My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: Alexandra Iff
I needed to take a bit of time before writing my review for Miili because, not only is this one of the 'darker' novels I've come across from Alexandra Iff, but it also left me literally crying out 'what the heck? That's it?' When Eliza's grandmother suddenly dies, her father sends her to London to meet up with the solicitors to take care of the estate, and sell off what she can and come back home with the money that is needed for cancer treatments for her dying mother. Told a few months ago that she was adopted, Eliza's world was shattered and she questions everything, even goes so far as to be borderline rude when men approaches her. But one man, Sean O'Connell makes her question everything her mother has told her, depending on him more than ever as men try to kidnap her, telling her that she is Milli...
There is much more to the story than just what I've surmised, but to say more would be ruining the best parts of the story, which I won't do because even with my misgivings, I was really intrigued by Milli. For most of the book, I really didn't like Eliza ~ she was rude, a brat and acting as though it was the end of the world that her mother divulged the information that she did (on a hindsight, it can be devastating, but heck, she's had 6 months to come to terms with it before the death of her grandmother). The further I went in the book, my disposition towards the spoiled little girl warmed and i could relate (to a certain degree) to what she was going through. For sure I wondered how it was that Sean was able to be there each and every single time that Eliza's life was in danger and that simply created one more element of mystery and suspense that had me grossly captivated by this book. Considering that it's the first book of a series, which I'll admit I had NO idea about before starting, it ends in a cliffhanger (cue in the painful groans) and now I'm impatiently waiting for the next instalment because honestly, I couldn't believe it ended that way!!! For the first book in the Milli series, I liked it and can only hope that I'll find more connections with Eliza in the future rather than see the spoiled little girl that first made it to London.
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