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The Fox Inheritance (Jenna Fox Chronicles #2)

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  4,580 Ratings  ·  665 Reviews
Once there were three.
Three friends who loved one another - 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, then c
Paperback, 294 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Square Fish (first published August 30th 2011)
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May 18, 2011 Tatiana rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: you won't miss anything by skipping it
Shelves: ya, sci-fi, 2011
It pains me to say this, but The Fox Inheritance is an unnecessary sequel/sidequel/companion to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Not a train wreck by any means and not poorly written, but a slog nevertheless.

The narrator of this novel is Locke (I am sure you remember him from Jenna's story). Locke and Kara's consciousnesses had been scanned and digitally saved for possible future use. Although Jenna destroyed the copies kept by her parents at the end of the first book, there was another illegal copy
Shannon (leaninglights)
An interesting and enjoyable sequel in this series. I wasn't sure where the story was going to go after book 1 but this story was original yet well tied in with the first. I liked many of our new characters :)
Tabitha Olson
I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox years ago, and loved it. Mary Pearson is a genius! Her books always have such depth, which is what I love most about her work. There is so much to love in The Fox Inheritance: forgiveness, guilt, avoidance, acceptance, change, and letting go. Pearson introduced the concept of darkness in people, and how it’s not the darkness itself that makes us bad, but how we choose to deal with it. Violence vs. mercy. Calculating, one-track minds vs. compassion and willingnes ...more
Jan 23, 2011 Kristi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-arc, signed-arcs
If you have not read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, this review will be spoilery!

The Adoration of Jenna Fox, is one of my all time favorite novel. Ever. To say that The Fox Inheritance had a lot to live up to in my eyes... is an understatement. Although Jenna is still my favorite, The Fox Inheritance definitely makes an appearance on my list.

This story is different... a lot different than Jenna Fox. As the reader we're watching these characters deal with something completely different than what Jen
Maria Elmvang
I read "The Adoration of Jenna Fox" a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed it, so I had high hopes for this sequel. Unfortunately it didn't even come close to living up to my expectations. There were aspects of it I liked - especially the Bot-driver Dot - but as a whole it just didn't work for me. The writing was spotty (not just "disjointed for a reason" like in book one), the transitions didn't really work, and though the book tried to lead up to the resolutions of two conflicts, neither we ...more
Glinda Izabel
Tenterò con tutta me stessa di recensire questo romanzo limitando la dose di spoiler sul primo, Dentro Jenna, al minimo.
Come dice la trama, Jenna Locke e Kara sono un gruppo di amici che condividevano tutto, le passioni, gli eccessi e, inaspettatamente, hanno condiviso anche la morte. Come abbiamo visto in Dentro Jenna, dopo un tragico incidente stradale i tre hanno perso la vita straziando i cuori dei propri familiari. Tutto questo era avvenuto in un futuro imprecisato, se pur non lontano dalla
May 16, 2011 P.J. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
book 22 for 2011.
The best thing about getting ARCs at library conferences is picking up a gem and having no idea you were doing it at the time. You feel like you've won the book lottery. And it's even better when the book rocks. That's how I felt a few years ago when I picked up THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary Pearson (Henry Holt, 2008). The book was a perfect mix of science fiction (light sci-fi, mind you), character development and mystery.

The next best thing about getting ARCs at library
Oct 16, 2011 Jasmine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: american
It's honestly getting a bit weird that all the teen fiction I'm reading is american, I mean do teens just have no horizons outside their own country? come on kids.

but really I'm ranting. I like this book it's actually better than the first one. some reviews say this is an unnecessary sequel, that's true, but it isn't about whether sequels are necessary it's about whether they are worthwhile. I mean so many teen books try to force you into the reading the sequel by leaving out part of the story.
Liza Wiemer
Picked up the ARC of The Fox Inheritance at the BEA and wow! Mary Pearson did an amazing job on the sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Find out what happens to Kara and Locke, the two characters Jenna was with in a car accident in book one. (She tries to help them when she discovers that her father has downloads of their brains.) Imagine having your brain trapped in a box for 260 years and the ramifications of having your body recreated and enhanced from a small amount of DNA. A fascinating c ...more
3.5 stars... rounded up to 4 in our star system.

