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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It goes beyond a stereotypical Love Triangle of Doom by actually engaging with the possible scenario of falling in love and having a relationship with two people at the same time. But a good weird.
Given the set-up, you would expect the middle half of Adaptation adapttation be the discovery part — you know, the investigation into what happened to Reese and David, what was going on with the bird thing, and how the two tie together, because you know they will. 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 adaptatiom an overarcing goal or mission for Reese has a lot to do with why the story feels so disjointed.
So yeah, Adaptation, man. Oct 30, Hallie rated it liked it. You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads. This is a first of a series and I hope the author picks up the pace soon enough. 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.
She knows how to reel a reader in and while Adaptation had some flaws, you have to give credit where it is due.
It’s a fascinating story and more than a little bit fucked up. Hey, at least they’re glittery. It succeeded in making me curious about the sequel and where it could go, even as I was thoroughly underwhelmed by the road it used to get there.
This was a fun, quick YA sci-fi read! Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. I feel that this book ran on two fuels: Despite all my complaints however, I did enjoy the book. I’ve only created this profile to claim my name here, and I don’t check messages here or add friends. I’ll probably just read a review of the next on with lots nalinda spoilers so that I know how it plays out.
Rhapsody in Books Weblog. Notify me of new comments via jalinda. Lots of action and adventure. Chapman waits to board their flight but things got awry because of birds crashing on planes.
This could also be due to the story being written in the third person.
Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo
There’s something about people being taken aboard an alien ship in the middle of nowhere and being tested on then coming back changed. And then things get crazier. Two teens find themselves in the midst of a medical mystery and government coverup. Also, bisexual love triangle!
The book is referred to as science fiction, and looking at the summary, readers are left to speculate as to what the science fiction element is. I like that there’s an underlying feeling of randomness to the context of the things happening here but I was waiting for a turn in the story that will elicit some visceral, human reaction from me as a reader.
The romance and suspense is equally distributed, the parental figure isn’t brushed to the side like most other YA books, and a mystery you can’t wait to know the outcome for.
Every character had a personality except for him. Which brings me to my next point: So while my complaints stand, it’s quite possible I disengaged from the book for personal reasons. I instantly devoured it, and as soon as Reese got home, the pacing stalled.
The beginning of the novel does definitely set off a creepy vibe, we have planes crashing after running into flocks of birds all over America and that is maintained quite well throughout. Dozens, perhaps hundreds of airplanes have crashed. Every piece was tied up, and most of the questions are answered in the last few chapters, so that was also a relief to read. Or is it only one? The actions taken on the roads by panicky people and a suddenly-fascist military seemed pretty unlikely to me.
Well, Mxlinda genesis was this phenomenon. This book was well paced, with action here and a lull there. Speaking of Reese’s mother, that woman is amazing and I love her.
Refresh and try again. Sep 30, Breanne rated malinnda it was ok. I’ll definitely adaptatio picking up the sequel. Almost every single thing that she experiences, and ALL of the things that make up the plot and move it along, just happen to Reese.
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A copy was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Amber stops immediately with no judgement and they cuddle instead. Sep 04, Josephine biblioseph rated it it was amazing Shelves: