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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Review: The Fox Inheritance by Mary E. Pearson

Released Date: August 30, 2011
Publisher: Henry Holt
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles #2
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 304
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction

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.

*Advanced Reader's Copy provided by publisher for an honest review*

Mary Pearson has satisfied me yet again with her sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. In this book you see through the eyes of Locke Jenkins, one of the three who had died in the crash all those years ago.

When a copy of the cubes that Jenna destroyed is found, the memories of Locke and Kara are returned to the earth 260 years into the future. Grief, guilt, revenge, and longing are bestowed in the two who had spent their years in darkness and there is one person waiting for them, unaware of their existence yet, Jenna Fox.

Kara, from the beginning, set me off and I just couldn't stand her. The mental hold she had on Locke was just as bad as Dr. Gatsbro's. But the underlying destruction that guilt builds in us is depicted in the dramatic fall of Kara. She's that character that you feel sorry for in the end though. But i'd have to say that my favorite in this book was Dot. She was adorable and what Locke and Meisha did for her was just so cute.

I admit, i teared up towards the end of this novel. The climax just downed me like a blanket and the anticipation was excruciating. And the bitter-sweetness that Pearson provided in yet another ending had me choked up. This touching, emotional series just kept taking my breath away.

First Line: My hands close around the heavy drape, twisting it into a thick cord.  
Story: XS
Cover: A