Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson + Giveaway


I'm please to welcome Mary to Short & Sweet Reviews, and am happy to be taking part in her wonderful blog tour for the final book in The Jenna Fox Chronicles, Fox Forever. The Jenna Fox Chronicles is a good young adult series that has a little bit of everything for readers of all ages, below you will find summaries for all 3 books and an excerpt from Fox Forever with Mary's thoughts on the passage. 

Also, don't forget to check out the amazing giveaway at the end, where one reader will win the entire Jenna Fox Chronicles!

Everything is different.

Seventeen-year-old Jenna Fox has just awoken from a year-long coma - so she's been told - and she is still recovering from the terrible accident that caused it. But what happened before that? She's been given home movies chronicling her entire life, which spark memories to surface. But are the memories really hers? And why won't anyone in her family talk about the accident? Jenna is becoming more curious. But she is also afraid of what she might find out if she ever gets up the courage to ask her questions.

What happened to Jenna Fox? And who is she really?

Once there were three. Three friends who loved each other—Jenna, Locke, and Kara. And 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.

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.
Below is a excerpt from FOX FOREVER, and Mary's thoughts:

Mary: Sigh. Oh Van, you picked one of my favorite but saddest parts of the story.  I didn’t use too much of the excerpt so as not to get spoilerish, but Locke has just jumped into a cab driven by a CabBot and he has a promise to fulfill—sharing Dot’s story.

Excerpt from page 65 of Fox Forever, Book III of The Jenna Fox Chronicles:

“Did you ever meet a CabBot named Dot Jefferson, Bob?”

His brows rise and he hesitates. “No,” he finally answers. He knew her. But it could be he’s afraid to admit it— or he’s planning on turning me in for points, but there’s no going back now.

“There’s a story I heard about Dot. You might like to hear it?”

“If it pleases you. But we’re quickly nearing your destination.”

He’s right. Traffic has thinned. Cars headed toward this part of Boston are few. “The story won’t take long,” I tell him and I jump right in. “Dot used to drive for Star Transportation just like you. She was DotBot#88 but said she hated that name so she named herself Dot Jefferson. The way I heard it, one day she got a customer who needed to Escape. She decided to help him even though it meant she might be released or even recycled. You ever hear of Escape, Bob?”

“No, sir.”

Mary: Escape was a big deal for Dot.  She loved life and embraced every aspect of it, but she was condemned to seeing the world from one perspective only—the inside of a cab—because she was only a CabBot, but in The Fox Inheritance, Locke discovered she was far more than that.

Dot is one of my favorite characters of the whole series.  She was one of Locke’s favorites too—which is why he was determined to share her story.

Thanks for having me at your blog, Van!  I hope your readers enjoy Fox Forever and the rest of the books in The Jenna Fox Chronicles!

To see all the stops on the tour--past and upcoming--check out the schedule here at MacTeenBooks:

US/CA ONLY: Will be mailed from publisher. 
Macmillan/Mac Kid has generously offered one (1) complete set of THE JENNA FOX CHRONICLES to a Short & Sweet Reviews Reader! To enter please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck you guys! 

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1 comment:

  1. YaY!! I love this blog tour!! I'm praying I win this series of books!! I cannot wait to read them!!! Fingers crossed! Good luck to all of you! Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!