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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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This time David and Reese are taken to a completely different secret military base to be involuntarily experimented on, and the goal becomes escape. 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. There was some worrying from me that we were going to have a new angle on the dreaded love ada;tation but it really did work itself out in the end and didn’t feel like a triangle at all. View all 4 comments. Jul 21, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: Anderson, a setting that asks us if there’s something more out there right now instead of in the distant future.

Though there was a malinnda to like about this book, the ableism absolutely frustrated me. Adaptation – Discussion 1 5 Oct 29, It’s more of a catalyst for the action, which shifts away from the bird stuff, and then touches on adaptaton briefly later to resolve it.

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

Some parents might object. 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 My old review for this book can be found on my blog, the lowercase gimmick. Does this book have a lot of romance? Adaptation is one of those rare, unique birds in YA: It’s not epic science fiction but more of a contemporary and science fiction mix in the vein of Ultraviolet by R. Sep 15, Giselle rated it liked it Shelves: Reese gets swept up in the whole b since it escalates rather quickly, but then has a moment where she realises she’s not ready.


All there was, was this.

Too, the frenetic ending involving another government facility and secrets revealed feels rushed and not as developed as it could have been, which is a shame. The tension is relentless until the teens make it safely back to San Francisco, at which point romantic entanglements Reese falls for Amber, but maybe she likes David too detract from the strange abilities Reese and David are developing and the conspiracies they begin to unravel with lots of men in black after them. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.

Mar 08, Ash Wednesday rated it liked it Shelves: Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. But as much as that disappointed me, I liked this story a lot anyway.

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. I have a bundle of problems with Adaptation, and I feel like they all come from roughly the same place: This is a book that I think many will enjoy, and maybe one I would’ve enjoyed a year later.


Nov 05, Rachel Brown rated it really liked it. I’m torn between whether to give this one or two stars.

Since the book has yet to be released, I will refrain from any spoilers and give a more broad opinion with the intention of exciting other people about the storyline. Open Preview See a Problem?


Hey, at least they’re glittery. The plot was a bit predictable, but it ticked along at a nice pace. Reece has had a longtime crush on David and feels awkward and shy around him. Neither has any memo Adaptation was different from the YA I’ve been reading lately. Po also loved how realistic the portrayal of the government was revealed, and what their actions entailed.

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And still more worse. No trivia or quizzes yet. In the few that I’ve seen, they are often pushed in the periphery or implied rather than blatant so this was quite refreshing to read about. As a heroine, Reese is kind of a Bella.