MILA 2.0 Blog Tour: Excerpt + Giveaway


I am so unbelievably excited to be a part of the tour for MILA 2.0. When I first saw this book’s cover it was instalove for me. When I read the description I fell head-over-heels in love. And when I got the chance to read it just a little bit early…. Yeah, you can only imagine.

And it was every bit as awesome as I’d hoped it would be. Actually, it was way more awesome than I thought it would be.

As with the cover I fell instantly in love with the story. I loved getting to know Mila in Part One. And then when everything changed in Part Two…. Okay, I probably shouldn’t talk about what happened in Part Two….

But Part One set things up just so perfectly. The writing made it just so easy to make a connection with Mila, to be riveted by the story and by the fact that Mila was in the dark about… well… everything.

It made her an incredibly sympathetic character. It made her human.

Anyway… I should probably stop rambling on and on about why I loved this book, so that you can check out the book’s description for yourself, read an excerpt, and learn a little bit more about the author, the prequel story and enter the giveaway.

I’ve also included links to the other stops on the tour, which began on Monday and continues next week. And if you’d like to head over to Mundie Moms for more info about the tour, just click the banner above.


MILA 2 Cover

About MILA 2.0

Author: Debra Driza
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 480
Release Date: March 12, 2013


Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

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.

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 Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel.


After an unproductive three minutes, Hunter’s comic book crinkled. “You’re Maya, right?” he asked.

An unexpected disappointment stabbed me. I opened my eyes. “Close. Mila.”

“Sorry. Mi-la.” The way he carefully drew my name out gave it a mellifluous quality I’d never heard before.

He nodded absently, his fingers drumming away on his left knee. I waited for a follow-up question. Instead, he hunched his shoulders and stopped tapping to turn the page on his comic.

I tried to shift my attention back to the courtyard, my shoes, anything beside Hunter, but the six-foot figure of damp, mussed, and brooding boy prove just a little too potent to ignore. I had a sudden craving to hear him say my name again, with that same melodic ton.



Debra Driza pic

About Debra Driza

I’m Debra Driza, and I’m a physical-therapist-turned-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.

Find her online…



Other Books in the Series

MILA 2 Origins of Fire

About Origins of Fire

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.

Mila can’t remember anything before the fire that took her father’s life. It’s normal to have some memory loss after traumatic events, but Mila doesn’t remember if she’s ever learned to ride a bike, or if she’s ever been in love. Nothing.

What she doesn’t know is that she isn’t supposed to remember—that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to forget. Because if she remembers, she might discover her true identity.

The question is: If she relived the fire, what would she see?

Find it…


The MILA 2.0 Series




The Tour

March 4th – Reading Teen – Review
March 5th – Mundie Moms – Excerpt
March 6th – The Perpetual Page Turner – Excerpt
March 7th – Fiktshun – Excerpt
March 8th – Bookalicious – Guest Post
March 11th – Book Haven Extraordinaire – Review
March 12th – Reading Lark – Interview *Release Day*
March 12th – Book Nook – Review


HarperTeen and the awesome hosts at Mundie Moms have a copy of MILA 2.0 to give away. It is US only and is open to anyone 13 and older.

The Rafflecopter giveaway is being shared across all blog tour stops.

Enter in the Rafflecopter below…

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