Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Mila 2.0

Author: Debra Driza
Goodreads Rating: 3.70
Pages: 470
Format: ARC from Swap

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 had been really excited for this book when I first heard about it. Even better was getting my hands on a copy and finally getting to dive in. I mean look at that cover. It is a book that screams "I AM GOING to blow you away!"and then it didn't. It was nothing special. It fell short of everything that I wanted it to be, but even with that, I am excited for the next book to hit the shelves in hopes that it is going to give us more to love.

What made me fall off the bandwagon? For starters there was a weak attempt at a love triangle. I wish that since Driza had decided to make it happen, it would at least be interesting, but no, there was a hick boy that she met while in her new home and then there was the boy working with the bad guys. They never interacted and they were very different kinds of boys. They weren't even interesting boys, well maybe Lucas was, but still.

I also wasn't thrilled with the people that Mila was keeping company with especially after one of them almost killer her. Some people man...other than that I think my biggest problem would have been the length there was too much going on, I think that this book would have been better suited to be two books and not one, but I suppose in the interest of preserving it being a trilogy, that it somewhat important.

I really liked Mila, she tried to like people and to grow and adapt once she knew who she was and what she was capable of. I will be reading the next book, and I am hopeful that some of these issues will be worked out.
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