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Magan: Adaptation by Malinda Lo

Adaptation by Malinda Lo Publication Date: September 18, 2012 Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 400 Target audience: Mature Young Adult Keywords: conspiracy theories, political unrest, sci-fi and paranormal, sexuality, LGBT Format read: Hardback received from the publisher. (Thank you!) Summary: After a freak car accident involving a bird, Reese and David awake from comas in […]

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May 13, 2014 - 3:06 pm

Adaptation by Malinda Lo - Review (Adaptation #1) | Never Too Fond of BooksNever Too Fond of Books - […] Rather Be Reading: Despite my drawbacks, Lo successfully left me aching to know what happens to her characters. The blending of paranormal elements and conspiracy theories was incredibly intriguing. Pieces of the story felt so real to me that I couldn’t help but be wary of flocks of birds when I saw them. I have no idea what will happen next for Reese, but I am very anxious to see what Lo has in store for us. […]

September 25, 2012 - 2:49 pm

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - The thing about this book is that the mystery behind the birds and what happened to the characters is so DARN intriguing. I may not know how to feel about the sort of contemporary turn it takes, but I do not that my curiosity must be satisfied when it comes to the sci-fi bit.

September 23, 2012 - 11:14 pm

Shelve It -- September 24, 2012 - […] A review of Adaptation by Malinda Lo + We’ve got a new rating system so we can highlight books that are great deals! + A review […]

September 21, 2012 - 10:21 pm

elena - hmm this does sound like a book that makes you question a lot of things but the change of direction sounds jarring. i like that there are conspiracy theories though! insightful interview as always, m!

September 21, 2012 - 6:30 pm

Aneeqah - This book sounds SO good! I mean, conspiracy theories? Who DOESN’T want to read about that?! However, I can see why you didn’t love this one, Magan. It seems like there’s a distinct line between the action and the more contemporary aspect of the story. It sounds like it would have been better if it had been a little more mixed together. Nonetheless, I’ll keep an eye out for this book at my library! The synopsis definitely has me intrigued, to say the least.

Fabulous review Magan! <3

September 21, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Kristen - Conspiracy theories? YES! We don’t get enough of those in NON-dystopian YA. Would love to see more in contemps. From everything else you said, though, this is a book that I may or may not enjoy. I’ll look for it at my library and see. Great review! 🙂

Magan: The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse

The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse Publication Date: July 10, 2012 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers Pages: 375 Target audience: Young Adult Keywords: dystopia, sci-fi, exile island, corrupt government, orphan Format read: ARC from Simon & Schuster at ALA. Summary: Alenna undergoes a government test to analyze her compliance and is sent to The […]

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May 30, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Sue - This looks amazing! Thank you 🙂

August 28, 2012 - 2:25 pm

Lena - AHHH, must read. Must. Read.

August 27, 2012 - 5:03 am

VeganYANerds - I’m so glad you enjoyed this, hun! I loved the cover from the moment I saw it but then read a few negative reviews, so I’m happy to read a positive one!

I like that Alenna develops over the course of the story and I’m so keen to read another sci fi/dystopian YA, especially if it has a similar feel to THG!

August 26, 2012 - 2:25 am

Kristen - I’ve been wanting to read this since I first laid eyes on the cover at B&N. With every new review I want to read it even more. The library doesn’t have it yet, so I might just have to buy this one! Thanks for the review. It sounds amazing!

August 26, 2012 - 12:03 am

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August 24, 2012 - 11:28 am

Jaime Morrow - I hadn’t heard of this one until reading your post, but it sounds really good. I went to Goodreads right away and added it to my TBR shelf. Thanks for the great review and recommendation! 🙂

August 24, 2012 - 11:28 am

Alexa @ Alexa Loves Books - Ooh! I am SO EXCITED to read this because it sounds awesome. The concept is definitely intriguing, especially the idea of the Wheel.

August 24, 2012 - 9:55 am

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - I really enjoyed this too – Except I felt like I was left wanting just a bit more! I loved the Wheel and the world that was created there, and especially the story behind it! I’m not quite sure I liked the romance enough, but definitely interested in reading the next book! Definitely some great things happening there.