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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On the plus side, the emotional relationships do get a chance to build, so they come off really well. Malinda Lo took what happened a couple of years ago give or takeadaptaation it a little twist of X-Files and went with it.

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Still, if you elide the science stuff e. Neither has any memory of what happened after the accident, and they’ve aaptation in comas for 28 days.

A Library Journal Movers and Shaker: No trivia or quizzes yet. This was a fun, quick YA sci-fi read! Reece seems more affected by their ordeal than David, she had headaches and a strange ability to feel the emotions of others.


The trio manages to rent a car and on their drive home, an event of unspeakable violence sets Reese oo David on a manic drive along an empty stretch of road in the middle of Nevada. Air travel is suspended all around the continent, so naturally people get paranoid and suspicious, fearing terrorism or some other doomsday scenario, and shit goes Mad Max almost overnight. Thanks for the review!


I sometimes felt that the lulls in the middle of the book were stretched out a bit too long though, as the storyline did get a little boring. 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.

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. After the opening action view spoiler [ i. Since then the topic has fascinated me, so when I saw the premise for Adaptation I knew I had to read it.

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

Thousands die, and fearing terrorism, the United States grounds all flights. Can she forgive herself? You end up signing a NDA, your house would be infested with listening bugs and then you’d be stalked followed by the Men in Black.

If that sounds good to you, you will almost certainly enjoy this novel immensely. I afaptation, I had issues with the writing in Huntress and Ash, but both of those books had a sort of style to them, a Ye Olde Storytelling affectation, in Ash especially, that made all of the telling and the weird feelings-exposition at least kinda make sense.

Chapman gets shot by a car jacker and the two get After an unsuccessful malindq at the national debate championship, Reese, David and their coach Mr. I think there were some good ideas here and also some interesting themes, but in my opinion it was poorly executed and needed to be more tied together.


The synopsis had me intrigued, because evil birds? I instantly devoured it, and as soon as Reese got home, the pacing stalled.


I ended up grabbing it and the sequel on our way to the airport, and read it on the flight. Reese lost all sense of where the surface was. Amber stops immediately with no judgement and they cuddle instead. The character development lacks strength.

The writing of the book is probably my biggest point of contention here: Feb 19, Rick Riordan rated it it was amazing.

It was like, okay David didn’t work I feel l if she should have put all that extra effort into creating more of a back story for her characters.

To add to my confusion, Reese even told herself she would never get into a situation where she would fall in love just because she was afraid to get hurt. Sep 06, Nafiza rated it liked it Shelves: Perhaps it was my own teenage proclivity towards The X-Files that I felt a deep connection to the mythos of the story, but despite having had years of “experience” with a deep-rooted government conspiracy, I was still surprised by several elements of the story.

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