By Debra Driza, published by Harper Collins
Mila has just moved to a new, quaint town after a house fire which killed her father. She’s lost her memory, and is still trying to recover it. However, upon falling out of a car and cutting herself, she discovers wires instead of veins in her arm… and finds out that she is not like any other people. In fact, she never had a father, or lived in a house before the one in the quiet town in Minnesota- those memories were programmed by her mother in order to keep Mila from learning the truth… that she was a part of a confidential military experiment, and that her mother saved her from further experiments and termination. Now Mila knows the truth about herself, no place is safe. The military want her back, and they will stop at nothing to retrieve her and drag her back to the laboratory she came from. Mila and her mother embark on a terrifying journey, and Mila loves, loses, and realises what it truly means to be human.
WOW. Just wow. I loved this so much! Debut novels really don’t get more exhilarating than this. From the front cover and the blurb, this looked truly amazing, and it lived up to my expectations. It was gritty, fast-paced, terrifying, and crammed with action. Mila was a brilliant main character- I really connected with her and her story was an epic one. I think Mila made a solid, great protagonist, and the story of her discovering who she really is, is a really interesting one to read. All of the characters, from the love interest to the evil military generals, were extremely brilliant! I loved every second of Mila 2.0, as it was a real thrill ride to compete with I am Number Four and similar to Unremembered. The plot was brilliant; with a brilliant, strong narration. Some parts were edge-of-your-seat action scenes, others were tear-jerkingly-sad. I couldn’t stop reading… this book is a must for any YA book lover, and now I’m (rather impatiently) waiting for the sequel!