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MILA 2.0

MILA 2.0 - Androids and cyborgs are some of my favorite creatures in all of sci-fi, so there was no doubt that I needed to get my hands on this book. So many people loved this book that I had gotten my hopes up pretty high, despite the fact that I’d also seen several very negative reviews. As to be expected, I fell somewhere in the middle.What did I like about Mila 2.0?I enjoyed the mystery of Mila’s past/origins, and following the trail with her toward discovering the answers. I absolutely adored the way that Mila and Hunter interacted with one another in the beginning, and felt that it was very natural. It actually gave me flutters, which is sadly rare for YA books. I liked learning about the interesting android technology created and used at the compound where Mila was created.What left me underwhelmed?Well, just about everything else? There were so many things I questioned (Why did her mom still call her Mila if they were hiding from, like, everyone? Why did Mila and her high school friends behave that way toward one another? Why was Mila still pining after a boy she only knew for a couple of days?). The book started off almost like a contemporary book, just a bunch of high school drama and a romantic interest. Then all of a sudden it switched modes completely and turned into a different book.So where does this leave me?I don’t know. I liked some parts, but a lot of other parts were either annoying or didn’t make sense. Maybe I’m becoming jaded toward YA books. Maybe I’ve just developed higher standards for sci-fi books these days. Maybe it just wasn’t the book I wanted it to be. I don’t know. I’m not sure if I will read the next book in the series, but you never know how much my interest may be piqued when it comes out.[Reviews and more at Another Novel Read.]