Tuesday, July 10, 2012

ADAPTATION by Malinda Lo - Giveaway!

Because I know important people (and okay, I begged a little bit) I got an advanced copy of Malinda Lo's amazing science fiction story ADAPTATION. I raced through the entire thing on a flight from San Francisco to London a few weeks ago and it was as great as I expected it to be. 


Description:


Reese can't remember anything from the time between the accident and the day she woke up almost a month later. She only knows one thing: She's different now.

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.

Reese and her debate team partner and longtime crush David are in Arizona when it happens. Everyone knows the world will never be the same. On their drive home to San Francisco, along a stretch of empty highway at night in the middle of Nevada, 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.

And you don't have to just take my word for it - check out this great blurb from Holly Black: 
"A clever, fast-paced romantic adventure chock-full of unexpected surprises."

So now you want to read it, right? And you don't want to have to wait for the release date on September 18th? Well, I have a solution for you!

I'm going to give away my previously read (but in very good shape) ARC of ADAPTATION. Did I mention that it went to London, Nigeria and Rome? So not only is it good reading, but it's well traveled too. And because I've looked all over the house and can't find any hoops for you to jump through, I'm going to make it easy for you  - all you have to do is comment below. That's it! Just leave a comment before midnight on July 17th and I'll draw a winner. (I'm seeing Malinda on Friday, so I'll even get her to sign it.) 

Unfortunately, I'm going to have to limit this to readers in the US and Canada. I recently sent several packages to Singapore and Malaysia and I'm flat broke now. But if you live around here and want your very own advance reader copy - just comment below.

28 comments:

Sara Sargent said...

Well you certainly hooked me! Whether or not I win the ARC, I will be reading this one. Great post, C.J.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

wow this books sounds amazing too. This is also one book I want to read too.

Travis said...

I've been wanting to read this for a while. Thanks for the giveaway!

travisp1026 at yahoo dot com

Becca Christiansen said...

Want want want!

Karen C. said...

Sounds so good - can't wait to read it!

lliri-blanc said...

Very much looking forward to it!

Gregory said...

Yes, please! I met Melinda a couple years ago at a conference and became a fan. I've been hearing incredible things about this new book. Thanks for the opportunity!
gregorytaylor at cableone dot net

aphrodite_mine said...

I'm in!

Linda Joy Singleton said...

Sounds amazing!!!!

Jules said...

Exciting giveaway! I'm chomping at the bit to read it

snott said...

Oh please, oh please, pick me!
*jumps up & down spastically*

Regardless, I will be picking it up.
Thanks for doing this giveaway!

Anne Tedeton said...

...! Malinda Lo! Yes please <3

~* (aliyah) *~ said...

I would love to win Adaptation- I love Malinda Lo's books!

dani_nguyen said...

Ooh I can't wait to read this! I love her books & this one sounds amazing! Thanks for the chance to win!

C.D. said...

Malinda Lo? Writing Science Fiction?
I'm there.

Madisonnnn ^__^ said...

This one sounds amazing :o I'm lucky enough to meet Malinda (and you too, I think :D) this Friday in SF, so I can't wait for getting to take a few pictures with her & having her sign my copies of ASH and HUNTRESS! Can't wait for ADAPTATION now = = But hey, this book comes out a few weeks before my birthday, so maybe I can treat myself when it comes out :D

CJ Omololu said...

Yes! We'll both be at the Books Inc. "Take That NYC" party on Friday in San Francisco - make sure you say hello!

Sarah said...

Ahh, so exciting. Every time I think I'm over dystopia, something by an author I already love pops up, and I'm hooked back in again...

Wendy said...

Loved Ash, had the pleasure of meeting Malinda Lo pre publication. Would love to read this book!

atsammy said...

Thank you for offering this! I'm glad it was so good, I cannot wait to read it :)

Unknown said...

this is awesome. Can't wait to read it... even if I have to wait :)

Jessy said...

I would love the well traveled arc. This is what makes the book loved.

Mrs. Silverstein said...

Sounds amazing! Can't wait to read this one!

Valerie said...

I'm definitely interested. :D Count me in for the giveaway!

theraveler said...

I want one like whoa!

Chelsea said...

Would love to win this!! ^_^ Love her books!

Kristin said...

Sounds like a very good read. Would love to be entered to win it.

And, I just read "Transcendence" and loved it. Can't wait for the sequel!

CJ Omololu said...

Wendy - you're the winner! Contact me at cyn(at)cjomololu.com and I'll send it right out.