Friday, July 11, 2014

Review: Renegade (Mila 2.0, #2) by Debra Driza

Renegade (MILA 2.0, #2)

Renegade (Mila .0, #2) by Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Publication Date: May 13, 2014

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.
My Thoughts: 
Renegade picks up where Mila 2.0 left off. Mila was devastated from the loss of her mother, and makes a phone call to one person who she felt she could trust, Hunter. Mila faces numerous obstacles while searching for a persons name her mother told her to find. While on this search, Mila begins questioning Hunter after discovering a GPS beneath his truck.  With the pressure of General Holland and the Vita Obscura not far behind, time was of the essence.

This installment was nothing short of amazing, and was packed full of action and twists. It was so fast paced, I didn't want to put it down because I knew there would be yet again, another twist. This was one of my most anticipated releases this year and for good reason. Ms Driza is relentless when it comes to throwing deadly obstacles in Mila's way and giving readers a story they could immerse themselves in. Not only that, but she forces the protagonist to make tough decisions and tests loyalties and friendships throughout and me as the reader questioned every character as well. Who could she trust? Mila's emotions play a large roll here. And I feel that she was becoming more human as time went on. She had a constant internal battled of whether or not she deserved Hunter and whether they could be a real couple. My heart broke for her. Its evident she loved him so so much, but when the truth of what she really was broke the surface, a part of her synthetic heart broke.

Persuaded by a new character, Quinn, Mila made a decision that would steal away the humanity within her. During the time Mila is in this facility and under the influence of Quinn, I knew deep down she wasn't any friend of Mila's and never once had her best interest at heart. She saw Mila as a multimillion-dollar weapon and she was going to use her to bury Holland in a revengeful pursuit to get back at him.

I became a big fan of Lucas in Mila 2.0, and was ecstatic when he was brought into this story. He quickly became a favorite and was happy he was back. But what I'm wondering is how he was able to, and what makes him determined to be her savior?

Overall, this was a homerun for Debra Driza and fans of Mila 2.0. This doesn't suffer the second book syndrome whatsoever, and I actually think I liked Renegade a little better, if that's possible. Renegade gets a big 5 Snowflake rating!

                                                                           5 Snowflakes 


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