I liked it. It lacked some excitement...

I wish she had done a bit more 'world building', as the little glimpses into it were charming (chocolate peaches? iScroll? I need one of those...)

It was a very introspective-type book, and you barely realize it's dystopian ... maybe it isn't really dystopian, as that is not a major plot point in the book.

It's more like sci-fi lite.

Mar 11, 2012 Isabella rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012
Come molti di voi ben sapranno, L'eredità di Jenna è l'atteso seguito di Dentro Jenna, pubblicato poco tempo fa dalla Giunti nella collana Y e che finalmente ha raggiunto i nostri scaffali con una copertina a cui, lasciatemelo dire, non riesco proprio a resistere (ho un debole per il blu, lo ammetto).

Diversamente dal primo romanzo della serie, se così vogliamo considerarla date le innumerevoli differenze tra le due storie, la narrazione si concentra su due personaggi che avevamo avuto modo di co
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I guess people have different perspectives on this novel versus Jenna Fox, but while I thought Jenna Fox was beautifully written, it was so enclosed by location and plot that I felt like the story was limited.

This was not the case for the Fox Inheritance. Locke and Kara were more intriguing to me than Jenna was-they were cooped up for years and then... didn't come back right? And the world had to get so much bigger now that we have fast-forwarded 200 years in the future and they have to come cro
Tiffany Neal
I absolutely loved Adoration of Jenna Fox when I read it over a year ago. I loved the concept, the characters, the emotional impact, the intrigue,and the author's engaging writing style.
I tore through The Fox Inheritance, just starting it last night, which obviously tells you it was hard for me to put down. I loved hearing the story from Locke's point of view (and thankful for Pearson's subtle reminders from the 1st book since it had been so long since I last read it). I'm a huge fan of futuris
Well, I cannot stand it, when characters are so dense that they cannot see their own feet, and when the reader has to wait the whole length of a book for the hero to mentally (i.e. in the case of Miesha) or emotionally (i.e. in the case of Kara) catch up. In addition working in that abused-robot-idea to hammer home the what-does-it-need-to-be-called-human-question has been quite unnecessary - as cute'n loyal as Dot the Bot turned out to be.

All in all it's - like Tatiana already stated - a more o
This book makes me wonder what I saw in the first book. I LOVED the first book in the series about Jenna, but this book was just...weird. I don't know - I think I just dislike Kara a LOT. Or is that just me? Like damn, get over it Kara...Yes, I have no clue how it would be to be stuck in this mindless limbo for 260 years, and maybe I would turn out like Kara because of it, but still. Eh, this book just fell short for me, especially how I barely remembered what happened in the first book. Alright ...more
Apr 21, 2011 Gina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-must-reads, 2011
I love the suspense and strangeness of these books. The whole idea of living forever of course fascinates me as a human being. The whole mad scientist thing freaks me out though. Anytime people are altered, be it good or bad, it freaks me out. This was an enjoyable book that I wish I had read after reading the first one. I think there is too much time between the first one and this sequel.
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Mar 30, 2011 BookChic Club rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing sequel/companion novel, just as great as the first book - full review to come soon.
Dec 15, 2011 Onyx rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 06, 2012 Blake16 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 23, 2012 Eccentrika rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, series, sci-fi, ce-giunti
Se la mia impressione su "Dentro Jenna" era già positiva, la lettura di questo sequel "L'eredità di Jenna" non solo si dimostra totalmente all'altezza delle aspettative, ma incredibilmente le supera! "Dentro Jenna" essendo un romanzo totalmente autoconclusivo non aveva la necessità di un seguito, la storia sembrava essere già del tutto finita e il fatto che l'autrice abbia deciso di proseguire con la serie (decisione che ha preso solo dopo la pubblicazione del primo libro e che quindi non era pr ...more
I was in LOOOOVE with this book and it was my favorite thing in the world and it was totally 5 stars for the first section of it. Unfortunately, the honeymoon phase couldn't last, and the rest of the book was kinda, ehhhh, though still reasonably good. like maybe 3.5 stars.

