by Debra Driza
Published: March 12th 2013
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.
Mila 2.0 is a very unique story and unlike anything I have read before. Mila is an android, only she doesn't know it. We all know it from the cover and synopsis, but it takes a little bit for Mila to find out in the book. The beginning dragged on for me because I was just waiting for her to find out about being an android so I could really start the story.
Mila's character is interesting as she is fighting to suppress her android side and fully embrace her human emotions. Even though she is more "human" than the other androids that were created, she still comes off pretty callous and cold at times. Her emotions are not fully there, and it is just another apsect she is fighting to change. Mila starts to fall for a guy, Hunter, in the beginning, but he soon takes a backseat in the whole story.