An Excerpt From A Book I’m SUPER Excited About + A Giveaway!


I’m super excited to be on this tour because Mila 2.0 has been one I’ve been excited about — giving it a spot on my March’s Most Wanted list! It’s actually on my nightstand and going to be my next read — I’ve heard some great things so I’m stoked! I’ve got an excerpt to share with you to get excited! If you’ve already read it, let me know what you think in the comments! Check out the rest of the tour here!


I ignored the typical Kaylee drama and pulled a pen from my backpack. “Who are you talking about?”
I heard rather than saw Kaylee stiffen. “Oh my god, Mila, look!” she hissed, knocking my arm as she whirled in her chair. The pen flew out of my hand…. and headed straight for the instigator of the “oh my god, Mila, look” comments’ gray-swathed chest.
In a reflexive motion, my hand whipped out, snagging the pen-missile midair. Great save, until the hand connected to the gray shirt knocked into mine as it sought to do the same. The pen sprang loose and clattered to the floor. 
Shaggy dark hair. Lean. face. Faded blue eyes-the color of Haylee’s favorite old jeans- that widened briefly. I had just enough time to register the images before the boy from Dairy Queen dropped into a crouch behind my chair. 
He didn’t say anything as he extended the pen to me. Kaylee cleared her throat in a totally obvious um-hum, but I ignored her. I was too busy shaking my hair forward to hide what had to be a brilliant display of red spreading across my cheeks.
So I was correct-the Dairy Queen boy didn’t go to Annandale. And, in spectacular display of idiocy equaled only by my booth dive yesterday, I’d just assaulted him with a writing utensils. Well played. 
“Here you go,” he said, in a surprisingly deep voice.


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Never heard of this one? Here’s some more info!


Mila 2.0 Debra Driza


By: Debra Driza
Published by: Harper Teen
To Be Released on: March 12th, 2013
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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Mila 2.0 is the first book in an electrifying sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is an experiment in artificial intelligence.

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Mila 2.0 is Debra Driza’s bold debut and the first book in a Bourne Identity–style trilogy that combines heart-pounding action with a riveting exploration of what it really means to be human. Fans of I Am Number Four will love Mila for who she is and what she longs to be—and a cliffhanger ending will leave them breathlessly awaiting the sequel


Debra_twitter_pic_croppedI’m Debra Driza, and I’m a physical-therapist-turned-Young-Adult-author and a stay-at-home mom. Not to be confused with a stay-at-home mistress—those are the ones who eat bon-bons and watch soap operas all day long. The soap operas sort of fall by the wayside when you have a seven-year old, a three-year-old, three dogs (one of them seriously defective), one extremely messy husband, and deadlines to meet.
Seriously, though–my family is great. I wouldn’t change one second of our crazy, messy, unorganized lives. What this house lacks in a paper or dog-free spot on the couch, it makes up for in laughter and hugs.
I’m represented by Taylor Martindale of the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency.  The first book in my YA sci-fi thriller series debuts in Fall 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books/Harper Collins.

Feel free to email me at houndrat at yahoo dot com. (quoted from Debra’s blog)

Visit Debra via: her Blog | Twitter

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About Jamie

Jamie is a 32 year old married lady (with a new baby!!) who is in denial that she's actually that old to be a married lady and a mom. When she's not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, belting out Hamilton (loud and offkey) and having adventures with her husband, daughter and rescue dog.


  1. Stephani says:

    This books looks like it would be right up my alley. Yet another title to add to my ever growing must read list!

  2. Mila 2.0 is my next read too. And also I heard great things about it so I’m super excited to read it. I love books exploring what it means to be human. Reminds me a bit of The Host by Stephenie Meyer – it also tackles that topic.

  3. This one looks great! I’m so excited to read more YA sci-fi.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Super excited about this book!

  5. I’ve been excited about this book since it was on your Catalog Creeping post!! Can’t wait to read it, and thanks for the opportunity to win a copy!!! 😀

  6. That excerpt just made me even more excited to read this! Been looking forward to this one for a while, especially since I’m starting to realize how much I really enjoy sci-fi (ish) books.

  7. Sarah M. says:

    I’ve been seeing lots of this book around the book blogosphere but now that I’ve actually read an excerpt I am more interested! I’m excited for a new Sci-Fi YA read!

  8. I’m so excited for this book! I’ve read the free e-book and loved that.

  9. I’ve had this on my list of books I’m excited to read! Can’t wait to get my hands on it.

  10. This looks like such a good book!

    First, the cover is gorgeous. Secondly, I am so so excited that they have been releasing more sci fi YA books because honestly I have just about had it with paranormal romance and dystopias – give us something new!

  11. I feel like this should be the sequel because this book has been talked about since last year, but I am happy to know I haven’t missed out on it because it sounds fantastic!

  12. I am so glad I found your blog. I have read so many amazing books since I have followed your site, books I am sure I never would have come across otherwise – Thank you!

  13. This is one of my most anticipated new books! I can’t wait to read it!

  14. Terri Bynum says:

    Thanks SO much for this giveaway! I hadn’t heard of this one until now; looks really good!

  15. This book looks amazing. I can’t wait to see your review when you are able to get to it.

  16. I just had the chance to meet Debra Driza tonight as part of the Dark Days Tour. She was so nice and I’m so interested in reading her book. I can’t wait!

  17. I’m excited to read this book too. Sounds really interesting and I love the cover.

  18. Bekah L. says:

    Sounds interesting!! Great giveaway! :]

  19. I have been looking forward for this book, thanks for a chance to win a copy.

  20. THANK YOU for being on the tour! 🙂

  21. This book sounds interesting, it’s officially on my to-read list!

  22. I’m amused that DQ made it into a futuristic YA novel. Love it!

  23. So I wasn’t too interested in Mila 2.0 when I first saw it, but the more and more I read the summary I admit it sounds like a pretty interesting read. Thanks for hosting 🙂

  24. I’m so excited to read this one! I love dystopians and Mila sounds like it will be very creative. Thanks for giveaway opportunity!

  25. YOU KNOW i want to read this one. If I win….. you won’t even have to ship it!! Is that a good bribe??? Yeah… didn’t think so. I’m lucky though so I’m guessing I’ll probably win anyway. 😉