Sunday, April 15, 2012

Review & Giveaway: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Title: ReVamped 
Author: Ada Adams
Series: Angel Creek ~ Book #1
Genre: Paranormal Young Adult
Publisher: Ada Adams
Format: ebook, 171 pages
Source: Author
Buy it here: Amazon | B&N

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. (Goodreads)



 My Romancing Thoughts:

Ada Adams has ReVamped the vampire myth with a stellar debut novel!

In a world of vampire protectors and politics, nineteen-year old Dawn, only daughter of the Vampire President, has lived a life of seclusion and intense combat training. Her dream is to put her training to use by partaking in a mission. When her father requests her help with seeking a team of guardians to protect the small town of Angel Creek, Dawn eagerly accepts the mission. Finding the four future guardians to train is no easy task, especially when the four vampires you are given to train seem to need a babysitter! Dawn gets more than she bargained for when strange events in Angel Creek begin to unfold. The handsome and charming human Ethan seems to be hiding a secret and the dark and she can't understand the affect that the mysterious vampire Sebastian has on her. The mission takes a turn for the worse when a human is kidnapped and Dawn, along with her team must rescue her. What Dawn soon uncovers at Angel Creek will test her strengths and alter her life forever. 
 
I tend to shy away from young adult paranormal novels because while I love reading the innocent romance portrayed, the characters sometimes lack the depth that draws you in but ReVamped proves not all YA books are alike! Dawn is a powerful heroine who is far beyond her nineteen years, probably due to her upbringing but admirable nonetheless. She shows her strength throughout the story and her vulnerability when it comes to love, as expected for her age. Her character is so well developed and multi-faceted, she could have easily been a female protagonist in an adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy novel. 

Dawn's love interests, Ethan and Sebastian are both dreamy and make it hard for a girl to choose one! Ethan is the suave and sexy savior, while Sebastian is the dark and intriguing "bad boy" with a sweet side you know you should say no to but can't help falling for. They each add a touch of mystery and romantic tension that keeps you guessing and wanting to trade places with Dawn! Ethan being a human and Sebastian being a vampire make the love triangle that more exciting. While these two are completely different, they each respect and genuinely care for Dawn and never compete with each other for her affection, they leave it all in her hands to decide which totally surprised me. I'd be torn between these loyal hotties too!

 
The world building Ms. Adams has achieved is truly original. Vampire in partaking in politics, reality TV, and commercial vampire drinks make the dark, lonely and mysterious vampire a thing of the past. The best new take on the vampire myth by far is her use of garlic, a once deadly weapon to a vampire, as a source of protection from sunlight...brilliant! Not all vampires are the protector of humans, we see some rogue vampires that are predators which creates the balance of good and evil. 

 
ReVamped is a fast-paced thrill ride with secrets, humor, romance and unexpected twists and turns! You'll instantly connect with the unique characters and experience each emotion they emit while reading their story. The mystery and romance are enough to keep you on edge with each turn of the page. It's beautifully written, creative and has plenty of substance, this isn't just another gorgeous cover...its so much more!

My Rating


Quoteworthy:


"I know you're from the old-fashioned time of chivalry and valor, but I'm a modern girl--a touch  vampire chick. I can take care of myself." ~ Dawn


"What? Obsolete? I don't want to be obsolete!" "That's like really fat, right?" ~ Brooke




Ada Adams is giving one lucky winner an ecopy of REVAMPED (INT.) and 5 winners will win bookmarks and signed stickers (US/CAN.)


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15 comments:

  1. I love Tris in Divergent as she is vulnerable yet gutsy.

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  2. My fave YA heroine has to be Katniss from Hunger Games although Tris from Divergent is a very close second.

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  3. Hmm.... i think Katniss from Hunger Games.

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  4. I like Katniss from Hunger Games. She is very tough and strong. Tore923@aol.com

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  5. I don't know if I have a YA heroine right now. I guess I would have to say. Anna from Anna Dressed in Blood but she is dead so I don't know if that counts...

    Mary

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  6. I would love to read this debut novel! My fav YA heroine is Zoe Redbird from The House of Night series, which are fantastic reads!!! She's a tough chick and has the Goddess on her side, which makes her the most powerful.

    yadkny@hotmail.com

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  7. my favorite heroine is tally from the uglies series. she stands up for what she thinks is right and does whatever she has to do for it.

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  8. Hi
    My favorite YA heroine is Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy because she is strong and focused and will fight until the end for the people she loves.
    This story also sounds very interesting and I'd love to read it.

    dany7578 at hotmail dot com

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  9. My fave YA heroine is either Katniss, from the Hunger Games or Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy. They're both mega fierce!

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  10. Hi Lori,

    Thank you very much for your review.

    Good luck to all who enter the giveaway!
    Yay for kick-butt heroines! :)

    Warm wishes,
    Ada

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  11. I really enjoy Alex from the Covenant series by Jennifer L Armentrout

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  12. I just finished the Hunger Games and like some other commenters, she is my choice hands-down. I love her!
    MJB
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT

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  13. "What? Obsolete? I don't want to be obsolete!" "That's like really fat, right?" ~ Brooke << that is an awesome quote!

    My fave right now is Katniss from the Hunger Games

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  14. I have to say my favorite YA heroine is Hermione Granger.

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