Friday, March 30, 2012

The Fox Inheritance

by Mary E. Pearson, 304 pages.

The sequel to The Adoration of Jenna Fox, The Fox Inheritance follows the story of Jenna's friends, Locke and Kara. After being trapped for centuries in a digital limbo, Locke and Kara are reanimated by a scientist who may or may not have their best interests at heart. Once they discover his plan for them, they escape, and are flung into a world vastly different from the one they remember, where the only people they can trust are each other, a robot taxi driver, and one of the scientist's former servants who inexplicably wants to risk her life to help them. After discovering that there is nothing left of the life they knew, they undertake a journey to find the only person who even remembers they exist: Jenna Fox.

My biggest complaint about the Adoration of Jenna Fox was that it was too short and not detailed enough, and the same holds true for this installment. The plot moves too fast for such a complex background and to allow the reader to really understand the nuances of the characters. I finished this book feeling as though it were incomplete, and not because a third book may be in the works (I'm not sure if there is, but it is called a series so I am assuming so). Pearson has such an interesting concept and has clearly thought it out, I just wish she would share a bit more with her readers. An entertaining read, but definitly read Adoration first.

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