Jan 29, 2013
In which I reveal the title and cover of the sequel to ADAPTATION
Hello dear readers! For several months now, I’ve kept the title of the sequel to Adaptation a secret because … well, at first I wasn’t sure if it was going to be the final title, and then when I learned the title was final, my publisher (Little, Brown) was in the midst of designing the cover, and I thought: Hey, maybe it would be cool to reveal the title along with the cover at the same time.
Well, today’s the day. I am so excited to share with you the title and the cover of the sequel to Adaptation, as well as the description of the book itself!
In case you’re wondering, I totally love this cover. It was the very first cover shoot any of my books have had! I was also involved in the concept stage, and on Thursday I’m going to post a behind-the-scenes description of the whole cover process. But today, you’ll just get to look at the pretty.
Before I reveal all, let me give you a SPOILER WARNING. There are TONS of spoilers for Adaptation in the cover copy for the sequel, which will follow below the cover image! If you haven’t read Adaptation yet, I suggest you do not read the cover copy for the sequel. I will put some spoiler space between the cover and the cover copy to warn you again.
Ready for the cover copy? Look away or scroll down to the bottom of the post if you haven’t yet read Adaptation and don’t want to be spoiled!
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.
Here’s the last thing I’ll reveal today:
Inheritance, the sequel to Adaptation, will be on shelves September
18 24, 2013. I am super excited/nervous for you to read it!
Come back on Thursday for the behind-the-scenes story of the cover shoot!