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Review: The Fox Inheritance by Mary E Pearson



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 loved Jenna Fox and have been waiting desperately for this book. Now I've read it I'm so not so sure it was worth the wait and anticipation.

Don't get me wrong I found it very easy to read this book because the writing style was good, as it was with Jenna Fox, meaning I found it to be a really quick page turner. However I just felt that the story itself didn't really need to be told. It follows the story of the two friends who were in the car with Jenna the night of her accident. Unlike Jenna who was rebuilt and spent the last 200 years or more alive they have only just been taken out of storage and put to new bodies and are being used as show models for the companies clients.

The story kicks off when Locke and Kara decide to escape and track down Jenna. One thing I really liked about this book was the character Dot they meet whilst on the run. I won't spoil the twist as I really liked it but I will say I loved her enthusiasm an I loved what her story had to say about what it means to be human.

The story itself for he on out lacked a bit for me. I wanted it to be exciting but really found that it wasn't all that exciting even during parts that should have been.

All in all I quite honestly do not think this was a sequel that needed to be written and I almost wished I hadn't read it.

Comments

Clover said…
What a shame that this one didn't live up to your expectations :(