Title: Natural Selection
Author: Malinda Lo
Length: 80 pages
Publisher: Little Brown & Co.(BFYR)
Rating: 5 Stars
I was born on Earth, not Kurra. I'm not human,even though I try to be. My people, the Imria, think I'm a little unusual because of that. They call me an Earthsider: as if I've crossed a line, chosen a side. Gone native. Before she met her girlfriend Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was a fifteen-year-old Imrian torn between two identities. Imrian by blood, Amber was forced to hide her true self to pass as human during the time she spent on earth. And even when she returns to Kurra, her human experiences, including first love and heartache, still separate her from her fellow Imrians. But when Amber undergoes kibila, a traditional Imrian coming-of-age ceremony during which Amber will choose her name and identity for the next fifteen years, she will be forced to either accept her role in both worlds or forge her own path.
Malinda Lo's digital exclusive novella companion to Adaptation and Inheritance takes readers on a journey through Amber's past, giving fans a glimpse into her life on Kurra and a deeper understanding of one of Adaptation's most compelling characters -Goodreads
My ThoughtsNatural Selection is the long awaited peek into the life of Adaptation's Amber Grey before...
Far from the self assured operative of Adaptation; the girl we meet within the pages of Natural Selection is not quite sure who she is or where she belongs.
She is a child of two worlds, three parents, and torn loyalties.
At the tender age of 15 Amber returns to Kurra, to endure the right of passage known as kibila.
It is while she goes through this process that readers learn about her first experiences with love and rejection on Earth, and how things differ on Kurra.
This novella is a surprising and emotionally evocative exploration of what it truly means to be comfortable with oneself.
This novella is a standalone. It may be read at anytime within the course of the series.
Haven't read Adaptation...see my review here: http://www.wtfareyoureading.com/2012/09/adaptation-will-change-way-you-read-ya.html