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Mar 31 '14

Danika reviews Adaptation by Malinda Lo

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I read Malinda Lo’s Ash and Huntress in the past, and though I enjoyed them, they didn’t stick out as favourites in my memory. So though Adaptation came out with lots of great reviews, and I picked up a copy soon after it was published, I didn’t actually get around to reading it until a couple days ago, after it was announced that Malinda Lo will be at Leakycon 2014. And I’m so glad I did pick…

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Mar 27 '14
[image description: the cover of Adaptation by Malinda Lo]I’m going to need you all to read this book. I’ll put up a full review at The Lesbrary soon, but I just finished it and need to yell about it. i have not been this excited about a book since The Miseducation of Cameron Post. I don’t remember the last time I stopped between chapters to swear loudly at myself.
This book is SO TENSE. The tension just keeps building! And it starts off intense! And then somehow just keeps ratcheting it up from there!!And yes, bisexual sci-fi teen book! And yes, it’s diverse! A bisexual main character, asian love interest, black gay conspiracy-obsessed best friend, and yes, I’m so into the love interest angle but THE PLOT. I don’t usually go for super plot-driven books; I usually lean towards character-based stories, but I am loving this plot. I was raised on conspiracy theories, so YES I am into this. Birds falling out of the sky? Government cover-ups? Already intrigued! 
But the tension is also partly emotional tension, and this love-triangle-ish angle blends perfectly into the bigger plot and no, don’t worry, it’s not that kind of love triangle, it’s not even a love triangle at all, it’s just that she’s interested at various times in two different people.
Oh, and none of the tension is contrived. I never feel like yelling at the main characters because they had to do something ridiculous in order to move the plot forward. They make perfectly understandable choices and dramatic things still happen!
I need to read the next book RIGHT NOW and I’m so mad that the third book isn’t out yet. This definitely has enough to cover three books. READ THIS SO WE CAN YELL ABOUT IT TOGETHER

[image description: the cover of Adaptation by Malinda Lo]

I’m going to need you all to read this book. I’ll put up a full review at The Lesbrary soon, but I just finished it and need to yell about it.
 i have not been this excited about a book since The Miseducation of Cameron Post. I don’t remember the last time I stopped between chapters to swear loudly at myself.

This book is SO TENSE. The tension just keeps building! And it starts off intense! And then somehow just keeps ratcheting it up from there!!

And yes, bisexual sci-fi teen book! And yes, it’s diverse! A bisexual main character, asian love interest, black gay conspiracy-obsessed best friend, and yes, I’m so into the love interest angle but THE PLOT. I don’t usually go for super plot-driven books; I usually lean towards character-based stories, but I am loving this plot. I was raised on conspiracy theories, so YES I am into this. Birds falling out of the sky? Government cover-ups? Already intrigued!

But the tension is also partly emotional tension, and this love-triangle-ish angle blends perfectly into the bigger plot and no, don’t worry, it’s not that kind of love triangle, it’s not even a love triangle at all, it’s just that she’s interested at various times in two different people.

Oh, and none of the tension is contrived. I never feel like yelling at the main characters because they had to do something ridiculous in order to move the plot forward. They make perfectly understandable choices and dramatic things still happen!

I need to read the next book RIGHT NOW and I’m so mad that the third book isn’t out yet. This definitely has enough to cover three books. READ THIS SO WE CAN YELL ABOUT IT TOGETHER

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Jun 27 '13
[image description: a drawing of Kaede from Huntress in hunting gear with a bow and arrows. She has short cropped black hair.]
Fan art of Kaede from Malinda Lo’s novel Huntress. 

[image description: a drawing of Kaede from Huntress in hunting gear with a bow and arrows. She has short cropped black hair.]

Fan art of Kaede from Malinda Lo’s novel Huntress

(Source: batlesbo.deviantart.com)

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Jan 24 '12
[image description: a photo of two people. The person on the left is Malinda Lo, and she is holding her book Huntress. End description.]

[image description: a photo of two people. The person on the left is Malinda Lo, and she is holding her book Huntress. End description.]

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Nov 28 '11
[image description: the cover of Sister Mischief. It features a person with long curly hair wearing a purple hoodie with the the hood up. Ze is looking into the camera and not smiling. The rest of the cover has colourful designs, with a cityscape visible in one section. End description.]

I don’t often read contemporary young adult novels. It’s not because they’re not good — some of them are amazing — but I’m a genre reader at heart, so it takes a special hook to pull me into a contemporary YA. Sister Mischief by newcomer Laura Goode had plenty of those hooks: it’s about queer girls; it’s about hip-hop; it’s about an interracial romance.

And it is one of my favorite books of 2011.


Sister Mischief by Laura Goode was reviewed by Malinda Lo. (via the Lesbrary)

[image description: the cover of Sister Mischief. It features a person with long curly hair wearing a purple hoodie with the the hood up. Ze is looking into the camera and not smiling. The rest of the cover has colourful designs, with a cityscape visible in one section. End description.]

don’t often read contemporary young adult novels. It’s not because they’re not good — some of them are amazing — but I’m a genre reader at heart, so it takes a special hook to pull me into a contemporary YA. Sister Mischief by newcomer Laura Goode had plenty of those hooks: it’s about queer girls; it’s about hip-hop; it’s about an interracial romance.

And it is one of my favorite books of 2011.

Sister Mischief by Laura Goode was reviewed by Malinda Lo. (via the Lesbrary)

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Oct 24 '11
[image description: the cover of Ash by Malinda Lo. The background is black, apparently grass. In the center is a person, presumably Ash, curled in a ball. She is curled up and is wearing a white dress. She has dark hair and light skin. She appears to be barefoot and to have her eyes closed. End description.]

relationship status: more than just an issue friend

Forever Young Adult reviewed Ash by Malinda Lo. (via the Lesbrary)

[image description: the cover of Ash by Malinda Lo. The background is black, apparently grass. In the center is a person, presumably Ash, curled in a ball. She is curled up and is wearing a white dress. She has dark hair and light skin. She appears to be barefoot and to have her eyes closed. End description.]

relationship status: more than just an issue friend

Forever Young Adult reviewed Ash by Malinda Lo. (via the Lesbrary)

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Aug 10 '11

L to R: [Malinda Lo], Cris Beam, Jacqueline Woodson, David Levithan, Cindy Pon (moderator) at the New York LGBT Center

L to R: [Malinda Lo], Cris Beam, Jacqueline Woodson, David Levithan, Cindy Pon (moderator) at the New York LGBT Center

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Jun 14 '11

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Jun 6 '11

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May 30 '11

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