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 Reese's 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.
About the Author
MALINDA LO'S first novel, Ash, a retelling of Cinderella with a lesbian twist, 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. Her second novel, Huntress, a companion novel to Ash, is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Her next work is a young adult science fiction duology, beginning with Adaptation (Fall 2012). She lives in Northern California with her partner and their dog.
Praise for Inheritance:"The characters are appealing...the alien and political machinations provide menace, a brisk page-turning plot and lots of fun."
"Readers may find Reese...just as memorable as the clever plot and strong world-building that are the strengths of this novel."
-The Horn Book
"Lo's layers of conspiracy that were so effective in Adaptation continue to surface here, and the development and revelations of what's lurking under the surface of this alien encounter will continue to set readers on edge."
Praise for Adaptation:"Suspenseful, girl-powered, contemporary science fiction full of realistically diverse characters making realistic contemporary use of technology- plus hot kissing-make this book hard to resist."
"...Slot this on the shelf between Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and The X-Files."
"Lo invokes a paranoid X-Files sensibility here, layering conspiracy atop conspiracy and balancing ambitious twists with nuanced relationships that are ultimately as important to the sci-fi plotting as they are to the character development."
"Could this be your new paranoid crack?"
"The sense of play-of allusion, homage, and, forgive the pun, adaptation-with source materials like the typical "YA love triangle" and the conspiracy-SF narrative empire of The X-Files makes this book read almost like a love letter to genre, while it is at the same time clearly having a roaring good time fooling around with the things it's built on."