Monday, March 4, 2013

Review: MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza

Title: MILA 2.0
Author: Debra Driza
Series: Book One in the MILA 2.0 Series
Published By: Katherine Teagan Books (March 12, 2013)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Action/Thriller
My Rating: 3.5 to 4 Stars!

Book Description: 
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. 

Purchase Links: Amazon/B&N

My Thoughts and Review:

I was so ready for something adventurous and fun and just completely different from what I have been reading lately that by the time I started this one, it was a relief to find all of that  in MILA 2.0.

I have heard this one compared to the Bourne Legacy and I have to admit, it has a lot of the same attributes. Action, adventure, intrigue, mystery, a little romance and of course the never ending, good versus evil.

This really was an action packed ride full of so much going on that it was a pretty exciting read but without being overwhelming.

I will say that I am glad that I read the prequel before starting this one though because the prequel hinted at so much that I just know will be revealed later on in the series. You just know that Mila is so much more than an android. She is passionate and loyal and so very brave. She really is so much more than the killing machine that they intended for her to be. She has evolved and I don't see that changing any time soon. She really is a girl and all that that comes with being one.

I liked Hunter and Lucas and I really hope that we not only get more Hunter, which, after the ending I know we will but more of Lucas as well. I couldn't help but not like him and want him to be a big part of this series too. You just know that there is so much more involved here than what has been revealed and foreshadowed already. You know Mila is in for possibly an even bigger adventure than the one she has already been on and I am so looking forward to taking that journey with her.

And while I never did have a connection with the characters like I was really hoping I would, Driza really has created something completely unique and fun with Mila. I think if you want something that is completely action packed then this will be the read for you.


  1. This sounds fascinating on a lot of levels, but the disconnect to the characters kind of scares me.

  2. I just started this last night and I can't wait to get off work today and read more now. I am glad I read the prequel two. It makes me wonder about Mila, but I guess I will find out more as I get further into the book. Wonderful review!!!!!

  3. My review won't be posted until next week, but I finished Mila months ago and unfortunately, I didn't like it nearly as much as you did. While I admit it's action packed and at times thrilling, the characters were a disappointment for me.
    I'm very glad you liked it, though. Great review!

  4. I have this one coming up. Hoping for a good read. I love lots of action. I didn't know there was a prequel, guess I'd better go look it up before reading Mila.

  5. Yeah, I have a feeling this is going to be a very love it or hate it book for a lot of people.

  6. Interesting, I like the concept of this series and I picked up the prequel myself that I hope to read before I decide to get this book. Sorry you didn't connect to the character, I don't like when that happens.

  7. I have started hearing more about this book and I'm REALLY intrigued. The reviews are good, but no one is saying it blew their mind or anything (that I've seen). I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  8. I do need to click with the characters to enjoy a read. I'll think about it.

  9. You pretty much know how I feel about it. I should have my review up later this week, but I might have to reschedule for next week. I still liked Three the most. lol

  10. Thanks everyone for all the comments!!

    Christy, yeah, I know and really, I can't blame you. :P

  11. I'm glad you enjoyed Mila so much. I had a less enthusiastic reaction, probably because I built it up so much in my mind. But I did enjoy the Bourne style action. I just didn't really connect with the characters. You're right though, this is a fun read and it certainly serves it's purpose in that regard. Now you have me curious to read the prequel! Great review :-)

  12. Love action packed! I also love the exploration of good vs evil and exploring technology. That she was built as a killing machine but she isn't.

  13. Great review! This looks like a fast paced book with some interesting plots. I do prefer to relate to the characters myself but I'll probably check this one out soon. Thanks!