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Malinda Lo is the author of the young adult novels Ash, Huntress, Adaptation, and Inheritance. Ash was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the . : Adaptation (): Malinda Lo: Books. Malinda Lo ( Author) . Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App. : Adaptation (): Malinda Lo: Books. Book 1 of 2 in the Adaptation Series $ Read with Our Free App; Hardcover from $

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Jul 21, Kaethe rated it really liked it Shelves: Skip to secondary content. Homosexuality in Ash is portrayed llo a good light. Reece seems more affected by their ordeal than David, she had headaches and a strange ability to feel the emotions of others. I found this book thanks to the website Queer Books for Teens: Sep 28, TheBookSmugglers rated it liked it Shelves: It just so happens that both books have the same characters.

Something very strange has happened to David and her — something she does not understand and has been forbidden to talk about by shadowy federal agents. So their relationship may have had genuine seeds but Amber may have used her talents to get the ball rolling and keep Reese entangled, manipulating her emotionally to keep her pliant.

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The book begins with Reese, the main character, waiting at an airport for a flight home, when birds begin dropping dead out of the sky. This is possibly the best treatment gree a love triangle of all time. Lo began writing for the culture blog After Adatpation inand at one point served as the managing editor.


To people like Ash, there was no problem with their sexuality at all. 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 was so interested to pick up a bisexual sci-fi teen book, but this is actually how all books should be written: That being said, it felt like something out of adaptxtion completely different novel. And so on and so forth.

Their experiences were anything but everyday. Her analysis showed that 15 percent of New York Times bestselling young adult novels featured main characters of color, 12 percent mlinda LGBT main characters, and three percent had main characters with disabilities.

The revelation felt milquetoast and dull. A Review—Huntress by Malinda Lo. We all know what happens when you find yourself in a secret government anything.

And it all ties back perfectly with the sci fi trope, too.

Adaptation (Adaptation, #1) by Malinda Lo

The next love interest also didn’t spark fireworks. In all my reading life, I’ve never been exposed to how far the government would go to hide their secrets. She only knows one thing: See all 3 mlainda about Adaptation…. On the one hand, I love the idea of the book familiar that it isas it kinda reminds me not so much of The X-Files but of Roswell. The reader still gets the chance to witness fere of Reese’s troubles, all of her experiences, still gets to feel all of her teenage awkwardness in terms of her relationship with David and her connection with Amber, the change in her environment malimda how odd she feels, but the third person, the lack of I, allows the reader to follow her, to walk beside her, while still knowing malinra she is thinking.


The romantic elements didn’t work, in my opinion. With this abrupt lurch into action, the pace never seems to slow down. Sometimes, it bleeds out into college and even after graduation, but it’s all expected to be determined while in high school.

Reese lost all sense of where the surface was.

This page was last edited on 19 Novemberat She wakes up in a strange place, with very little questions being answered. They break up, which is understandable but a shame, because on her own, Reese has all the personality of a cardboard cut-out.

Danika reviews Adaptation by Malinda Lo

View all 14 comments. As a quest story, it would have been good to see where the adaptqtion were going, along with what was happening inside their heads. There was barely any character development for any of the protagonists.

Thousands die, and fearing terrorism, the United States grounds all flights.