Monday, May 26, 2014

Review - Origins: The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5) by Debra Driza

Origins: The Fire (MILA 2.0, #0.5)
Title: Origins: The Fire

Series: MILA 2.0 (#0.5)

Author: Debra Driza

Publication date: January 2013

Published by: Katherine Tegen Books

Source: Own e-book

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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?

My rating: ★★★☆☆

As the title suggests, there is a fire, lol. Mila it's having a very nice dream when all of a sudden said fire wakes her up from her slumber. Her house is filled with thick, gray, suffocating smoke, and she sees the hot orange flames just outside her door. She escapes only to go back inside to save her parents... Except she herself might not get out alive this second time. And then...

"Memory banks compromised... Defragment.

System shutting down in five, four, three, two, one--"

I thought this short story was pretty good. In the short span of pages this little story consists of, we get to know a little about Mila and her relationship with her parents. The descriptions in this story were amazing... Very vivid.

Anyway, I thought it was a fairly good short story, a great start to a series I am excited to delve into. Especially with that ending... What?!

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! :)


  1. I still haven't started this series even if I'm intrigued so maybe this short story is the perfect way to do so!
    Thanks for sharing, Lili!

    1. I finished the first book as well not too long ago and I thought it was fantastic! Definitely give this novella a go if you are unsure!


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