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[Bloggeraktion] Looking for Hope: Der Must-Read!

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Hallo ihr Lieben!

Ich bin mir sicher, dass einige von euch schon von der tollen Aktion gehört haben, die der DTV Verlag erneut macht, bei der man wieder das neue Buch von Colleen Hoover gewinnen kann. Dieses mal geht es um den zweiten Teil und war um das zauberhafte, grandiose Buch „Looking für Hope“

Für mich war von Anfang an klar, dass ich dabei auch mitmachen muss, da ich das Buch auf Englisch geliebt habe und ich es auch auf Deutsch einfach lesen und haben MUSS! ♥ ♥ ♥

Diejenigen, die meinen Blog schon länger kennen, wissen dass ich ein riesiger Fan von Colleen Hoover bin, aber nicht erst seit Will und Layken, sondern schon lange vorher, da ich vor längerer Zeit bereits ‚Hopeless‘ und ‚Losing Hope‘ (englische Originaltitel) von ihr gelesen habe, was mir soo gut gefallen hat, dass es für mich DAS Contemporary Romance/ New Adult Buch schlechthin ist. Ich habe in diesem Genre bereits einige Bücher verschlungen, aber kein Buch konnte mich derart berühren und emotional gefangen nehmen, wie diese Bücher. ♥

Ich liebe die Charaktere, auch wenn sie schwierig sind, aber genau das macht auch den Reiz aus. Die Handlung ist eine Berg-und Talfahrt und ich habe darin alle Gefühle durchlebt, die es gibt. Wirklich alle! Einfach grandios!! ♥
Daher möchte ich ganz, ganz schnell nun auch die deutsche Übersetzung lesen, um zu sehen, ob ich im Original auch wirklich nichts verpasst habe. ^^

Jeder, der die Geschicht noch nicht kennt, ich kann sie euch wärmstens ans Herz legen. ♥
Und falls ihr euch vielleicht denkt: „Nein, nicht schon wieder eine aufgewärmte Geschichte, die man schon kennt und nur aus seiner Sicht geschrieben ist…“ –>DANN IRRT ihr euch.
Hier erfährt man soo viel mehr von Holder, dass es einem fast das Herz bricht… von seiner Schwester, seinen Vorwürfen und Gedanken. Außerdem kommen die romantischen Szenen zwischen ihm und Sky auch nicht zu kurz und ich muss sagen, aus seiner Sicht gefallen sie mir fast besser, als von ihr. Ihr seid noch immer skeptisch? Dann lest mal diese „best first kiss“ – Szene aus seiner Sicht: *klick* *seufz*hach*schmacht*

Oder möchtet ihr mehr zum Gewinnspiel erfahren? Dann könnt ihr ganz einfach diesem Link folgen: *klick*

Alles Liebe,
eue Tina

[Review] Losing Hope

Losing Hope

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‚Losing Hope‘

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Colleen Hoover

Hopeless # 2

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Synopsis:
In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs
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My thoughts about the book:
I admit that I didn’t wanted to read this book at first and only the spoiler scene of the ‘best non-kiss’ from Holder’s POV (here on Hoover’s website) has convinced me to try it nevertheless. Also at the beginning I was still sceptical because I thought it would become boring, because I already knew the plot and the secrets – but I lost this feeling more and more with every page I read. It was great how Hoover has begun this book and could present it really independent, even if much was already clear for the reader of ‘Hopeless’. Nevertheless it was entertaining, very rousing again so that I simply couldn’t put it aside anymore.

First I wasn’t convinced because the plot begins some time before the meeting with Sky, but later I recognised, how important this ‚prehistory’ is to understand a lot in the later action and to fully understand Holder’s behavior and his torn feelings. He has broken my heart during reading this book (just as Sky did in the first book) – even several times and I’ve suffered every page with him, like I hoped, cried and smiled alongside Holder. Together, I think, we’ve endured almost all emotions, which a book can offer and I was grateful for every single one of them. A very touching and emotional book!

