Fox Forever by Mary E. Pearson
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.
Locke is still coping to his new life hundreds of years in the future. Everyone from his old life but Jenna is gone now. And he’s still dealing with unresolved feelings for Jenna, when he begins to form a relationship with Raine. But his blooming relationship with Raine is incredibly complicated as everything he has told her has been a lie. And he has been using her to get information on her father for the resistance.
This is the final installment in the The Jenna Fox Chronicles trilogy. Jenna’s story is ending and this almost entirely focuses on Locke and his story. This novel is also written in first person from Locke’s point of view.
This is an epic science fiction saga for teens and adults alike. Jenna and Locke have their same mind, but their bodies are completely synthetic. They are enhanced and built to live longer lives, but aren’t completely human from the world’s standards. Fox Forever is a dramatic and exciting finale to an impressive trilogy. With engaging characters, mystery, emotional drama, and a bit of romance – this futuristic tale is an unforgettable adventure.
I received an audio (and hardcopy) of this novel, narrated by Matthew Brown. Once again, he does a great job giving the characters a distinct voice. He’s clear and easy to listen to, an enjoyable presentation overall.