July 15, 2011

The Fox Inheritance - Mary E. Pearson

The Fox Inheritance (The Jenna Fox Chronicles)Young Adult
Pages: 304
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Release Date: August 30, 2011

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, their three minds were kept alive, spinning in a digital netherworld. Even in that disembodied nightmare, they were still together. At least at first. When Jenna disappeared, Locke and Kara had to go on without her. Decades passed, and then centuries.
Two-hundred-and-sixty years later, they have been released at last. Given new, perfect bodies, Locke and Kara awaken to a world they know nothing about, where everyone they once knew and loved is long dead.
Everyone except Jenna Fox.

Wow. SO INTENSE. I didn't know what to expect from this since it was pretty clear that The Adoration of Jenna Fox needed no sequel. But this is mainly about Kara and Locke, Jenna's best friends who were in the accident with her. About what happened to them while Jenna was saved.

The book is told from Locke's perspective, which was a plus. I love male POVs and Pearson did a great job on it. I felt Locke's voice was much stronger and distinct than Jenna's was in the first book. He was so confused and felt everything so intensely that the the pages were just bursting with tension. Some scenes were so engaging and so emotion-filled that they'd leave me drained. The richness of the emotional scenes was delightful. I love good earth-shattering moments and this story had tons! It was a constant inner battle, utterly thought-provoking. 

Even though the tension was palpable though, I did feel the pace a bit slow. Or probably everything just felt too urgent for them to slow down, so when every time they did, I got frustrated. A lot of things are going on at once. So I guess I was expecting a bit more action. 

Overall, it's a very unusual dystopia, that explores the true meaning of being human and the essence of who we are. It dives into some disturbing feelings and explores amazing sci-fi concepts. I ended up liking it even more than book 1. Can't wait for more! 


  1. I am probably one of the few who was not blown away by Jenna Fox, but I am still curious to read this one. Thanks for the review!

  2. Great review! Jenna Fox was one of my favourite books ever, and I had no idea about this sequel until just recently.

  3. I hadn't read The Adoration yet, thanks for the reminder! I love thought provoking books so will have to check this out, thanks!

  4. I am so excited to read this one. I was really hoping to get my hands on an ARC before it came out, but alas, methinks I'll have to wait until August 30th.

  5. Although I was not as taken with Jenna Fox as most were, I am interested in reading this one. Also happy about it being from the male POV. Thanks for the terrific review.

  6. I'm pretty excited about this book since I really did enjoy The Adoration. I wasn' that aware that there was any sort of sequel/companion book coming out until I saw this one on a blog somewhere. Super curious!

  7. This sounds good as I enjoyed the Adoration of Jenna Fox
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