Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

It’s been 260 years since the events of THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX (read my review), and Jenna’s friends Locke and Kara have just recently been given new bodies after having their minds trapped in black boxes since the car accident that changed the three teens destinies forever.

When they learn that they’ve been brought back to serve as showroom models and that Jenna Fox is still alive, they escape custody and set out on a cross-country journey to find her. When they get separated though, Locke suspects that Kara wants to hurt Jenna in revenge and he races to reach Jenna before her.

This sequel is cerebral, thought provoking, exciting and just plain fun. I enjoyed Locke’s point of view and the stakes were high as he tried to decide to where his loyalties lie – with Kara or with Jenna.

Pearson paints a believable future world where people struggle with the definition of humanity in a landscape filled with robots and people like Jenna. She presents humans that have lost all compassion (quite a few of those) and robots that long to be something more – like Dot, a legless taxi bot who helps Locke and Kara (and one of my favorite characters).

I hear there’s a third installment on the way, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.

Zombie chickens say: Highly recommended. Long live Jenna Fox! 



Series order: 



THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX – available now
THE FOX INHERITANCE – August 30, 2011
BOOK 3 –  rumored

Find out more about the series at the author's website.

Song for the Ultimate Dystopian Playlist: The Cold, The Dark and the Silence by Seawolf. Sample lyrics: “But when the cold, the dark, and the silence come, it’s like a sudden rush of water through your heart and lungs.”

Thanks to MacMillan, I have a prize pack up for grabs that include the paperback of JENNA FOX and the hardcover of THE FOX INHERITANCE. Enter via this form by September 3, 2011 at 11:59 pm CST. US and Canada only.

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22 comments:

Pam (@iwriteinbooks) said...

Wow, this sounds sort of creepy and intense but really interesting. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'll have to go check out the first one.

Beth F said...

Yes, yes, yes -- I will read the Jenna Fox books . . . finally.

Miss Lauren said...

I loved the first one. I can't wait to read this one!

Safari Poet said...

I'm looking forward to starting this series. I'm going to go check out the song now :-)

Amanda said...

Hum...I've actually never read these books but I might have to start now.

Sandy Nawrot said...

I loved Jenna Fox, but had heard some not-so-great reviews on this one. I have it, just have to make time to read it!

Anna said...

I really liked the first book, so I definitely want to read this one. Glad you thought it was a fun sequel.

Zibilee said...

I have the first Jenna Fox book that I grabbed at a book sale a few months ago, and I am eager to read it. It sounds like this second installment is also impressive, which is good because often, the second and third books in trilogies go downhill. Glad that you enjoyed this one. It sounds like an excellent read!

WhatBriReads said...

I haven't been able to read the first one yet but the series sounds interesting.

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

There's a third book coming? Awesome! Though probably not surprising, given the recent propensity for YA dystopian trilogies.

Thought-provoking and cerebral: my type of dystopia! Especially considering most "classic" dystopias were intended as socio-political commentary.

Lucy said...

Glad the sequel is so satisfying. I'm excited to get started on this series.

reviewsbylola said...

I am really on the fence about this one. On the plus side, your review is obviously very positive, but I don't feel like Jenna Fox had the much of an impact on me, and in the end I am just not that interested in what happens next.

Alyce said...

I liked this one too and was glad that the author explored some new ground (not just rehashing the topics of the first book).

bermudaonion said...

This sounds really good, but I have a feeling I should read the first book first.

Beth S. said...

Ooh! A third installment?? I hadn't heard that! How exciting!

Jill of The O.W.L. said...

I just finished listening to this book and enjoyed it. I found it pretty different from the first because of Locke and all his dilemma.

And a third book??? That would be awesome!

Bookish in a Box said...

Awesome! I didn't realize that The Adoration of Jenna Fox had a sequel. I loved the first one though, so I can't wait to read it!

Ashley Suzanne said...

THANK YOU

ASHLEY HOLT said...

thanks!

Emy Shin said...

I haven't read the review (in case there are tiny spoilers for the first book) -- but I've heard so many great things about JENNA FOX. I'm excited to read both of them!

Michelle said...

Loved this book! I particularly enjoyed Locke's vulnerability. He was so strong but still such a boy. Great follow up.

Espana said...

Inheritance played out much like the other books. Little pacing, lots of unnecessary drivel, and very little to reward the reader for persisting. It was entertaining in a small way, but certainly not the epic conclusion Paolini seems to see it as.