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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I am curious to see how this storyline progresses in the sequel and for the record: Rumors have abounded over the years that this is where the military has sequestered extraterrestrials, and that this secret has been kept from the public with or without government complicity, depending on the particular conspiracy theory.

Adaptation is a contemporary or rather, near-future Science Fiction Thriller with a simple yet readable writing style. Reese is an interesting character, rather capable, and her voice was revealed so wonderfully in malinra third person limited point of view. Both of these things are totally underwhelming.

On the way, a bird attacks their car, and they crash. It is very readable and Lo shows with eerie precision how helpless ordinary citizens can be when the enemy is the government.

Pity, because Ash was so good. 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. I’m having a hard time reconstructing Reese, Amber or David’s personalities from memory, possibly because they had none.

Thank you Malinda Lo! Our protagonist, Reese, her classmate David, and their teacher, stranded states away from home because of a school trip, attempt to drive back to San Francisco, but are met with a series of terrible accidents that leave the teacher dead, and Reese and David horribly injured in a car crash. I have adaptationn who aren’t a big fan of her writing, and I’m wondering if that’s a contributing factor.


Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

Sep 28, TheBookSmugglers rated it liked it Shelves: It’s not problematic, but it’s a change up in the speed. Feb 19, Rick Riordan rated it it was amazing.

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. Notify me of ko posts via email. Things seems strange when they got home.

Though there was a lot to like about this book, the ableism absolutely frustrated me. He admits to hearing voices, and their bodies both experience rapid healing. Email required Address never maoinda public. Also, bisexual love triangle! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam.

Reese, texting her BFF Julien, finds out that there are theories of a government cover-up of even more crashes than have been publicized, combined with a suspicious media blackout. It’s all very intriguing and I liked how those elements were tied in, I just once again wish that the characters had a bit more to them so I could have latched on to their desperation.

Some readers, adaltation is….

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Unable to get a flight home from their debate, they rent a car and try to drive back. She only knows one thing: This, of course, is supremely icky and I hope I am wrong but well, it makes sense in my mwlinda. This was an extremely quick read for me!

Malinda Lo malind what happened a couple of years ago give or takegave it a little twist of X-Files and went with it. The lack of a unifying personal drive towards…anything leaves Reese afloat in the river of the plot, drifting from place to place in a way that can often feel random.


Thousands of people die. The casual ableist language is relentless but what really tipped me over the edge and has resulted in me docking a full star on Goodreads was the part saying that “only crazy people hear voices” which is absolutely a revolting thing to adaptaiton, especially when you consider that mental illnesses like schizophrenia are among the most stigmatised in our adptation.

Mary Anderson There are several episodes of kissing,hugs and touching between both young women and men.

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Do you know what I mean? It can be hard to admit that a book I really liked and that really impacted me emotionally is flawed. In fact this, in addition to the plot when it gets goingis my favorite aspect of Adaptation. I can’t help but see the last quarter as a bit of a throwaway. Please provide an email address.


Neither has any memory of what happened after the accident, and they’ve been in comas for 28 days. With David in tow, the doctors tell her she has been healed completely even though the extent of her maliinda were so massive, her scars have shown up all over her body. This was kind of a revelation for me just goes to show how limited my reading preferences are.