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(The Variant Series #2)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  1,257 ratings  ·  50 reviews
*Book #2 in the Variant Series*

Alexandra Parker might be the most powerful Variant the world has ever seen—but even that won’t get her out of finishing her junior year of high school.

The challenge of keeping her abilities under wraps during class is daunting enough, but throw one surly, sandy-haired Jumper into the mix, and things can get downright complicated.

Kindle Edition, 370 pages
Published February 9th 2014
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Jena Leigh Hi, Petrina!

I'm happy to announce that the official release date for Book Three in the Variant Series has been set for July 22nd, with a Title and Cov…more
Hi, Petrina!

I'm happy to announce that the official release date for Book Three in the Variant Series has been set for July 22nd, with a Title and Cover Reveal to take place later this month, on June 26th! I'll be posting more about the book and its upcoming release over on my blog ( and via my mailing list, which you can sign up for here:

Thanks so much for your interest, and I apologize for the long wait! Take care and happy reading! :)

Kind regards,

Jena Leigh(less)

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Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I seriously LOVE LOVE LOVE this series! Resistance had me hooked from the first chapter. I had to pace myself reading it so it wouldn't be gone too soon! I love how strong and independent Alex is, and how she is so different from other female characters (in the sense her life doesn't revolve around a boy). On that note however, don't get me started on Declan. He is probably one of my favorite male characters out of all the books I have read in the past year or two. Declan is literally the perfec ...more
Glass Fairy
Dec 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Okay, this book somehow pulled a Return of the Jedi and became better than the first instalment in it's series! I kid you not!
Okay, so in the first book we learn all about this new world that has existed under our noses and stayed concealed thanks to the humans ability to ignore the obvious, and blame something that makes more sense, Lex gets a taste of a few powers, tries to get a hang on some of them and learns that she's the Peter Petrelli of The variants, and we meet the adorable bad boy
Nikki Soren
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 22, 2014 rated it liked it
So I entered this giveaway awhile ago and totally forgot about it. That is until I got an email from my friend’s blog saying I won the ebook! Needless to say, it totally made my day. This is the second book in the Variant series and I freaking devoured this in no time. I loved Declan, as usual, and all the rest of our favorite Variants. but I have to say, I didn’t like it as much as the first book. I only say that because it seemed like the first one had more lighthearted moments that countered ...more
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I absolutely love this book! So many emotions are running through my mind right now. Alex becomes more powerful than ever but it's more than she can control. She's pressured by her duty, her schooling, her emotions, and everything else. I adore the moments between Declan and Alex, they're romantic and swoon-worthy. Slowly but surely she begins to realize the need to master her abilities and do what must be done. But the decision that she takes will through her into a whole other world. The ...more
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HUGE bummer. There's no way I can actually wait until the next book! Seriously though, great story, loved the douglas adams reference, and I am looking forward to this author's future books. ...more
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I freaking loved it could not put it down. Just wish I was not so confused but awesome can't wait for next! ...more
Sin City's BookAholic
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: posted
OMG I want to finish this review just so I can start the next book! Jena Leigh how do you do it? She just doesn’t take the average powers that you sometimes read in other books, no she takes regular powers and add in some other regular powers to make something extraordinary. Alex is back with her friends but she is struggling with who she is and what she has become. This is great because you always see books give a character something out of the norm and they just move on and do remarkable thing ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's equally as gratifying as the first book in the series. Leigh's writing is addicting. Extremely. It reads like most serials, leaving you with an "aahh" comfortable feeling at the end but I couldn't help but dive right into the third book upon finishing this one. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't exactly remember where one ends and the next begins. But, I want to say it's at a part in the larger story that I'd of been highly pissed off at if I didn't have the third book at my immediate disp ...more
Francesca Skoda
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love when a book makes you feel like you're part of a family and if I ever have the courage to write my own novel someday I can only hope that my readers feel what I felt reading resistance. Believe it or not that warm, gooey feeling is not as easy to come by as one might think. I would absolutely recommend this entire series. Truly excellent work. ...more
Jessica Roe
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book 2 in the series. I was in two minds about whether to give this series a read, and I'm so glad I did. It's fun, clever, action packed and romantic.

Book 2 was even better than book 1, and I'll be starting book 3 right away.
Samara Sant
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love the series

I am obsessed with this series! There's a part of me that wishes our heroine would be with Nate! Maybe later in the series still get together?
Aug 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't read it fast enough ...more
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loathe where it ended. A very intelligent puzzle piece story with enjoyable characters.
Philip Coles
Jan 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Amazing book 😄

The storyline is great and it makes u laugh . I recommend this book to anybody who loves to read.
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Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this sequel, but it wasn't as good as Revival. I was halfway through this book before I realized why both books are such drastically different colors (I preferred purple from the first one also). It totally had to do with Alex's power and changes she experiences, I didn't understand any of those changes until the end and it's still only slightly described what the plot is leading into.

