Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. 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.
Paperback out February 19, 2013!
HardcoverYoung Adult, 291 pages
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) August 30, 2011
ISBN-13: 9780805088298ISBN: 0805088296
This title is available in hardcover, audio, and ebook editions
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2012 Bank Street Books Best of the Year *Outstanding Merit title
2011 Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Young Adult Top 40 Book
What readers and critics say . . .
"Pearson delivers another spellbinding thriller. A dazzling blend of science fiction, mystery, and teen friendship."--Publishers Weekly, *starred review.
"Thrilling suspense . . . admirably complex playing out of the issues of trust, ethics, and betrayal.” --Horn Book Magazine
"This is science fiction even for those who aren’t sci-fi fans. Both book and narrator cannot be overpraised." --Audiofile Magazine
"Timely and haunting." --Kirkus
"Cerebral, thought provoking, exciting and just plain fun."
"An incredible story in an even more incredible series."
--The Story Siren
"Much to love in The Fox Inheritance: forgiveness, guilt, avoidance, acceptance, change, and letting go . . . Brilliant!"
--Tabitha Olson, Goodreads
"A page turner . . . well-developed characters . . . Though I enjoyed both books, I have to say I enjoyed this sequel more."
"The world building is superb and detailed. Highly recommended. Perfect for science fiction and mystery fans." --The Reading Zone
"I love this world 200+ years in the future. The Fox Inheritance I dare say is better than the first book." --Roots in Myth
"Stunning. Put this one on your pre-publication order NOW!!"
--Ruth Cox Clark, Madchatter
"nail-biting suspense . . . This book has it all--adventure, suspense, danger, and HEART. "
--Teri Lesesne, The Goddess of YA Literature
"Absolutely fantastic! A definite page-turner. I couldn't put it down!"
"In this futuristic follow-up, Pearson pries open the most haunting element of Jenna Fox's world: disembodied minds trapped in computers. Questions of human identity and nighmarish medical technology drive this riveting, thought-provoking sequel." --Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games
"The Jenna Fox Chronicles are books that offer intriguing premises, strong characters, and settings that you can practically see and touch . . . Highly recommended.I can't wait for the next book!" --Jen Robinson's Book Page
"Oh brave new world; I was fascinated by the future Pearson has created." --A Chair, A Fireplace, & a Tea Cozy
"You'll have no problem getting wrapped up in Locke, Kara, and Jenna's fascinating (and slightly terrifying) story." --Seventeen.com
"The Fox Inheritance was exactly what I had been waiting for." --The Book Monsters
"Stunning, extraordinarily well-written, brilliant reintroduction to the world of Jenna Fox."--Bibliophile Support Group
"The Fox Inheritance completely captured me." --The Bookshelf Review
“The perfect plot for this follow up . . . Pearson did a phenomenal job of portraying the sheer terror and agony of Locke and Kara’s lives." --Galleysmith
"Mary Pearson has given us another smart and compelling read."
"Pearson confidently melds Philip K. Dick sci-fi elements with headline-inspired bioethics issues. A gripping story."
--Jessica Bushore, Shelf Awareness
"Fast-paced, unique world-building, fantastic characters and a solid plot weave together into this thrilling sequel of The Adoration of Jenna Fox." --Minding Spot
"If you want a book that is thrilling, suspenseful and gripping; The Fox Inheritance is the one." --YA Lit in 100 Words or Less
Copyright 2012 Mary E. Pearson