Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Name of book: Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 #1)
Author: Debra Driza
Publication: March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Genre: Science Fiction, YA
Source: Provided by the kind 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.

-- My Rating --
4/5 Oscars: Really liked it...

-- My Thoughts --

     When a book gets a lot of mixed buzz from the blogging world, I am nervous about read it. And such was the case with this book. I didn't put too much expectations into this one because of all the almost-negative reviews, but I liked it much more than I thought I would.
      Mila feels just like the average teenage girl, but she is far from it. An android made in a top-secret lab for top-secret purposes is what she is. Now, she is on the run. From those who made her. And from the reality that is ready to engulf her.
     This book was not deep. But it did touch a sensitive subject "Is humanity determined by our actions or by what we are made of?". All the negative reviews of Mila 2.0 were discouraging  but I really liked this. Mila is very easy to relate to, she is deeply loyal, a little whiny at times, but you can't blame her. Most of the secondary characters were two dimensional but some stuck out, like Hunter and Lucas and Mila's mum.
    Raw, teenage romance dominated this book and it was kind and sweet, which is refreshing. This series has a lot of potential, so fantasy lovers and science fiction lover should give this a try! You won't regret it!


  1. Aww I'm glad you enjoyed it too. I found that it was just the beginning which let the book down, but once it got going I was completely hooked! Great review :).

  2. I wanted to read this one badly as everyone had it on their wishlists and everything but after seeing some really negative reviews I cooled off. Still I might give it a try. I'm glad you enjoyed :)

  3. I'm excited for this, I got it from Goodreads First Reads :) I agree with what you said about all those negative reviews, I wasn't sure I would like it. Glad you did, great review!

  4. I happened to be one of the ones that really liked the book. I think it is probably one of those that most people either like or hate. I am glad you enjoyed it.

    1. Yeah it's this kind of book. Thanks for being here, Ellen!

    2. Yeah, it's this kind of book
      Thanks for stopping by!

  5. I thought Mila was a lot of fun as well. No, it's not particularly deep, but it's very enjoyable. A great pick for readers who want action and not a lot of philosophizing.


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