Monday, June 4, 2012
Review: The Fox Inheritance
By Mary E. Pearson
Genre YA science fiction/dystopian
Recommended by Me
First sentence My hands close around the heavy drape, twisting it into a thick cord.
Locke and Kara's minds have been trapped in computers for two hundred and sixty years. Given bodies made of Bioperfect with enhanced abilities was gift enough, but being set free was the real gift. But the man that set them free has an agenda of his own and being locked in their minds for two hundred and sixty years has Kara and Locke suffering side effects as they race to find their old friend Jenna.
What it has going for it
First off, I have to give some love to Mary E Pearson's writing. It's simple and beautiful and I thoroughly enjoy it. The first half of this book sucked me in and, as I guessed, had much more of a story than the first book in the series. The future world Pearson created was freakishly scary in its believability! The ideas she came up with were the type I can totally see happening in our own future world. I loved the characters in this one too! The good guys were worth rooting for and the bad guys were perfectly hateable. I was on pins and needles while Kara and Locke went on the run and that first half of the book was read in one sitting....
And then I got to the second half of the book. :( What a let down. Not only did this awesome world start to unravel with discrepancies and holes, but it was as if the author tried too hard to bring in some of the symbolism and messages from the first book. It would have been better if she'd just finished with a great story and not tried so hard. Mainly I just got bored with the story and irritated with all the holes that littered the second half. What a shame.
Any moment with Dot. I just loved her!
Yea or Nay?
For the world building yes, but for the fall of that world...not so much. I don't know what to tell you. Read at your own risk.