AH’s Review – 4 Skulls – A-
What an amazing book by debut author Debra Driza!
What if everything in your reality was, in fact, a fabrication? Your life, your parents, your memories – what if they were all a lie? MILA 2.0 is the story of an incredible young woman. The book started off slowly for me, with MILA grieving the loss of her father in a house fire. (You can read this part as well as a preview of this book in Origins: The Fire, a very short prequel). MILA experiences the usual high school angst, punctuated by a crush on the “denim-eyed” Hunter and a bit of the catty girl stuff that happens. MILA looks and acts like a real girl. Or is she? Underlying all this normalcy, MILA is plagued by disturbing memories of a young girl being tortured in a lab.
Aside from the slow start, this book was incredibly difficult to put down. After the first part, the story moves at a frenetic pace and is jam-packed with edge of your seat action. MILA 2.0 is so much fun to read. It kind of reminded me of a cross between Alias (remember that show?) and Nikita. There are some fantastic chase scenes and some pretty fantastic gadgets and weapons. I did have to suspend belief at times, but that’s what reading is for, isn’t it? MILA 2.0 was a nice escape read.
I did have two small issues with this book. There was a lot of build up about Hunter and then he disappeared from most of the book. I’m hoping to see more of him in the next book. I also felt that the book ended a little abruptly. It did leave me wanting more…more…MORE!
For a fun, action-packed read, take a look at MILA 2.0.
Series Reading Order:
1. Origins: MILA 2.0 – (Prequel and preview –available for free download* on Kobo, Amazon, B&N)
2. MILA 2.0 Release Date March 12, 2013
Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for a review copy of this book.
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