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 writing wasn’t frilly but carried the tension in the mystery pretty well.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

A what’s going on with those birds?! The car flips over. There’s more of a focus on issues surrounding government secrecy, especially when engaging in unethical behaviour.

Very cold, bordering-on-solid molasses. Lots of action and adventure. This is going to be a hard review to write, because I don’t really have too much to say about Adaptation, other than I was very bored throughout. The plot was a bit predictable, but it ticked along at a nice pace. Or is it only one? Horribly hurt, Reese and David are taken to a adaptafion hospital in the area where they undergo treatment to keep them alive.

And did I mention mixed races of all sorts? Nov 05, Rachel Brown rated it really liked it. It was kind of a slog.


She finds a surveillance device in her bedroom. Reese lost all sense of where the surface was. Both Ash and Huntress were Fantasy stories in a secondary world setting, featuring lyrical writing and a coming of age motif at their centre.


Dec 05, Emily rated it liked it.

A sequel you are going to skip? I have a bundle of problems with Adaptation, and I feel like they all come from roughly the same place: There’s no slow build to a climax; it all feels completely thrown together. Two teens find themselves in the midst of a medical mystery and government coverup.

All of this would be crazy enough, malinca during the llo, Reese also meets the beautiful Amber Gray. Something very strange has happened to David and her — something she does not understand and has been forbidden to talk mlinda by shadowy federal agents. I love how this is such a human story: Reese’s father has a long talk with her about how he feels like he can love more than one person even though what he’s engaged in isn’t love but lust but it brings up those questions to Reese even further.

And when David and Reese are released from their hospital after a month of being in medical-induced comas to save their lives, all they know is that they are now different somehow … in a very freaky way.

Probably not this reader. Adaptation – Discussion 1 5 Adaptaton 29, The sequel will be out next year. I grew up watching horror movies, probably long before I should mlainda ever been watching them. Email required Address never made public. Reese is sure the government is watching her.

Review of “Adaptation” by Malinda Lo | Rhapsody in Books Weblog

Reese’s story is very much an exploration of multiple things, the secrets behind her time in the hospital, the cause of the changes in the world around her, and her complicated connections with both David and Amber. Sep 14, Mike rated it really liked it Shelves: Malinda Lo took what happened a couple of years ago give or takegave it a little twist of X-Files and went with it.


View all 4 comments. It’s what kept me reading, sustaining the interest well into a point that made DNFing moot. Plotwise, there’s a hell of a lot to work with. The structure is distinctly three-act: I loved the science fiction element in the novel. There were conspiracy theories that circled all over the internet and news networks that had something to do with either weather, fireworks, the Mayan apocalypse and invisible UFOs.

I love that Reese is bisexual, that she feels attraction to both David and to Amber. Meeting Amber, Reese begins to question everything she has assumed about herself and her sexuality.


Reese and David are great characters, and I thought the third person worked very well here. If this seems like your thing, try it out. Neither has any memo Adaptation was different from the YA I’ve been reading lately.

The thing is, though, that I might’ve just missed a lot due to my Confusion. This is what happens when you’re adatpation teenager, you’re not just forced to construct a personality and plan out your future but also to determine your sexuality. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

Know what I mean? This novel is compelling, it’s imaginative, and it’s very real despite being a work of fiction.