Aug 18, 2011

ARC Review: Mary E. Pearson - The Fox Inheritance

Mary E. Pearson - The Fox Inheritance

• Pub. Date: August 30, 2011
• Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
• Format: Hardcover 304pp
• Review Copy: ARC from ATWT
• Age Range: Young Adult

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 received this ARC through Around The World ARC Tours. Here is my honest review:

The Adoration of Jenna Fox is told from Jenna's point of view. This sequel is told from her friend Locke's point of view. It goes through the accident that killed them all and Locke and Kara's journey back to life. This is a very interesting novel, with all the sci-fi/dystopian topics a fan can handle. And I listened to the first book, but I decided to go ahead and read this ARC early :o)

This one doesn't have all the mystery and twists and turns quite like The Adoration does. It is full of emotion though. And you aren't quite sure how it's going to work out. Of course readers want it all to end happily, but you have to read it right to the end to see how it works out. And of course, it's left wide open for another one.. so don't expect it to wrap all the way up. This COULD be a conclusion, but I highly doubt it. I'm looking forward to the next one, too.

However, I didn't really care for all the open ended questions all the time. I know that Locke was confused and looking for answers to all these questions, but we already know what these questions are. He doesn't need to keep asking them. And I was getting a little confused with who was speaking when the mind-chat was in italics.

Other than that, again, I liked this book. It's different than what I normally might read. I enjoyed the first one. The idea is so different and kind of freaky to think about. I would suggest reading the first one before you go for this one. There's a lot of back story that will help you make sense of this one. Recommended.

Also, if you're into audio books, please check out the audio version of this novel from Macmillan Audio! It's read by Matthew Brown. I have not listened to it, but I'm sure it's great. You can find more info from Audible.


3.5 / 5 book sharks!


  1. I love your book sharks. ;) Great review! I am quite interested in this series actually...

  2. Haha thanks :o) Definitely check out these books!

  3. Interesting review. I really liked Jenna Fox and this sounds pretty different, but still a worthwhile read. Thanks.


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