Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza

How did I get the book? Netgalley, thank you @ HarperCollins UK

Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis: Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret 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. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Additional information:
I did not finish this book. This review is based on the first 43% of the book.

200words (or less) review: Having read the first 200+ pages of Mila 2.0 I feel that I gave the story a fair try. I was excited when I got the approval email from Netgalley as I’d heard so much about it.

I believe I will be in the minority in opinion on Debra Driza’s debut. My problem with this book isn’t the story, actually the whole premise behind Mila 2.0 sounds great. My problem is Mila herself, as a character I couldn’t not muster any sympathy for her – because everything revolved around Hunter.

Mila 2.0 is insta-love 2.0, or rather insta-obsession. Mila has been at her new school a month, she’s friends with the popular girls and Hunter appears. If Hunter isn’t interacting with Mila, then Mila is thinking about him. All. The. Time. At one stage it felt liked she was talking about his lopsided smile every other page.

I’m not a great insta-love fan but if it doesn’t hinder the story I don’t have a problem with it. Yet in Mila 2.0 I felt Hunter was the story and Mila being an android is secondary.

I hope others enjoy this book but I didn’t.

Recommend it?

Meh.

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