Synopses & Reviews
Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie.
She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past — that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.
Now she has no choice but to run — from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much, and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology.
Evading her enemies won't help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is and cope with everything she has had to leave behind. However, what she's becoming is beyond anyone's imagination, including her own, and that just might save her life.
A compulsively readable sci-fi thriller, Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza's bold debut and the first book in an action-filled, Bourne Identity-style trilogy.
"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.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
“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 its the James Bond-esque suspense and formidable heroine that kept me enthralled to the last page.” Marissa Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of Cinder and Scarlet
“A fast-paced sci-fi adventure complete with artificial intelligence, military intrigue, secret societies and a hint of romance.” Kirkus
“Drizas 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 Rushs Altered.” ALA Booklist
“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.” Romantic Times
“A must-read. Driza enumerates with intriguing clarity the human-versus-android tension that survives within Mila, all the while delivering an electrifying plot.” Deseret News
“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.” New York Journal of Books
“Drizas debut is likely to hit the sweet spot for YA fansits SF set in the modern world with just enough romance, angst, and action.” Publishers Weekly
“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.” Kathleen Peacock, author of Hemlock
“Action-packed? Absolutely. Tear-jerking? Oh, yes. Lack of boring spells? You bet. Dont brush this one off as just a pretty girl on a cover. Theres depth to MILA 2.0 and I cant wait to find out where Debra Driza takes this story.” Jen at Makeshift Bookmark
“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 its FREAKING AWESOME.” Ashley at Booknook Young Adult Book Reviews
“In this cross between The Bourne Identity and The Adoration of Jenna Fox, Milas identity crisis and the resulting questions about what it means to be human could be the start of an interesting discussion. The action-packed plot will quickly propel even reluctant readers to the end.” School Library Journal
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.
About the Author
Debra Driza is the author of MILA 2.0. She is a member of the teen lit blogging group the Bookanistas and a former practicing physical therapist who discovered that tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home in California, wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian ridgebacks.