I’ve fallen for Holder/Dean in the second book even more than in the first and also had to cry again at the end several times, but also for other reasons. It was great, beautiful and sad at the same time. Moreover I’ve liked that there were scenes, which weren’t written in Skys book, like the meetings with Brekin or the letters to Les. I don’t really know for whom I felt sorrier for or with whom I’ve suffered more – Sky or Holder … but yes, I suffered more with/ for Holder. *sigh*

Also the end was also really great and it was very nice that I could read on a little longer and get to know what happened afterward – like the thing with his mother and Sky, or the college … just a little forecast on their future lives together. I like such a thing very much and here I got it! *sigh*double sigh* 😀

With this book Colleen Hoover has written herself even further in my heart by her soulful, emotional kind of telling stories and now I will read every book of her that I get in my hands. I highly recommend it to all fans of part one and to the others –> please, please – get your copy of ‘Hopeless’!

Cover:
The Cover is perfectly suitable to the story and the first book, although I see Holder a little bit different. Nevertheless it is really nice made.

All in all:
Although I already know the plot, it has gripped me nevertheless and I couldn’t get enough of it. Holders POV is nearly even better than Sky’s and I’ve fell for Holder here even more than in the first book. I’ve no idea how Hoover made and she is my new idol – but it was stunning, beautiful and incredible. I’ve no more words for it! But just please, please, READ it!

Rating:
5 of 5 points – (I LOVED it – BUY it!)

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Quotes (© Colleen Hoover):

Holder: I casually lean against the mailbox and pretend to ignore the fact that she totally just checked me out. I’ll ignore it to save her embarrassment, but I’m definitely not going to forget it. In fact, I’ll probably be thinking about the way her eyes scrolled down my body for the rest of the damn day.
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Holder: It’s only been a few days, but since the moment I met her, no matter where I am, I’m constantly wondering about her. My attention is constantly homed in on her like I’m a compass and she’s my North.
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Holder: I can’t even explain to you how perfect this girl is. And when I say perfect, I mean imperfect, because there’s just so much wrong with her. But everything wrong with her is everything that draws me in and makes her perfect.     She’s flat-out rude to me and I love it. She’s stubborn and I love it. She’s a smartass and she’s sarcastic and every witty thing that comes out of her mouth is like music to my ears because that’s exactly what I want. She’s what I need and I don’t want her to change at all. There’s not a single thing about her I would change.
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Holder: A huge internal part of me was lost when I lost Hope, and I was convinced Les took the very last contents of my chest with her when she died last year. After being with Sky these last two days, I’m not so sure about that, anymore. I don’t think my chest has been empty this whole time like I thought. Whatever is left inside me has just been asleep, and she’s somehow slowly waking it up.    With every word she speaks and every glance she sends my way, she’s unknowingly pulling me out of this thirteen-year-long nightmare I’ve been trapped in, and I want to continue to allow her to pull me.
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I lift away from her cheek and look down at her.
Holder: „Thank you.“
She smiles. „For what?“ For being alive, I think to myself.
„For being you,“ I say out loud. Her smile fades and I swear she looks right through my eyes and straight into my soul. „I’m good at being me,“ she says. „Especially when I’m with you.“

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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

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Succession:

#1: Colleen Hoover – Hopeless »»
#2: Colleen Hoover – Losing Hope (Holder’s POV) »»
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About the author – Colleen Hoover:
She is addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from.
She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request.
If you want to know when she have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow her at www.colleenhoover.com.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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[Review] Hopeless

Hopeless

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‚Hopeless‘

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Colleen Hoover

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Synopsis:
Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.
Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever….. (Source: Goodreads.com)

My thoughts about the book:
I’ve read the book in buddy read, although I actually had no time for it. Do I regret now that I’ve inter-pushed the book? Oh God – no – no way! The book was just so great and I‘ve no words for how thrilled I’m about it. *sigh*

