Fox Forever (Jenna Fox Chronicles #3), by Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Dystopian, Romance, Science-fiction
Rating: 2.5/5 stars
Publication: March 19, 2013, by Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover (borrowed)
Goodreads Summary: 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.
In Fox Forever, Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.
"I'm sure there's a lot you don't know about Raine." He walks over to my side of the desk so he's towering over me, and casually leans against it. "Just as there is so much I don't know about you." "My life's an open book," I tell him. "Anything you want to know, it's out there."
This series has had me captivated from the spot-on moment when I found it. The idea was so promising and I believed that I'd be able to love it from beginning to end. Now that it's all over and done with, I have found to be very disappointed—maybe even so disappointed that I'm sitting, rocking myself back and forth in a corner.
From the looks of the ratings I gave this trilogy, it decreased as it went on. I loved it in the beginning, thought the second was okay, and now really disliked the last one. Mary E. Pearson really lost the power she had going on before. But don't worry, The Kiss of Deception, the first book in her new beautiful series, made up for this, I guess.
As always, this book starts off with a POV of a character who we don't really know much about of. Mary E. Pearson's talent in writing is being mysterious and not letting readers really get to know who is really who.
This is mostly about Locke and Raine, but there are snippets of Jenna. Not much was really going on in the beginning through the middle of the middle, whereas the ending was pretty impressive. Locke is someone who doesn't know who he really is. No, seriously. He wakes up and finds himself in a new perfect body. The world is still used to developing this way, as it did when Jenna's time came around. So now he's about to some criminal work, but instead he falls in love with someone he's not really meant to fall in love with—Raine, the government official's daughter.
YES it is! This was all forbidden love and instalove. I was left going meh and turning to the next corny page sooner than I realized. Coming from an author who's very talented at creating perfect romance, I was shocked. Just look at the other books she's written! Total opposites...
The plot sucked for three quarters of the book. It was pointless, and I really felt like it should've stayed with two books, as a duology? But I guess everyone has different thoughts on it.. It did take a while for me to get to it and become sold to its idea and point—it took way too long.
Locke, Jenna and Raine were reunited! The trio together are so cute! (I always wanted to be part of a trio with a guy and another girl!) You'd think that some jealousy would be sparking up because there was something adorable going on between Raine and Locke, but this wasn't the case. :)
All in all, I was half disappointed and half okay with the way everything turned out to be. 2.5 is basically half of the 5 star rating, eh? I just hope that there won't be mistakes like this one had in other other books! (Mistakes as in plot disruption, I mean.)