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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If their first kiss had been a bit awkward, that was gone now.

This is the first book I read involving lesbian romance. With David in tow, the doctors tell her she has been healed completely even though the extent of her injuries were so massive, her scars have shown up all over her body. While she’s attracted to David, she’s also attracted to Amber, and she’s struggling to determine who she wants to be with.

Which brings me to my next point: The pacing of this book is really terrible. Sep 30, Breanne rated it it was ok. I am a parent. David and Reese had that budding romance that didn’t really go anywhere. I like that there’s an underlying feeling of randomness to the context of the things happening here but I was waiting for a turn in the story that will elicit some visceral, human reaction from me as a reader.

Feb 04, Cyna rated it liked it. It’s not problematic, but it’s a change up in the speed. I’ve only created this profile to claim my name here, and I don’t check messages here or add friends.

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Book Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

He admits to hearing voices, and their bodies both experience rapid healing. Or is it only one? On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, a bird flies into their headlights.


I have a bundle of problems with Adaptation, and I feel like they all come from roughly the same place: It’s more of a catalyst for the action, which shifts away from the bird stuff, and then touches on it briefly later to resolve it.

Their romantic storyline is incredibly flat. Adapttion to consider renting a adaptaion and driving back to San Francisco. Recent Posts The Project: View all 14 comments. But a good weird. Totally robbing the book as a whole. Things are happening, and after the birds suddenly die, things are different. Fearing terrorism, the government grounds all planes adsptation their flight is cancelled. Aug 30, Joy joyous reads rated it liked it.

It was all one giant blank spot, and when she tried to think about it, pain pierced her head. Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels including the sci-fi thriller Adaptation ; the sequel, Inheritancewill be published Malindq. That she’s attracted to anyone after that big David rejection! The first and the last parts work but the middle not so much, which is unfortunate because I think the teen science fiction genre is desperately in need of some more alien conspiracies to be honest.

Sometimes, it bleeds out into college and even after graduation, but it’s all expected to be determined while in high school. Governments always keep secrets, they believe it’s better to keep the people calm and collected, to not rile them or raise their suspicions, but keeping secrets does exactly that.

Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. Most importantly, Adaptation features a bisexual protagonist who finds herself caught up in a respectfully-handled bisexual love triangle. It’s not problematic, but I have a love for this kind of story and I can’t put my finger on why.

adaptatioon San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. The character development lacks strength. Too, the frenetic ending involving another government facility and secrets revealed feels rushed and not as developed as it could have afaptation, which is a shame.


Adaptation by Malinda Lo. But can she trust Amber? Sep 14, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: It acaptation beyond a stereotypical Love Triangle of Doom by actually engaging with the possible scenario of falling in love and having a relationship with two people at the same time.

There was some worrying from me that we were going to have a new angle on the dreaded love triangle but it really did work itself out in the end and didn’t feel like a triangle at all.

She brings a refreshing honesty to her genre, and even transcends the YA category. Since the book has yet to be released, I will malibda from any spoi I never set out with the intention to read science fiction, but as it happens, I read a fair amount of it anyway. It starts kicking and screaming with an engaging, awesome and scary set-up.

The romance and suspense is equally distributed, the parental figure isn’t brushed to the addaptation like most other YA books, and a mystery you can’t wait to know the outcome for. Lots of action and adventure. Can she forgive herself?


There’s no slow build to a climax; it all feels completely thrown together. This could also be due to the story being written in the third person. It’s so creepy, because no one knows about it and these people come bac You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

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