However, I would like to start at first with the things, which have disturbed me and which are the reason, why it ‘only’ got 4.5 points, instead of the full five points. It is due to the fact that on the one hand some things in it were very foreseeable and most of my forebodings has turned out almost exactly like I’ve imagined it (the thing with Dean Holder, Karen, her father, … ). But nevertheless I’ve read it with great pleasure and have loved every chapter.
Moreover the book has dealt with a subject that I never really like to read and I also didn’t like it to read here about that, but now I won’t say too much about it, because I don’t want to spoil something. But it was tough stuff and not easy to swallow. But therefore I thing, Hoover made a good job and have treated the subject sensitively and in a way, that it was still okay for me.

In general Hoover has a great way to describe feelings and emotions and to express them, so you can really understand how you feel, when everything is just and on the other side, when everything falls apart and shatters you, as if you would life through it by yourself. All that was really awesome and I like her writing style and dialogues – now she is my new idol! 🙂
Particularly her dialogues were just perfect and well suited – maybe sometimes too perfect and beautiful, but I can ignore that fact. *lol*

And now to the characters, who I BOTH LOVE, which is very rarely the case, because I often fall for the boys, but then I’ve problems with the girl. But here I’ve also loved Sky and I found it so refreshing and exciting, that she simply always has babbled off about what she really thinks – without whining along and thinking everything till to the end… she was authentic and after some little difficulties at the beginning, she was through the whole book very likeable.

Now to Dean/ Holder – I just love HOLDER *sigh*
Again a guy, who goes straight on my Book-Boyfriend-List … slowly, it gets really crowded there, but I’ve to put him there as well. Holder hast just everything: From the appearance, sportiness, character, charm, humor, assertiveness, directness, strength, sensitivity … I could still babble on about what he has and how great he is, but I don’t want to take away everything from you, but I advise you to read the book and discover him for yourselves. I love Holder, although sometimes he is just too perfect and also always does the perfect things or says the perfect words, but that’s okay for me – sigh, if there were really guys like him. *sigh²* 😉

Moreover, I found great that the drama was not really between the two main characters, but because of other things and that they have always held together and got through it as a couple, as a unit. They have each other mutual strength and could hold on each other! I found this great and their chemistry together was simply unbeatable!
I also found even the sex scenes suitable, although I didn’t have thought about them in these exact moments in which they sometimes happened, but then, it was just right and I could understand it. *great*

Though the end was a little slower and unspectacular to the rest of the book, I still liked the last chapter because it was sweet and for me – this was the PERFECT last sentence. *beautiful*

Cover:
Wonderful cover and for me, this is the perfect Sky.

All in all:
An amazing book which I’ll definitely read again sometime and I can recommend it to everybody, who likes Contemporary Romances. It’s not a YA book, but New Adult and therefore also a little more steamy – which I liked very much. A Must-Read for all fans of this genre and this was certainty not the last book of Colleen Hoover – I want more books by her! 🙂

Rating:
4,5 of 5 points – (soo awesome!)
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Thanks to netgalley.com for the reviewer’s copy!

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Quotes (© Colleen Hoover):

