Thursday, July 17, 2014

Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2) by Debra Driza {REVIEW}

Book Title: Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2)
Author: Debra Driza
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Science fiction, Thriller
Publication Date: May 13th 2014
                                  by Katherine Tegen Books


Previous Book in the Series: MILA 2.0 (MILA 2.0 #1)


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 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

My Review:

As I'd expected, Renegade is a whole lot better than the first book, MILA 2.0. The character development is better, the plot development all the more better and the ending is very much capable of keeping the readers waiting for the final instalment.

The Plot.

The plot has gradually gotten intense. Mila is now out in search of the person her mom mentioned while dying. All alone and no one to trust or turn to for help, she calls in Hunter. Together they set on a journey...only one problem. Hunter doesn't exactly know Mila's reality. And Mila doesn't have enough courage to tell Hunter about her.

The whole plot is very well-knitted. I enjoyed reading it. The action scenes were, as usual, movie-like and very very interesting. However, what bothered me is the pace for the first half of the story. With Hunter and Mila and their conversations and everything, it often seems as if I'm reading a completely different book. These are the times when the story feels like having deviated from the original plot and it's not a pleasant feeling for me:-(


Except the fact that she very often acts all lovestruck and starts getting on my nerves, I LOVED her. As a character, she has developed in Renegade. It's not a drastic change of course, but at least it's something and I loved the new and (somehow) improved Mila. She is adapting and making good use of her abilities. Of course, she still acts like a crybaby at times, but it's digestible ;-)

Hunter. Holland.

I don't know how the two names always end up together in my review. As I had assumed, Hunter is not just an unnecessary addition in RenegadeThere is more Hunter in this book than the previous one. Hunter's connection to the story is revealed and its of certain importance for the plot too.

Holland is less apparent here. He is obviously present but the latter half of Renegade deals with the Vita Obscura people. Its funny but they appeared more bad-guyish than Holland himself :-P


I love this guy. He isn't present in Renegade until the last part, and even then he is physically present in the very last part, but still, he is so wonderful! Now I seriously, seriously ship Lucas and Mila together. If there's a HEA possible for Mila at all, it should be with Lucas. Period.

Overall, Renegade is certainly better than MILA 2.0. The characters, the actions and the ending. OMG the ending!! It definitely is a cliffhanger and if not for anything, I would surely be looking forward to reading the next book to see what happens to Mila.


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