Saturday, April 12, 2014

Book Review-Mila 2.0

I just finished reading Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza for an Around the World ARC Tour.

From Goodreads:

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.

I enjoyed reading this story about an android who is more human than machine.  It was an interesting concept to me--a girl who doesn't realize she's a machine until an accident happens.

Sure, I thought some of it was far fetched.  And I thought the connection between Mila and her mom was weird. The mom seemed awfully cold at first to have loved Mila enough to steal her from the science lab.  And Mila was really infatuated with a boy she only knew for a short period of time.  

There was lots of action that kept me on the edge of my couch. It was faced paced and I'm looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book.  (And there's a prequel novella that I'm going to read next!)

Oh, and I have to say, I think there's something off with Three.  I can't figure it out, but it'll be interesting to see if more comes of that in the next book or if I was just imagining it.

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

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