Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 Series #1)

Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 Series #1)

by Debra Driza


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Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie.

She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past—that she was built in a 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 a mysterious group who wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.

Evading her enemies won't help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is, but what she's becoming now is beyond anyone's imagination, including her own . . . and that just might save her life.

A compulsively readable sci-fi thriller, MILA 2.0 is Debra Driza's bold debut and the first book in an action-filled, Bourne Identity–style trilogy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062090379
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/15/2014
Series: MILA 2.0 Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 391,843
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Debra Driza is the author of MILA 2.0. She is a member of the teen lit blogging group the Bookanistas and a former practicing physical therapist who discovered that tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home in California, wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian ridgebacks.

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Mila 2.0 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
Sarah_UK1 More than 1 year ago
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins Publishers and Edelweiss.) 16-year-old Mila’s life has been turned upside down by her father’s death and then moving away for her mothers work. But things are about to get even crazier when Mila discovers that she’s not human, and her memories, including those of her father are all fake. Mila is actually ‘Mobile Intel Lifelike Android’ and her life is not her own. The government body that created her wants her back, and they’ll stop at nothing to get her. With only her mum, and herself to depend on, can Mila evade the people who want to catch her? How many other people are after her? And will she ever be free? This book wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, but I liked it! This book starts off reading like a contemporary romance, and then some odd things start happening. What made this book so good was how human Mila was though. Even though she’s told she’s an android and she’s not really human, she is. Mila is so human, and her emotions are real, and believing that she’s an android is not easy, even with proof, because she just seems so normal! I totally got why she was so bewildered by the whole thing because I was right there along with her. I loved how Mila felt about her mother. I know her emotions and memories were supposed to be fake, but Mila continued to fight for her mother, and love her mother even when she was told that it was all a lie. This was just more proof for me of how human Mila really was, because surely an android can’t love? I know in a lot of books when someone finds out that their parent(s) are not their biological parent(s) they rebel or turn against them, but Mila never did this, meaning that she must have developed feelings of her own towards her mother in the short time they had together. I really liked Hunter (the love interest at the beginning). He was such a sweetheart, and I thought that he and Mila were so sweet together. I was a little apprehensive at times as to whether Mila could really trust him, but we’ll have to wait and see if I’m right to be apprehensive! Again though, Mila’s feelings towards Hunter were something that she developed on her own, another thing to show that her feelings and emotions were anything but android. I liked the storyline in this book, although I liked the beginning a little more than the end. By the end of the book I was getting a little tired of the chase (as I’m sure was Mila), and I was desperately hoping that Mila could get away from her pursuers and be left alone. There were some sad moments in this book as well as the action, and I did feel for Mila at times. I can see why this book has been compared to the ‘Bourne Identity’ series as there is certainly no lack of action, with car chases and the lack of clarity for Mila over exactly what she is. Things calmed down a little at the end, although it is obvious that Mila’s story will be continued in the next instalment. It will be interesting to see what happens to poor Mila next! Overall; this book had romance, feeling, mystery, androids, and plenty of action! 7.5 out of 10.
RonieKendig More than 1 year ago
Mila 2.0 was a great departure from the glut of paranormal and dystopian YA novels. The read was intriguing, and while some elements strained plausibility, there was no joy lost in reading Mila. I really liked the military element of Mila's android side and her journey through that discovery and proving herself. Great actions scenes combined with emotional power that made this a very enjoyable novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MILA 2.0 is non-stop action and thrills, but with so much heart. I loved Mila's voice-- so whip-smart, funny, and human. Her relationship with her mother is heartbreaking; I read the last few chapters with a pit in my stomach. I can't wait for the sequel!!
K_malinczak More than 1 year ago
I finished Mila 2.0 last night, and though the ending could have worked better for me, I thought this was a fantastic debut from Debra Driza. I hated to put this book down, which was unfortunate as I have had little reading time this last week. But finish it I did, and what a page turner it was. Mila 2.0 is filled with suspense, excitement, and some pretty intense action sequences.  The book opens with a girl on a horse. She has a vision. Her mom yells at her for riding too fast, and you think, huh. This is not what I expected. But it's not all that normal for long. The book picks up after a couple of chapters, and from that point on, there is no slowing down. That's why it's so hard to walk away from the story. If you are the type of reader who loves to stop and go with a book, you almost can't do that with this one. So make sure you carve out a chunk of reading time, because you will need it. One of the things I enjoyed the most about this novel was the author's writing style. It's well-balanced, and a good mix of plot, characters, and description. Though I think the characters could have had a little more depth--I'll get to that in a minute--I do believe that the well-balanced type of writing is the kind that resonates with me the most. I love being able to picture things in my mind but I don't want so much sensory language that it bogs the story down. The book is well-plotted and the pacing is incredibly strong.  