Saturday, December 21, 2013

Book review of Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1) by Debra Driza


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 feel like I want to rate this book a 2.0.

I'm so disappointed! I'm even heart broken to write this review because I REALLY wanted to love this book! It wasn't awful but it wasn't very good either.

I. LOVE. SCI-FI, it's one of my favorite genres and when I read the synopsis about a YA protagonist that happens to be a droid, I couldn't wait.

The good: the world building was.... decent. The writing wasn't... "bad", it just really fell flat for me. There was too many things that were unnecessary and too little of things that would have made it awesome. I'm more of a plot driven reader and I felt Mila 2.0 didn't deliver that for me.

The bad: The characters weren't interesting. I didn't even care much for Mila. I was so excited to finally meet the villain because I thought "here comes the action" but nope.

The insta love.


Unless insta-love is tied into the plot somehow for some sort of supernatural reason, I can't stand it. It makes me really not care for the relationship.  Whenever Mila was pining over this boy I kept wondering.......why? Sometimes books don't need romance and I think Mila would have been a better book had there not been romance or if there was better developed romance.

All in all, this book fell really short for me. I'm not sure if I just had really high expectations or what but I'm left really sad and empty now.

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