Adaptation (Adaptation #1) by Malinda Lo

cover44559-mediumHow did I get the book? Received from publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Genre: Science Fiction

Synopsis: Flocks of birds are hurling themselves at aeroplanes across America. Thousands of people die. Millions are stranded. Everyone knows the world will never be the same.

On Reese’s long drive home, along a stretch of empty highway at night, a bird flies into their headlights. The car flips over. When they wake up in a military hospital, the doctor won’t tell them what happened.

For Reese, though, this is just the start. She can’t remember anything from the time between her accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: she’s different now. Torn between longtime crush David and new girl Amber, the real question is: who can she trust?

200words (or less) review: The first thing I looked up after finishing Adaptation was when the sequel was out. Inheritance (Adaptation #2) is published in the UK in September 2014, phew!

The book begins with a bang, after the planes are grounded David, Reese and their teacher attempt to drive back home. The journey is dangerous, people are panicking and news is conflicting. After the crash Amber and David wake up in a military hospital and are sent home with strict instructions not to talk about what happened to them.

At this point the pacing of the story slows a little but you really get to know Reese. Adaptation is as much about the mystery of the birds bringing down planes as it is about Reese and the people around her. I liked Amber, I was invested in that relationship the moment she crashed into Reese’s life (sorry David!).

As you near the end of Adaptation everything goes into high gear, so don’t make my mistake and read it during your lunch-break because you’ll hate having to but Adaptation down.

Since Ash* I’ve been wanting to read more from Malinda Lo and ohh wow, how happy I am with Adaptation! 🙂 Bring on Inheritance!

Recommend it?


*Pre-blog days; so let me just say “wonderful” and “read it”.

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