Renegade (MILA 2.0 #2)
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 Vit ...more
Just so you know—this book tried to kill me. I can say that somewhat jokingly now, but honestly, writing RENEGADE was an incredibly difficult task. Not just because writing a sequel is oh-my-gosh hard (though it absolutely is), but because I worked on this story during one of the most challenging times in my life. What I’m coming to realize, though, is that challenges aren’t necessar ...more
We catch up with Mila and Hunter in Ren ...more
MILA 2.0 Renegade takes off right where the first book left off. Hunter and Mila are hiding out in Virginia Beach. Hunte ...more
This book has been released recently but, sadly, I have not had the chance to read it yet. This review is more of a reaction to the first book which I posted here a while back. Feel free to look at this review anyway if you'd like to see my thoughts on Mila 2.0. I will be reviewing the book here when I finally get around to it. I hope it ends up being as good a book as the first, happy reading!
EDIT: Feb. 2014
I wrote this review a while ago and it only now occurred to me what a ter ...more
Renegade is just as captivating as its predecessor! I was afraid there would be some middle-book syndrome in here, but there most definitely isn't. It's been a while since my last 5-star read, and I'm glad Renegade got me back on track.
Mila is on the run with Hunter, desperately trying to find Richard Grady, the man her mother told her to find in her dying breath. Hunter doesn't know anything about who Mila really is, and she intends to keep it that way. But whe ...more
Lots of twists and turns, action, swoons, laughs....this book had it all. It's pretty much fast paced from the beginning and doesn't let you go until the last page. And be prepared, there's one hell of an ending.
I cannot wait to see what happens in the last book. I need it right now. Right now. RIGHT. NOW.
**Thanks to Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss for providing the arc in exchange for an honest review**
Extra special thanks to Rachel at The YA Bookcase for ...more
Can i just type book 2 syndrome and move on?! Ugh.
For starters, Hunter... You need to use your brain hunny. You have a picture of her and her dad and when you question her, she doesn't even answer, and YET YOU ACCEPT IT AND NEVER BRING IT BACK UP. Dumb. You're pretty but dumb. Sorry.
Mila. You're a freaking android that can still feel feelings, idk how many freaking times this needs to be brought up but damn, stop freaking out.
There was crap action in this. Most of ...more
OHMAHGAWD! It has a title!
*looks it up on Merriam-Webster*
"a deserter from one faith, cause, or allegiance to another"
What could it mean? Will Hunter desert Mila? Or is Mila the Renegade for she left what was supposed to be her life?
I decided to continue on with the series after a less than stellar start because, in my experience, sequels sometimes improve. Sadly, this wasn't the case. Romance plot tumor strikes again.
I didn't buy into Hunter and Mila's relationship in the first book and this did nothing to sway me. 95% of the book is spent with the author and Mila trying to convince us that Hunter is more important then he really is. I get it, Hunter is supposed to be the emotional center ...more
The Hunter Dilima
While the love interest between these two was very sweet and acted as a great counter balance for the wild plot twists and action of the first read; the continuation of said romance in the second novel caused MILA to spend an inordinate amount of time gushing about the effect of his smile on her heart rate and such, instead of doing her badass a ...more
Renegade= 25%Romance 5%Sisters 70%Android Action
Maybe I should have panicked.Instead,my senses thrilled to the challenge.I had this.I'd been made for it.
Well color me surprised.
I enjoyed the first installment of the series but I wasn't expecting much from this sequel...was I wrong!
Renegade is simply an amazing read.
Renegade picks up a few days after the finale in Mila 2.0.
Mila and Hunter are reunited albeit Hunter is not aware of the real reason why Mila has contacted him out o ...more
I really enjoyed Mila 2.0 because of the nonstop action and because of the internal struggle Mila had over finding out she was an android, neither of which are present in this latest installment. This sequel was a total snoozefest. And for a 448 page book, that is a lot of snooze. Talk about middle-book-syndrome.
The first 300 pages are pretty much uneventful and full of annoying thoughts circulating around Hunter. If you had a problem with the “relationship” in the f ...more
I had so many questions about V.O. that I needed answered, not to mention about Hunter. Was he good, was he bad?> Was he everything he appeared to be?
Yep, lots of questions and I was really hoping I would get a lot of them, if not a ...more
Poor Mila. Will she ever catch a break? In the debut she had her life turned upside down. Her perspective and outlook on everything she thought she knew was forced to change. She experienced devastating loss, the sting of betrayal, and was left with a lot of doubts and confusion. Unfortunately, her life doesn't improve much in the sequel.
In Renegade, Mila is on the run. She's unsure of who she can turn to for answers and feeling like no one can be trusted. Desperate for inf ...more
But this book was SSSOOO GOOD! The story was 500% engaging and all the plot points moved the story at such a good quick pace. There was not a single scene in this book that I felt was unnecessarily thrown in, and I felt like all the little emotional scenes between Hunter and Mila set the mood for the story quite well.
And I REALLY LOVE how this book focused on Mila's struggle with h ...more
This sequel is one of those books when you find the second book better than the first, this has been happening frequently with me. I found the first book okay but that was all, this one is way better. The writing and voca ...more
The human vs. android story is always going to be an interesting one, but unfortunately, the author just doesn't do it justice here. The so-called love story veers toward the ridiculous and the plot and pacing just don't work well. I found it a huge struggle to make myself get through this book, which is really saying something considering h ...more
Even if I don’t like the first book in the series, there is a high chance that I’m going to read the sequel . . . Which, to some, might to strange; however, I believe that sometimes a sequel can be better than the first (eg. I thought that the second Mara Dyer book was much better than the first, and I’m now really excited for Retribution) but, unfortunately, this was not the case with Mil ...more
Poor Mila. She's going through so much and seeing her try to cope with everything that's happened was utterly heartbreaking at times. Just her inner struggle with her emotions and humanity with the android parts of her were hard enough. Then you add in the grief from the loss of her mother, and her not knowing who to trust leaving her feeling isolated and alone. Sure she was travelling with Hunter, but as she had to hide so much from him and ...more
Mila 2.0 Renegade basically starts off right where Mila 2.0 ended, Mila and Hunter are on the move looking for the two people Mila's mother spoke of in her last breath. As they advance on their "road trip" both of them face obstacles and harsh realities. Piece by piece Mila has to tell Hunter the truth and uncovers deep secrets. The enemy is closer than Mila realized and this changes everything for her as sh ...more
To whoever invented the Second Book Syndrome, thank you, because you made me realize that there are a lot of second book sequels that follows those sickening info-dump, passing time shenanigans. But I also want to say that you’re wrong. Not all sequels turn out to have tha ...more
If you're looking for a heart pounding, action packed, and emotional story you won't be disappointed with Renegade the sophomore follow up novel to Mila 2.0. This book was literally amazing, I seriously could not put it down. There were so many feels and emotions going through me as I sat mesmorized once again by this wickedly fantastically talented author, who has definitely become a favorite of mine. There are so many electrifying twists and turns, Renegade will leave you breathless and aching...more
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