Tuesday, July 16, 2013

My Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Published: March 12, 2013
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 470
Category: YA Science Fiction
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie.
She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past—that she was built in a 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.
Evading her enemies won't help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is and cope with everything she has had to leave behind. However, what she's becoming is beyond anyone's imagination, including her own, and that just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is an action packed, roller coaster of a ride. It was a great book that kept me on my toes. There were only maybe a couple of negative things that got to me. The book starts off a tiny bit slow as Mila is depressed because her father died in a fire. She and her mom move to another state to get a fresh new start. Only that's just the beginning when a terrible accident occurs, causing the truth to come out that she is not a human, but an android from the government. As realization dawns on them, they must flee the country in hopes that the government and another bad group called the Vita Obscura will not capture them.
Although Mila found out she was an android, she in no way exhibited the characteristics of how a robot should be. She had insecurities, compassion, love, and most of all, she cared whether someone died or not. (Specifically when it was on her hands). One of her quirks though was her stubbornness. Mila was very, very STUBBORN! For instance, when her mom would tell her, "don't go to school", or "don't go this way", what do you think she does? The exact opposite!!! (Hello Mila! I think your mom is telling you those warning to protect you!!) Anyway, sorry for the rant. I guess even Mila had her flaws. Other than those aggravating moments, Mila was good. Oh! Did I forget to mention she also knows how to kick major ass?! That is one of the perks of being an android. Don't get Mila on her bad side because she knows how to make a weapon out of anything. Turbo Mila is deadly! Despite her ability to kill, she proved by listening to her "human conscience", that she could not murder people.
This was a nail biting, suspenseful read. I was cheering for Mila every step of the way! I didn't think I could connect with a character who was an android, but I was proven wrong. I felt so heart broken for her, especially at the end. There were also two potential love interests, though I felt they just fizzled. Mila knew both boys for a very short time (2 or 3 days max), so I didn't really see the spark or chemistry. Maybe that will change seeing as how one of them will be in the second book for sure. I definitely recommend this book to those that want to read some action.
For those that are reading this, keep an eye out in the near future! Steph and I will be giving away a signed copy of this book. We will hold the raffle via rafflecopter.We had the pleasure of meeting her and she personally signed her book. Who knows, you might win!



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