Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mila 2.0 Renegade Blog Tour

Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2)
by Debra Driza

Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (Harper Collins)
Release Date: May 13th 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format/Source: ARC from the publisher
Rating: 4 hearts 

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.

Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.

Fast paced book that kept me turning the pages. That is how I will describe this book to you.

When I read the first book in this series, I enjoyed it. I truly loved the concept and wanted to know what was in store for Mila. Plus she is an Android I mean hello how cool is that?

This book starts off where the other left off. At the end of book one she calls Hunter who now comes to her aid. I love the banter between them two and when Mila interacts with him, she seems so human. I would forget at times that she is an Android. Hunter had me smiling because he always seems to know what to say to get Mila to come out of her shell. To make an awkward situation less awkward. He just gets her. I wasn't truly happy with Mila at times and her finickiness with her feelings for him, but I understood why she felt that way. It made her more real. After all she is a teenager so of course she tends to go back and forth, what teen doesn't?

I was a bit worried because I tend to find that usually the second book in a series lacks something, not this book. I could not stop reading because of the twists and turns. I had to find out what was going to happen next. The only clue she was given by her mother is two names. That's it. Now she is on a journey to figure out who these people are. Can they help her? Will they be allies or foes? Will they give her answers about her life and origins? So many questions. Will I tell you the answers? NOT.A.CHANCE! you need to read this book to find all of that out. I can tell you that several questions from book 1 are answered. I know I can be mean. There is a cliffhanger so yes, we must wait for the next book. 

Overall I really enjoyed the way the author wrote Mila's character growth. There were times that Mila seemed so unsure, but that to me was great because she just learned in the last book (and in her time last week) that her whole life was a lie. She is coming to terms with that and also learning all the things she can do. Awesome things in my opinion. The first book set the tone and this book just brought it all together. 

"I have a confession, too." he said, his voice snapping me out of my thoughts.

I turned to face him as the wind ruffled his hair. "Should I be scared?"

"No," he replied. "Well, maybe just a little bit."

"Okay, go ahead."

He blew out a nervous breath. "Mila, I really like you."
An embarrassingly goofy grin started forming on my lips so I quickly tried to cover my mouth with my hand.

"Wait, did you already know?" he said, smiling.

"I had a feeling," I said.
Too many feelings, in fact.

"Well, I don't just say that to any girl I meet," he said as the Ferris wheel embarked on its second revolution. He paused a beat, and then added, "Only, every third one or so."

I poke him in the ribs, and fake winced before I pulled me closer. "I'm joking. I only say that to girls I travel cross-country for. Which, to date, has only been you." he whispered, his mouth close to my ear.

I closed my eyes, forgetting how many times we circled, forgetting everything but how close Hunter was. Tonight was special, a memory that was real and that I could call my own. No one would be able to take this memory away from me. Ever.

Another reason why I wasn't sure I could let him go. He made me want to live a life I wanted to remember. 

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