited to read this.

  4. I really like the cover too! And the tory seems so interesting! Thank you for this giveaway :)

  5. Sounds very interesting. I love lots of action. Thanks!

  6. Great review!! I am reading this now and am really enjoying it. I'm not very far yet though, only like 30%

  7. I love Alias and the Bourne Identity so I am interested in checking this one out! Thanks for the review!

  8. Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

  9. I've seen this book everywhere! Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. Thanks for hosting a giveaway. This book is definitely on my To read list!

  11. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I've seen a lot of buzz about this book and I am really looking forward to reading it.

  12. This book sounds really fun and I love the cover. Can't wait to read it!

  13. I really want to read this book. I've been hearing raves about it! Thanks for the giveaway

  14. Love the sound of this book and am looking forward to reading it.

  15. This looks like a great read.

  16. So far I've seen a ton of good buzz about this one. Thanks for the chance at a copy.

  17. I have really been wanting to read this book for a long time. Enjoy reading about Debra's exploits on Facebook.

  18. This book sounds really interesting, I have wanted to read it for a while.

  19. Thank you so much! I heard so many great things about it; I'd love to read it!

    ~Angela C.

  20. Thanks for the giveaway! Been looking forward to reading Mila 2.0! :)

  21. That cover is awesomtastic!! :D I love it and the book sounds sooo interesting. :D

  22. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

  23. Been waiting to read this book for MONTHS! Can't wait. =)

  24. I love the cover of this book!

  25. How cool is a book about artificial intelligence? Beyond whatever you can imagine. Thanks so much for this great opportunity!

  26. I'm so glad to hear that you liked this! I'm really looking forward to reading this book.

  27. Great review! I am just staring part 3 and I really like it so far. I have a few questions in my mind about Hunter that I hope will get cleared up in the next book, and I do hope we see more of him there.

  28. Awesome Review! :D I love the cover :- )

  29. I really love your breakdown of everything. I enjoyed Mila a lot and really liked Lucas too. Definitely loved the action and can't wait to read Book 2! Great review!

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  30. The cover catches my eye every time i see it and the story sounds right up my alley!

  31. Thanks for the great interview--really looking forward to this book! :)

  32. Sounds really good! I can't wait to read it.

  33. hi thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  34. Loved the review! Can't wait to read it. :D

  35. Love the cover and I like the premise!

  36. I am so glad this is a clean book, because I really want to read it. Thanks for the review!


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