Revival (The Variant Series, Book 1)

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Revival (The Variant Series, Book 1)
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Published Date
November 15, 2012
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1481090801
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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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I'm going to start by saying that Jena Leigh is an brilliant writer. This is her first book and while I don't think it's going to instantly be on every ones shelves (even though it should be) I can certainly see Revival being one of those bestselling authors older hidden gems that only true fans know about. Her writing is clear and precise, pulls you in, and gets your heart pounding in action and romance scenes. The characters are realistic (even if their powers aren't)and likeable. Declan is especially likeable. The one thing I would change about Revival is I would have more romance with Declan. Well I might change how long I am going to have to wait for the sequel. Yes, there is a sequel called Redemption. Revival is the first book in a series. I mention this because when I read Revival I didn't know and as a standalone the ending was somewhat anticlimactic. However as a series the ending leads perfectly into Redemption. So what are you waiting for GO BUY REVIVAL!
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