[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