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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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 adaptxtion theory.
There was no unifying theme. It’s more of a catalyst for the action, which shifts away from the bird stuff, and then touches on it briefly later to resolve it.
San Francisco feels like a different adptation with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. Mar 08, Ash Wednesday rated it liked it Shelves: I recommend it highly.
This is how mystery is done. Adaptation is a contemporary or rather, near-future Science Fiction Thriller with adaptatin simple yet readable writing style.
Their romantic storyline is incredibly flat. Do you know what I mean? One day, traveling maalinda from a debate tournament, everything goes crazy and awful: But take away the avant garde atmosphere derived from poetic graffiti in a lesbian bathroom, the eggyolk chambers and birds slamming against airport windows, the essentials I look for in a good book felt lacking: I have a love for this kind of story and I can’t put my finger on why.
The ending was a perfect cliffhanger, but there is a whole story here.
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Lo manages a diverse cast Asian-American smart stud; gay conspiracy nut; debate nerd without ever falling into stereotypes, but unfortunately, the same is not always true of the plot.
Reese is 17, but she usually acts much younger. How can you NOT like an alien story if it’s well done? Dozens, perhaps hundreds of airplanes have crashed. I want to see more of this in YA in the future, teens in relationships where gender isn’t the main factor, where girls can fall in love with girls and boys can fall in love with boys.
What does Reese believe about herself? Sep 07, Nikki rated it liked it Shelves: And then things get crazier. Reece and her debate partner, David, are in an Arizona airport when strange bird behavior results malindaa all flights being grounded.
Nov 05, Rachel Brown rated it really liked it.
Anyway, back to the story. Reese has no idea if she’s interested in David even after he rejects and hurts her or if she’s interested in Amber who makes the first move and shows the first true interest in her.
Reese’s mother also touches nalinda how safe sex is important even for couples who can’t get pregnant. She notices that she’s different after her mysterious hospital stay but writes it off as a result of her severe concussion.
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.
It’s a fascinating story and more than a little bit fucked up. On their way home from a debate meet in Arizona, Reese, David and their coach, Mr. Lots of action and adventure.
And I was surprised how the reason for the plane crash is added in almost as an afterthought. 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.
This is a young adult scifi novel that combines some familiar tropes with some new twists.
ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo | Kirkus Reviews
Not only did they have to constantly look behind their backs, they slowly discovered extraordinary things about their bodies. The romance definitely takes a back seat, but of course there must be some time dedicated to it. I like good science fiction but there are certain tropes in the genre that work for me and this is one of them. Sure I appreciate the novelty of a bisexual heroine in the cusps of sexual awakening but at its core, this still fell prey to the clutches of love triangles and unfounded attraction.
A combining of the current and the now with the impossible and the unknown. As a heroine, Reese is kind of a Bella. Their experiences were anything but everyday.