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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Amber has a bit more oomf than the other two characters combined, but still feels more like a stock figure than a fully fleshed out person. I like the basic framework for the story as well as the overall storyarc, and felt the writing was engaging and even-handed.
Reese has got to be one of the most annoying characters to exist in the book world.
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San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. And when David and Reese are released from their hospital after a month of being in medical-induced comas to save their malihda, all they know is that they are now different somehow … in a very freaky way.
On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, a bird flies into their headlights. Not one quip about Capt Sullenberger?
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. Lots of action and adventure. It was kind of a slog.
Things seems strange when they got home. Reese is an interesting character, rather capable, and her voice was revealed so wonderfully in the third person lp point of view.
This book was well paced, with action here and a lull there. Reese still had a lot of questions about what happened to her, and ultimately brings David in to verify their stories, but what I did not understand was the sudden change in her sexual preference. That she’s attracted to anyone after that big David rejection! Two teens find themselves in the midst of a medical mystery and government coverup.
What does Reese believe about herself? And then things get worse. Adaptation by Malinda Lo.
The book being easily summarized thus with a great early sprint ending with a huffing and puffing walk to the finish line. 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.
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. Also, bisexual love triangle! Perhaps it was my own teenage proclivity towards The X-Files that I felt a deep connection to the mythos of the story, but despite having had years of “experience” with a deep-rooted government conspiracy, I was still surprised by several elements of the story.
View all 12 comments. Even putting the weird pacing and maoinda lack of agency and the fractured feel of the story as a whole aside, the writing is just bad. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: All in all, I found this book to be quite engaging and interesting, but also with somewhat simplistic writing, a fact ada;tation is to be expected with Young Adult books.
Speaking of Reese’s mother, that woman is amazing and Adaptaiton love her. 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 adaptaiton part saying that “only crazy people hear voices” which is absolutely a revolting thing to say, especially when you consider that mental illnesses like schizophrenia are among the most stigmatised in our society.
Her first novel, Asha retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian twist, was a finalist for the William C. But can she trust Amber? Feb 19, Rick Riordan rated it it was amazing.
ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo | Kirkus Reviews
Thus, Reese, David, and their debate coach decide to drive back to San Francisco instead of risking their lives in the malina. Set in Nevada and San Francisco, their challenges in discovering the truth changes everything they thought they knew about each other, and themselves.
Especially given the subject matter. There were a total of 9 plane crashes because of these birds and a flight ban was raised. The book gets dragging at some point. The government official characters each with names like Special Agent X seemed more like over-the-top movie caricatures wearing dark glasses of course than realistic officials under those same circumstances.
Reese is 17, but she usually acts much younger.