Publisher: Katherine Tegen
Release Date: March 12th 2012
Series: MILA 2.0 #1
Genres: Science Fiction
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.
There is also a small, but infuriating issue that I hope was fixed in the final version that is published, and that is Mila’s mom’s hair. Yes, her hair. It has a nasty habit of changing colors throughout the story. A lot. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it wasn’t mentioned every other chapter and we were forced to read how she dyed it in the first place.
I believe the main purpose of this novel was to focus on Mila’s humanity. She’s a robot with no real human parts, but she has true human emotions. I feel like this could have been better if it was written a bit differently. Mila got on my nerves when she would say things like “Oh, look tears-how am I crying if I’m not human,” every other sentence.
Needless to say, I didn’t care for Mila. I didn’t connect with her at all. She was way too robotic (no pun intended) and I found myself losing interest in all of her endeavors. When she was in a life or death situation, I couldn’t muster up enough emotion to really care about her being successful.