Thursday, March 21, 2013

MILA 2.0: Review


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.


Now I see why this book gets a high rating in a lot of blogs. I first read this book because I think the book will be interesting because Mila is MILA. I'm always into android stuff (that's why I love Lunar Chronicles). And okay, even though this is not the MOST exciting book I've read, it has a really good start for a trilogy. I do believe that this book is a little bit underrated and the sequel of MILA 2.0 will be better.

So here's Mila, being isolated by her new friends in Clearwater high. Fascinates a boy. What ordinary problems they are. But Mila herself is anything but ordinary. Both physically and mentally. Yep, you can probably get the idea that Mila is an... hmm, I guess you can say she's an android. An intelligent android built for military usage. But what truly is extraordinary about her is that she's so human. Sometimes more human than her human friends. How can you imagine an ANDROID girl, who is created to follow orders, can actually have real human feelings and defy her creators? That's brilliant, and what a secret that is.

MILA 2.0 is not like another book you've read. Yep, there are similar ones like The Lunar Chronicles. But they are entirely different. I mean, Cinder is not exactly a cyborg. But Mila IS an android, built ENTIRELY in a lab. And there are running-for-life scenes. Not exactly breath-taking, but exciting enough to read. I enjoy reading this book very much. It's like watch a sci-fi action movie. And believe me, I don't have high expectations on this book at first. But I stand corrected. MILA 2.0 is stunning. I think I will read the sequel. Oh, definitely.

Rating: 7/10

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