Saturday, May 18, 2013

Short Story Review Sunday (Saturday Edition): Origins: The Fire by 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?


(Short Story = Short Review)

Origins: The Fire is the prequel of Mila 2.0. And man, it is by far the shortest short story/prequel I've ever read (16% of the Kindle download)! But it's nice. Starting with action sequence is really a great opening. This story is set right before Mila 2.0. And it gives us a brief sense of what we're getting into. Despite its shortness, it's a really strong prequel and electric. I really hope that I read this BEFORE I read Mila 2.0 because that will be much better.

Rating: 8/10

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