BOOK TOUR REVIEW: ReVamped by Ada Adams
ReVamped (Angel Creek Series, Book 1)
By Ada Adams
Published: February 20th 2012
Format: Paperback or E-book
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.
5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book! I flew threw it in just several hours, reading way past my bedtime 🙂 I think the thing I liked best about ReVamped was that it showed vampires as vulnerable, still almost human creatures. In most of vampire literature, we are accustomed to vamps as strong, smooth, undead warriors with no flaws. The vamps in ReVamped, however, are more like underdogs–none of them are really the alpha creatures we have seen before.
Dawn was a great narrator. I liked her as a person too, which is super important to me in a main character. Even though she has been a vamp her whole life, she still is not as cool and collected as one would expect–she often trips over her words and awkwardly blurts out what she is thinking. I loved her.
The rest of the characters were awesome too–each of the vampires in Dawn’s group has their own unique personality which I really enjoyed getting to know. I’d have to say my fave of the group is Brooke. She has hilarious moments in which she is an airhead, but when Dawn was in a moment of need, she was there for her.
The plot gradually rose to its’ climax, and the end did not disappoint. I also really loved the history behind the town and the characters. That was one of the best parts of the story for me, learning the truth about Sebastian, and Dawn. The ending was bittersweet and perfect, and though I’m not sure where the story will go from here, I will definitely be there to continue the ride!
About the Author
“Many people sing in the shower. I, on the other hand, write scenes in my head and act them out.”
At age five, Ada read her first chapter book – Pippi Longstocking. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for the stories and characters found within the pages of literature.
In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the 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 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.
Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years. “ReVamped” is her debut novel.
She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.