Release Date: Novemeber 14th 2012
Series: Variant #1
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 was totally different from what I was expecting!
Alex had it all, until an unfortunate incident where she caught her boyfriend cheating on her and fried all the electronics in the room she was currently in. Literally. Alex accepted her being a freak and a place at the bottom of the social ladder. Cassie, Alex’s best friend, stuck with her.
A shopping trip with her friend reveals a gorgeous mystery man, who makes quite a few appearances on their trip. Before the day ends, Alex’s life will have changed completely, some things for the better-and some she’ll wish she never knew.
The real strength holding REVIVAL up was its fantastic cast of characters. I fell in love with each and every one. They were all so different and diverse, each one have their own distinct personality and traits.
I must compare REVIVAL to OBSIDIAN. Even though it was predicable and a little cliched with the love interests and supernatural society with the government coming after them, both novels are great, enjoyable reads. You’ll fall in love with Declan just like you did with Daemon.
I loved the multiple POVs. I really enjoyed the differences in their voices, and thought it was so interesting to see how different their worlds were. Alex was a great protagonist, she really shined in her conversations with Declan, she was not willing to back down easily.
The ending was a bit of a let down, but this is a series, so I expect more explanation, action, and evil in the next book. Overall, I would recommend this to fans of OBSIDIAN and those who can enjoy a wide variety lovable characters.