False Sight by Dan Krokos

False SightFalse Sight by Dan Krokos
Series: False Memory #2
Published by: Disney Hyperion on August 13, 2013
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 336
Source: NetGalley
Book Details
Rating: ★★½

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

Although False Sight and I didn’t start or end on the best note, I really like the direction the series has taken. At the beginning, I just wasn’t that into the story. I don’t even have a real reason, it was just an inexplicable lack of interest. Then, around the 45% mark, things picked up a bit!

I’m hesitant to discuss what exactly happened around the 45% mark because it might be spoilery, so I’ll put it in spoiler tags and you can decide for yourself if you want to read it. I’m not giving away anything from the ending, just talking about something that gets revealed at the half-way point.

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However, as time went on, I had two other problems with the book:

First, Miranda began to really annoy me with her whole “I’m going to do absolutely everything myself” attitude. She wouldn’t include her friends on what was going on and she insisted on doing everything herself. I hate this kind of attitude. I just don’t like it when people refuse to accept help or acknowledge that other people can be useful. It’s that annoying “But I need to protect everyone and take all the risks myself” mentality.

And secondly, my interest started to wane again towards the end. To be fair, I don’t think it was entirely False Sight’s fault. For a lot of the book, my heart wasn’t entirely in it, mainly because I really felt like reading a different book (not necessarily because False Sight was bad). So I kept thinking about that other book I wanted to read, but I was still reading False Sight, but only half heartedly.

Overall, I don’t think that False Sight was a bad book by any means. I don’t think it was as good as False Memory, but I think most of my lack of enthusiasm for False Sight was due to me reading it at the wrong time when I wasn’t entirely in the mood for it.

If you read and loved False Memory then I do highly recommend that you continue with False Sight. Just don’t make the same mistake I did and make sure you’re really in the mood for it first!

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7 comments

  1. Ahh I hate when another book completely occupies your mind and then you like can’t focus on anything else because you’re just like “That book looks so good I need to finish this one so I can start that one like right now!” Also, that attitude is definitely totally annoying I hate when some characters insist on doing everything themselves on one hand it displays their independence but too much could be really bad >.<

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  2. I really am drawn to this cover, although I can’t explain why b/c there is no pretty gown on it! haha I totally understand about your frustration regarding the “I’ll do it all myself” attitude with characters. It’s always obvious that they can’t do it themselves so I’m like why don’t you just ASK for help!! Seriously! I love the Heist Society books, but Kat (the main character) drives me crazy with this! 🙂

  3. Thanks for following me on Google+, I followed you back. 🙂 I like your review for False Sight. I read and love False Memory and I’m really looking forward to reading this tomorrow, and your review helped me get the feel of how its going to be! 🙂

    1. Well I adored the first book and I think that if you like it, you have a good chance of liking this one too! I was just totally in the wrong mind set. 🙁

      I also had my eye on The Planet Thieves! It sounded cool! I’m glad you loved it. 🙂

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