Friday 10 May 2013

My review of Mila 2.0

Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza
Release Date: March 12, 2013
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Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)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.


  1. Mila certainly looks like an interesting book but I've read some reviews that felt like the book could have been better. Loved your review, really makes me want to give it a try.

  2. We are quite the opposite when it comes to this book. I didn't like Mila and I was bored :p But I'm happy you enjoyed it!


  3. I've read the short story Mila 2.0 Origins I think it was called but I still haven't bothered picking up the book. I've read many middle of the road reviews that have me hesitant.

  4. First, I love the cover. It is unique and eye-catching. THe story is intriguing. It definitely caught my attention when I heard of it. But I haven't heard the best things about it. Until now, and that makes me happy. I love the idea behind the book. I love that you wrote a positive review! Thank you! I think I will give this one a chance!

  5. This sounds like a wild ride. I like books that keep me guessing! Thanks for your thoughts!

  6. This one fell short for me. I loved the beginning and figured it would keep going, but it kind of got slow. And then she dropped one of the characters for pretty much the entire book. Not sure if I will read the next one or not. I do love the cover.

  7. I'm very interesting with this book. The cover is very intriguing me. But with point 3 from you, I think I don't need to hurry to read this. Thanks for the review, it really helps :)

  8. I'd heard of this book, but it blended in with all the other science-y books coming out this year. One thing I am curious about is if they will change the title. They changed Level 2 because the name sounded like a sequel.

  9. Oddly, this book never really caught my attention despite the interesting premise. But I think you made it sound more interesting. I like how it started off one way, then suddenly changed! I bet that's how Mila felt!

    Angie @ Pinkindle Reads & Reviews

  10. Sci-fi novels..... i really don't really read book like this. But i hear about this book, and i was very curious though.

  11. This book sounds very very promising. The premise sounds very exciting and im glad you liked it! cant wait to hopefully read it soon :D

  12. It sounds really good but i'm hesitant for some reason. Will definitely give it a try though - i trust your reviews :D