Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Review: Inheritance by Malinda Lo. (Adaptation #2)

Inheritance (Adaptation #2)Inheritance by Malinda Lo.
(Adaptation #2)
Book Summary: The triangular spaceship hovered motionless in the sky above Reese Holloway’s house, as inscrutable as a black hole. It had seemed like a good idea when they were inside: to tell the truth about what happened to them at Area 51. It didn’t seem like such a good idea now.

Reese and David are not normal teens—not since they were adapted with alien DNA by the Imria, an extraterrestrial race that has been secretly visiting Earth for decades. Now everyone is trying to get to them: the government, the Imria, and a mysterious corporation that would do anything for the upper hand against the aliens.

Beyond the web of conspiracies, Reese can’t reconcile her love for David with her feelings for her ex-girlfriend Amber, an Imrian. But her choice between two worlds will play a critical role in determining the future of humanity, the Imria’s place in it, and the inheritance she and David will bring to the universe.

In this gripping sequel to Adaptation, Malinda Lo brings a thoughtful exploration of adolescence, sexuality, and “the other” to a science fiction thriller that is impossible to put down.

Liana's Summary: Reese has been trying to hide from the press ever since she and David were about to tell the complete truth. They're bombarding her with questions! As if Reese didn't have enough problems, she's trapped between Amber and David. She likes David, yes. He's cute, and nice. But what about Amber? Can she work this whole thing out? Before both of them turn away?

Rate(1-10): 8

Let me just thank Cynthia right here and right now for letting me borrow her ARC. LOL. 

I think this was a fairly well-written sequel. Adaptation is the kind of book that you know will have a sequel-- after all, the ending.

There were a few things that I liked and disliked about this book.

I disliked:
-Reese's indecision between Amber and David. I mean, really. It's a love triangle and all but it's kind of obv. who she should stay with.
-Plot pacing. It was a little too slow for me, but it was okay.
-Julian's pressure towards Reese about her bisexuality. He was being a little too pressuring about Reese coming out. I mean, there's nothing wrong with that, but honestly, I think it sort of increased her bias towards Amber.
-How the racism of Chinese people was focused. I think Malinda was trying to show that people were assholes that made fun of Chinese people for no reason, but really? I know there's racism here and there, but oh-ho, in this book, it was like FOCUSED. Like a focus in a frickin' conic section. And this whole setting is in the future, too. Even if two years in the future. The racism shouldn't be that strong.

I liked:
-The whole, general, sci-fi thing. It's cool. After you read Adaptation, Malinda will definitely have you believing in conspiracies.
-Those twists and turns. Just wow.
-The ending. I don't think there's gonna be a third book, though.
-How the topic of bisexuality isn't focused, but still focused. Get what I mean? Like, usually, when authors write about homo, or bisexuality, they make it a BIG deal. Malinda Lo, though, added bisexuality like how it really is in the real world right now-- no big deal, love who you want to love. 

Malinda Lo's a great sci-fi author. Definitely give Inheritance a try if you liked Adaptation!

Note: Since this is an ARC copy, quotes may not match those of the final print's.

"No. You're not invited in."

And this is why I love Ms. Sheridan

"..desperate enough to hook up with a Chinese guy."

Well ex-cayuuuuuuse me, what's wrong with being Chinese?

"The thing is, if there is something romantic going on, it's absolutely to your advantage."

Hunger Games..

"Or maybe she simply still wanted Amber."

Oh lord -facedesk-

"And she did want him."

Well you can't want both of them at the same time

"Don't you trust me?"


"You need to figure that part out."


"If you want to date us both, we can try."

Oh God
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