ReVamped

ReVamped
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Release Date
March 17, 2012
ISBN
1470068982
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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.

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Finally something diferent
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Love this book i will give the cover and the book 5 out of 5.
Every chapter takes you on the road to uncover a new mystery. The book is full of surprises, you will imagine one things and then the surprise is completely different. Love the way that the author describes each character and main event happening in the book.
Nobody will imagine how the book will end, but what i love about this book is that Ada Adams wrote this book in a way that you have (and will die wanting) to read it from the begging to the end to be able understand the whole book and realized how amazing is the ending. This is one of the few books that i could not put it down since i start reading it, is very captivating.Is not like all the other vampire books, trust me, everything is different and knew. From the powers to life they are having. This book you must read it, you wont regret.
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When i decided i will stop reading vampire books, until i had the chance to participate in the blog tour for the first book from the Angel Creek series "ReVamped". Is a completely different story, everything original, from vampires to the humans how they live together.

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A very fun and light paranormal read that I really loved
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Had enough of vampire books?! Well, let me throw ReVamped at you and say even if you’re sick of vampire books, you’ll want to set aside your bias and read this book! I loved it. Ada definitely put her own touch on the whole vampire lore and I loved that she put such a modern feel to it. You’ve got a Vampire President, who lives in the Scarlet House (a play on the White House, lol), and even vampire reality stars (oh, yes), plus so much more. Vampires and humans coexist peacefully and vampires are considered such a hot commodity that there’ quite a booming industry for vampire products like blood alternatives, since they’re technically not allowed to feed on humans. Special powers?! Garlic?! Daylight?! All the myths and beliefs about vampires are taken for a very fun spin as Ada shows readers what is true or false in her world of vampires.
As far as female leads go, I’d say I really liked Dawn. She’s tough, nice, determined and funny. In an effort to prove hr worth to her father, she takes on the role of training a band of misfits as guardians for a small town called Angel Creek. It’s here that the mystery of her past and the sins of her father come to light. There were times throughout the book that I thought she could’ve been a bit stronger, fighting-wise (you know I don’t like those damsels-in-distress types), but it played well with the plot and it didn’t bother me enough to make me dislike her or the story. She definitely grows a lot as the story progresses and you really learn to love and adore her.
Dawn is also a bit innocent, having never had a boyfriend, so it was fun seeing her interactions with Ethan and Sebastian. Oh, Sebastian and Ethan! Both are hotties, one is sweet and caring while the other is brooding, but still equally caring. Although not a true love triangle, per say, there are plenty of back and forth moments that will leave you smiling. I was definitely more of a Sebastian fan all throughout the book, but I could see the appeal of Ethan and really liked him too. I loved that even though there’s the obvious instant attraction, Dawn’s feelings for both boys develops at a natural and realistic pace and she’s guarded with her heart so I’m happy to say she’s the kind of girl I like.
I was surprised at how fast I read ReVamped. I honestly finished this in one night. It pretty much kept me entertained the whole time and it was definitely the characters that did it for me. I love the whole misfit crew: an airhead-type who is pretty and means well (not evil or anything like that), a nerdy guy, a shy bookworm, and loner ex-druggie. Talk about misfits! It really takes a lot of work and effort to turn these guys into a team and make them ready and able to fight off danger. They’re still a work in progress by the end of the book, but I couldn’t have put together a better cast of characters myself. Their friendships are rough from the start, but by the end you’ll see how much they really needed each other and how great their little group really is.
ReVamped is a very cute, fast, and wonderful read; not at all your typical vampire book. I have to say that most of it is pretty predictable as you read, but not in a bad way. The mystery behind Dawn’s past was one I didn’t expect and loved uncovering, so that was a plus. There were definitely some emotional times in the book, especially regarding Sebastians’s past, Dawn’s father, and her past that add to the depth of the story, but overall it was very light-hearted and fun. I loved every minute of it and can’t wait to read ReAwakened.
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Amazing Book
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So as we all know the vampire phenomenon has taken the world by storm and there are plenty of books out there with vampire love stories, we have read about sparkling vampires, and vampires who fall in love with humans all that good stuff. I have been an avid reader of the vampire series that continue to come out so you can rest assured that this review is honest and accurate when I say; this was such a refreshing book. ‘Revamped’ brought something absolutely new to this genre. I loved the characters, I loved how fresh and new the idea was, it was really captivating. I haven’t read anything like ‘Revamped’ I mean this book has the vampire living out in the open with humans, it has a vampire president, and vampire products that are found in grocery stores such as Blood Cola and Blood Vodka. They aren’t very fond of feeding from the live source anymore of course. It was more about the story of the main character and her mission not a love story and that’s what I really loved, I mean does every single vampire book have to be a love story, I think not! It was just beautifully creative, the way this book was written.

