Renegade by Debra Driza | Audiobook Review

Posted July 1, 2015 by Zeee in Reviews0 Comments

Renegade by Debra Driza | Audiobook ReviewRenegade written by Debra Driza
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date: May 13th 2014
Genres: Young Adult
Series: Mila 2.0 #2
Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
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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 Vita Obscura scouring the earth for her whereabouts, Mila must rely on her newfound android abilities to protect herself and Hunter from imminent harm. Still, embracing her identity as a machine leads her to question the state of her humanity—as well as Hunter’s real motives.

Perfect for fans of I Am Number Four and Divergent, this action-packed and heart-wrenching second installment of MILA 2.0 will leave readers breathlessly awaiting the series conclusion.

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“Mila started out to be someone who was TSTL but all that changed halfway through the book… I shouldn’t love this.. but I do!”


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. View 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.


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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About Debra Driza

Debra Driza is a member of the teen lit blogging groups the Bookanistas and The League of Extraordinary Writers, and a former practicing physical therapist who discovered tormenting her characters was infinitely more enjoyable. These days you can find her at home in California, adding random colors to her hair and wrangling one husband, two kids, and an assortment of Rhodesian Ridgebacks (most of them naughty).

MILA 2.0 is her first YA novel in a planned trilogy from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins. It’s currently in development with Shondaland production company (Grey’s Anatomy) to become a TV series for ABC.

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