28 Sept 2014

Book Review / Inheritance by Malinda Lo

As this is book 2 in this duology, below is the descripton to book 1, Adaption.  Please check out the Goodreads link below if you would like to read the description to Inheritance.

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:     24th September 2014
Publisher:  Little Brown
Author Website:  Click here
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 2, Adaption
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher
Review:   3 out of 5

My Review

What I liked about this book...
I picked up this book immediately after reading the first book in this duology Adaption.  After reading Adaption (and really enjoying it) I was so excited to read the next stage in this story.  There are some really good twists in this story, some of which I was expecting but some of which I was not expecting and was very surprised with how the story went.  I have to say that the twists were my favourite aspect of this book.  We have a lot of the same characters in this book as in book 1 so you can pretty much pick up where you left off.  

I really enjoyed the ending to this story.  It was a really great conclusion and I felt that any questions I had were definitely answered. 

What I was not fond of with this book...
For me, the pace of this story was considerably slower than the first book, Adaption.  There were places in this story where if I had put the book down I probably wouldn't have been that inspired to pick it up but I powered through and I am glad that I did.

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), a project that celebrates diversity in young adult books. Malinda lives in Northern California with her partner and their dog.