24 Sept 2014

Book Review / Adaption by Malinda Lo

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 now.

Across North America, flocks of birds hurl themselves into airplanes, causing at least a dozen to crash. Thousands of people die. Fearing terrorism, the United States government grounds all flights, and millions of travelers are stranded.

Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, 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, where they are—or how they’ve been miraculously healed.

Things become even stranger when Reese returns home. San Francisco feels like a different place with police enforcing curfew, hazmat teams collecting dead birds, and a strange presence that seems to be following her. When Reese unexpectedly collides with the beautiful Amber Gray, her search for the truth is forced in an entirely new direction—and threatens to expose a vast global conspiracy that the government has worked for decades to keep secret.

Published:     18th September 2012
Publisher:  Little Brown
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1,  Adaption
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   5 out of 5

My Review

What I loved about this story...
This book was soooooooo good!!!  This is one of those books that has been on my TBR pile for absolutely ages.   I have to be completely honest and say that it was mainly because of the cover that I didn't pick it up earlier than this, its not a very inviting cover.  I am so glad I decided to finally picked this up because I loved this first book so much it actually got a 5 out of 5.....  What I loved the most in this book is guess what....  the romance part of this story (that seems to be a common theme with me at the moment!).  What was new for me (and I had not realised it at the time) was that the main character in this book Reese is torn between her long time crush David and a new girl she meets in this story.  I hadn't realised that the romance for the main character in this book was between a guy and a girl.  This is the first book I have read that has that as a part of the story and I really enjoyed following Reese's journey of discovery and how she dealt with different scenarios.

What I also loved in this story was the X-Files feel to the story that this has.  I have watched the entire TV show X-Files at least twice all the way through so I am definitely a fan and with this story it has the same feel to it as you would get if you were watching an X-Files episode.  Loved that!  There are so many secrets in this story waiting to be discovered and as it is book 1 there is so much more I can't wait to find out!

What I was not fond of with this story...
Absolutely nothing!  Loved this book...

About the Author
(from Goodreads)

Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels including the sci-fi thriller Adaptation; the sequel, Inheritance, will be published Sept. 24, 2013. Her first novel, Ash, a retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian twist, was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the Lambda Literary Award. Her novel Huntress was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Malinda is co-founder with Cindy Pon of Diversity in YA (diversityinya.tumblr.com),...more