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Reese can’t remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She’s different. Malinda Lo’s newest book, Adaptation, is a step away from her usual fare: it’s a young adult science fiction novel set in the near future. As the. The story of Adaptation () and Inheritance (), Malinda Lo’s excellent Young Adult science fiction duology from Little, Brown Books for.

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Then it sags in the middle as the plot meanders around a more romantic storyline then it eventually moves toward an extremely rushed ending. Air travel is suspended all around the continent, adaptaton naturally people get paranoid and suspicious, fearing terrorism or some other doomsday scenario, and shit goes Mad Max almost overnight.

Because of this, this was REALLY hard to read all the way through, and in the end the plot just became so weak and illogical that the climax wasn’t satisfying.

She wakes up in a strange place, with very little questions being answered. Reese’s father has a long talk with her about how he feels like he can love more than one person even though what he’s engaged in isn’t love but lust but it brings up those questions to Reese even further.

I almost put the book down again and again but such a good premise had been set up in the first 50 pages that I wanted to know what happened with that.

Apr 20, Elaine rated it it was ok Shelves: A love triangle where a girl is attracted to and drawn to a guy and a girl. The revelation felt milquetoast and dull. Every piece was tied up, and most of the questions are answered in the last few chapters, so that was malinra a relief to read.


ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo | Kirkus Reviews

All of this would be crazy enough, but during the summer, Reese also meets the beautiful Amber Gray. They break up, which is understandable but a shame, because on her own, Reese has all the personality of a cardboard cut-out. And it all ties back perfectly with the sci fi trope, too.

Fearing terrorism, the government grounds all planes and their flight is cancelled. Aug 22, Shenwei rated it it was amazing Shelves: Flocks of suicidal birds flew themselves to their death by colliding with planes for inexplicable reasons. Not only did they have to constantly look behind their backs, they slowly discovered extraordinary things about their bodies.


That said, it’s still very emotional to see aspects of myself represented in this way, and this is a well-written book with a lot to like about it. The synopsis had me intrigued, because evil birds?

That was really hard to read through. Malinda lives in Northern California with her partner and their dog. He admits to hearing voices, and their bodies both experience rapid healing. It’s taken me at least two weeks to actually finish this book.

TLT Creator and Administrator. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. She was healed nonetheless, she and David all patched up and ready to go home as if nothing happened. Across North America, birds are hurling themselves into adwptation, causing at least a dozen to crash. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

This is the first book I read involving lesbian romance.

Book Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Not one quip about Capt Sullenberger? Before we get into spoilers though, we need to talk about dat writing.


As Reese and David sit with their teacher in an airport waiting to return home from a school function, a plane crashes. Reese’s mother also touches on how safe sex is important even for couples who can’t get pregnant. I loved the science fiction element in the novel. The story draws in readers at the first page, and the tension slowly increases until an explosive and unimaginable climax. Hardcoverpages.

Sep 04, Josephine biblioseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: A lot of it felt quite long winded and un necessary to me. I want to see more of this in YA in the future, teens in relationships where gender isn’t the main factor, where girls can fall in love with girls and boys can fall in love with boys.

On the drive home, on mmalinda empty stretch of highway in the middle of the night in Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights and the car flips over.

When the big Twist finally came, I was so disengaged it just seemed eye-rollingly silly.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

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I read this first semester of 8th grade, right before I started questioning, and I vaguely remember having a strong reaction to the fact that two girls were kissing.