{Review+G!veaway} ReVamped by Ada Adams

April 26, 2012 Giveaways, Reviews 16

Pages: 300
Publication Date: February 20, 2012 
Age Group: YA
Source: Blog Tour
Series: Angel Creek #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, Debut Author Challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(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.

I guess I need to admit this right now. I have been telling myself that I am not a huge fan of vampire books, because they are not all done well and the concept is overdone- but I can’t lie to myself, or you guys, anymore. I really like vampire books! Yes, some of them are not executed well, but the good ones- I really like them! And this is one of the good ones.

It kind of reminded me of the YA version of True Blood. Vampires had come out to the world and people were fascinated with them. They even have a sort of drug made from vamp blood. But I also really liked that some of the small towns had vampire protectors. That made them seem more human- protecting and watching over the town.

The guys in this book confused me a little. I couldn’t really get a hold on either of them until pretty late in the book. I liked both of them well enough. I know that by the end, I like Sebastian more. I wouldn’t really call ReVamped a love triangle because romance was not really the focus at all. There were just two guys in the story that played pretty big roles. Now I think a love triangle might pop up in the next book. In fact, I would be shocked if it didn’t but ReVamped kind of just set the stage for it.

Dawn is a cool girl. I liked that she was all badass but still kind of shy. And the mystery surrounding her was pretty neat too. I kept trying to guess what it was about her birth that was different, but I didn’t even come close to getting it right! I love that! I love that reVamped kept me guessing and then wasn’t predictable at all. I would recommend this book to anyone that liked True Blood (now this is def. the YA version, so it will be different in some regards) or anyone that appreciates a good vampire book.

4/5 Gavels

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.

and now I have a giveaway for you guys! and be sure to check out my other giveaways- I have a lot of awesome stuff for you guys!

Today, I have a kindle copy of ReVamped for one winner! Thanks to Ada Adams for providing the kindle copy. 

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16 Responses to “{Review+G!veaway} ReVamped by Ada Adams”

  1. Ada Adams

    Hi Michelle,

    Thank you for taking the time to read and review the book. I’m glad to learn that “ReVamped” falls into a category of “one of the good ones”. 🙂

    Good luck to all who enter the giveaway! Have a lovely day.

    Best regards,
    Ada A.

  2. PuttPutt1198Eve

    I read the review of Evernight and was interested to find that it wasn’t mentioned until well into the book that it was about vampires. Also, it seemed strange that the main character wouldn’t realize that her parents were vampires and that she was one, too. Interesting.

  3. Lisa Richards/alterlisa

    I really like vampire stories too! I agree that there have been a lot of books, but it tickles me to see how many different versions there can be for a creature that has been around as long as the vamps have been.

  4. zapkode.marie

    {new follower here}

    I love vampire books as long as they aren’t all the mushy I am in love oh no its a vampire I will still be in love he or she can turn me and we can live happily ever after crap. Those books irritate me. Anyways, thank you for sharing.


  5. bookbitereviews

    Great Review! I love true blood so ill have to look into this. I always say that on all your reviews “ill have to check this one out” you have great taste in books i guess lol

  6. Lea

    Hi Michelle! I just got this book in the mail from Ada and cannot wait to start reading it 🙂 So glad you enjoyed!

    Also, I wanted to say “thank you” for your compliments to my blog– it means a lot to me that you love it! I’m also a fan of your blog and reviews 😉


    ~Lea @ LC’s Adventures in Libraryland

  7. Dynie

    Revamped is an awesome book that is so good it’s possible to bring even the non believer on board. Even You. Thanks for the giveaway;-)

  8. Dynie

    I’m commenting on Lucy In The Sky for the giveaway. Lucy in the Sky sounds like a 60’s comming of age book of every 15 y/o boys dream. Lucy is a young Hippie girl, one of which is hard to be found in a small midwest town. I can’t wait to get my hands on this book just to bring back memories if nothing else.

  9. Eesti

    I loved this book. Ada is an amazing story teller who lures you in and captures you from page one. I fell in love with the world she has created (Love that the vamps are “out of the coffin”..) and her quirky and fun characters (Brooke was hilarious!!) Dawn is an awesome narrator who you can’t help but love. Nothing beats a tough chick on a mission! ReVamped has no shortage of action but still has the much needed tinge of romance. Ada has created a love triangle with Ethan and Sebastian. Both are such hotties but I have to say I fell for Sebastian. I love me a brooding vampire! I can’t wait for the next book in this series! I hope to see more of Dawn and Sebastian, Miss Adams!

  10. Becky Johnson

    I know what you mean about Vampire books. I love them, secretly, but I’ve also been very frustrated by several poor and badly written versions.
    I’ve seen this book around for a while now, and have read many reviews, though all have been too glowing. Thanks for the honest review. I’ll defintely give reVamped a read 🙂

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