Monday, April 16, 2012

Review of Revamped by Ada Adams

I'm excited to present my review as part of Ada Adam's Bewitching Book tour today!

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

My review:

Favorite Line: “Blood juice is a healthy, appropriate meal…your human friends are not.”

Dawn is a nineteen year old daughter of the vampire president. She lives the life of a vampire princess, sheltered in a grand estate with tutors flown in from all over the world. In her spare time, she teaches defense to young vampires at the Scarlet House Program for New Vampires. When her father assigns her a mission to revamp four goofy misfits in a small town, her life changes forever.

Revamped is based on the neat idea that vampires coexist with humans in a civilized society. In fact, they are like celebrities, and are forbidden to bring other vampires into the world in order to preserve the elite race. There’s a whole new set of rules pertaining to born vampires verses made vampires which I found very intriguing and well thought out. I love how the female lead started out as a vampire, and how she’s strong, yet has so much to learn. There a neat twist, a great romance, and a lot of vampire action! An excellent debut.

This book is a great deal and totally worth it at 99 cents on Amazon!

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.


Ada Adams said...

Dear Aubrie,

Thank you very much for having me on your lovely blog today! I'm glad that you enjoyed the story. :)

Warm wishes,

Belgie said...

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.