The Fox Inheritance

The Fox Inheritance

Book - 2011
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Two-hundred-sixty years after a terrible accident destroyed their bodies, sixteen-year-old Locke and seventeen-year-old Kara have been brought back to life in newly bioengineered bodies, with many questions about the world they find themselves in and more than two centuries of horrible memories of being trapped in a digital netherworld wondering what would become of them.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2011.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805088298
Branch Call Number: PEA
Characteristics: 294 p.


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KarenE61 Jul 12, 2015

"The Adoration of Jenna Fox" was surely a tough act to follow. Even so, this sequel is a mostly-satisfying answer to “What happened next?” Faster paced than its predecessor, “The Fox Inheritance” reads deceptively like an action novel. Under the surface, though, Pearson continues to redraw the line between life and death into a question mark, as we explore the potential benefits--and consequences--of meddling with the gray area in between. Although the plot centers around Jenna's friends Kara and Locke, the story takes a brilliant turn with the introduction of Dot: a cab driver whose intelligence, heart, and courage belie her assembly line origin. (I’d love to see a prequel with Dot’s backstory!) For most of the book, I was rapt...until, near the end of the book, the author used an abrupt, too-convenient-to-be-true resolution to a major plot development...which doused my suspended disbelief like a bucket of cold water. Can't give the details without creating a spoiler, but it was like seeing a fireworks display’s grand finale get launched--and instead of erupting, the whole barrage fizzles out with a tiny “poof.” Disappointing, but I’ll move on to Book #3 in anticipation of the Big Bang that I know Pearson is capable of delivering.

Jun 27, 2014

A great sequel to "The Adoration of Jenna Fox". It tells the story of Locke, a companion of Jenna and Kara whom was also involved in the accident. It takes a lot of the book in order to see how it intertwines with the "Adoration", but the strong and gripping word choice kept me glued to my seat for a straight five hours. The book also gives enough details to be read by itself, without having read the first one. But why would you want to do that? One of the best books I have ever read.

Sep 04, 2013

A really good read that goes into what the future might look like with BioE and how we will define it. Wish I would have started with the first book.

Jul 16, 2013

A sequel to the Adoration of Jenna Fox, follows Locke and Kara, Jenna's friends, who she thought she had saved by breaking the black box their minds were trapped in. Kara became quite over the top with her revenge and as Locke implied she lost herself having her mind trapped for 260 years. Locke was the only character I grew somewhat attached to. Overall, not as good as the first but still an interesting read.

Cdnbookworm Jan 13, 2012

This is a sequel the The Adoration of Jenna Fox, and follows the two friends, Locke and Tara, who were in the accident with her. Someone made copies of their mind downloads and 260 years later the two have been given new life in new bodies. The doctor who revived them teaches them and prepares them for the world they now live in. But what are his motives, and what isn't he teaching them about their world?
When the two escape, their travels eventually lead them to Jenna, and more knowledge about what they've missed in those 260 years. There is much around ethics, social issues, and friendship here. The definition of what makes us human, and what manmade beings are capable of is an underlying, yet ultimately unanswered question. I didn't enjoy it as much as the first book, but it was still good.

LocketLibrarian Nov 03, 2011

Not quite as good as the first, but a solid sequel.

Oct 23, 2011

What is life? What counts as living? What is human, and what is machine? Where is the line between restoring life and creating it? Where will we, as people, choose to toe the line between medical science capabilites and ethics?

All these questions and more in the sequel to the magnificent book, "The Adoration of Jenna Fox."

Admittedly, this book is not quite as good as the "Adoration," but the previous book set a tough standard and Pearson's writing has matured. I strongly recommend reading "the Adoration of Jenna Fox," for the sake of understanding half the plot line (especially for ANY sci-fi person, you'll never regret it). For those who HAVE read it, I recommend hunting down a copy of "The Fox Inheritance."

It offers insights as to where Jenna went, a new (but slightly less original) plot and more difficult and philosophical questions to answer.

Happy Page Turning!

Sep 05, 2011

Great squeal to The Adoration of Jenna Fox. It has action and a little mystery as well. :] P.S Not that anyone was asking me in the first place, but I like the first book better

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Sep 05, 2011

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Sep 05, 2011

"I apologize for staring back there," she says. "It was rude. I know. I didn't mean to. It's just that-" She looks down. I watch her swallow and then she looks at me again and smiles. Her voice is soft. "It's just that you look like someone I once knew." She clears her throat and adds, "A very long time ago."


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