It kept me on the edge of my seat, the story plot kept thickening with twists and turns. It was such a thrilling book, I could easily see a series being made out of this book and it being huge. ‘Revamped’ is the next big thing in vampire books. I would keep your eyes on Ada Adams because she has created something massively powerful here. Wonderful, refreshing, inspiring, absolutely loved it. I would highly recommend it for all you vampire followers out there! A big five stars for ‘Revamped’!
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Was not expected
(Updated: November 15, 2012)
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3.3
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4.0
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First, I want to thank the author, Ada Adams, and also Marian R., for an e-copy of the book…

Cover:

The cover is gorgeous!!! I really like her necklace!!! Where can I get one?

Story:

The first chapters of the story will give you the impression of a fast-paced novel… They also gave me the impression that Dawn is a kickass character who will do anything she wants, and that she is a VIP (considering that she’s the daughter of the president of the vamps)…

I also noticed that some of the events from the past will also happen in the present (like the revenge)… But the difference is that the events in the present are somewhat more brutal than the past… Though let’s just say that the brutality of one of the events is justifiable…

Oh, and let’s not forget the scene where Dawn’s father left a message… It was quite sad…

Overall, if you are planning to read this one, just expect the unexpected because this book took the cake in the twists… Let’s just say that it will shift its genre (from PR to Dys.; at least for me it’s like that)… I tell you that I really did not expect the revelation of Dawn’s true identity…

Happy Reading!!! Thank you!!!
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ReVamped by Ada Adams
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3.3
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
ISBN: 9781470068981
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages: 300


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.


I received ReVamped for review from Ada Adams. Although I read ReVamped in one sitting, I must admit that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would have. The actual plot was great but it just needed developing a bit more. It felt like big chunks of the story were missing, as at one point whole weeks of training were skipped in a sentence or two, which for me took some of the enjoyment out of reading ReVamped. I would have liked to have learnt more about the characters as they progressed within the story, but unfortunately the times between the main events were just glossed over. I really like the cover of ReVamped, to be honest it was the first thing that drew me to it, because of the lovely purples in the cover image and the swirly, arty font.


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Revamped by Ada Adams
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3.0
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3.0
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MY REVIEW

First of I really like the colour of the cover, but then purple is my favourite colour.
Now the book, I did enjoy the book, the plot is quite original with "Made Vampires" and "Born Vampires" This book also has the different element of clones and of Vampires being guardians of the humans that live around them. I liked the character of Dawn, and her complicated relationship with her father. The four vampires she is sent to train to take over from the previous guardians are also good characters but I felt I would have linked to have known a little more about them, perhaps that will happen in following books. I did feel that some parts of the book were sort of glanced over, for example the training could have been told in a little more detail. Then the action scenes were really good and well described in detail. I definitely finished the book wanting to know more, so I hope that there is more to come. I liked the whole love triangle thing going on between Dawn, Sebastian and Ethan. I suppose you could say that this book set the scene and was the back story of more to come.
I was a little disappointed that more was not made of the fact that Dawn has violet eyes. I wanted to know why she had violet eyes when Aurora had green eyes. (you will learn who Aurora is when you read the book) The book is quite complex in places, but things are explained to you as you go along so I would say this was a fairly easy book to read. To be honest I literally read it in one sitting!
So on the whole I enjoyed the book but wanted a little more of it. I want to know more about the new guardians of Angel Creek. This book was like a taster of what's to come, a prequel maybe? I'd like the next book to be a bit longer too please.
So did I enjoy the book? Yes Would I read more if this is a series? Yes, I want to know more Would I read more by Ada Adams? Yes I liked her ideas and the concept of the book. Would I recommend it? Yes, it was a great quick read!
Good Points
Fast paced, quick Read
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Funny!
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When Ada requested some R&R (read and review) of her first novel, I did a little research before immediately going 'yay! books!,' because I am a grownup and capable of thinking before I act. Anyway, my brief research suggested that, although dealing with vampires, a subject even I am starting to get a bit skeptical of at this point, she might do something new and interesting with the topic. Additionally, ReVamped sounded like it might actually be funny, which was seriously encouraging. I am happy to report that my initial judgments were correct!

