Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams

“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.” 
After years of training within the walls of the presidential headquarters where she lives with her father, Dawn is practically itching to see what the outside world is like. So, when her father sends her on a simple mission to prepare four young vampires to become guardians of the small town of Angel Creek, Dawn jumps at the chance to prove her worth. However, she soon learns that while Angel Creek seems peaceful, there are some strange things going on under the surface – things that she’s not even fully aware of yet – and she may have bitten off more than she can handle. ReVamped provides readers with a refreshing change to the vampire genre and keeps them guessing until the very end.

I rate this book: 

I really enjoyed the fact that this book is clearly different from many of the other vampire novels out there. For example, in most vampire books today vampires are created solely through biting a human being or some variation on that particular theme. In ReVamped, however, vampires can either be Made, in the traditional fashion, or Born. Born vampires are rare and have certain attributes that make them more unique than Made vampires. This interesting distinction definitely adds to the book’s intrigue. If you’re looking for a vampire novel that differs from most books in the genre, then you should definitely pick up ReVamped. It’s well worth the read, I assure you.

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 a 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, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel. She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.

1 comment:

Espana said...

WOW! That's what I have to say about Ada's debut novel! From the start I was drawn in, unable to put it down. Love triangles, action, family drama, betrayal, and great humor all make this book a great read. I fell in love with the mysterious Sebastian right away, wanting to find out everything about him. And then there was Ethan!! I'd be fanning myself along with all those other girls every time he walked by. All of the characters were so well written in a way that I could connect with them quickly. A few who I thought I wasn't going to like, turned out to be pretty great friends to have around.