BOOK TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: ReAwakened by Ada Adams
by Ada Adams
Angel Creek Series, Book Two
Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.
Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—or something—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.
Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.
MY THOUGHTS: 5 OUT OF 5 FLEURS DE LIS
Dawn Fairchild thought she was done defeating evil after the demise of her evil uncle Viktor. She’s trying to get over the devastating loss of her father, when she learns that Born vampires such as herself are being kidnapping and drained.
In addition to this, Dawn is not-so-successfully coping with her long-dead doppelganger torturing her thoughts…which only happens when Dawn is near the sexy Sebastian. But getting cozy with a guy is the least of her worries. Can Dawn find out who’s behind the kidnappings before she becomes the next victim?
This book is quite a bit longer than the first one in the series, and for a while I wasn’t sure where it was going. There are several different plot lines, and in the end they all come together. When I finished it, I just sat there going, “HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP HOLY CRAP!” I know, very eloquent.
~SPOILERS AHEAD IF YOU HAVEN’T READ REVAMPED!~
Dawn isn’t exactly at her butt-kicking best in this book. She’s dealing with some serious demons, grief, and kind of thinks she’s going crazy. You can’t blame her–since she found out she’s the clone of the daughter her father lost over 120 years ago, she’s been struggling with real feelings of being second best, and identity crisis. But I still adore her, even though she’s stubborn and refuses to let anyone help her when she needs it most!
Sebastian is back in all his sexy glory. When Dawn and Sebastian are on the pages together, you can feel the heat smoldering out of the book. I love them together, and it drove me crazy, what they had to go through during the course of these events. I hoping things end up happily for them!
We also get a deeper look at the pasts of some of the other Misfits–why Hunter is so sad all the time, why Sophie is so reserved. As the series progresses I find myself liking the cast of characters more and more.
While reading, I started thinking this book was reminding me of other books…which I didn’t experience at all while reading ReVamped; I thought it was wholly original. Now this may be a problem for some, but it wasn’t for me, because the things I was reminded of are things I enjoy.
Sebastian’s long-lost brother Razor (DO NOT LIKE that name, ugh) swoops in and flirts shamelessly with Dawn while Sebastian broods, giving the story some Vampire Diaries-style flair. Also, suddenly: werewolves! And the meeting at the gazebo strung with lights screamed Twilight. Like I said, things I like, but felt were kind of repetitive in the YA world.
The book was long but definitely not short on action. Add in a hot romance, some double crosses, twists you never see coming, and humor, and you have one hell of a book that leaves you catching your breath. I will be first in line to read part three!!
About the Author
“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”
At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for 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 a 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, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel.
She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.
There is a pretty rad prize pack for this tour!
Grand Prize Winner will win the following-
PRINT COPY OF ReVamped
PRINT COPY OF ReAwakened
2 RV/RA POSTCARDS
3 RV BOOKMARKS
3 RA BOOKMARKS
I ❤ SEBASTIAN KEYCHAIN
I ❤ HUNTER GUITAR PICK
I ❤ RAZOR DOGTAG
– 3 winners (One grand prize winner +2 small prize winners)
– One main entry per person
– Must be 13 years or older to enter
– Open Internationally
– Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen