Release Date: March 12, 2013
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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 a unique sci-fi novel with an interesting concept that is perfect for any readers who fancy a change from their usual contemporary and paranormal romances.
Mila 2.0 starts off as a contemporary about Mila grieving over the death of her father and meeting the new boy, Hunter. Suddenly, her world is turned upside down when she discovers the truth about who and what she is. Everything about her life has been a lie; her memories, her identity. Mila is an expensive robot but she's evolving into something that no one could have expected. Her and her "mother" have to run before Mila's taken back to those who made her.
I thought that the idea for the book was extremely interesting but sometimes I felt detached from what was actually going on. The book was fast-paced and quite a lot happens in a short amount of time that you have to digest. Everything is so normal at the beginning and then BAM! The story takes a turn completely when the secret is out and everything you've previously read has been one big lie. It took a bit of time to get used to it because everything was crazy!
I did enjoy the character of Mila. I felt that she was very likable and everything about her was fascinating. At the start, we do meet a character called Hunter, who I thought would play a big part in the book as Mila's love interest. Sadly, half-way through the book, I realised he wasn't part of the big plot in this story so I kind of lost enthusiasm a bit.
When the action kicked it things became a lot more interesting and I found it hard to tear my gaze away from the page. With the romance side of the way, Mila's life becomes a whole load more dangerous and I, as a reader, could feel the tension leaking through the pages. Absolutely heart-stopping!
Overall, Mila 2.0 is a good read, definitely different from the norm, which will hold your interest and leave you wondering what could happen next. Bring on the sequel!
A review copy was provided by HarperCollins Children's Books.