Saturday, May 7, 2016

Review: The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Jenna Fox Chronicles, #1)Title: The Adoration of Jenna Fox
Author: Mary E. Pearson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
Release Date: April 29, 2008

Who is Jenna Fox? Seventeen-year-old Jenna has been told that is her name. She has just awoken from a coma, they tell her, and she is still recovering from a terrible accident in which she was involved a year ago. But what happened before that? Jenna doesn't remember her life. Or does she? And are the memories really hers?

This fascinating novel represents a stunning new direction for acclaimed author Mary Pearson. Set in a near future America, it takes readers on an unforgettable journey through questions of bio-medical ethics and the nature of humanity. Mary Pearson's vividly drawn characters and masterful writing soar to a new level of sophistication.

Well that was certainly an interesting read.  I'm reminded a bit of Bicentennial Man.  Except not (if that makes any sense at all, probably not).

Jenna Fox was in a horrific accident.  She doesn't remember anything about what happened.  So when she starts to slowly remember, things aren't quite adding up.

I've had this on my TBR for a long time.  I've loved some of Mary E Pearson's other books, so I just assumed I would love this one.  It was different, but I didn't quite love it.  The reason that I picked it up at this particular time is that is it so short.  I needed something really short (it's less than 300 pages).

As interesting as it was, I wasn't glued to the page.  I would read a section and set it down for an hour.  She didn't have me hooked to find out hat was going to happen next.  The only thing I truly wanted to know about wasn't really explored.  So while I enjoyed much of the book for what it was, I'm still here wondering what the entire point of Dane as a character was.  He could have been completely left out.

I was a bit disappointed, but it was still an enjoyable read.  It only took me a few hours to read, so I would recommend it do someone interested in futuristic science fiction.


  1. Hmm. I know what you mean when you are dissapointed by books. Sometimes when you love an author so much you raise the expectations of their new releases. Happens.

    Great review!

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  2. Nice! I bought this series from Book Outlet sometime ago and still need to read it. I love her Kiss of Deception trilogy...or Remnant Chronicles? I think that's the series name! LOL! Sad to hear you didn't fully enjoy this one, but hopefully if you venture to the next book it will get better! Nice review!