Book Review: Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson

foxforeverTitle: Fox Forever
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre: YA dystopian fiction
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Source: ARC from the publisher
First line: I stare at my gravestone.

Goodreads blurb: Locke Jenkins has some catching up to do. After spending 260 years as a disembodied mind in a little black box, he has a perfect new body. But before he can move on with his unexpected new life, he’ll have to return the Favor he accepted from the shadowy resistance group known as the Network.

Locke must infiltrate the home of a government official by gaining the trust of his daughter, seventeen-year-old Raine, and he soon finds himself pulled deep into the world of the resistance—and into Raine’s life.

The Jenna Fox trilogy is a dystopian trilogy that deals with what it means to be human, to be a person. I wish that I had read this book closer to the first two in the series; in fact, I may need to read the whole series again, because I am sure to find even more depths upon rereading.

Jenna herself is a minor character in this third, and final, book in the series, and yet it pays tribute to its roots in Jenna’s story and brings the series to a satisfying end. I always know that an author has made me love his or her characters when I like to spend time imagining where their stories go next – and this is that kind of book. If you are looking for something a little different from most of the other dystopian series out there, this series would be a good place to start.

This entry was posted in science fiction, YA fiction and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Book Review: Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson

  1. bermudaonion(Kathy)
    Twitter: bermudaonion
    says:

    I’ve been wanting to try this series every since the first book came out.

  2. You’re tempting me with all these great YA novels lately, Carrie!

  3. irene says:

    Thank you for your recommendation, I’m not big on dystopian story lines, but…