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Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 Series #1)

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14 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a re

(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 abo...
(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.

posted by Sarah_UK1 on March 12, 2013

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1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Completely unexpected, this novel rather captivated me. Followi

Completely unexpected, this novel rather captivated me.

Following Mila and her adventures, I found myself having flashes of different sort of movies. 
In the first place, "DARYL" by Simon Wincer, where a young adopted boy learns of his extraordinary abilities...
Completely unexpected, this novel rather captivated me.

Following Mila and her adventures, I found myself having flashes of different sort of movies. 
In the first place, "DARYL" by Simon Wincer, where a young adopted boy learns of his extraordinary abilities that have an interest for the military. This is the first part of the story, when Mila peacefully live with her mother in the Minessota, and she discovers her android side.

Then, chases, fights and paranoia prevailing around the identity of the bad guys, who threaten the two women, reminded me of scenes from "The Bourne Identity" by Doug Liman. 
The story becomes darker, although gadgets discovered inside Mila bring a little levity. What woman has not dreamed of having a built-in GPS? 

Finally, trapped in the lab, I had impressions of "The Hunger Games" by Gary Ross mixed with an old movie played by Arnold Schwarzenegger: "The Running Man" by Paul Michael Glaser. In this part, the scenes are tougher. 
Particulary during the beating and the frightening obstacle course set up for the third test.

Is it bothered me to see different references through my reading? Not really because the mixture is well done and the narrative full of rhythm . Between espionage, combats, laboratory rats experiences, android and human feelings, the reader do not get bored.

In terms of characters, some are more interesting than others. Hunter and the place it plays in Mila's mind has perplexed me. And I a Lucas fan !

Hopefully, more revelations should be coming in the sequel...

A trilogy of science fiction to follow.

Lucie
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posted by lucieparis2011 on April 24, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2013

    EXPECTATIONS NOT REALIZED! BORING!

    2*'s because it started off good but somehow, and it may just be me, but I just didn't feel the wonderful knaw of wanting more. I quit reading shortly after the running started.

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