Hey sweet readers!
Today I'm raving about not only one of my all-time favorite books, but one of my all-time favorite series: the Jenna Fox Chronicles by Mary Pearson. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THIS SERIES HIGHLY ENOUGH! It will blow your mind, and haunt you for days, even weeks. Maybe forever. I recently finished the third book in the series, FOX FOREVER, (aptly titled, right?!) and weeks later, I'm still thinking about it.
It's that amazing.
I <3 this trilogy SO MUCH, for so many reasons. The first? The gorgeous covers. Because I can't help myself, I'm going to show you all three.:)
Here's the cover that I have of THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX (the original cover), along with the description from Goodreads:
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.
This book won oodles of awards, which you can find on Mary's website. And I think it deserved every accolade it received.
At the book's core rests the powerful question: "what makes us who we are?" It explores the very essence of humanity, while at the same time raises probing questions concerning the boundaries of medical ethics and bio-experimentation--all within the framework of Jenna's personal quest to figure out her identity. The characters are rich and layered, the pacing breathless. And the writing? Absolutely beautiful; it pulls you in from page one and never lets you go.
Having recently finished FOX FOREVER, the Jenna Fox Chronicles were as powerful for me as THE HUNGER GAMES trilogy. (Side note: here's an interesting fact: Suzanne Collins blurbed the second book, THE FOX INHERITANCE, calling it a "riveting" and "thought-provoking sequel." Yup, the second book is THAT GOOD too. Once you read the first, you'll be sucked in and I guarantee you'll be dying to read the sequel...and then the finale.:D)
Like I said at the start, I can't recommend this book--and series--highly enough. :)
So, have you read THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX? What did you think? And if you haven't read it, GO! Make it your #FridayRead, make it your #WeekendRead. But definitely read it. You won't be disappointed. I'll bet a a fresh-baked batch of chocolate chip cookies on it.:)