Monday, 6 May 2013

Quick Review: Origins: The Fire - Debra Driza

Heart-stopping and electric, MILA 2.0: Origins: The Fire contains a short prequel story and an excerpt to MILA 2.0, the first book in a riveting Bourne Identity–style trilogy by Debra Driza.

Mila can't remember anything before the fire that took her father's life. It's normal to have some memory loss after traumatic events, but Mila doesn't remember if she's ever learned to ride a bike, or if she's ever been in love. Nothing.

What she doesn't know is that she isn't supposed to remember—that she was built in a computer science lab and programmed to forget. Because if she remembers, she might discover her true identity.

The question is: If she relived the fire, what would she see?

Mila 2.0 Series:
Origins: The Fire (Short Story)
Mila 2.0

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Origins: The Fire is a very shot prequel to Mila 2.0 but even though it is only about 15 pages long it certainly packs quite a punch! If I hadn't already been wanting to read Mila 2.0 this would have convinced me I needed to. I don't want to go into too much detail because it would be so easy to spoil the story for you but this is Mila's memories of the night of the fire that killed her father and it was edge of your seat stuff. It feels like you're right there in the fire with Mila, struggling to breathe through the smoke, terrified that you can't find an exit and worried that your parents are trapped somewhere inside the house. For Debra Driza to make me feel so much emotion in such a short story just proves to me how much skill she has as a writer.

This short story is currently free to download from Amazon and it includes several chapters of Mila 2.0 (which I didn't actually read because I already have a copy of the book) so it is a great way to test the series if you're not sure about buying it or not. It definitely left me needing to know what happens next and I'm looking forward to learning more about Mila.

Source: Downloaded for free from Amazon

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  1. I really liked Mila 2.0 and want to read this prequel, it sounds interesting to set the story up properly.

  2. I haven't read this, but must check it out. Hope you are well lovely x

  3. @ Anya - I really enjoyed the prequel but unfortunately I didn't get on with Mila 2.0 at all and wasn't even able to finish reading it. I'm sure if you enjoyed that you'll like the prequel even more though :o)

    @ Susan - I'm good thanks hun, hope you are too! I definitely liked this one Susan, unfortunately the full length novel was disappointing though.



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