Cassie and Kenzie are still my fave characters and even Declan has more development in this story. Als
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
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✨✨ Claire✨✨
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
So, Alex manages to stay in society but has been warned and threatened that ANY out of control and she will be taken by the government for "protection".

This leaves Alex terrified at school, in case she bumps into another Variant without knowing.

Declan and Kenzie have enrolled as students and Declan appointed Alex's "Bodyguard" at the school.
Declan and Alex's relationship is steadily moving but before anything physical can happen they are always interrupted.

They got information there was just 2 m
Oct 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Resistance is all about denial, denial, and denial. Learning. Learning. Learning. Being kept in the dark. Falling in love. Admitting to falling in love. Traveling through time. Controlling storms, healing, evolving. The final paragraph of this book will give you a fit, because seriously, what sane person enjoys cliffhangers? Except on TV they are fun, and you now for sure that next week -- same time and channel -- you will fi
May 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
A great book that continues the Variant series. I really loved this book. It was well-written and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. The story continues where Revival left off and follows Alex as she tried to adjust to her new abilities, manage high school and not get into trouble with either The Agency or the psychotic Masterson. I loved getting to see Alex's character mature and really come into her unique abilities - even if she spent a while running away from them in the b ...more
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Still enjoyable but didn't like it as much as the first one for 2 reasons:
1. Alex being a whiny door-mat who insisted on sticking her head in the sand and refusing to use her powers for the first half dozen chapters. This would have made more sense at the start of the first book when she first discovers them not later after she has learnt to control some of them and used them to save herself and her friends. It bugged the hell out of me. Once she gets over this,and she eventually does (thanks Ma
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.9 stars!!!!
I enjoy this one more than the 1st book. I think this book is much better than the 1st in timing and story telling.
Jena Leigh's writing is easy to read and her pace is steady with the right tug and pull. The story is gettig more interesting some plots get more complicated while some are reveal and finally the romance! But wait ... Did i glimsp a lve triangle? Please don't .
Overall Resistance has (more) action, romance, twisted turn of events and surprise & sudden lost that left m
Emily King
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was not sure if I was going to pick this had been so long since the last book was released...or maybe i have just read to many other books in between. But,i decided to go back and read the last book again and to refresh my mind, and man, i am glad i did. Great story, exciting characters, action, intrigue, suspense, and some romance thrown in. I loved it!!! And although, i am like "What just happened here!!!???" I am hugely excited to see what is going to happen next with Alex and her f ...more
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love, love love this series

YOU NEED TO READ THIS BOOK! I really counted the days until the next one, and then until the third one. While still very paranormal, this author creates something new and exciting. I have actually gone back and reread the first two so they are fresh my mind when starting #3. I do this often but I must admit it isn't often that I find I can't put it down when reading a book the 2nd time. I AM JUST AS ENTHRALLED this time as I was the first time. If you love paranormal s
Samantha Cox
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: powers
Yep it's good! Love it when you read the second book in a trilogy and it doesn't disappoint.

Everything you were hoping to happen from the first book starts happening but better.

This is where there are depth to characters, you're more invested in the story line blah blah...what's important here is that if you enjoyed the first then you'll continue to enjoy reading it - it's worth the money and time in my opinion.
Jennifer Hayes
Feb 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great read

Good sequel to the first book in the series. Looking forward to the next installment. I love youth literature that is actually a good read for youth . I'm perfectly fine with high school romance, but beyond that we should not be writing in adult scenes. Kudos to this author.
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this one maybe even a sliver more then the first one!!! That usually never happens but the story just keeps getting better and better!!! Oh and the cliffhanger!?!?!? Uhhhh I'm afraid to know what's going to happen in the third book!!! I can't wait!!! ...more
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I like this even better than the first! I really, really hope the author has everything thought through well enough to provide a plausible explanation for the way book 2 ends. (I'm trying not to give anything away!) ...more
Dominique Dosty
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was really interesting. I loved it only bad thing was that now I have to wait for the next book to come out. This book left a major cliff hanger. I gotta know what is going to happen to Alex, Declan, and the rest of the gang. I'm just really excited right now. ...more
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Jena Leigh is the author of the Variant Series novels REVIVAL, RESISTANCE, REDUX, and RECKONING. Born and raised in the lightning capital of North America, she eventually made her home in the Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina. A shameless geek, she loves coffee, loud music, bad sci-fi movies, Skittles, and shenanigan-filled road trips to faraway concerts.

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