Revival (The Variant Series, #1)

· The Variant Series Book 1 · Jena Leigh
140 reviews

About this ebook

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.

Revival is the first electrifying novel of The Variant Series. A page-turning YA paranormal series full of unexpected twists that will keep you reading late into the night and leave you craving the next installment.

Reader Praise for Revival

I cannot say enough how amazing it is. So unique, great story and characters that you will love from the first page. I cannot wait for the rest of the books in this series, Revival left me wanting more, LOTS MORE!” - mehimand5ofthem ★★★★★

A dose of supernatural mixed with the perfectly ordinary that makes it almost believable, and completely engrossing. Love, love, loved it!” - Julie B ★★★★★

One of the best YA books I've ever read, what a treat this was!! Loved the characters, the plot and the dialogue, and the ending put a HUGE smile on my face :) I soooo need the sequel and more Leigh books!” - Kara Grant ★★★★★

“Is this a good book? Hell's yes! This is the author's first book and let me say, it is amazing. It has a great plot, twist and leaves you wanting more. I want more!” - Silver Soul ★★★★★

"This book has it all-romance (slow build), suspense, intrigue, humor, character development, friendships and an actual plot building over the entire book and continuing on for an entire series. Well done!!!! A breath of fresh air after many many nights of stale books.” - Kyla1m ★★★★★

Ratings and reviews

140 reviews
Hannah Chitty-Finch
December 10, 2019
I would have loved this book if it didn't have so many love interests, completely spoils the interesting plotline. I'm trying to enjoy and immerse myself in the twisting mysteries and storyline but it's a little difficult to do so when I'm constantly frustrated at the interrupting love triangles. I'm not interested, I can't stand a protagonist who can't make up her mind and HATE one who doesn't know what she wants. Pick a love interest and stick to it. Love triangles don't hook readers, they just piss us off. I don't want to read about conflict between guys fighting for the girl and the girl indecisive about who she wants, I just want to read a book with one interesting love interest that hooks you in and a gripping storyline. You had a good storyline but the love triangle (love square?) just completely ruined the aesthetic of the book. I'm over it and had to stop halfway through. I was also frustrated at the constant POV changes, which occurred far too often. It's off-putting.
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Jaila Stull
July 4, 2018
I freaking loved it so much, I read it in a day! Definitely want to know where this goes, and I, along with many others, deserve a love scene between a stubborn brunette and a witty blonde!
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carylle leach
June 2, 2020
I thought life was hard enough as is bu t for some it's the hardest thing to do. I would like to say thank you for your hard work and may fortune smile on aways.
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About the author

Jena Leigh is the author of the Variant Series novels REVIVAL, RESISTANCE, REDUX, and RECKONING. She's currently hard at work on the fifth novel in the series. Born and raised in Tampa, Florida, she spent ten years in the mountains of North Carolina before returning home to the lightning capital of North America. A shameless geek, she loves coffee, loud music, bad sci-fi movies, and shenanigan-filled road trips to faraway concerts.

To find out more about The Variant Series and author Jena Leigh, visit her online at or @jenaleighbooks.

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