False Sight by Dan Krokos – Review and Giveaway

Posted 13 August, 2013 by Heather in Blog, Giveaways, Heather, Heather Book Review / 12 Comments

False Sight by Dan Krokos – Review and GiveawayFalse Sight by Dan Krokos
Series: False Memory #2
Published by Disney Hyperion on August 18, 2013
Genres: Sci-Fi, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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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.


****Mild spoilers for book one in the series, False Memory****

My Thoughts:

False Memory was one of my favorite books that I read last year, so I had high hopes going into this one. False Sight was a different kind of book from the first in the series, and that was a good thing. While False Memory was much more of an action thriller type book, False Sight takes a turn more towards science fiction and I highly enjoyed the direction this series has taken.

Miranda and the remaining members of her team Peter, Noah, Rhys, and her clone that they’ve named Sequel are trying to live under the radar, going to high school and attempting to be inconspicuous. Of course that can’t last long when you have to wear colored contacts to hide your eyes that have been permanently turned red from the transplanting of memories. And Miranda soon finds that she can’t take the pestering of her classmates asking to see her freaky eyes for very long before she snaps and turns to violence against them. She is a trained killer, after all.

But it isn’t Miranda that is triggered to turn against the rest of the team with just a simple code uttered into a microphone at a school dance, instantly turning their friend/ally into a formidable enemy. Losing a member of the team hurts, but even more tragic events strike and what’s left of the team must go in pursuit of the rogue member of their team. But will they find the answers that they’ve been looking for when they find them or will their life get that much more dangerous, purposeful, and confusing?

I give False Sight a five out of five. The sci-fi turn this series has taken to include alternate dimensions and sightless flesh eating monsters was creepy and fascinating. The love triangle between Miranda, Peter, and Noah gets a bit more complicated in this installment, but it’s only because Miranda takes on more than one girl should ever burden herself with. Her selflessness grows in this book as does the mystery of what the original creators of the Roses want to do. The action was fast-paced and spread throughout the book, leading up to an unforgettable ending. I seriously cannot wait for book three in this series!


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12 Responses to “False Sight by Dan Krokos – Review and Giveaway”

  1. I definitely enjoyed the first in this series and love that the second lived up to your expectations. Those monsters sound particularly heinous (yay!). But meh to the triangle.
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    Heather 8/13/2013

    The love triangle in this one is just plain weird due to the unusual circumstances, which I won’t spoil, and it makes it more tolerable than usual. I’m usually right there with you on the feelings of being over it in terms of the overused love triangles in YA books. The blind monsters in this book can rip you to shreds in an instant even though they can’t see you. They were down right creepy.
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  2. I’m soooo jealous that you loved this one! I adored False Memory and while I didn’t think False Sight was bad, I just couldn’t get into it. I loved some of the things that happened in the book, but ultimately it just wasn’t clicking. I think maybe I just wasn’t in the mood.. sigh!

    I wish I loved it like you did!
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    Heather 8/13/2013

    I’ve been in a Sci-Fi mode lately and I’ve actually read and listened to a ton of those kinds of books this year, so I think that’s why this one flowed much easier for me. But I can see how you might have been expecting a book more in the vein of the first one and this second book was so very different.
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  3. One of your Favorites from last year!? Woot! I’m so glad I just bought it on kindle deals then. Now I have to enter to win this too hahah. I LOVED his MG book The Planet Thieves that I read a few months ago.

    I love unforgettable endings I can’t wait to take a crack at his YA books now that I know I love his MG!
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    Heather 8/13/2013

    Dan Krokos’ MG book is good? I haven’t checked it out yet since I don’t usually read MG. The ending of this second installment was a bit expected but at the same time, you know that there is some salvation available, so the blow isn’t so bad. LOL, I won’t spoil these books for you since discovering the twists is part of the fun. Hope you enjoy False Memory!
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    pabkins 8/13/2013

    I read maybe one MG book every other month and this one by him I loved. It reminded me of watching Star Trek episodes when I was a kid. If you liked those – totally give it a try. It wasn’t as juvenile as some other MG books I’ve read.
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  4. You know I still haven’t read anything by this author despite all the wonderful reviews I’ve read of his work. I don’t remember the first book in the series but it sound good. I like the sci-fi trend of late!
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    Heather 8/13/2013

    When I look back at my Goodreads list of what I’ve read this year, I’m surprised by the amount of Sci-Fi on it so far this year. I’ve read and enjoyed more than before, and I think that there’s more quality Sci-Fi books out on the market right now.
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