But flaws. This book has some. Unfortunately, though I loved Mila as a characters, after some thinking, I have realized I just couldn't connect with her as much as I originally thought I was. I realized this when I got to the end and something major happened and I totally should have been crying (because I am an emotional basket case) but I wasn't. I knew then that something was missing. If a book is supposed to make me cry--that scene was brutal--and it doesn't, I have to deduct. It's a small thing as the rest of the book was SOOO much fun to read, but the characters could have used a little work. Some of them are in and out of the novel so quickly, you don't get much of a chance to know them. That is unfortunate.  One other complaint. There is a lot of action in this book. And I loved it. a few of the scenes I had a hard time picturing what was going on and the descriptions of locations and character movements didn't seem clear to me. Like in the obstacle course scene toward the end? The way some of the buildings and places were described left me confused and unable to picture where they were located. Again, not a very big deal, but something I had to mention because it did detract from my enjoyment a little bit.  Ultimately though, clocking in at 480 pages, this book was one wicked ride that did not even feel close to that length. And I wanted more. So much more. I have to applaud the author for her ability to weave a story that kept me excited and flipping those pages until the end. I may not have been surprised by the ending, and there's not really a twist, but I enjoyed the entire book and cannot wait for the next.
Moonlight_Drive More than 1 year ago
As I read this amazing novel, I kept picturing what Mila was doing as my own actions. Well most of it anyways. Im a man and this book has some great sci fi action as well as romance where like most guys, its not my favorite part but it makes the book more well rounded. A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My friend reccomended this book to me, so i decided to give it a go. I really enjoyed it, i loved that she was is a robot becuse the story line seems original to me, and the book kept my interest utill i was reading non-stop until 1 in the morning!! Overall i love this book, but i will probably crawl under a rock and die if there is no second book!! "WE NEED A SECOND BOOK!!"
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LarkPaula More than 1 year ago
Disclaimer: I LOVED this book. The only reason that graphic up there doesn't show a full 5 birdies is that I purposely strung it out because I wanted to be able to sit in the story longer. This is a hefty YA at 480 pages, true. MILA 2.0 is such a fun, engaging story, though, that I had to work to pace myself; I really wanted to sit and chew through the pages until I reached the end. Since our 5 graphic says "couldn't put it down", I opted for 4.5. MILA is an acronym, though at the beginning of the book, the character is just Mila, the new girl in town whose dad died recently and whose mom is seriously overprotective. She's a sweet girl who's trying to find her spot in her circle of friends while struggling to gain her freedom, just like any other teen. The problem is, she's not a teen at all. Mila's journey here in volume 1 of the series is pretty dramatic and action-packed. There are several locations, fight scenes, and characters who may or may not be potential allies. She learns that her humanity is not necessarily a deficiency- nor is her android side. She grows to the point of being capable of independence, but not necessarily wanting it. My favorite novel of all time is Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This novel shares many of the same questions about what exactly comprises our humanity, yet is in the much-more-accessible format of modern YA sci fi. Mila, like Shelley's monster, feels human, yet has inhuman abilities. She feels isolated, even when she meets another like her, because she is so acutely human-like. Instead of being horrifically ugly, she is perfectly beautiful- lacking the small imperfections that mark our individuality. And of course, the whole ethics of creating life issue is wide open for exploration. Oh, to be back in the classroom- this would be SUCH a fun comparison study!  I've read that this may be a tv series in the fall- and if it is, it's going to be top on my DVR list. I can see it in my head, and it's going to be fantastic! Don't miss out on this one! I'm betting it will appear on several "best of 2013" lists.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wished Mila & Hunter ending was longer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my interest and has me wanting more. On to the next in the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A really good and interesting read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't turn pages fast enough to keep up with this fast-paced story! The character of Mila was well-developed, and I was very sympathetic to her. The editing was excellent -- no typos at all caught my eye. This is the first book of a trilogy, and I'm curious to read how her story continues. But this book can stand alone, too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Of sci-fi, reality, thriller, and mystery.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
This was a very fast paced, action packed, shocking book to read! I loved it. I got sucked in from the beginning and then when the truth of things started to come to light, I had so much trouble putting the book down to get back to my real life. I did not read any synopsis before reading this book and chose it based on the cover/title alone. It looked really cool, so I decided to read it. I hate giving spoilers in my reviews, and I don't intend to now, but if you don't want to know ANYTHING like I didn't, stop reading now. So, Mila thinks she's human, but that's not the case and as things unravel and she finds out what she is and why all the secrecy, that's when the adventure and action begins. There are high speed chases, weapons, escapes and tests. Your mind will be reeling with everything that happens to Mila over the course of just the first book. I'm very eager to see what happens in the following books. If you are a fan of sci-fi, adventure, and/or YA books, you will probably love MILA 2.0. I also think, while it doesn't read as a dystopian, that readers of dystopian fiction would enjoy this book too.
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The book is so great. In fact a keeper. I would like to see the author make a series of this book. So mysterious, but very creative.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable book. Loved the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like science fiction, you will love this book. Read the continuing story of Mila. Thiz time she is 2.0.
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Loved it!
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Good chap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Refreshing exciting new outlook!
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