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Review: Revival (The Variant Series #1) by Jena Leigh



Book Blurb

Possessing the uncanny ability to fry a television set from twenty paces can really wreck a girl’s social life.

If you’re looking for proof, just ask sixteen-year-old Alexandra Parker. After catching her boyfriend in the arms of the prettiest girl in school, she made the journey from social elite to social pariah in a haze of electricity and exploding electronics. But finding herself at the bottom of Bay View High’s social hierarchy was nothing compared to the shock of discovering who—and what—she really is.

After being zapped out of a burning bookstore by the mysterious Declan—a hero nearly as handsome as he is infuriating—Alex finds herself under the protection of the powerful Grayson family. It’s through them that she learns the truth: that the world she’s always known is nothing like it appears to be... and that she has far more in common with them than she might want to believe.

Now, on the run from a fire-wielding hit man and a secretive government organization, Alex must navigate a strange and treacherous new world filled with superhuman mutants known as Variants. As she begins to unravel the many secrets of her family’s past, she uncovers the real reason for her parents’ death twelve years earlier—and finds out that the threat to her family, and to everyone she cares about, is still dangerously real.


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Toot's Review by Stacy Sabala

Alex Parker is getting over her break up and her social piranha status. She also mysteriously affects electrical devices. She doesn’t know how but thinks of herself as a freak. She also notices a mysterious boy seems to be following her. He seems to disappear and he took his own picture from a camera that was across the pier. Something weird is going on.

When Alex gets caught in a bookstore on fire, Declan is there to rescue her. He takes her back home and dumps them both in the lake. Alex has no clue what is going on or who these people are. Apparently Grayson knew her parents and her aunt. She has these unknown abilities. No one told her anything especially her aunt. Now she is living with these new acquaintances that know more about her than she does and a mad man is after her. When that man kidnaps her friends to draw her out, no one she knows is safe. She has to train and trust in her new friends and abilities.

I loved this first book. The characters are a great bunch of teens. Kenzie and Cassie are awesome. They are very outspoken and two peas in a pod. I liked it when she joined the group. Alex took everything much better than I would have. She was also a great character. She was brave and smart. She was a fast learner and likable.

Each character excelled in a certain ability which made teamwork a theme and great fun for the reader as the characters were met with dangerous situations. I am excited to see how the story evolves from here. There are still a lot of secrets being kept. This story revealed a few that left the characters reeling.

The ending is cute and Florida has no clue what it’s in for with the move the characters are making. Great read to start an interesting series. I give it a 4 out of 5.




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