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 car flips over. Anderson, a setting that asks us if there’s something more out there right now instead of in the distant future. And this is only the first few chapters of the book!

But perhaps that also stems from the fact that David has no personality to speak of. Dec 05, Niamh rated it adaptatlon liked it Shelves: Waking up a month later, Reese finds that she and David have weird new abilities and are being stalked by the government, and also by someone who is not the government… Um… not sure if my above summary really describes this book that well. Chapman gets shot by a car jacker and the two adaptztion After an unsuccessful stint at the national debate championship, Reese, David and their coach Mr.

When I think back there is one movie that sticks out as having actually scared the crap out of me, that movie is Fire In The Sky. When they’re returned to their families, she doesn’t feel like herself.

Their romantic storyline is incredibly flat. This could also be due to the story being written in the third person. There’s an unusual love triangle, but it’s not the focus of the story, malindda it didn’t annoy me.

The MC in this, Reese, finds herself feeling attracted to another girl for the first time, in addition to having feelings for her male classmate.

They break up, which is understandable but a shame, because on her own, Reese has all the personality of a cardboard cut-out. As the two made their escape, a bird caused an accident that landed them in a secret government hospital. I like the premise of the plot because it looks intriguing but going through the book it was somewhat underdeveloped. The plot itself is twisty and disturbing at times, but I found myself fully engaged in the story even when it fell into a lull.


The writing wasn’t frilly but carried the tension in the mystery pretty well. The climax was anti-climactic. ,alinda reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger.

Reese and David were stranded in Arizona due to FAA’s grounding of all flights in and out of the country.


After an unsuccessful stint at the national debate championship, Reese, David and their coach Mr. On the plus side, the emotional relationships do get a chance to build, so they come off really well. But much goes wrong on the way, and Reese and David end up in a life-threatening accident close to Area Trivia About Adaptation Adapt Reese vaguely remembers an accident happening on the road, a strange chamber, a military base sdaptation 27 days she has no memory of.

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

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

Do you know what I mean? But this was made up for by all the tense action at the end. For me, this book exhibited both strengths and weaknesses. Too-good-to-be-true love interest Amber satisfyingly proves to indeed be too good to be true, although stalwart David, compared at one point to Captain America, remains ridiculously heroic and together throughout.

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. YA Science Fiction First published: Reese, her debate team partner David and their teacher are at the airport on their way back home from a debate competition in Arizona when reports start to show that across the USA flocks of birds have hurled themselves into planes causing several of them to crash.

Reese has got to be one of the most annoying characters to exist in the book world. Reese adaptatin all sense of where the surface was.


There were plenty of elements I thought should have been appealing, but I kept getting thrown out by the characters being flat, flat, flat. Once David and Reese return home they are changed and weird things are happening to their bodies. This is the first book I read involving lesbian romance. All of them allegedly crashed because of bird strikes. I mean, I had issues with the mzlinda 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 adaptatioj and the weird feelings-exposition at least kinda make sense.

I love that Reese is bisexual, that she feels attraction to both David and to Amber.

Her first novel, A Hi Goodreads! There were questions upon revelations upon questions throughout the book, and the tension continually rose until the ending where everything changed for Reese and David, for everyone.

After multiple horrific plane crashes caused by bird strikes, all flights are grounded. Malina Lo captures the awkward, the tender, and the terrifying in a believable way. The reader still gets the chance to witness all of 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.

What initially drew me to this book, beside the science fiction element, is the odd and possibly not exactly triangular love triangle between Reese, David, and Amber. Reese and David manage to rent a car and try to drive home and on the way they get into an accident caused by you guessed it, birds. Reece seems more affected by their ordeal than David, she had headaches and a strange ability to feel the emotions of others.

Very cold, bordering-on-solid molasses.