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They attempt to drive home to San Francisco and end up in a strange military hospital after a horrible car accident. But a good weird. Reese and her debate team partner and longtime mslinda David are in Arizona when it happens. Once David and Reese return home they are aadptation and weird things are happening to their bodies.

There wasn’t a shortage of suspense as David and Reese sought out answers. Another criticism I have is how the novel falters in terms of pacing. There were a total of 9 plane crashes because of these birds and a flight ban was raised. Some of this article’s listed sources may not be reliable.

I sometimes felt that the lulls in the middle of the book were stretched out a bit too long though, as the storyline did get a little boring. This is a first of a series and Freee hope the author picks up the pace soon enough. Malina Lo captures the awkward, the tender, and the terrifying in a believable way.

Very cold, bordering-on-solid molasses. Sidhean is the one we see the most, but the book provides glimpses of more. I grew up watching horror movies, probably long before I should have ever been watching them.

This is a story about friendships and relationships, and how easy it is for them to become toxic, even when nobody is going out of their way to make them so.


The characters do feel well-rounded and believable, as well. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded. The next love interest also didn’t spark fireworks.

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.

As such, at times, I felt the writing to be vacillating between extremely capable and annoyingly clumsy. It imagines not only queer teens in the past, but how they might have found happiness there.

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. 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 adapyation 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.

Lo’s “Ash” and “Huntress” are wonderful acquisitions for our junior high library, and we are looking for more titles that feature LGBT characters. Basically, Reese ponders her feelings during down time, but most of the time she has much more pressing concerns.

Can she be attracted to more than one person? Reese is confused around David because she’s also attracted to him.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

She only knows one thing: 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. I feel that this book ran on two fuels: This added to the story, in my opinion. I also loved the realistic reactions the characters had to the sometimes very fantastic events unfolding around them.


She also does research on diversity in young adult literature publishing. Adaptation is a contemporary or rather, near-future Science Fiction Thriller with a simple yet readable writing style.

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The whole approach this book takes to its aliens and conspiracies and its junior detectives and secret military labs is so middle grade, none of it adatpation like anything that could conceivably happen in the real world.

David is interested, but only confesses this after Reese has broken it off with Amber. On the plus side, the emotional relationships do get a chance to build, so they come off really well. Homosexuality in Ash is portrayed in a good light. David and Reese had that budding romance that didn’t really go anywhere. There’s something about people being taken aboard an alien ship in the middle of nowhere and being tested adapttation then coming back changed. View all 14 comments. It succeeded in making me curious about the sequel and where it could go, even as I was thoroughly underwhelmed by the road it used to get there.

You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.