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Adaptation

By Malinda Lo
Adaptation by Malinda Lo digital book - Fable

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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.

Among them are Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David, who are in Arizona when the disaster occurs. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway in the middle of the Nevada night, 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.

Adaptation is a bold contemporary science-fiction thriller from the acclaimed author of Ash.

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“Huuuummmmnnaaa. I needed this so badly, and started it on a plane flying home from San Francisco to Texas, without even a summary. The first hilarious thing was me realizing this book was set in San Francisco, and that everything about that made me feel infinitely more intimately intertwined with the book as I was leaving my first trip to the city. Where the fog really does roll in every morning, and again every afternoon, and how people really do carry sweat shirt for that second afternoon/evening fog roll in, even on warm summer morning. How people just knock into you and keep going, the rush, rush, rush of that city and everyone in their own little bubble worlds. I felt I could place this world so well. And then we bring in the whole book plot itself, which I don't even want to give it away. This book is tight and it's reveal is fast and slow all at once the whole way through, making you look over your shoulder, the characters shoulder, questioning everything the whole way. Because I promise you, even once you think you know what's going on, you still don't. There's a whole bunch I really still can't wait to see when it decides to take place in book 2 (and book 3 if there is a 3). As a rare shoutout, this is probably the first ya book in the history of time that I felt properly, respectfully, and without pointing out to every dragging, breaking book coda -- the discovery of being bisexual in a ya character. Without it changing who she was or the story the book was telling. It was so so so well done. It just happens, on both sides of the line like breathing. With both a girl and boy (even if yes it sets up a triangle for Book 2, which I'm note entirely fond of). It's just handled so effortlessly I felt like I didn't have to stare or scrutinize my sexuality being displayed. My hat off entirely.”

About Malinda Lo

Malinda Lo is the author of several young adult novels, including Ash, a retelling of the Cinderella story with a lesbian twist, which was a finalist for the William C. Morris YA Debut Award, the Andre Norton Award for YA Fantasy and Science Fiction, and the Lambda Literary Award. Before she became a novelist, she was an economics major, an editorial assistant, a graduate student, and an entertainment reporter. She lives in Northern California with her partner and their dog. Malinda invites you to visit her at www.malindalo.com.

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