False SightWritten by Dan Krokos
(Disney Hyperion - 8/13/2013)Series: False Memory #2
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: ARC (328 pages)
Source: Library of Magan Bagan
All Miranda wants is a normal life. She's determined to move past the horrible truth of her origin as a clone so she can enjoy time with her boyfriend, Peter, and the rest of her friends at school. But Miranda quickly learns that there's no such thing as normal - not for a girl who was raised to be a weapon. When one of her teammates turns rogue, it begins a war that puts the world in jeopardy. Now Miranda must follow her instincts - not her heart - in order to save everything she's fought so hard to keep. with the image of a terrible future seared into her mind, what will she have to sacrifice to protect the people she loves?
Dan Krokos's sequel to the tour de force False Memory is a mind-blowing thriller with high-octane action that will leave readers begging for the final book in this bold and powerful trilogy.
Remember when I read False Memory in one sitting? Yes, well, the same thing happened to me with False Sight. I picked up the book and started reading, and before I knew it I was approaching the end! What is it about the False Memory series — no, what is it about Dan Krokos’s writing — that makes me gobble down the books without stopping?
I swear, it’s like he’s got this formula down and knows how to pull the strings to keep my eyes on the pages.
- The book starts with an uncomfortable, somewhat urgent mystery, and even though the initial setting in False Sight was unfamiliar, I was very quickly brought around to the OMG phase that got me hooked.
- There is lots of action, and I was often left breathless trying to keep up, dying to see where Miranda and the others would end up (and what awaited them when they got there).
- The narration is familiar, comfortable, and interesting. Miranda feels like she could be one of my friends. She’s curious, strong, and willing to fight for what she wants and believes.
- There were surprises awaiting me around so many corners. I love that every time I got comfortable with the lore and technology in the world, something new popped up. I still can’t get over how cool it is that their suits are magnetic and she can just stick her sword on her back!
Look, I don’t really know if this even counts as a review or just me listing the reasons I loved this book. The point is, False Sight was an excellent follow-up to False Memory and I was truly impressed by the increase in scale here. Things became even more urgent, the conflicts grew much bigger than I expected, the technology got even more awesome, and I was even more caught up in it all than I thought I would be.
The Planet Thieves may have turned me into a Dan Krokos fan, but False Sight has confirmed that with great accord.
[NOTE: I read this book as an ARC, borrowed from my sister, who receives many, many awesome things in her mailbox.]