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March 22, 2012

REVIEW: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Title: ReVamped (Angel Creek #1)
Author: Ada Adams
Published: 20 February 2012
Format: Kindle ebook: 299 pages*
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:
ReVamped by Ada Adams is not your typical vampire story. Ada Adams took the idea of vampires and built her own story around it with added fun and flare that is completely engrossing and highly entertaining. I fell completely head over heels in love with this book from the moment I read it. 



The world that Ada has built up in ReVamped is originally unique, downright amazing and possibly even better than the world we live in now. In ReVamped, vampires live peacefully side by side with humans. Not only do they live together with minimal problems, but the humans absolutely adore the vampires to the extent where they sell products like Blood Cola, Blood Beer, Blood Vodka and various bloody snacks. Even more so, vampires are sought to become celebrities in Hollywood. I especially enjoyed the fact that there is a separate U.S. Vampire President with their own house, called Scarlet House. I also loved learning the differences between vampires: the Made and the Born, along with the different aspects of the way Ada made her vampires that I found to be creative and well thought out. 



The main character Dawn, is a Born vampire and one fierce warrior. The best fighter at that, according to the Vampire President, who is her father. She has been sheltered within the Scarlet House always training and learning new things. Finally, Dawn’s father gives her a simple mission to go to Angel Creek to train four vampires to become the small town’s new guardians. At first, the mission seems simple enough, until it becomes obvious someone is hunting Dawn. I must say that I love Dawn. She’s got this fire personality and she really kicks butt. I was able to connect and relate to her almost instantly. She’s strong and loyal. She’s a good friend and wonderful person all the way. She kind and has a big heart. I adored her from the moment she appeared on page. To me, Dawn was more human than the other characters in the book, including the humans themselves. I really loved her spunk, her confidence and this set determination that she had throughout the whole book. 



The other characters are developed very well. Each have their own separate personalities and voices. They were all distinguishable from one another and I enjoyed getting to know each and every one of them. I love how well rounded the characters were. None of them blended and each were very memorable. I thought it was brilliant of Ada to take a group of seven, make them all different from one another, but still keep them working together as an incredible dynamic. I loved the transformation of the group and it left me in awe to see how much they changed, improved, and cared for one another by the end. I do hope to learn more about Ethan and Sebastian and their relationship with Dawn in the upcoming books. I can’t get enough of these characters. 



The overall pacing to ReVamped was just right. No parts seemed too slow or too fast and I was easily lost into the world that Ada created. I enjoyed everything within this book and had no problem visualizing the story in my mind. It was easy to read and understand, it’s no wonder I devoured this book in one sitting. It’s just too good to put down, too irresistible to resist. 



What I love most about ReVamped was all the emotions and feelings the book was able to evoke from me along with the surprises it brought. I found myself smiling and laughing at many parts and I even cried at this very intense scene. The build-up to the ending was crazy good and I was so thrilled from all the suspense. The twists and turns and epic revelations were shocking that completely took me off guard. I wasn’t expecting a lot of those things to happen and I was blown-away by those moments. 



All in all, ReVamped is wonderfully delightful read that will grab your attention from the start, keep you intrigued, and have you wishing there was more at the end. I can’t wait for the next book and whatever Ada Adams has in store for these characters I ended up loving so much.

My Rating: 

5 out of 5 stars

*Many thanks to Ada for sending me a copy of her amazing book! She has no influence over my opinion/review of this book. It is solely my own.

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3 comments:

  1. I have this book so I have to put up on my to read list. Thanks for the review.
    Krista

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  2. I'm not a huge vampire fan, but I do like it when the author puts a new twist on the whole idea of vampires. Great review!

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  3. I always like original stories about vampires and this one sounds really good. Thanks for the review and I'm a new follower!

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