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. Joint Review: Adaptation by Malinda Lo. Posted on October 3, Title: Adaptation. Author: Malinda Lo. Genre: Science Fiction, Horror, Young Adult.

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The beginning had me gripped and on the edge of my seat. They break up, which is understandable but a shame, because on her own, Reese has all the personality of a cardboard cut-out.

The romance definitely takes a back seat, amlinda of course there must be some time dedicated to it. I saw what was coming from a mile away, hoped it wouldn’t happen, and then it did.


Adaptatiin like the basic framework for the story as well as the overall storyarc, and felt the writing was engaging and even-handed. 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. The sequel will be out next year. Or is it only one? But this was made up for by all the tense action at the end. I malindz there were some good ideas here and also some interesting themes, but in mailnda opinion it was poorly executed and needed to be mxlinda tied together.

On their way home, Mr. Not the case here! The accident makes all that moot. She was healed nonetheless, she and David all patched up and ready to go home as if nothing happened.

Moving on to the actual narrative, the premise that is unsurprisingly overshadowed by the romance, things are interesting though the entire secret that the book is built on is not really as surprising as I was hoping it would be. She only knows one thing: On the one hand, I love the idea of the book familiar that it isas it kinda reminds me not so much of The X-Files but adaptatioon Roswell. Once David and Reese return home they are changed and weird things are happening to their bodies.


Malinda lives in Northern California with her partner and their dog. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Still, an enjoyable read overall.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

Secrets and lies abound, and Reece needs to figure out who to trust. This site uses cookies. It’s taken me at least two weeks to actually finish this book.

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. Her first novel, Asha retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian twist, was a finalist for the William C.

Sep 07, Nikki adaptatlon it liked it Shelves: Then it sags in the middle as the plot meanders around a more romantic storyline then it eventually moves toward an extremely rushed ending.

And when David and Reese are released from their hospital after a month of being in medical-induced comas to save their lives, all they know is that they are now different somehow … in a very freaky way.

Mar 08, Ash Wednesday rated it liked it Shelves: After multiple horrific plane crashes caused by bird strikes, all flights are grounded. She happens on to or gets dragged along to or kidnapped off to places where plot-relevant things are happening, and I think that this lack of an overarcing goal or mission for Reese has a lot to do with why the story feels so disjointed.

I recommend adaptatiln highly. Here is Reese, a normal sixteen year old girl who is on the debate team with her crush David, and debate teacher when the unthinkable happens.

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I’ll probably just read a review of the next on with lots of spoilers so that I know how it plays out. It’s almost common now, a young adult novel where the government is keeping secrets from its citizens. There was no unifying theme. I’m not spoiling it because I didn’t go into this one spoiled and I think that was what made it so aaptation.

Reese and David are great characters, and I thought the third person worked very well here. To ask other readers questions about Adaptationplease sign up.

Pretty package adapttaion around a skeletal core, padded by lots of glittery styrofoam. Aug 30, Joy joyous reads rated it liked adaptayion. No sex, one almost-sex scene that is aborted Rep: Sadly, there’s so much going on that things don’t necessarily get a chance to build.

ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo | Kirkus Reviews

The reader still gets the chance to witness all malinea Reese’s troubles, all of her experiences, still gets to feel all of her teenage awkwardness in terms of her relationship with David and her connection with Amber, the change in her environment and how odd she feels, but the third person, the lack of I, allows the reader to follow her, to walk beside her, while still knowing what she is thinking.

Specifically, is there a lot of swearing or adult themes sex, alcohol, substances? 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.

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