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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 Vit
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Hardcover, 448 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books
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Debra Driza
Mar 10, 2014 Debra Driza added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Wow. I can’t believe it’s almost time for the second book in the MILA 2.0 series to be released out into the wild!

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
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Jenni Arndt
Apr 30, 2014 Jenni Arndt rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-ebook
When I finished Mila 2.0 last year I was left quite eager to get my hands on the novel's sequel. Mila 2.0 was action packed from beginning to end and quite possibly the most fun I had reading a book in 2013. Upon finishing Renegade I am left wondering "what the hell happened?" Where was the action and fun that I loved so dearly in the first book? It must have gotten lost somewhere because this book was a nearly 500 page yawnfest with 3-4 action scenes max.

We catch up with Mila and Hunter in Ren
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AH
Initial Thoughts: This was a fun "Bio-Daddy Road Trip" story as Mila and Hunter are forced to run from Holland's goons and at the same time, evade the Vita Obscura. This installment is action-packed, full of chase scenes and some crazy technology. Mila shines in this book, learning more about her android abilities yet struggling with her human emotions. Nicely done.

The Review:
MILA 2.0 Renegade takes off right where the first book left off. Hunter and Mila are hiding out in Virginia Beach. Hunte
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Belle
Jun 04, 2014 Belle marked it as to-read
Shelves: 2014-release
EDIT: May, 2014
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
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Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Η σειρά εξακολουθεί να παρουσιάζει ενδιαφέρον, όμως η συγγραφέας αδυνατεί να μας καθηλώσει, παρά που έχει στη διάθεσή της το υλικό για να το κάνει. Έχω την αίσθηση πως ο μεγάλος όγκος του βιβλίου δεν βοηθάει στην προκειμένη περίπτωση, αφού πολλές φορές καταντάει φλύαρο χωρίς να μας οδηγεί σε κάποια δραματική εξέλιξη που θα εκτινάξει την αγωνία μας στα ύψη. Μακροσκελείς, και ίσως κάπως μελό, διάλογοι, κι ένα οδοιπορικό που μοιάζει να μην έχει τέλος και φαντάζει μεγαλύτερο απ' όσο θα έπρεπε να είν ...more
Richa
Apr 20, 2014 Richa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, edelweiss, for-review
Originally posted at City of Books

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
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Stacee
Apr 13, 2014 Stacee rated it it was amazing
Wow. Wow. Wow. This was amazing.

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
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Erleen Alvarez
Sep 13, 2013 Erleen Alvarez marked it as to-read
I bow down to the cover artist of this book!!! This is FREAKING GORGEOUS!!! *grabby hands*
Jaylia3
Jul 16, 2014 Jaylia3 rated it really liked it
Until she falls off the back of a pickup truck in book one of this series, leaking some kind of machine fluid instead of bleeding, Mila has no idea that the gaps in her memory and the overprotective tendencies of her mother are clues to her real nature. Which is android--and when she finds out she is just as horrified as she thinks everyone else will be. As this second book opens Mila has escaped from the military facility that wants to use her as a weapon, the place where she was tortured and f ...more
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥
**Short "end of month" Review**

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
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Vince
Apr 30, 2013 Vince marked it as to-read
———[[[ Pre-Review ]]]———

04/30/2013

OHMAHGAWD! It has a title!

"RENEGADE"

*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?
Jade
Jan 25, 2014 Jade marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorites
OMG THIS BOOK, COMES OUT, LITERALLY ON MY BIRTHDAY.
"Yes Mom, I know what I would like for my birthday!!"
The Romantic Cynic
Aug 02, 2015 The Romantic Cynic rated it it was ok
Mila 2.0 Renegade is a weird book.

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
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Frishawn Quinn
The second round of the MILA saga is proving to be just as engaging as the first, but not for all of the reasons that one would assume.
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
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Anna  Smyth

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.


Story/Plot
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
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Nicole
As seen on The Quiet Concert

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
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Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Apr 29, 2014 Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) rated it really liked it
I really liked the whole concept and idea behind MILA, an android girl with real human emotions and memories that can't be explained and even though I didn't totally fall in love with the book, I liked it enough to know that I wanted to continue on with the series.

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
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Cat Russell  (Addicted2Heroines)
* * * 3.5 Stars * * *

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
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Amber
What an adventure!!! I love books that keep me on my toes. Review to come!
Alessia
Jun 05, 2016 Alessia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
THAT Ending though! I swear to God if anything bad happens to Lucas, Mila, or Hunter in the final book.....imma mad!

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
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Aline
Jun 14, 2015 Aline rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
"His words awakened a startling realization. Not just love - pain. Not just join - fear. In order to have the good, you had to also take the bad. , because without the lows, the highs wouldn't, couldn't, exist. All emotions were crucial to living. All of them. "
Mila 2.0

4.5 Stars
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
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Rebecca
Jan 15, 2016 Rebecca rated it it was ok
I tried, I really did. Even after I didn't really enjoy the first book, I still grabbed the second book when I saw it sitting on the shelves at the library.

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
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Kara
This review and others are also available to read on my blog Diary of a Teen Writer :Diary of a Teen Writer.

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
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Jocie
May 28, 2014 Jocie rated it really liked it
Renegade is a little less action packed than Mila 2.0, because this book focuses more on finding answers to the questions it's predecessor gave us. But rest assured there is still plenty of action. There's only two gripes I have about this book the rest I have to say is positive: I didn't like that Lucas was barely in this book, and I'm still not a fan of Mila's and Hunter's relationship, but at least I didn't hate his character in this one. In Renegade Hunter's character actually has a purpose ...more
Kt
May 13, 2014 Kt rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog: A Book Obsession..

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
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Bayram F.
*An ARC of this book was provided by the author in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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
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Saoirse
Warning: This review contains some spoilers for Mila 2.0. If you haven’t read the first book and stumbled upon this one, don’t you dare try to click that ‘see more of this review’ button. If you do, don’t say I didn’t warn you.

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
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Susan
Apr 04, 2014 Susan rated it really liked it

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

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Tracey
Feb 06, 2015 Tracey rated it liked it
DAMN YOU! I really wanted to dislike this book but it's so bad it's good. It's a complete junk food series. You devour it in a quickly fashion and then you're left with a tummy ache. You eventually get better but by then, another book was come out in the series and you're right back to binge reading something that's not that great. The characters are all interchangeable, including Mila. The actual plot is this novel's saving grace. It's not original but still very entertaining. The cliff hanger ...more
Tammie
May 19, 2016 Tammie rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, sci-fi
3.5 stars. Besides a few annoying comments made by a couple of members of a rogue organization who believe it's ok to steal tech from the rich, I liked Renegade. It was a good second book in the trilogy. Mila is still a very interesting character. I liked her internal conflicts. I would have liked more information on what happened to a couple of people. There were a lot of unanswered questions at the end of the book, but I'm sure they will all get answered when the third book comes out. (view sp ...more
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