May 11, 2014

Renegade Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway

Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2)
Author: Debra Driza
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Release Date: May 13th 2014


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.

Renegade is the second book in the MILA 2.0 series - a young adult science fiction/dystopia that continues to follow our heroine Mila - an android who's more human than imaginable. After the horrific events in the first book, Mila is now on the run and searching for two people her mother spoke about - Sarah and Richard Grady. She has no idea who these people are or why her mother wanted her to find them, but she's determined to get to the bottom of things. Now she has Hunter by her side, and his safety is paramount - even if it means she has to lie to him about her true self and what she's really running from. As she relies on her android functions more and more, Mila worries that she'll lose her humanity - what little she may have had to begin with.

Like the first installment in the trilogy, this book was full of unexpected twists and turns, romance, and adrenaline pumping excitement and action. I loved Mila as the lead character - we see her grow in several ways in the book. She's discovering her true nature along with her abilities - both android and human. She's incredibly easy to identify with and it's easy to forget that she's not completely human. Hunter is a great love interest - totally sweet and gorgeous, but even he has some secrets and Mila must decide if his intentions are what he claims to be or not - which I think adds a great layer to the plot that mixes romance, mystery, and some suspense - and definitely gives the story more complexity. I loved learning all I could about Mila - her history, background, how things came to be. I can't really elaborate much on this because I don't do spoilers, but I thought all the parts of Mila's past added up to an intriguing story. The writing was incredibly well done and I was pulled back into Mila's world within the first page of the story. I had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next and ended up reading the entire book in one sitting. Since finishing the last page, I'm already dying to read the final book to see what's going to happen and how it will all turn out. I highly recommend this book - and series - to fans of dystopias, science fiction, and fantasy novels. It's original, fast paced, and keeps you on your toes the entire time.

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I'm the author of the MILA 2.0 series and the owner of the messiest purse on the planet, aka: the black hole of doom. I think bow ties are cool and when I grow up, I want to be Veronica Mars.

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Giveaway: Win (1) of (2) sets of both books in the MILA 2.0 series (Mila 2.0 and Renegade) by Debra Driza (US ONLY)



  1. There was no question of the day, but thanks for the giveaway! These books look great!

  2. The MILA 2.0 series has been on my radar (and TBR) for some time now. I'd be thrilled to win a set of the first 2 books! Happy pub day to the author and best wishes to her for continued success.