Book Review: The Fox Inheritance

Book Review: The Fox InheritanceThe Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles #2
Published by Henry Holt and Co. on August 30th 2011
Pages: 304

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.

Since I read The Adoration of Jenna Fox a few years ago, I have been waiting for some kind of sequel or companion novel. I have been feeling for a long time that I needed to get back into this world. And FINALLY, Pearson gave me my wish.
The Fox Inheritance was exactly what I had been waiting for. Pearson picks up where the previous left off. Writing with a style that is completly her own. The concept. The characters. The intrigue and twists. All of it were exactly what I was hoping it would be. Once I started The Fox Inheritance, I do not think I stopped until that last page was turned. Definitely stayed up until the wee hours for this one.
The Fox Inheritance has a different feel to it than The Adoration of Jenna Fox. More futuristic. More urgent. Locke and Kara's story was as fascinating as I hoped it would be. And thankfully, Pearson included just enough hints from the first book, so I didn't have to go read it again. Definitely pleased with this follow up. And I would not be sad to possible see more from this world.
Final Verdict:
Fans of The Adoration of Jenna Fox will not want to miss this follow up. It does have a bit of a different feel to it than the first novel. But that did not take away from my enjoyment of the book… not one bit. Pearson has a way with words and science fiction elements. She knows how to carry me away. I feel like nothing exists once I started this book. My only goal is to get to that last page and discover everything inbetween. A complete blast.
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2 responses to “Book Review: The Fox Inheritance

  1. Ooh, this sounds good! I haven’t come across this author or this series before, but I’m intrigued by the whole new bodies/waking in a new world idea. Gonna have to check this one out. Thanks for the rec!


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