Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 Series #1)

Mila 2.0 (Mila 2.0 Series #1)

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by Debra Driza
     
 

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Debra Driza's MILA 2.0 is the first book in a gripping Bourne Identity–style trilogy about a girl who discovers she is actually an android.

Mila was never supposed to remember her past, or know what lurked beneath her synthetic skin. She was never meant to learn that she was "born" in a secret computer science lab and programmed with

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Debra Driza's MILA 2.0 is the first book in a gripping Bourne Identity–style trilogy about a girl who discovers she is actually an android.

Mila was never supposed to remember her past, or know what lurked beneath her synthetic skin. She was never meant to learn that she was "born" in a secret computer science lab and programmed with superhuman skills. But when a group of hooded men show up on her doorstep, hoping to strip her of her advanced technology, she has no choice but to run for her life. In every direction there are dangerous people, hunting her down. They will do whatever it takes to capture Mila, including hurting the people she cares about most.

Filled with secrets, action, and even romance, MILA 2.0 is perfect for readers who love sci-fi thrillers like the Partials series and I Am Number Four.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Mila believes she's an average 16-year-old girl who has moved to a new town following the death of her father. An accident reveals that Mila is actually an android—specifically, a super-covert robot spy developed by a shadowy government project—and her "mother" is a scientist who stole her from the lab to save her from being destroyed after Mila developed human emotions. Hunted by both the government and an organization seeking to sell her tech to the highest bidder, Mila and her mother flee, and Mila will have to embrace both her abilities and her humanity to survive. Driza's debut is likely to hit the sweet spot for YA fans—it's SF set in the modern world with just enough romance, angst, and action to balance the improbably amazing technology. Many plot elements are laid out in this trilogy opener, but character development is skimpy. Cinematic and overly dramatic ("Why? Why even steal me in the first place if you were never really going to let me live?" Mila whispers), it's not surprising that Driza's novel is already in development as a TV series. Ages 13–up. Agent: Taylor Martindale, Full Circle Literary. (Mar.)
Marissa Meyer
“One part teen love story and two parts super-spy thriller, MILA 2.0 raises plenty of questions of humanity, warfare, and artificial intelligence, but it’s the James Bond-esque suspense and formidable heroine that kept me enthralled to the last page.”
ALA Booklist
“Driza’s fast-paced, action-packed debut science fiction thriller about identity, will, artificial intelligence, nature versus nurture, and man versus machine would satisfy fans of the Jason Bourne series, the Hunger Games trilogy, and Jennifer Rush’s Altered.”
Romantic Times
“MILA 2.0 is wonderful, filled with action and drama, a strong female protagonist and intense supporting characters. Readers will be hooked from the first page.”
Deseret News
“A must-read. Driza enumerates with intriguing clarity the human-versus-android tension that survives within Mila, all the while delivering an electrifying plot.”
New York Journal of Books
“Driza writes a story full of drama, excitement, and sadness with a smooth and complete story arc that nonetheless leaves us eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
Kathleen Peacock
“With edge-of-your-seat action and a shadowy government headquarters that puts Hollywood to shame, MILA 2.0 is a delicious, fast-paced read.”
Jen at Makeshift Bookmark
“Action-packed? Absolutely. Tear-jerking? Oh, yes. Lack of boring spells? You bet. Don’t brush this one off as just a pretty girl on a cover. There’s depth to MILA 2.0 and I can’t wait to find out where Debra Driza takes this story.”
Ashley at Booknook Young Adult Book Reviews
“MILA 2.0 was everything I hoped it would be: intense, action-packed, and filled with awesome technology…I promise you that MILA 2.0 is pure Bourne Identity and it’s FREAKING AWESOME.”
Kirkus Reviews
A fast-paced sci-fi adventure complete with artificial intelligence, military intrigue, secret societies and a hint of romance. Mila is shocked to learn--by falling out of a truck and discovering wires and high-tech gadgetry where blood and bones should be--that she is not a teenage girl, but a military weapon. Her mother is actually one of the scientists who created her; she then spirited her away when it was decided that Mila should be scrapped in favor of a newer model, as her too-genuine emotions proved an unacceptable vulnerability. When Mila and her mom are caught, Mila must face a series of tests to save her mother and herself from elimination. To survive, she'll have to figure out how to make the most of her military hardware and training as well as her human emotions. While it definitely raises interesting questions about identity and memory, this offering depends much more on the fast-paced plot to keep readers engaged. It eschews for the most part the deep philosophical musings on what it means to be human that elevate otherwise similar titles such as Mary Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2009), for example, beyond thrills. With likable characters and nonstop action, this one will please readers who prefer adventure to ethical exploration. (Science fiction. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062090362
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/12/2013
Series:
Mila 2.0 Series, #1
Pages:
470
Sales rank:
570,727
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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Marissa Meyer

“One part teen love story and two parts super-spy thriller, MILA 2.0 raises plenty of questions of humanity, warfare, and artificial intelligence, but it’s the James Bond-esque suspense and formidable heroine that kept me enthralled to the last page.”

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