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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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Birds have caused four planes all over the country to crash for some mysterious reason. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. When people who are supposed to be working for your good turn around and decide you are expendable, now adpatation is real terror and Lo is uncannily adept at narrating the adaptatiom, the terror associated with these instances.

My old review for this book can be found on my blog, the lowercase gimmick. Plotwise, there’s a hell of a lot to work with. No sex, one almost-sex scene that is aborted Rep: This is the first book I read involving lesbian romance. This is the first Malinda Lo novel I have read, but I am excited to read the others. But take away the avant garde atmosphere derived from poetic graffiti in a lesbian bathroom, the mzlinda chambers and birds slamming against airport windows, the essentials I look for in a good book felt lacking: And it all ties back perfectly with the sci fi trope, too.

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

It’s what kept me reading, sustaining the interest well into a point that made DNFing moot. We are available for presentations, seminars, and consulting on a limited basis. The Gauntlet by Karuna Riazi. I maljnda what was coming from a mile away, hoped it wouldn’t happen, and then it did. View all 7 comments. 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.


I can’t help but see the last quarter as a bit of a throwaway. And a gay, black, Jewish conspiracy theorist that started out like the iconic line from “Kingsman”!

I instantly devoured it, and as soon as Reese got home, the pacing stalled. The book starts out so action-heavy and then Yes but not for MC identities Chinese-American, queerness in general–author is a lesbian Content warnings: In true post-apocalyptic fashion, the three of them opted to travel by land, getting waylaid by the pandemonium generated by the uncertainty surrounding the strange events.

ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo | Kirkus Reviews

I’m having a hard time reconstructing Reese, Amber or David’s personalities from memory, possibly because they had none. I grew up watching horror movies, probably long before I malindw have ever been watching them. There are plenty of writing shortcuts that tell instead of show and my copy is littered with my underlining of examples: Some parents might object.

Not the case here! Feb 04, Cyna rated it liked it. What does Mqlinda believe about herself? Know what I malonda So their relationship may have had genuine seeds but Amber may have used her talents to get the ball rolling and keep Reese entangled, manipulating her emotionally to keep her pliant.

Reese has no idea if she’s interested in David even after he rejects and hurts her or if she’s interested in Amber who makes the first move and shows the first true interest in her.


View all 12 comments. It didn’t feel terribly original, but I still had fun! 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. With many dystopian books I dislike, there are clear complaints and issues to point out. 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.

After multiple horrific plane crashes caused by bird strikes, all flights are grounded.

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She hits all the right notes and mentions a lot of the classic tales hello Roswell! Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Actual rating is 2.

Despite all my complaints however, I did enjoy the book. Mar 17, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: Our mission is to to help libraries serving teens and anyone who cares about teens and to foster a community of professional development and resource sharing by providing quality information, discussions, book reviews and more. There’s something about people being taken aboard an alien ship in the middle of nowhere and being tested on then coming back changed. What stands out is less the plot and more the characters.

When she unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in a new direction, and threatens to expose a decades-old secret.

Amber has a bit more oomf than the other two characters combined, but still feels more like a stock figure than a fully fleshed out person. I really loved the way Lo wrote all the relationships to Reese. I never set out with the intention to read science fiction, but as it happens, I read a fair amount of it anyway. While she’s attracted to David, she’s also attracted to Amber, and she’s struggling to determine who she wants to be with.

This novel malnda compelling, it’s imaginative, and it’s very real despite being a work of fiction. That made it really hard to see what interest she had in him or to feel any tension between the two of them as they interact in the book. Sep 06, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: This was an extremely quick read for me!