Actually, of all of the vampire novels I have read, ReVamped reminds me most of a mix of the Sookie Stackhouse series and The Reformed Vampire Support Group. The parts that reminded me of the former were largely in the organization of the vampires. They have a government, both local and national, although obviously not kings and queens here. In Adams' world as in Harris', the vampires have gone public. In both, this led to the production of non-human blood sources. Although, I definitely think that the vamps in ReVamped have a better deal, since they have tons of blood drinks to choose from, including Blood Vodka. Awesome.

As for the latter novel, which I didn't much like, the ragtag group of not very vampiric vampires was what brought it to mind. Of course, I didn't much like that book. Thankfully, ReVamped did that angle way better, because these characters did actually seem to grow and change through the novel. Plus, ReVamped was actually funny, and not just descriptions of feeding on guinea pigs.

Now, I do not want to imply that Adams is entirely derivative, because she's definitely not. She added her own unique bits of lore for the novel. For example, I am really fascinated by her distinctions between born and made vampires. In fact, I would love to have a discussion about the logistics of this. Mostly, I want to know how the born vampires first came into being, since they can only come from a born vampire. Of course, I can accept that, since it's really a chicken-or-the-egg argument.

Adams also did something pretty hilarious with the garlic part of the legend, although I'll leave that as a surprise. Another change from tradition to watch for are the werewolves. They made a definite impression. Additionally, I quite enjoyed Adams' writing style. I only wish that the book had had slightly better editing, as several errors got through to the Kindle version.

Dawn was a fantastic main character. She's so powerful; seriously, there are probably like two people in the world who could take her in a fight...if that. She doesn't need anyone's protection. However, Dawn is also quite naive. She's been sheltered for all 19 years of her life, which has the end result of making her act a little silly where boys are concerned. Even then, though, she doesn't do anything stupid, because she's a smart, cautious girl.

ReVamped was a great read, better than a lot of the vampire-centered books I've read. If you like strong heroines, humor and like to support debut authors, go get yourself a copy of this gorgeous new book. Seriously, check that cover!
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ReVamped is an action packed and intriguing page-turner of a story...
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ReVamped is an action packed and intriguing page-turner of a story...
a good mix of paranormal and mystery !

The story takes place in 2015, where vampires have already been accepted and live among us. Along with the current human President, there is also a Vampire President and laws that claim that Vampires cannot feed off of humans nor turn them. Vampires are trained to become Guardians for protecting towns and its inhabitants.

The Vampire President's daughter, Dawn, has lived her whole life at the President's mansion. She has been in training for her whole entire life and is one of the strongest and most reliable warriors ever. It also helps that Dawn is one of the rarest types of Vampires, she is a Born - which means that she wasn't Made by being bitten, but was conceived by vampire parents. It's very complicated and very rare to be a Born Vampire...

The world that Adams builds for these vampires is so refreshing. Usually when I think of a vampire I automatically assume that they are going to be physically strong, but that they also are going to be fearless and impeccable. The unique group of characters that Adams puts together is so comical but in such a good way - to the point that you want to join their group and be friends with all of them.

Yes, there is a good mystery going on, involving a ton of action - rogue vampires are fighting about, and they want Dawn! Why?

And lets not forget the love interests here! Ethan, the sexy human bartender who had arrived into town just a few weeks before Dawn - what's his story and what is he hiding?
And of course, there is the sexy vampire, Sebastian, that had just recently arrived into town too, just a few months before - what is his story? Why is he so adamant about keeping his distance from Dawn, and yet, following her around everywhere she goes?
I have to say, while reading this book I couldn't help but think that it reminds me a little bit of the Sookie Stackhouse Series (True Blood) - the YA version of course! If you're a fan you will definitely enjoy ReVamped!
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