Karen: „Dammit,” she says, “I could have sworn I heard boys in here.”
Sky: “And you seem disappointed because…”
Karen: “You turn eighteen in a month. I’m running out of time to ground you for the first time ever. You need to start screwing up a little more, kid.“
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Breckin: “I’m new here. And if you haven’t deducted from my impeccable fashion sense, I think it’s safe to say that I’m…  Mormon.”
Six: “And here I was thinking you were about to say gay.”
Breckin: “That too.  In all seriousness, Sky. I noticed you in class today and it’s obvious you’re new here, too. And after seeing the stripper money fall out of your locker before fourth period, then witnessing your non-reaction to it, I knew we were meant to be. Also, I figured if we teamed up, we might prevent at least two unnecessary teenage suicides this year. So, what do you say? Want to be my very bestest friend ever in the whole wide world?
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Holder: „Let me inform you of something. The moment my lips touch yours, it will be your first kiss. Because if you’ve never felt anything when someone’s kissed you, then no one’s ever really kissed you. Not the way I plan on kissing you.“
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Holder: “I told myself to just stay away from you and let you be mad at me, because I do have so many issues that I’m not ready to share with you yet. And I tried so hard to stay away, but I can’t. I’m not strong enough to keep denying whatever this is we could have. And yesterday in the lunchroom when you were hugging Breckin and laughing with him? It felt so good to see you happy, Sky. But I wanted so bad to be the one who was making you laugh like that. It was tearing me up inside that you were thinking that I didn’t care about us, or that spending that weekend with you wasn’t the best weekend I’ve ever had in my life. Because I do care and it was the best. It was the best fucking weekend in the history of all weekends.”
My heart is beating wildly, almost as fast as the words are pouring out of him. He releases his firm hold on my face and strokes his hands over my hair, dropping them to the nape of my neck.
He keeps them there and calms himself with a deep breath, then continues. “It’s killing me, baby,” he says, his voice much more calm and quiet. “It’s killing me because I don’t want you to go another day without knowing how I feel about you. And I’m not ready to tell you I’m in love with you, because I’m not. Not yet. But whatever this is I’m feeling—it’s so much more than just like. It’s so much more. And for the past few weeks I’ve been trying to figure it out. I’ve been trying to figure out why there isn’t some other word to describe it. I want to tell you exactly how I feel but there isn’t a single goddamned word in the entire dictionary that can describe this point between liking you and loving you, but I need that word. I need it because I need you to hear me say it.”
He pulls my face to his and he kisses me. They’re short kisses, mostly pecks, but he kisses me over and over, pulling back between each kiss, waiting for me to respond.

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Succession:

#1: Colleen Hoover – Hopeless »»
#2: Colleen Hoover – Losing Hope (Holder’s POV) »»
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About the author – Colleen Hoover:
She is addicted to diet pepsi and could tell you in a taste-test which restaurant it came from.
She gets stoked whenever she gets a message from goodreads saying I have a new friend request.
If you want to know when she have new books out or just want to be inundated by random, pointless blog posts, follow her at www.colleenhoover.com.
(Source: Goodreads.com)

Visit her Website »».

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[Neuzugänge] Hey Mr.Postman … – Juli 2013 #1

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Ich weiß gar nicht wo ich anfangen soll mit diesen ganzen tollen neuen Büchern *hach*. Zu einem bin ich dem Kate Daniels-Fieber erlegen und nachdem ich nach Teil 1 noch nicht ganz überzeugt war, habe ich mich ab Teil 2 in die Figuren und die Handlung verliebt – zu verdanken habe ich meine letzten amüsanten Lesestunden wieder einmal Melliweil sie hartnäckig darauf bestanden hat, dass ich diese Serie lese! Dankeschön dafür 🙂
Außerdem bin ich noch immer ein wenig dem Contemporary Romance – Genre verfallen und habe mir dafür ‚Losing Hope‘ (soo toll! ♥) und ‚Mein Sommer nebenan‘ geholt und nicht bereut.
Mila habe ich auch schon angefangen, aber pausiert gerade… gefällt mir leider bisher nicht so wie erwartet.
‚Mara Dyer‘ und ‚Kuss des Tigers‘ liegen noch unberührt auf meinem SUB, aber werde ich hoffentlich in den nächsten Tagen auch lesen können, da ich mir viel von ihnen erwarte, da schon alleine die Cover wunderschön sind und die Inhaltsangaben interessant klingen.

