May 2, 2012

ReVamped by Ada Adams: Review & Giveaway {Bewitching Book Tours}

Series: Angel Creek #1
Genre: YA Crossover/Paranormal
Buy Links: Kindle | Print
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.

Review by Kate
REVAMPED, by Ada Adams, is a fantastic read for adult and young adult fans of the paranormal genre. We follow Dawn, a Born vampire, who is given her first mission at nineteen. She is a kick-butt fighter and is ready to hold her own among the vampires. Her assignment is to train replacement guardians for a human town, and it is anything but easy.

I really enjoyed this book! I loved the world that Adams created and I jumped right into the story without a lot of background information dumping. Adams sprinkled tidbits about her world without me getting bogged down with the details.

The characters were fun as well. I loved Dawn (of course) because she was a strong female with a kind heart. Her vampire reject trainees were cringeworthy at first (in terms of their guardianship abilities) but they definitely developed along with the story. There was a definite love triangle between Dawn, Sebastian, and Ethan but the one I thought made the most sense won out in the end (no I won't say who!)…or at least for now…

Overall, this is a great fast-paced book for all paranormal readers and it's a great introduction to the genre for those who haven't jumped on the bandwagon. Even though people say vampires are "done", I think Adams created a truly unique perspective and story (lots of amazing twists!) that makes me excited to read the rest of the series.

ExcerptPROLOGUE

A sharp, searing pain pierced through my chest as I watched the guy I liked—the guy I was falling in love with—kiss another girl. With every fiber of my being, I willed myself to look away, my vision blurring in a desperate attempt to escape the agonizing scene before me. My body failed to obey; my gaze remained firmly glued to the couple.

Powerless, I surrendered to the nightmare, for a brief moment allowing myself to imagine that his muscular arms were, in fact, embracing me. After all, the girl’s face, with its pale complexion, high cheekbones, straight nose and cupid-bow lips, was identical to mine. Her glossy brown hair cascaded down her back, each loose wave perfectly matching my own. Even her slender body curved in precisely the same places. Looking at her was like gazing into the smooth, reflective surface of a moving, breathing mirror.

She was me.

Or was I her?

She fluttered open her long, dark lashes, and pulling me out of the fantasy, revealed the one perceptible difference between us: her emerald green eyes. While hauntingly beautiful, they looked nothing at all like my pale violet ones. She stared directly at me, tightening her grip on the only person in the world I had ever wanted to be with—mocking me for being too late.

“Aurora,” he whispered in her ear.

In that instant, I knew with certainty that he was not thinking about me.


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. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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3 comments:

  1. Hi Kate,

    You have a very lovely blog!

    Thank you kindly for taking the time to read and review "ReVamped". I'm so happy to learn that you liked the characters and twists. :) The sequel, "ReAwakened", will be out later this summer - lots more guys, reject trainees, and twists and turns!

    Have a great day!

    Best regards,
    Ada

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Ada! Can't wait for the sequel :)

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  2. This book sounds good! I am just starting to get back into vampire books. Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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