The setup is: Kara and Locke have had their minds copied and stored in little black boxes of electronics for 260 years. They've only now been uploaded into new bodies. The first section of the book is the two of them on the es
Bianca Rita Cataldi
Duecentosessanta anni. Questo il tempo che Kara e Locke hanno trascorso prigionieri di un cubo nero, di un computer, dopo il terribile incidente d'auto che ha interrotto le loro vite e distrutto i loro corpi. Per duecentosessanta anni, i due amici - o forse bisognerebbe dire le loro menti, che sono tutto ciò che rimane delle persone che erano - si fanno forza l'uno con l'altro, sperando di riuscire, un giorno, ad uscire dal buio. E quel giorno arriva quando il dottor Gatsbro, scienziato insensib ...more
This is one of those rare times when I actually wanted to read more than book 1 in a series. It wasn't because of one of those manipulative cliffhangers, either. I just loved book 1 that much.

Book 2 was good, but it didn't recapture what I felt in book 1 - that feeling of synchronicity with a character, where the thoughts are understandable and the decisions make sense, given the situation. With book 2, Locke was all over the place.

Don't get me wrong, he's a nice enough guy. But he's gullible an
NOTE: It isn't imperative that you read THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX before you read this book, but you might have a better understanding if you do.

Once upon a time, three friends, Jenna, Locke, and Kara, were in a terrible car crash. The accident left their bodies damaged beyond repair. For Jenna, the 18 months spent in a coma was miserable. Something she wouldn't wish on anyone - especially not her best friends. When Matthew Fox, Jenna's father and a brilliant scientist, discovered a way to save
Mar 15, 2012 Claudia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“L' eredità di Jenna” è il seguito di “Dentro Jenna”, di Mary E. Pearson.
Questa volta la storia è narrata dal punto di vista di Locke, amico di Jenna e anch' egli coinvolto nell' incidente che ha portato ai fatti raccontati in “Dentro Jenna”. La vicenda inizia ad un anno dal risveglio di Locke e Kara, l' altra ragazza rimasta vittima dell' incidente. Durante questo anno i due ragazzi sono stati istruiti dal dott. Gatsbro, colui che ha ricostruito i loro corpi e che li ha aiutati a prenderci conf
Deborah Takahashi
Mar 29, 2013 Deborah Takahashi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-sci-fi
In this sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox, is the story of Jenna's two best friend, Locke and Kara, who "died" in the accident as well. It has been over 260 years since Locke and Kara have been released from their prison only to learn that not only have they lost their bodies, but they have changed quite a bit. Unlike Jenna, who has been alive in well all this time, their new bodies, or BioPerfect, are much more advanced. However, Locke and Kara have no idea why they were brought back from th ...more
Wendy Hines
Jan 14, 2012 Wendy Hines rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two hundred and sixty years ago, Locke, Kara and Jenna were in a terrible car accident. Thankfully, Jenna's father was a renowned scientist and was able to use his bio gel to bring her back to the living. Unfortunately, Kara and Locke had less than ten percent brain activity and were not thought to be valid candidates. So, Mr. Fox downloaded their brains into a black box for future research.

Distraught over the loss of her friends, Jenna threw the boxes into the pond. But unknown to her, someone
Reading Teen
I feel about this book the way I felt about the audio. It was just ok. I was kind of disappointed because I really liked The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Here are the things I didn't care for:

-There was too much internal dialog. Most of the book was Locke talking to himself about his life, his thoughts, and "lapses" where he would just go on and on.

-There wasn't enough world building. I can't tell you how many times it said something like, "After two hundred years, (whatever) was still the same." Th
Kris Fabick
May 05, 2016 Kris Fabick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I think we, as humans, have a tendency to see the future as full of advancement--technologically, evolutionarily, and morally. In some regards, I agree with this notion of increasing power gained from understanding our physical world on deeper levels and through different lenses. On the other hand, it seems that the world is "always changing. Lots of things have gotten better, but just when we have one problem solved, a new one is created." This seems to be the main motif in The Fox Inheritance. ...more
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I suppose I have always been enamored with story and character. My mother tells me I could be the most annoying little kid, waking up each day as a new character. Every morning she would have to ask me "who" I was for that day, because unless properly addressed I refused to answer anyone.

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