The Fox Inheritance
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,
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 ...more
This companion novel was basically missing amost of the things I loved about the first book. The protagonist was slightly whiny and naive to me. The tone of the story, the atmosphere were very different. Way too fast paced, with to me meaningless action that felt like a filler in-between two books. The one and only plot thread that felt mean ...more
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 ...more
Jenna, Kara and Locke were best friends until an accident caused their minds to be stored in little black boxes when their bodies could no longer function. They spent decades together in a never ending vortex until one day Jenna disappeared. 260 years later, Kara and Locke are woken up, they have new functioning bodies. They don't know anything about this new world and everyone they onc ...more
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 ...more
This isn't so much a series as three standalones with the same characters, and this standalone feels messy. While the other two books succeed from slow-build plot and smart thematic work, this book feels like a flat book of action. Pearson's strength is in theme and character work, not action, and it shows here. Pearson's action work is fairly boring, in my view, and without interesting characters or them ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR), 2011
Genre: YA Dystopia, YA Science Fiction
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After reading The Adoration of Jenna Fox, I was intrigued to see how the story continues. I knew from checking ahead that 260 years pass, and that the sequel involved Locke and Kara. I didn't know how different it would be from the first book, though.
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 ...more
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 ...more
All in all it's - like Tatiana already stated - a more o ...more
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.
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 ...more