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This suspenseful, heart-wrenching follow-up to Debra Driza's MILA 2.0 will leave readers racing to turn the last page.
Mila is back on the run—this time with potential boyfriend Hunter by her side. As they search for a man who might know more about her mysterious past, Mila must rely on her android abilities to protect them from the people who want her dead. But embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her ...
This suspenseful, heart-wrenching follow-up to Debra Driza's MILA 2.0 will leave readers racing to turn the last page.
Mila is back on the run—this time with potential boyfriend Hunter by her side. As they search for a man who might know more about her mysterious past, Mila must rely on her android abilities to protect them from the people who want her dead. But embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity, as well as Hunter's true intentions.
Fans of books filled with mystery and intrigue, like The Bourne Identity and I Am Number Four, will find everything they're looking for in this exciting series, including several unexpected surprises.
Posted July 25, 2014
Posted July 18, 2014
Average is the best word to describe this book; not really memorable but not completely forgettable either.
Hunter is plain dumb. He believed Mila when she said, "I'm a spy," why would he believe her when she doesn't act like a spy at all? Mila's also not the brightest bulb in the bunch either, but come on, even she wouldn't have fell for that.
Mila keeps saying she's a android, but if she has human parts too, doesn't that make her a cyborg? Not an android. Cause android is all robot and cyborg is part human/part robot.
The whole emotions must go away at the end was lame and made me hate Mila for falling for that. How could Mila not see through the faintly veiled "modification" ploy. For pete's sake, she's part robot, there must be some logic somewhere deep, deep, deep, deep down.
Posted June 21, 2014
I wanted to read Renegade because I enjoyed the first book, and wanted to continue with the series. I don't remember much about Mila 2.0 except I liked Mila and her struggle with discovering she isn't human. I remember liking the action, plot as well as wishing she would pick a guy and really fall for him, and by synopsis of Renegade, it seems like it may be Hunter.
Renegade starts out slowly and with Mila and Hunter on the road. Traveling aspects of books can sometimes be hard for me and I think that might play into it as well as not having time to reread the first. We get a decent recap without feeling like an info dump, but I still felt a little lost, and I was getting dejavu from Hunted by Kade because of the not completely human aspect, betrayals by parents and off to hide or find someone with a boy.
I got through that though, and remembered why I liked Mila. She's strong and analytic, but she still has a lot of feelings. She ends up not telling the whole truth to Hunter because she is afraid and also trying to protect him, but she keeps doing little things to give him clues that something more is going on that he doesn't know about. He is a strong presence for her, giving her comfort, joking with her, and generally keeping her company, making her feel like someone is in her corner. They have a chemistry and a lot of tension because they are taking things slowly and every time they dated in the first book something went wrong and interrupted them and now she is on high alert.
There were done unexpected twists and I was doubting someone that I never thought I would. There were also people involved that I never would have guessed. This made the last half really fly by because I had to see what surprises I would find next. Out is revealed more about Mila and how she works as well as how she was made and get purpose. Though part of the big reveal tho Mila herself I guessed pretty early on butt I don't know I'd that was the point.
The ending raced to a dramatic conclusion and one he'll of a cliff hanger. It was one of those moments wee you are sure the author just left out about one hundred or so pages because you can't leave a reader in suspense like that. I will definitely be reading the next in the series tho find plot more about Mila, about Hunter and his reaction to dating an android as well as Lucas who made a last minute appearance.
Bottom Line: good second book: surprises, romance and action.
Posted May 27, 2014
I want to thank Harper Teen/Katherine Teegan Books for providing me with an early copy of this book for review. I read the first book early and was itching to see how the next one panned out. Receiving this book for free has in no way influenced my impression or review.
Blurb from Goodreads:
There is no one left for Mila to trust. Except for a boy she barely knows.
But Hunter has no idea who—and what—Mila really is. She can’t bear to reveal her secret, even though he’s unwittingly joined her search for Richard Grady, a man who may know more details of Mila’s complicated past.
Yet the road to the truth is more dangerous than ever. With General Holland and the Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.
Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.
If you haven't read book one in this series, stop here. There are more than likely to be spoilers for that book in this review.
Once again I am in love with the cover of this book. It's so simple in it's make-up. Like the first cover, just the girl on the front, fragmented as I would imagine an android trying to figure herself out would be. It's truly beautiful. And I love the color!
This book picks up right where book 1 left off. Mila and Hunter are on the run, though he doesn't know this as Mila keeps it a secret. And Mila's mom is dead.
