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Mary E. Pearson

Author of The Adoration of Jenna Fox

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About the Author

Award-winning young adult author, Mary E. Pearson, was born in 1955 in Southern California. She earned a BFA from Long Beach State University in art and received her teaching credentials from San Diego State University. Mary's books include David v. God, Scribbler of Dreams, A Room on Lorelei show more Street, which won the 2006 Golden Kite Award for fiction, The Adoration of Jenna Fox, which was a finalist for the Andre Norton Award, The Miles Between, The Fox Inheritance, and Fox Forever. She is also the author of The Remnant Chronicles, which includes the books: The Kiss of Deception and The Heart of Betrayal. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
Image credit: Author Mary E. Pearson at the 2019 Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas, United States. By Larry D. Moore, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=84658764


Works by Mary E. Pearson

The Adoration of Jenna Fox (2008) 2,942 copies
The Kiss of Deception (2014) 2,028 copies
Dance of Thieves (2018) 1,991 copies
The Heart of Betrayal (2015) 1,116 copies
The Beauty of Darkness (2016) 885 copies
Vow of Thieves (2019) 807 copies
Scribbler of Dreams (2002) 484 copies
The Fox Inheritance (2011) 418 copies
Where is Max? (2000) 296 copies
The Miles Between (2009) 239 copies
Fox Forever (2013) 205 copies
A Room on Lorelei Street (2005) 183 copies
Morrighan (2016) 162 copies
Pickles in My Soup (2000) 111 copies

Associated Works

Enthralled: Paranormal Diversions (2011) — Contributor — 344 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies


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I enjoyed learning about the true events of what later became legends, but I felt the story was way too short and simple to leave a lasting impact. Since the actual history differed from the legend, I expected to be surprised by some events, but it went such an obvious route that there was no surprise at all.

The beginning was sweet and the growing feelings between Jafir and Morrighan felt believable given the time they spent together but I wish we could have seen a bit more of those interactions. The characters missed more depth for me. Morrighan is too similar to Lia, and Jafir and his circumstances to Kaden. Maybe that is on purpose but it just makes it even more into an extra to the series rather than a story that could stand on its own. Which is fine as that is obviously how it was written.

I also wished we received more of an epilogue that would maybe explain more about how the legends misinterpreted the history.

Overall, it's a pleasant enough read for the fans of the series.
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Levitara | 3 other reviews | Apr 5, 2024 |



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