Sunday, June 30, 2013

ReVamped by Ada Adams


A simple mission turned deadly.

Nineteen-year-old vampire Dawn has led a sheltered life within the confines of her father’s presidential headquarters. Upon being sent on a mission to revamp four goofy misfits into guardians of a peaceful little town of Angel Creek, Dawn believes that all her dreams have finally come true. What starts off as a simple task, turns into something unexpected, changing Dawn’s life forever and leading the action-loving, thrill-seeking vampire teen on a path of mystery, danger and intrigue.

When a human girl is kidnapped by a group of rogue vamps, Dawn discovers that there is more going on in Angel Creek than meets the eye. And it all connects to Ethan, the cute newcomer who seems too perfect to be true, Sebastian, the mysterious vampire with a turbulent past, and even Dawn herself. Dawn must not only succeed in revamping the troubled recruits, but must also prevent the vampire race from being overtaken by a malevolent villain who has a strange and obsessive fascination with her. As threat escalates, romance blooms, and ghosts from her past begin to surface, Dawn is sure of only one thing: her life will never be the same.

My Review

4 Stars

I chose to read this book solely upon it's cover. After all I'm a cover whore and this one is at the top of the pack. I mean the backward "R" to me is definitely a nice touch. ReVamped was nothing like what I expected it to be going in and it was a great change for the YA vampire genre I believe. The aspects Ada ties into her plot and characters all have a new twist on the old school favorite. I loved Dawn, Sebastian and Ada's group of misfit vampires. Yes, I didn't mention Ethan because as much as I want to like him (and I know Dawn does), I'm just not sure. Starting out I wasn't sure where Dawn's journey was going to take her and throughout the entire book, I never knew. The epic twist towards the end made me literally take a moment to think about what just happened. Oh and I laughed because I was just so surprised. But Dawn has this sense of duty and responsibility about her that is commendable and ReVamped is like a story about her real "first" chance at living. I'm glad I read her story and that Ada invited us to share her journey. But I must mention Sebastian who is swoon worthy and proved his weight in gold. Even though for a while there, I was worried about whose side he was playing for or if he was just going to be some distraction of Dawn's. The dynamics of the relationships between all the characters and their situation and back-story's, I feel like Ada got it right. The friendly teasing banter was spot on, as were the moments that called for more. Yeah, you know the ones. The one's that clench your heart in their grasp and refuse to let go until you read enough to know what happens. However, in ReVamped I feel safe in saying, you won't see what's coming. 

About the Author

"Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out."

In her career as a writer and an actress, Ada spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the kick-butt female characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Masters of Science in Education.

Ada began her writing career at age three with a string of short stories that only a mother could love, and has been inventing quirky characters and imaginary worlds ever since. Her readership has now grown to include people who aren't directly related to her. A passionate advocate for the arts, Ada is also an editor-in-chief of VEUX Magazine - a fashion/literary publication which showcases up-and-coming talent from all over the world. Amongst other things she enjoys are zombies, chocolate, and bubble tea.

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