Jan 20, 2014


by Jena Leigh

BookThe Variant Series #1
Publisher: Smashwords
Pub Date: Nov 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Format: eBook
Source: Publisher / Tour
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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.

My Review: Now I wish I could zap people, mostly slime ex's.  Buy hey, Alexandra has more problems. Having to run from some nasty men who want her, and she happens to be a mutant. So that makes sense to her now. 

Of course when you find something out about yourself, it's always people other than your family that say who you really are. Why does it always happen like that? I think I've read only a handful of books where a family told someone they are different. Though Alex has an excuse, she lost her parents and has been with her Aunt. At least she did have some kind of family watching her and was able to explain things. 

Any way...as I read the book I found out some things. It feels like a current day x-men style, which I liked. This book happened to be clean! Do I care if the book is clean or not? Nope. Clean or not, it's the story overall that counts. I have to say, this book didn't have bad language, sexual parts, over extreme drama, or any killing and violence. Which is rare, since all the books I have read lately have something in there like swears, and sexual things will be over used and some books are just drama filled. 

So I'm happy that Jena could do it! I don't think it's hard to keep a book clean, but some people just write to keep up with what's going on out there in the world. Or maybe they just listen to their readers and give what we want.