Monday, March 11, 2013
Origins: The Fire
by Debra Driza
Heart-stopping and electric, MILA 2.0: Origins: The Fire contains a short prequel story and an excerpt to MILA 2.0, the first book in a riveting Bourne Identity–style trilogy by Debra Driza.Inky's Blurbings:
Right before diving into Mila herself, I read this 15 page prequel. It's super short, but I was riveted. This is the tragedy that gets Mila where she is, it's the thing from her past that you learn about. It's the fire. Wow. I don't read a lot of companion short stories, but this one was awesome. Debra's writing was fantastique! [yes that is a word]. It's a pretty intense scene that we are faced with an I just could not put my kindle down. From the pages we quickly learn how devoted Mila is to her family. Her love and loyalty plays a big part in this. It's such a quick book, but one thing I found totally interesting was how at the end we start to get a feel for the traumatizing emotions that are going to come back big time in Mila. So, it's a very quick read, but a totally sweet intro to the Main Event. With that said...meet Mila!
By: Debra Driza
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released: March 12th, 2013
Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.Inky's Blurbings:
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. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.
Mila 2.0 is a fascinating read. Elements of loss, sci-fi and teenage angst all combine to make a smash-hit that you are bound to love. I was enthralled by Mila's story. Mila isn't hard to connect with at all. She's feeling a sense of loss both emotionally and mentally. She literally can't remember parts of her past. Her voice is quite unique and I found myself really drawn into it. What a fabulous character!
Speaking of narrative voices..Debra's writing was awesome. She presents the story well, with intense scenes, emotional scenes, and that occasionally scene in the middle. Something I love about reading YA is connecting to the characters that are my age. Feeling and connecting with emotions that I have on a regular basis. In Mila, we've got the full palette of teenage emotion and it feels totally balanced. Brava Debra! It was very fun to read, with her wit and humor woven in. Gotta love that stuff.
A Hunter. What can I say. Gotta love a hunk who gets you. The romance was pretty awesome. And they totally have some chemistry right from the start. I will say that it was kinda predictable. But it's still adorable nontheless. So, all in all. Love it. Great combo of expression and writing. Emotions abound and there's quite a bit of action. Thumbs up!
Content: Mild (Some mile instances of language)
NOTE: I will be transferring (and most likely re-writing) this into a separate review post. This book deserves gifs! And I have no time to find them. So keep an eye out for that. But for now, suffice it to say that this book ROCKS!
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I’m Debra Driza, and I’m a physical-therapist-turned-Doesn't she sound way fun? Go say hi to her! Tell her how excited you are for her book tomorrow! Tell her a bizarre joke! Anything! After you do that, here's a little giveaway for ya! Enter to win your own copy of Mila!!! You kno wyou want to! And hurry fast! It's ending soon!!
Young-Adult-author and a stay-at-home mom. Not to be confused with a stay-at-home mistress—those are the ones who eat bon-bons and watch soap operas all day long. The soap operas sort of fall by the wayside when you have a seven-year old, a three-year-old, three dogs (one of them seriously defective), one extremely messy husband, and deadlines to meet.
Seriously, though–my family is great. I wouldn’t change one second of our crazy, messy, unorganized lives. What this house lacks in a paper or dog-free spot on the couch, it makes up for in laughter and hugs.I’m represented by Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency. The first book in my YA sci-fi thriller series debuts in Fall 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins.
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