Monday, June 10, 2013

Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Release Date: Out now!

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 480pgs

The Story

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.

The Review

I admit I was struggling with how to rate this book. Should it be a four, a four and a half or a straight up five? But in all honestly, despite what others thought of this particular title, I thought this book deserves a five because I thought it was so action-packed, exciting, riveting and it just always had me in the position where I didn't want a break from the book (I didn't even want to walk away from the book in one second) . . . I just wanted to keep on reading so if that doesn't deserve a five star rating for me then I don't know what does.

MILA 2.0 was one of the most fascinating reads I've read this year. There's just something about it that pops out to me, you know? I mean, at first when you start the book it reads almost like a contemporary story which I like because it feels realistic in that aspect, but once all of the secrets of Mila's past are unveiled (even if she can't exactly remember them) and once you begin to realize what Mila actually is, everything from the story and its characters changes for the better, and becomes this very addictive tale where you can't see things coming your way. What can I say? It rocked this book.

Personally for me, the most fun part was Mila's character - our awesome, kick-ass, inspiring young heroine who doesn't take no for answer. She may not be 'human' to the rest of us or to those people who are after her, but how the author writes her character up you wouldn't even think twice about her humanity or what she actually is because she just felt so real and emotional to me . . . so human that made me form this special bond with her. And I love it when it's so easy to love a character like that. It's rare for me to connect so easily like that as well so the author obviously did something right there. But in terms of Mila's romance part of the book, I didn't 'feel it' or rather with this other character named Hunter, but what I did like was Mila's connection to another guy we meet later on in the book and whether there's a potential romance in the works with that other guy . . . let's just say I'm looking forward to more of 'him' because I loved boy number 2. Hunter is sweet and all, but he's too safe and too simple for Mia . . . but that's just me.

And another thing I loved was the action! I'm not kidding. The book has so much action and it's no wonder why so many compare it to the Bourne series because it's definitely like it. It's so out there and risky and boy I ate it right up. There's chasing people, there's a Mila double, there's a testing field trial and well . . . just wait until you read this book. It's awesome in every way.

Overall, MILA 2.0 is a very strong debut coming from a talented Debra Driza and I'm really looking forward to the next sequel! Bring me some more Mila please.

The Rating
5/5 stars


  1. This is funny. I disliked this book and I thought it was boring :p I always like it when I find reviews from bloggers who think the opposite of me. I'm happy you liked it!


    1. Really? Hehe. But same here! I like it when people think the total opposite of me. It's quite interesting. Sorry to hear this book was boring to you . . . :(

  2. OMG OMG OMG. So happy that you loved this one! This is one of my most anticipated reads for 2013 and I can't wait to read it now after reading your review. I really liked it when you said this: "The book has so much action and it's no wonder why so many compare it to the Bourne series because it's definitely like it. It's so out there and risky and boy I ate it right up." I'm so eager for action!/

    Precious @ Fragments of Life

    1. Me too! I thought this book was AWESOME! I mean, I was a bit hesitant at first in reading this book because there were quite a few reviews out there that weren't impressed with the book but now I'm REALLY glad I gave the book a chance . . . it really impressed me so I hope you love it too! Such a great book.

  3. Oooh! I wasn't actually going to read this book because I've seen a few mixed reviews, but after that five star rating, I've got to give it a try now. I love the sound of Mia, and I get what you mean about a book just being so fascinating! You get completely sucked in by it. Thanks for the review :).

    1. I was the same Liz. The reviews didn't make the book sound great but I'm glad I went ahead and read it anyway. What a surprise it was for me! :)


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