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MILA 2.0 - Debra Driza More of my reviews at Secrets of Lost Words.Thank you to HarperCollins Canada for this book!Rating: CI was really excited for Mila 2.0 (I mean, it's got a badass cover) but I am kind of disappointed. The synopsis promised "an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence". The android is fun and all but there were just some things that I didn't get and there were also a few factors that I thought made this unrealistic.Let's start with the positives, shall we? I mentioned that I really liked the idea of android. She's this super ninja killer machine but she has emotions of a sixteen y/o girl. That's pretty awesome. It's gotta hard to program though and I think the author got the emotions down. I also really liked the action. Through the book, Mila was running away from the bad guys but she got caught. I liked the inhumane things that Holland (bad guy #1) was challenging her to do. Not that I'm sadistic or anything but it was entertaining to see what she would do. I really liked the villains as well. Holland is this sadistic head scientist that created her. He's provided much of the action so I liked him. There were also the bad guys that weren't with the government. Though we didn't see much of them, I hope we would in the second book.Now, let's talk about the things I didn't like so much. One word. Mila. I just didn't get her as a character. I mean, I know she's got the emotions of a sixteen y/o girl but we don't whine and we're not as emotional like that. Some people would be but they're the more sensitive people. I also didn't get why Mila would think about her kinda-boyfriend of one week when she's on the run from people that would LOVE to sell her off or terminate her. I mean, can we check the priority list please? I also felt like the characters were underdeveloped and really flat. We didn't see many sides of Mila and I hope she would get better in the sequel.Overall, I was a bit disappointed but I hope the sequel would be better. I really liked the ideas and enjoyed reading about all the cool things that her android nature allows her to do.