Book Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Author: Debra Driza

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books

Pages: 470

Mila 2.0 (MILA 2.0, #1)Mila-2.0

SummaryMila 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 knew, knew that I couldn’t read this book in bits and pieces. No, if I was going to read it, I needed to do it all at once with little or no interruptions. So I made myself stop reading until I could devote some time to Mila’s world.

Mila 2.0 is a fast-paced, action-packed read. There are car chase, bad guys, experiments, and secrets.

The beginning is a little misleading, though, specially the Hunter story line. At first it seems like the love story will be a focal point, but Hunter disappears after the first third of the book until the last couple of pages. Is he supposed to feature more in the next book? He seemed too perfect, and I wonder if he isn’t really a bad guy in disguise.

I felt there were some unanswered questions, but I suppose the author is holding back some information for the next book.

I loved the cover, though.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars.



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