That was my post when I finished reading Renegade. This is the second book in the Mila 2.0 series written by Debra Driza about a female android/military weapon who is so advanced that she feels and acts human. When I read Mila 2.0, I was blown away by the uniqueness of the story and the female bad-assery but I was a little bit disappointed by Renegade…initially. When I say initially, I mean that I really didn’t like Mila or even Hunter the first 3/4 of the book. That first part was just boring and I wanted to strangle Mila. There was also a lot of eye-rolling from me as I listened through Mila’s inner dialogue and Hunter’s cluelessness.
Renegade picks up where Mila 2.0 left off, with Mila alone and wanted, calling Hunter to ask for his help. Now mind you, Hunter wasn’t even prominent in the first book AND they weren’t even THAT close (only one date together) and he up and leaves school to meet Mila in another state. And this happened WITHOUT HIM ASKING WHY she is on the run. Okay, so maybe you do stupid things when you are in love BUT there was NO love at all! Well, not yet anyway but still – he left school?! Wouldn’t the school officials be worried about him not showing up in class?
Hunter is 18 so yes, he is an adult but he is still in school and living with his mom and step-father so I am not understanding why his parents didn’t even call to check up on him. [spoiler]So his parents work for the Vita Obscura and it was their plan all along to have Hunter get to know Mila. But for what reason?! It wasn’t clearly revealed in this book.[/spoiler]
There was also a lot of Mila’s inner monologue about Hunter this and Hunter that. And it almost drove me nuts! I’m just glad that I was listening to the audiobook version because I wouldn’t have finished reading this book….and I would have missed out on the last 1/4 of the book.
Now, the last 1/4 of the book is where all the action happens and where some of the questions are going to be answered. But at about 90% of the book I was bawling. Okay, I must be hormonal at that time but I was bawling which was what changed my view of this book. Basically, I forgot the first 3/4 and just focused on the last part.
Yes, my review is at extremes. And because there was that cliffhanger, I was really bummed that the last book in the trilogy hasn’t been released yet.
This book is basically a love it or hate it book. The romance here is just meh but on the other hand, the feels was just….bawling worthy… or just me being hormonal.
THOUGHTS ON THE AUDIO
Narrator: Tara Sands
As I’ve said before, Tara Sands really helped me get through the first 3/4 of the book. Despite Mila’s annoying internal monologue, I was able to tolerate it because of the narrator.
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