Once again I found Mila to be a bit annoying in this book. I have to say that my least favorite part of her personality is her reasoning for keeping secrets from people. I hate it. I understand she thinks she's going to lose people, but when you make someone come meet you half way across the country I think he deserves to know what he's getting into. I find her to be selfish more than not. And her internal dialogue gets grating and on my nerves. She's very naive, and often times easily trusting (when I would think she would not be after all that's happened to her from the first book).
But Mila is not the only one who is naive, Hunter is right there with her. He's so accepting of everything. He never questions things, even when they seem odd to him. Of course we are never in his head since Mila tells the story, but just from the way he reacts to her and their situation I can tell he's fairly clueless. I really want to like him, he seems so sweet, but I can't stand that he's portrayed as so stupid most of the time. How could he not have figured things out. And this remains so for about 75% of the book!
If found this story to drag a bit. I think it was a lot longer than it needed to be. There is a ton of narrative that takes you out of the story. Mila often goes often for two sometimes three pages about how she's feeling or how she thinks others are feeling, repeating herself. It took away from the action of the story and made it more boring than it needed to be. It could have been cut down so much, it felt like filler, as if the author were trying to make the book longer by doing it.
There are some good action scenes, although I think Mila and Hunter get away with a lot more than they really would. And some great plot twists are sewn into the book, causing Mila to distrust almost everyone in her life. But the pacing is even slower than the first book. I did like that Hunter was included in this one (since I had a huge issue with him being pretty much absent for almost the whole first book). The major stuff really takes place in the last quarter of this book. I didn't really feel like the events that happened along the way were necessarily needed for the most part. And I didn't feel the sense of urgency that I would imagine would be there if she's running from people who can easily track her (seeing as they have such amazing technology).
I wasn't sure how much I liked the romance in this book. At times it was sweet, but then I also felt like it was unbelievable. I had a hard time believing the connection these two had over such a short period of time. It wasn't even insta-love, just like and not much to base that on, either. Mila spends a lot of time pining for the boy who is right at her side, confused as to whether or not she should be honest with him.
Overall this book was just ok. I did enjoy the last quarter of it, but for the most part I was a bit bored. I will more than likely read the next installment since this one ended on a cliffhanger. Fans of sci-fi may or may not enjoy this as it's a bit slower than most sci-fi books I've read.
Posted May 19, 2014
If you haven't read this author yet, you are missing out on serious talent. She writes a rich plot which flows seamlessly and well edited. I've been holding my breath for this sequel since the first book came out and it did not disappoint. The characters, new and old, still seem so real. I guess I'll be holding my breath again until the next one comes out.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 17, 2014
'Renegade' is the second book in the MILA 2.0 series - a young adult science fiction/dystopia that continues to follow our heroine Mila - an android who's more human than imaginable. After the horrific events in the first book, Mila is now on the run and searching for two people her mother spoke about - Sarah and Richard Grady. She has no idea who these people are or why her mother wanted her to find them, but she's determined to get to the bottom of things. Now she has Hunter by her side, and his safety is paramount - even if it means she has to lie to him about her true self and what she's really running from. As she relies on her android functions more and more, Mila worries that she'll lose her humanity - what little she may have had to begin with.
Like the first installment in the trilogy, this book was full of unexpected twists and turns, romance, and adrenaline pumping excitement and action. I loved Mila as the lead character - we see her grow in several ways in the book. She's discovering her true nature along with her abilities - both android and human. She's incredibly easy to identify with and it's easy to forget that she's not completely human. Hunter is a great love interest - totally sweet and gorgeous, but even he has some secrets and Mila must decide if his intentions are what he claims to be or not - which I think adds a great layer to the plot that mixes romance, mystery, and some suspense - and definitely gives the story more complexity. I loved learning all I could about Mila - her history, background, how things came to be. I can't really elaborate much on this because I don't do spoilers, but I thought all the parts of Mila's past added up to an intriguing story. The writing was incredibly well done and I was pulled back into Mila's world within the first page of the story. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next and ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Since finishing the last page, I'm already dying to read the final book to see what's going to happen and how it will all turn out. I highly recommend this book - and series - to fans of dystopias, science fiction, and fantasy novels. It's original, fast paced, and keeps you on your toes the entire time.
Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Posted May 17, 2014
I hope there is another book. Im assuming there will be one. This was quite a cliffhanger. Also, there were so many plot twists!! Its been a good read. Id reccomend it! Read the first one first though.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 14, 2014
The plot of Renegade is pretty action packed like the first book. There a little clues hinting to the answers to the readers questions before we do find the answers. I love a story like this that has a the thrill of mystery and being on the run. I actually wouldn’t have minded if Mila had been on the run on her own. I didn’t need a romantic aspect to help propel the story for me, it would have been fine without that. However it is definitely there.
