Review: Redemption by Debra Driza

Review: Redemption by Debra DrizaRedemption by Debra Driza
Series: Mila 2.0 #3
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on April 26th 2016
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Sci-Fi
Pages: 408 pages
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Mila has been running for her life for so long. But there might be nowhere left for her to go. Especially now that she’s an incredible danger to herself and anyone who dares get close to her.

That’s why Mila has gone into hiding with friend and tech expert Lucas. She can’t take the risk of hurting people worse than the way she hurt Hunter: the boy she’ll always love, the boy who might never forgive her for what she’s done.

But then Mila discovers that General Holland—her ultimate enemy—has plans that are an even bigger threat to humanity than she is. His quest to reclaim Mila is only part of a larger mysterious endgame that will put people’s lives at stake. Mila must make a choice: either push aside her fears and fight him with everything she’s got…or turn her back on the world forever.


The Mila 2.0 series was a me not you series (book?). Back when I first read the first two books I really enjoyed seeing Mila discovering her identity. There were times, just like now that I’ve reread them, that was so agonizingly slow that I nearly put it down because nothing was happening until 150+ pages later in the novel. Since this is a sci-fi with robots in them novel I was expecting there to be a lot of action instead of back and forth love triangles. I mean Mila is a robot so I wasn’t expecting any romance to happen not. It’d be great, but for once the romance wasn’t exactly I was looking for. I understand having multiple crushes, but a love triangle to occur just make things messy especially in Mila’s unusual circumstance. I think I was expecting more along the lines of robot animes/manga like Code Geass or Magic Knight Rayearth or even Absolute Boyfriend, which I tolerated the robot boyfriend because you knew that Night is a robot. But, then again neither of those manga have characters where the character is an actual person (hybrid?) like Mila.

Book 3 is similar to book 2s where we have nothing going on except the characters biding their time until it’s right. In anime this is what you’d call filler episodes, but I don’t think there’s a term for that in books. I felt that it had potential in being a good ending, but I felt like it just fell apart as the book progressed. Anyways, we get to know more about Lucas and how he connects to all this. After Hunter’s hot and cold personality I think I like how sympathetic and kind Lucas was towards Mila throughout the series. He easily forgives Mila, which I think it’s weird that Hunter doesn’t after knowing her true identity. You can’t really fault Mila for everything since she’s not 100% human, but even so she can’t say oh I didn’t know that because I’m a robot as an excuse either. I think the biggest issue I had with these two boys was Mila falling for both which was unexpected.

Then there’s the ending. I didn’t really enjoy the ending. I get she must do what she has to do, but I wished there had been an epilogue of some sort. To give more closure instead of a to be continued/open ending feeling. Like I’m expecting the next book that’ll probably never happen. Unless something happens, but anyways I know it’s Mila’s story overall but I really wished I could see what happens to the rest of the characters that were involved like Lucas or Hunter.

Overall while I was slightly disappointed with Redemption it was also not quite what I was expecting.


Author: Jackie

2 Replies to “Review: Redemption by Debra Driza”

  1. Sorry that this one didn’t work for you. I know that the first book in this series is on my bookshelf at home but I don’t know that this is really my kind of book. I hope your next read is better.

  2. I enjoyed this series when I read it a couple of years ago, Jackie. But also, the first book was really interesting. Now, I can’t remember what happened in this one!

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