Review: MILA 2.0
Series: MILA 2.0 # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Fantasy/Science Fiction
Author: Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: March 12, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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.
Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.”
What I really enjoyed about the story is the self discovery that Mila has. Many lost secrets all of the sudden coming back to haunt Mila. Learning what she truly is and going on the run set my heart in motion. I ran along side with her, feeling the betrayal, the sting of envy that she is not who she thought she was. She is a fraud and everything around her is a lie. As you can see, there is an emotional roller coaster to go along with the book. If you’re anything like me, and eat emotion up, then you’ll love this story.
I’m very interested in seeing where the love interest will go. After all Mila, is well not exactly human and there could be some complications if you get my drift. Still, the friendship is something that gave Mila peace and some security. At least that part of her life is well…real.
The ending of the book is not quite a cliff hanger but not the end either. Instead, it gives you the feeling of, “things has just begun.” Mila is searching for the real truth of her life and you just know that things will get crazy in the next book.
MILA 2.0 is great start to an action pack fantasy. It brings real emotion to the table along with a plot that moves quickly. MILA 2.0 is awesome.
I give it 4 BITES!