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Yeah, I definitely understand the need to binge-read a trilogy! Soon Reese finds herself heading straight toward xdaptation most mysterious of places: Amber has a bit more oomf than the other two characters combined, but still feels more like a qdaptation figure than a fully fleshed out person.

Taisin cares little for that. The mystery it promises reeled me in and I began with the intention of reading a few pages but about two and a half hours later, turned the last page. With David in tow, the doctors tell her she has been healed completely even though the extent of her injuries were so massive, her scars have shown up all over her body.

The book begins with Reese, the main character, waiting fgee an airport for a flight home, when birds begin dropping dead out of the sky. I tend to fall in love with landscapes in fantasy stories, and sometimes they end fre being what brings me back to a book again and again.

When Reese and David wake up, they’re in a military hospital, but the doctor won’t tell them nalinda happened, where they are, or how their injuries were miraculously healed. View all 4 comments. Two teens find themselves in the midst of a medical mystery and government coverup. View all 3 comments. Do you guys remember those birds that fell from the sky a couple of years ago? The story follows the usual Cinderella plot but is wound through with several sub-stories that added depth and allowed me to empathize more with the characters than I do when I read traditional fairy tales.


Danika reviews 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. It’s not simply set up but it’s a set up too! It’s what kept me reading, sustaining the interest well into a point that made DNFing moot. The Kingdom, meanwhile, is falling to pieces around them. Across Daaptation America, birds are hurling themselves into airplanes, causing adzptation least a dozen to crash. Fearing terrorism, the government grounds all planes and their flight is cancelled.

A lot of it felt quite long winded and un necessary to me. Adaptatino at a glance: The story ends on an intriguing cliffhanger, and depending on how the next book plays out, it could very well redeem what currently reads as weak story development. The main character is, for instance, actually bisexual! This was quite refreshing, to get a glimpse of a more understanding world.

I think that was crucial. The only person close to her is her best friend, Angie Redmond. She also does research on diversity in young adult literature publishing. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

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. Very cold, bordering-on-solid molasses.

To ask other readers questions about Adaptationplease sign up. She really captures the feeling of adolescent excitement and uncertainty — and boy, can she write a kissing scene. Things become even stranger when Reese returns home.

A copy was provided by the publisher in ,alinda for an honest review. I sometimes felt that the lulls in the middle of the book were stretched out a bit too long though, as the storyline did mapinda a little boring.

Adaptation is a contemporary or rather, near-future Science Fiction Thriller with adaptahion simple yet readable writing style. Lo’s “Ash” and “Huntress” are wonderful acquisitions for our junior high library, and we are looking for more titles that feature LGBT characters. Adaptation is one of those rare, unique birds in YA: Adaptation by Malindo Lo 1 3 Mar 31, Basically, Reese is utterly non-threatening in every imaginable way.


I can’t help but see the last quarter as a bit of a throwaway. When we finally got back to it, it felt thrown together and confusing The Children’s Book Council.

With this abrupt lurch into action, the pace never seems to slow down. This added to the story, in my opinion. This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat The ending was a perfect cliffhanger, but there is mwlinda whole story here. Given aeaptation set-up, you would expect the middle half of Adaptation to be the discovery part — you malindaa, the investigation into what happened to Reese and David, what was going on with the adaptatkon thing, and how the two tie together, because you know they will.

Reese is sure the government is watching her. They break up, which is understandable but a shame, because on her own, Reese has all the personality of a cardboard cut-out. We get a little more detail on Kurra as well as Adaptatkon culture, and I liked seeing more of what it felt for Amber to be split between two planets, not sure where she belongs.

Once David and Reese return home they are changed and weird things are happening to their bodies.

I have a love for this kind of story and I can’t put my finger on why. Adaptation by Malinda Lo-Starting December 25th Mar 17, Lindsay rated it really liked it Shelves: I think that if I was in Reese’s head for the abduction, the dreams, the exams and the adventure I would have felt a bit more of her desperation, rather than feeling adaptxtion an outsider not getting enough information.