Monday, May 20, 2013

Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams

ReVamped (Angel Creek, #1)
*Cover and Synopsis from Goodreads

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.
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My Review:

I love vampires so when I found out about this series I was more than a little excited and I am happy to say that the excitement didn't die once I picked up the book. I loved Ada Adams version of the vampire. Though there were only subtle changes, they were enough to make it interesting and different from every other vampire story out there. Still quick, strong and fast healers Ada Adams vampires also could sustain themselves on things like Blood Cola making it nearly obsolete to get blood from a live source, or human. And that's another thing, humans know vampires exist in this series. Instead of being feared they are actually able to be a part of society and are just as popular and as famous as movie stars.

Vampires in the Angel Creek series are either born or made, with born vampires being more rare and stronger than their made counterparts. Dawn, the main character in ReVamped is a born vampire and just so happens to be the vampire president's daughter. Sheltered her entire life, Dawn always thirsted to experience the real world, to serve a mission outside of the manor that she was raised, jailed or sheltered in.

Wanting nothing more than to be out in the real world, Dawn is more than shocked when her father finally assigns her a mission. The group of vampires that protects the small quaint town of Angel Creek is no longer and it is up to Dawn to train the only vampires in the town to protect the humans and she is more than up to the task. But things don't go quite the way she plans and the vampires she is called in to train aren't exactly what she expects either.

It is these unexpected things that made me truly enjoy ReVamped. It were these moments that helped provide that much needed sense of the unknown and kept me guessing as to what was going to happen. The way Ada Adams wrote the story gave me more than a few shocks throughout the story. With the biggest shock coming from something very close to Dawn. (I would tell you, but I can't, so read it).

For the most part I enjoyed the characters in ReVamped with Dawn and Sebastian being my favorite characters. Both of them are strong willed, stubborn, strong, and willing to put themselves in harms way. They also probably had the greatest depth. And I enjoyed every scene with them in it. But I didn't enjoy the other characters as much, finding a few of them to be fake or annoying, though they did not ruin the story for me. I just wanted more from them.

ReVamped is full of twists, fun, fighting scenes, romance and of course vampires! With these vampires bringing their own twists to the story. It was a fun and fast read and is a must read for any vampire fan!

"You were the most unique girl I'd ever met. The most fascinating and frustrating--all at the same time." (kindle, loc. 2114). 

Being a sucker for romance I couldn't help but choose a moment in the book that highlights a little of the romance that happens in the book. Of course I purposely left out who this scene is between because that would just give things away and where is the fun in that?!

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