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.At a Glance:
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.
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.
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- Sexual Content: None
- Profanity: Mild*
- Violence: Heavy
About The Author:
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)
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