 

.Huntley Fitzpatrick – Mein Sommer nebenan
(Hardcover in Deutsch vom cbj Verlag – Danke!)
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Inhaltsangabe: Samantha Reed liebt die Garretts heiß und innig – doch nur aus der Ferne. Die 10-köpfige Nachbarsfamilie ist tabu, denn die Garretts sind alles, was Samanthas Mutter verabscheut: chaotisch, bunt und lebensfroh. Aber eines schönen Sommerabends erklimmt der 17-jährige Jase Garrett Samanthas Dachvorsprung und stellt ihr Leben auf den Kopf. Sie verliebt sich mit Haut und Haaren und wird von den Garretts mit offenen Armen aufgenommen. Eine Zeitlang gelingt es Samantha, ihr neues Leben vor der Mutter geheim zu halten. Doch als ein Autounfall die Garretts aus der Bahn wirft , muss Samantha eine schwere Entscheidung treffen …
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Ilona Andrews – Die Nacht der Magie # 1
(Paperback in German from Lyx Verlag – Danke!)

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Kate Daniels verdient ihr Geld damit, die Auswüchse der magischen Wellen, die Atlanta von Zeit zu Zeit heimsuchen, aufzuspüren und zu beseitigen. Ihr Leben nimmt jedoch eine dramatische Wendung, als ihr bester Freund Greg ermordet wird. Bei der Suche nach dem Täter stößt Kate auf Vampire und andere finstere Kreaturen. Hat womöglich der charismatische Curran, der Anführer der Gestaltwandler, etwas mit den verschwörerischen Umtrieben zu tun? (Source: Goodreads.com)
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.Ilona Andrews – Kate Daniels Reihe # 2 – #5
(eBooks in German)

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.Michelle Hodkin – Was geschah mit Mara Dyer # 1
(Taschenbuch in Deutsch vom dtv Verlag – Danke!)

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Inhaltsangabe:.
Als Mara aus einem mehrtägigen Koma erwacht, erfährt sie, dass über ihr ein altes verlassenes Haus zusammengestürzt ist. Ihre beiden Freundinnen konnten nur tot geborgen werden, die Leiche ihres Freundes Jude wurde nicht gefunden. Mara hat keine Erinnerung an jene Nacht und begreift nicht, warum sie die Katastrophe als Einzige überlebt hat. Seit dem Unglück hat sie Albträume und Visionen – immer wieder sieht sie ihre toten Freunde, bis sie nicht mehr weiß, was Realität ist und was Einbildung. Als sich die mysteriösen Todesfälle in ihrer unmittelbaren Nähe mehren, sucht sie Hilfe bei ihrem Mitschüler Noah. Doch der hat ein eigenes dunkles Geheimnis… (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Colleen Houck – Kuss des Tigers # 1
(Taschenbuch in Deutsch vom Heyne Verlag – Danke!)
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Inhaltsangabe: Nie im Leben hätte die achtzehnjährige Kelsey Hayes gedacht, dass sie einmal nach Indien reisen würde. Und schon gar nicht mit einem Tiger als Reisegefährten! Doch ihr Ferienjob im Zirkus Maurizio verändert ihr Leben ein für alle Mal, denn dort begegnet sie Ren, dem majestätischen weißen Tiger. Sofort spürt Kelsey, dass zwischen ihr und dem Tiger eine ganz besondere Verbindung besteht.
Als sie gebeten wird, Ren nach Indien zu bringen, um ihn dort auszuwildern, zögert sie keine Sekunde, ihren Schützling zu begleiten. In dem fremden Land angekommen, erfährt sie, dass Ren ein tragisches Geheimnis verbirgt: Er ist ein verwunschener indischer Prinz, der einst von einem mächtigen Magier dazu verdammt wurde, sein Leben als Tiger zu verbringen. Im Laufe der Zeit hat er die Hoffnung aufgegeben, jemals Erlösung zu finden – bis er in Kelsey das Mädchen kennenlernt, das hinter die Fassade der wilden Bestie zu blicken vermag. Doch finstere Mächte wollen Rens Befreiung verhindern. Wird die Liebe Kelseys zu ihrem Tigerprinzen ausreichen, um Ren zu helfen? (Source: Goodreads.com)

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.Colleen Hoover- Losing Hope # 2
(eBook in English from netgalley – Thanks!)

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Synopsis: In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.
Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…
Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs.
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Debra Driza – Mila # 1
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Synopsis:
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.
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