Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Review: Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson

Title: Fox Forever
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Genre: Young-Adult, Sci-fi
Series: The Jenna Fox Chronicles #3

Hardcover, 304 pages

Publication: March 19, 2013 by Henry Holt and Co.

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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.

The Jenna Fox Chronicles series concludes with Fox Forever, and my goodness this is by far the best of the series and the best ending to a book I’ve ever read (series/trilogy wise)! In Fox Forever, readers get a more in-depth look at how the resistance works, who’s involved, and learn more about non-pacts (the poor, low income people…who are not even considered citizens). Locke owes the Network a favor, and as promised they’re cashing in on the favor to rescue someone from the Secretary of security. The person being held prisoner is an important player to the resistance and before his capture he stashed away 80 billion duros. The Network is a group of Non-pacts (the resistance) who help the lower class gain equality, and citizenship. There have been rumors of reunification of one country again (there was a war that split the country into two opposing sides), and if Locke is able to rescue said prisoner…the prisoner and his money will end the subclass of people the division created in the first place which are the non-pacts…the resistance will accomplish their goal in gain quality and citizenship. The Plan is for Locke to go undercover as a student at the Virtual Collective (Raine’s school name) and become friends with the secretary’s daughter Raine to gain information on where Secretary Branson is hiding the prisoner.  

Fox Forever is once again told from Locke’s POV, same as the previous book. The story starts rolling from page one when Locke hears of his favor and tries to learn every possible detail to infiltrate Secretary Branson’s home. Locke main objective is befriending his daughter Raine for information, but over a short period he begins to see that she is someone just like him and re-latable in wanting freedom, a life (Raine is always kept under her father’s watchful eyes and abides by his strict rules). As Raine and Locke spends more time together, he begins to fall for her; blurring the lines between what he feels and the mission he’s suppose to complete. Locke has only a few days to complete his favor, but as the deadline looms near he finds out the truth about the prisoner, about Raine and her father and that the real enemy isn’t the Secretary but someone within the resistance. 

The final installment of the series is a nonstop adrenaline rush, with twist and turns around every corner. There are a lot of new characters most of them from the resistance and old characters like Miesha and Jenna who make an appearance toward the last half of the book. I mentioned in my review for The Fox Inheritance that one of my favorite-stand out character was Dot, and while she wasn’t in this book…her memories and her story was told/shared with other bots like herself who dreamed of escaping and becoming something more. There was also other bots that stole the show for me, and it was Hap and the ending with all the Cab-bots…you just have to read the book to know what I mean! The ending was phenomenal; really it is just beyond words. Pearson wrote one of the most emotional conclusions that had me smiling, laughing and crying with joy till I turned that last page.  This series has made a big impression on me, and even though I finished the series I keep thinking about it over and over.  The themes in the series are re-latable, and truly make you think about life, and the choices you make (well, at least it did for me). 

I highly recommend this series/book to everyone, and while it labeled as a young-adult/sci-fi, it isn’t only that but something more. I think people of all ages will love and appreciate this series/book as much as me. Give this series a try, you WON’T regret it! Fox forever/the entire series is a shelf keeper and anything Pearson writes will be on my auto-buy list. :)

For The Jenna Chronicles fans that have been with this series from the beginning, you will not be disappointed …Fox Forever is amazing and Pearson definitely delivered for her fans.  


  1. I was a huge fan of the first book. The second was a bit disappointing, but I've been excited about this book for a while now. I'm so happy that it is such a good ending! I'm always afraid for the last book, because it is one of the most important ones in the series. You want to end the story with a good feeling, so yeaaaaah! :D Great review and all the twists and turns & adrenaline rushes sound awesome.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the review Mel! I totally agree with everything you said, the last book is super important and I'm glad to say not only does it have a happy ending but every questions readers might have is answered. Overall the perfection conclusion to the series in my opinion. :)