I was pretty angry with Mila at the end of the first book because she made that stinking phone call. I was really bothered by the Hunter Mila relationship in both the first book and a bit in the second book. I couldn’t understand that if she liked Hunter so much why she would put him danger, especially after the way they tortured her mom to get to her. It would be one thing if she told him the truth and he made the decision to stay with her but she doesn’t. The whole thing does kind of come to a head during this book and honestly I wasn’t as upset with Hunter’s actions as Mila’s. She can act very spoiled and selfish. I think at the same time it’s a testament to how human like this Android girl is. As much as I found the whole relationship flustering, I think there was a point for it. We really see the softer more human side of Mila through Hunter.He brings out a different side of her.
Now Lucas makes a lot more sense to me to be the romantic interest. Even though he really isn’t. Mila definitely has a fondness for him and even though we don’t get to see him a ton I love his interactions with her. There is something comforting about Lucas. Like someone we know is actually on Mila’s side. I felt like everyone else was really up in the air on the trust factor. Even people her mom sends her to. You never know what people’s motivations are or if they will help her or not.
Getting back to Mila, I love her story. I love that she’s an android and that she is battling with that little of humanness she is feeling. It’s kind of strange and intriguing at times. I forgot often that she is not technically real. It made me wonder about what really makes her tick. I kept thinking there has to be more here, more to her than what we are seeing.
I don’t want to give away too much about this book because of that whole thrill aspect when you read. It was fast paced and the plot kept moving and had a lot of interesting twist and turns. As far as the ending, well there is reason that you are going to want to pick up book 3. I think if you enjoyed the first book then you will like this book. It does not lag the same way second books do sometimes because there is a lot of new information and things just keep on rolling. I liked that this book really stayed on track with the story and kept me interested the entire time. I’m curious to see how Mila’s story ends in the next the book.
Posted May 13, 2014
Can we please take a moment and appreciate this beautiful cover? *ooh...ahhh....special...very special*
The covers in this series (Mila 2.0 and Renegade) are simply stunning! Kudos to whoever designed the covers!
I had an awesome time reading the first book in this series, and I had an awesome time reading the second book as well. Renegade once again throws questions at readers to make them think. Like really think. What does it mean to be human? When does science begin to push the edges (in terms of ethical grounds)? What is love?
Mila is on the run with Hunter, and she's facing many self conflicts; Hunter still doesn't know she's an android, and even Mila herself is struggling to determine whether her feelings are "real" or computer generated.
My feelings for the Hunter-Mila relationship are still iffy. I definitely liked their relationship more than before, but I still can't get over the fact that they had the whole insta-love scenario going on for them in book one. Nevertheless, I love how Hunter is always so sweet and courteous. I was probably grinning like an idiot the whole time when reading about Hunter--I love how he treats everyone with respect!
Speaking of guys in Renegade, the novel ends with Lucas and Mila stranded in a desert...and I think Lucas may or may not be developing feelings for Mila. Ms. Driza, if you are reading this, please please don't set up a love triangle scenario between Lucas, Mila and Hunter in the next book! Maybe just keep Lucas and Mila's relationship at a "just friends" level, please? Pretty please?
Okay...moving onto the plot of the book. Wow....a lot of secrets are revealed in Renegade. Like...a lot. ***Spoiler Alert*** For example, Hunter finds out Mila is an android, Mila and Hunter find out Hunter's parents are part of V.O., that V.O. isn't as terrible has Holland depicted them to be, etc. At one point, Mila also suspected that Hunter was working for the V.O. because she found a tracker in his car. Personally I thought she jumped to conclusions too quickly because somebody else could've easily placed the tracker there. (Later we find out that Hunter is not part of V.O....but that didn't really come as a shock to me since I never really did believe him to be part of it.)
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Okay, let's talk about the ending, shall we? IT WAS FREAKING AMAZING! The last 50-100 pages was like...bam bam bam....non stop action. And...***Spoiler Alert*** Reading that chapter in which Mila is stripped of her emotions was amazing was heart wrenching and strangely addictive at the same time. Her complete 180 degree change is personality was a huge shock and I can't believed she actually killed Peyton!! *runs around screaming*
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So, in conclusion? I liked Renegade (and loved the last 25% of the novel) and look forward to further works by Debra Driza. Would recommend to any fans of YA scifi!
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Posted May 13, 2014
Wow. Wow. Wow. This was amazing.
Lots of twists and turns, action, swoons, laughs....this book had it all. It's pretty much fast paced from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the last page. And be prepared, there's one hell of an ending.
I cannot wait to see what happens in the last book. I need it right now. Right now. RIGHT. NOW.
Posted June 3, 2014
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