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

FoxForever_BlogTour

Welcome to my stop on the FOX FOREVER blog tour! Firstly, a big thanks to Mac Teen Books for having me be a part of the tour as well as providing me with copies of the books for review and tour use! I’ve very honored to be a part of this tour and to have the opportunity to interview author Mary E. Pearson.

Let’s kick it off by a brief recap of the trilogy. If you’re not familiar with The Fox Chronicles, you can click any one of the images below to lead you to the Goodreads page and description.

          

Without further ado, let’s get to the feature of my stop on the blog tour: my interview with author Mary E. Pearson!

INTERVIEW WITH MARY E. PEARSON

When you first started the series with The Adoration of Jenna Fox, did you always know you wanted to tell Locke and Kara’s story as well, specifically Locke taking over the narrating duties of books two and three?

No, even though I enjoy reading series, I never thought I’d want to write one and when I wrote The Adoration of Jenna Fox it was written as a stand-alone to explore some questions I had.  But as it turned out, those questions weren’t fully answered with one book and the second one, The Fox Inheritance, was born from it.

I’m an organic writer—I listen to voices and follow characters who speak to me—and it was clear from the first chapter when Locke’s voice exploded in my head, that his story needed to be told. In the first book I tried to give light to many perspectives–I love exploring lots of viewpoints and all the gray areas in between, but when I was done I felt one there was one perspective that still hadn’t been voiced–and needed to be.

A main focus of the series seemed to be not only the friendships between Jenna, Kara, and Locke but also the strong relationships they make outside of their circle of friends. What can you tell us about the development of these relationships?

The series followed an interesting and surprising progression for me.  I was surprised to see that they all dealt with love precisely in the order that we encountered it.  First the deep love and bonds of parent and child (The Adoration of Jenna Fox), and then as venture out and our world opens up, we develop the love and bonds of friendship which last us a lifetime (The Fox Inheritance), and finally the kind of love most of us seek, a romantic kind of love with someone we hope to share our life with (Fox Forever).

With characters whose stories could go on for many years to come, was it difficult to decide how to end the series?

Not really, because as I mentioned I’m an organic writer.  I didn’t really decide.  The story told me how it needed to end, and careful readers will notice that the first book actually foreshadows the ending.

And now “A little less serious and a little more fun” Quick Bookish Q&A!

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
Outside.  Anywhere.  I write most of my books outside as weather allows.

Are there any authors you’re dying to meet?
The writing world is actually very small, so I’ve been fortunate enough to meet so many great authors already at various conferences and book festivals.  This last fall I met writing goddess Karen Hesse for the first time.  We had dinner together. She was simply as nice and fun as you might imagine her to be.  I would love to meet and chat with Sonya Hartnett one day, but she is an Aussie author so it might be a while before I run into her at a conference!

Who’s your biggest literary crush?
I’m not good on favorites but off the top of my head, Frankie Landau-Banks from Disreputable History, Puck from Scorpio Races, Eugenides from The Thief—I could go on and on there are so many great ones out there.

Who’s your favorite literary villain?
President Snow from The Hunger Games!

Romance or Sci-fi?
I honestly don’t pay attention to genre when I choose a book.  It’s the character, the voice, the writing, the author authority making me feel like I am settling in for a good tale.

Paperback/Hardcover/eBook/Audiobook?
Hardcover.

Thank you for having me at your blog, Brittany!  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: http://www.macteenbooks.com/blog-tour/blog-tour-fox-forever-by-mary-e-pearson/

Thank you so much, Mary! I had a fantastic time with the interview and I really appreciate taking the time out to answer my questions. 

Want more FOX? Check out the links below for more info on the series and author Mary E. Pearson!

Free chapter sampler of THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX || Become a fan on Facebook
Mary Pearson’s website || Mary Pearson’s Twitter || Mary Pearson’s Pinterest

And don’t forget to check out the FOX FOREVER blog tour giveaway, provided by Mac Teen Books!! Enter to win the entire series! The paperback version of THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX, a hardcover version of THE FOX INHERITANCE, and a hardcover copy of FOX FOREVER! Just enter the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win!

Just a few rules before you enter: This giveaway is for US/Canada entries only. (Sorry, no international) I do check all entries so (not like you would), but please no cheating! Thanks, and good luck!!!

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Fox Forever (The Fox Chronicles #3) – Mary E. Pearson

Fox Forever (The Fox Chronicles #3) – Mary E. PearsonTitle: Fox Forever (The Fox Chronicles #3) by Mary E. Pearson
Publishing Info: March 19, 2013 by Macmillan
Source: Received from the publisher for review purposes
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Find it on the web: Buy from Amazon // GoodreadsDate Completed: February 10, 2013
Related Posts: The Adoration of Jenna Fox (Fox Chronicles #1), The Fox Inheritance (The Fox Chronicles #2), The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles #1)

    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.
    In Fox Forever, Mary E. Pearson brings the story she began in The Adoration of Jenna Fox and continued in The Fox Inheritance to a breathtaking conclusion as Locke discovers that being truly human requires much more than flesh and blood.

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Warning: There are some spoilers if you haven’t read the first two books!

Yay, finally! This is was I was hoping for from this series, and I really felt like it all came together FOX FOREVER. Not only do we see more of Jenna, but I feel like Locke is finally starting to figure himself out in this book and I got SO much more personality from him. He’s finally free to act on his own will without worrying about other people tugging him in one direction or the other. I think seeing this side of Locke’s character helped make the book so much more enjoyable and I really got into the characters.

As far as plot goes, I feel like this was the best out of the series too. I think the romance between Locke and Raine really added a nice chunk of the story and gave it a little something extra that I was missing from books one and two. I know Jenna had a little romance in book one, but I was never really that into it. Locke and Raine, however, I totally loved. It made a big difference having a riskier and more passionate romance.

I was interested in the whole resistance/rescue mission plot, but at times, it was too political for me. I also wanted to know just a little bit more about the resistance since this was really its first appearance in the series (I think it had been mentioned in the second book, but not in detail). There were a lot of good points in the book and overall, I did end up enjoying it more than the first two, but still didn’t quite knock me off me feet!

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Locke: Locke was definitely more developed in this book and I got a LOT more personality from his character this time around. I felt like I connected with him a lot more as a narrator and really understood where he was coming from. It’s the first time I sincerely connected with a character in the series so that was a big thing for me!
Raine: I really liked Raine — a lot! She was a fireball and I always love a rebellious daughter of a political figure. Makes things so much more exciting! Her character had a few small flaws that bothered me, but overall, I thought she was one of the more enjoyable characters of the book as well.

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Borrow it.

I got a BIT more into this one than I had in the second book, but JENNA FOX was still the best for me! It’s a borrow-type trilogy for me!

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     The Adoration of Jenna Fox      The Fox Inheritance