Thursday, September 18, 2014

False Future by Dan Krokos

Series: False Memory (bk. 3)

Genera(s): Sci-fi/Dystopian/Action Adventure thriller

Subjects: genetic engineering, cloning, psychic ability, parallel universes

Setting: New York City

POV/Tense: 1st person POV, present tense: Miranda North

Age/Grade Level: Teen

Length: 308 pgs.

HC/PB: Hardcover

List Price: $17.99

Publisher: Hyperion

Summary/ product description: “True Earth has returned during a massive snowstorm in Manhattan-and this time they have an army. Rhys, Noble, Sophia, and Peter know they don't stand a chance against the enemy without Miranda. And once they revive her, she's horrified to find her world in flames.

The enemy occupation is brutal, but the director promises to release her hold on the city if Mr. East is turned in, and Miranda and her team are determined to find him. With her grief over the losses she has suffered fueling her spirit, Miranda knows that this time the sacrifices have to be worth it.

Packed with suspense and deception, Dan Krokos brings Miranda's journey to a mind-bending conclusion as she risks losing everything in the fight for her future.”

My Review: False Future is the final book in the False Memory trilogy. The first book was False Memory and second book was False Sight. It’s a pretty awesome finale with a ton of twists. This series has so much action in this series. Lots of sci-fi stuff. Interesting world building and great characters. The group of characters reminded me of the Flock in Maximum Ride. I enjoyed all three books. They are short, fast reads and will surely entertain any teen who’s a sci-fi fan.

In False Future, big stuff is going down. World-changing events. True Earth, The Director and the Roses/clones are in NYC looking for someone: Mr. East. Miranda and Rhys pose as clones from a team by capturing two wearing red suits. They try to find out as much as they can. They try to fight back, but they may have to come up with a better plan. Miranda finds out what True Earth really is and who the director really is. Miranda’s past may not be what she thought, but neither is her future.

This book doesn’t have just one epic battle. There’s fighting through out it, and spying on the enemy and planning. Miranda finds that that clones of her friends act like her friends, but are still different. She also finds Peter later one also pretending to be another clone. There are some romantic scenes between them. There are also a few deaths of important characters, much like the previous book. I laughed, cried and was surprised. It’s everything you can hope for in a finale.

If you haven’t read any of the books, it’s kind of like Maximum Ride by James Patterson, Altered by Jennifer Rush and a bit of Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. There are clones and genetic engineering and villains with big egos. But the alternate worlds things is reminiscent of Fringe. Two of the characters share names with the main character Peter and Olivia, but it’s Miranda and Peter that are together here. I bet Dan Krokos is a fan of Fringe. Also books like Unraveled by Elizabeth Norris and Tandem by Anna Jarzab, which also include parallel worlds.

Cover Art Review: I like the key design in the computer chip and the colors are cool. Fits with previous books covers.

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