Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza
Mila was living with her mother in a small Minnesota town when she discovered she was also living a lie. She was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was never supposed to remember the past.
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.
Evading her enemies won’t help Mila escape the cruel reality of what she is and cope with everything she has had to leave behind. However, what she’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and that just might save her life.
Mila is still grieving for her late father. Though, her memories are choppy and confusing after an accident. And her mother seems to be acting strangely around her, keeping her at arm’s length. She has only made a couple friends, since arriving in Minnesota. But when the new guy in school shows interest in her, suddenly her best friend completely changes. And not for the better. When Mila is in an accident, she discovers something even more devastating. She’s not human. And Mila’s blooming romance is cut short, when she and her mother have to flee from dangerous men who will stop at nothing to get her technology.
This science fiction adventure is an impressive debut by a talented new author. This fast-paced, action-packed thriller is impossible to put down. Mila 2.0 is non-stop excitement and suspense from beginning to end. The story unfolds in a dramatic way, with an incredibly strong and well-developed heroine. Futuristic technology paired with the intensity of a spy novel, both teens and adults alike should enjoy this one. First in a planned trilogy, I can’t wait for the next. This has certainly made the list of my favorite reads for 2013.