Friday, July 13, 2012

Revamped by Ada Adams

Title: Revamped
Author: Ada Adams
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Release Date: February 20th, 2012
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 291
Format: Electronic
Acquired: By Author
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

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 am surprised by how much I liked this book. For me I feel like with the vampire craze it would be difficult to do something...original. But somehow Adams pulled it off. I really liked how this was something of a cross between True Blood and any other YA vampire book. And I really did like Dawn. 

So, the world knows vampire exist! And they are even celebrities! I have to tell you, I laughed so hard when I heard about half the things some of these vamps do! The way society has changed to revolve around the vampire world was the most unexpected part. 

Though I had a hard time keeping my mind straight between a Born and Made vampire, everything else was pretty clear. 

I didn't like though was how the author just threw information at the reader and in the first chapter. I wanted to stop reading and tell the author to please let the story develop. If there's one advice I have received about writing is that the reader has the entire book to learn about the characters and the world they live in. Mostly, though, I just felt overwhelmed about everything that was happening. 

What I will admit is that Adams had an amazing Prologue to really take the reader's in. If it weren't for that I may never have finished the book. Is that terrible or does that give credit to the author? Not really sure, but the story was interesting.

I found a lot of humor in Dawn's attempt to get the rag tag group of vampires to protect a town. For the most part I always wondered why the bother, but eh, details. 

The entire town of Angel Creek I just found interesting and especially the group. 

I didn't get, though, this weird scene between Brook and Dawn at the beginning. I wished that, once again, it would drag out. The cheerleader might have a little bit resentment towards Dawn, and it would be interesting to see the way that played out. I was expecting their moment near the end or at least at a big climax seen, but it was just a small thing. 

Also, the way the relationships between Dawn and the boy's, Ethan and Sebastian, I found interesting. 

I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. This turned out better than I expected!

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