Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

Posted May 5, 2014 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 3 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Mila 2.0 by Debra DrizaMila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Series: Mila 2.0
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on March 12, 2013
Genres: Sci-Fi, Science & Technology, Young Adult
Pages: 470
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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Also in this series: Renegade
Also by this author: Renegade

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.


I really enjoyed this book. Mila is a likeable character, and just wants to be normal. She doesn’t deal with things too well when her world gets flipped upside down. She doesn’t know what’s real, and what’s not. The only thing I didn’t care for with Mila is her hang up on this one guy. She knew him for a couple of days, but then would obsess over him sort of. It was weird.

Mila fights becoming what she was made for the entire time. She doesn’t want to have all of these advanced features. There are a few things that happened in this book that I hope are elaborated on in the sequel. Even though we meet the people responsible for Mila’s creation, I want to know where she came from. I mean there’s so many questions here.

I love Mila’s bravery when she has to make hard choices. Experiment or not, nobody should be put through the things she is. It’s cruel.

With the ending of Mila 2.0, I’m excited to see what is going to happen next. There are so many possibilities with events that could happen!!!

Katrina Sig

About Debra Driza

I’m the author of the MILA 2.0 series and the owner of the messiest purse on the planet, aka: the black hole of doom. I think bow ties are cool and when I grow up, I want to be Veronica Mars.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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