[ARC Review] Mila 2.0

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Title: Mila 2.0
Author: Debra Driza
Series: Mila 2.0 #1
Genre: YA, Science Fiction, Adventure
Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publication Date: March 12, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen

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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.

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.

My Thoughts

What do you get when you blen Jason Bourne and Resident Evil (minus the zombies)? You get Mila 2.0. This book was a captivating read from beginning to end. First we meet Mila as she ajusts to her life in a new town just after her father dies in a horrific fire. We are introduced to some interesting and no-so-nice friends that Mila has aquired while in town and everything seems normal, until she falls out of her friends pick up truck. And with that discovers a horrifying secret about where she is from and who she actually is.

I loved the science of this book, it seemed so plausible while I read it and to be honest it kind of freaked me out a little bit. This book is full of mystery and suspense and it starts extremely quickluy. I would have liked there to have been more time in Mila's "normal" life. I felt a little cheated when it came to her friends and the relationships she created at the beginning of the book. I love the creation of friendships, especially in the high school lever and especially when a boy is involved. But once the mystery was revealed, it was almost like the secondary characters did not exist.

The action is non-stop and at times I wanted it to be broken up a bit. It was fight sequence after fight sequence (which would make a great TV scene ;)) and I felt a little overhwhelmed at the end. But none of these things took away from my love fpr this book. Mila was strong, independant and fierce. Everything you want in  female main character. She has flaws, and makes a lot of mistakes but they make her stronger in the end. I cannot wait to see where she goes.

Overall I loved this book and its character, I cannot wait to get my hands on its sequel, whenever it comes out!

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  1. Bourne meets Resident Evil?! I must read this!

    I've been in the mood lately for a new sci fi action novel. This definitely sounds like it would fit the bill

  2. Jason Born and Resident Evil (minus the zombies) makes this sound so good! I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this one.