Release Date: August 30, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Series: Jenna Fox Chronicles #2
Received From: Amazon Vine
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.
I really, really loved The Adoration of Jenna Fox. I read it at a time when my only experience with dystopian was The Hunger Games, and I devoured it all in one sitting. Although it’s been a few years since I read Jenna Fox my love for it hasn’t waned. I still recommend it often. So it goes without saying that I was thrilled to hear about the sequel and all of that might have lead to my ultimate disappointment with this book.
Like I said it’s been years since I read Jenna Fox, but I remember feeling very satisfied with the ending. I never even fathomed that it would have a follow-up of sorts. So maybe that’s why I just didn’t like The Fox Inheritance as much as I wanted to. Plus, it was just very different.
The Adoration of Jenna Fox is told from Jenna’s point of view. It was very introspective and emotional. It was almost horrifying to step into Jenna’s shoes. With The Fox Inheritance those emotions weren’t there. The book is told from Locke’s point of view and it starts out a year after he has been ‘woken up’ or placed into a new body. This book focuses more on action than emotions. That’s what I missed the most.
All of that being said, I still enjoyed The Fox Inheritance. I just wish I wouldn’t have went into it expecting something like the first book. This one is filled with intense action and all of the sci-fi creativity that was only hinted at in the first book. Mary E. Pearson does have a knack for the sci-fi elements and I really enjoyed all the talk of bots and new technology.
Overall, this was just an okay book for me. I suggest that if you were a huge fan of the prequel go into this one expecting a totally different book.
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