Friday, April 26, 2013

Revival by Jena Leigh

By: Jena Leigh
Released: November 14, 2013
Source: E-book from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
*A copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 

"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" (Summary from

Revival was a really exciting and enjoyable story. It was paced well which made it a quick read too. I'm a big fan of superhero stories and comic books so when I first read the synopsis for Revival, I was really excited to read it. This story definitely reminded me of some comics, but it still had its own twist.

One day Alex explodes the electronics at school after seeing her boyfriend with another girl and quickly becomes the talk of school. She soon discovers that she is actually a Variant though. Alex was a likable character and develops fairly well through the book. However, this is only the beginning of her story. Another great character, who actually became my favorite, was Declan. I loved learning about him and he has such a cool power. There were plenty of other fantastic characters as well.

The plot picks up immediately from the first chapter and held my attention until the last. The plot has some action and mystery, as well as a bit of a romance. It did get a bit predictable, but still remained enjoyable to read. I loved that Leigh explained the Variants clearly and introduced it into the storyline early. I just loved learning all about the different powers and I admit I wished I had one of those powers too. 

This book was definitely just only the beginning of this series and I think it sets it up well. I'm really excited to see where Leigh will take these characters next. Overall, Revival is an enjoyable and quick read.

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1 comment:

  1. I have recently read and reviewed this book as well and quite liked it; I'm really looking forward to the sequel (and hopefully a bit of romance ;)

    A great review!


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