Saturday, July 13, 2013

Mila 2.0 [Book Review]

#1 in Mila 2.0 series
Hardcover, 470 pages
Published March 12th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
ISBN: 0062090364Find on 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.

My Thoughts:
Mila has been transplanted out of her home in Philly to the middle of nowhere Clearwater, Minnesota after the devastating loss of her father in a house fire. Mila struggles to remember the details of the night and struggles to cope with the distance her father's death has caused between her and her mother.

She is easily tucked under Kaylee's wing and is included in her little group. However, when a new boy shows up that Kaylee is crushing on, her true colors show as a friend after he becomes friends with Mila instead. On the way to go eat, Kaylee & Mila see Hunter and Kaylee invites him to join them. She makes Mila sit in the back of the truck and in an attempt to distract Hunter from worrying about Mila, decides to make her truck go as fast as she can push it. They hit a bump and Mila is catapulted from the truck. Instead of blood and gore, Kaylee and Hunter both see that Mila's arm is oozing a milky white liquid and inside of the arm are visable wires.

Mila is an android.


So basically I am head over heels in love with this book. I picked it up in April while we were visiting family and got around to reading it in June. The cover is just unbelievably gorgeous...and the writing is even more so!

Some random thoughts: I love how Driza didn't write out things in black and white. For example, here and there the beginning is speckled with Mila having a super sense of observation and awareness. Driza doesn't point blank say it - it's weaved into the story beautifully. Kaylee is horrid. Just absolutely horrid. The android "world" was very well thought out, very complex, and incredibly detailed. It made it very believable. I'm still convinced that Mila is wrong to trust [Highlight for spoiler: Hunter] and I'm curious where that will go in the second book :) 

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi [here]

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