Monday, 4 February 2013
Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
After the sudden death of her father, Mila's at a new school, trying to fit in and falling for mysterious sexy Hunter. But her world slams upside down in a heartbeat when a car accident reveals a secret she never knew; a secret about herself.
Mila is devastated to learn that her memories are just chimeras, her dreams untrue. She can't even rely on her emotions to tell her who she is. So how can she grieve for her father or feel the way she does about Hunter? And why is her mom running scared?
Worse still, who are the creepy stalkers so desperate to get their hands on her ...?
28th March 2013
Mila is new to Clearwater, she and her mother moved there after her dad died in a housefire. She's just getting on with her life and trying to fit in when an accident forces reality to slam a fist to her face. She's not who she thought she was, her mother's not who she thought she was, her life is turned upside down and she and her mother are forced to flee Clearwater to look for safety. Instead they are faced with the reason they moved to Clearwater in the first place.
So the title kinda gives away the major point in this story (I think so, anyway), but if you haven't guessed it then don't highlight this next part: Mila is an android, created by the army as a perfect fighting machine. Her mother (creator) broke her out of the facility as she felt she was too human to remain in there.
This is different from any YA I've read. It has a not-so-human protag but she's not the usual suspects (werewolf, shifter, vampire etc), she's something altogether different from other protags - and I really like her. She's adapted and evolved from her starting state and now just wants a normal life like any teenage girl.
Driza has created an interesting (and kinda scary) world - scary in the sense of "OMG, what if this is happening right now and we don't realise it?" She could be anyone and that's kinda freaky! I really enjoyed this one and am looking forward to the next book.
Also, at the time of publishing this post, the prequel - Mila 2.0: Origins: The Fire - is free on Kindle so go download it to get you started.
Book Depository: Mila 2.0
Amazon UK: Mila 2.0