By: Debra Driza
Mila 2.0 – Book 2
Available May 2014
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.
This Blonde’s Review:
For some reason I put off reading the first book in this series until I received the 2nd book. Once I got into it I was glad to have read it and wasn’t sure why I kept putting it off.
Imagine if you found out that your memories were false, that you were a girl until you suddenly found out that you weren’t really. When Mila found was in an accident and found out that she didn’t have blood and bones under her skin she was shocked. She had no idea what was going on. In the first book she had to come to accept what she was. In the second she is still coming to terms with what happened and learning to accept herself.
I enjoyed Mila more than I thought I would. She was a teenager who is learning about these weird things she can do and not sure what is going on. She’s going to do whatever she has to. She’s got a guy she likes who is willing to be there for her so she isn’t doing it alone, even if he doesn’t know what she’s doing or why. Until she starts to wonder about him and why he’d be doing these things. She has doubts just like a normal person would.
These books were an interesting concept. How would it work to have an android with human emotions and thoughts, one who didn’t know what she really was? Then when Mila starts to find out where she came from she keeps stumbling into more that she can’t believe. Just when she thinks she knows something, something else comes up.
The two books blend together in my mind since I read them back to back. They were entertaining and I liked them. I couldn’t help but want to know more and just keep reading. If the idea of an android who is more human than not sounds interesting then you’ll love getting to know Mila. You’ll want to see how she makes the different parts of herself come together to find out who she really is.