Thursday, 10 May 2012

Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams (Angel Creek #1)

Title: ReVamped
Author: Ada Adams
Publication date: February 20th 2012
Age group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal
Cover rating: 3/5
Content rating: 4/5
Buy: Amazon 

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.
My thoughts:
Wow. This book was so much fun! I genuinely loved and enjoyed reading it, especially the first half of the story. ReVamped is a very interesting and unique take on the vampire genre. Just when I think I couldn't possibly stand one more vampire book, novels like this one and The Immortal Rules start popping up and changing my mind. Ada Adams has definitely given us something new to read and I was left quite impressed by the end. The genre may be getting saturated but clearly some authors still have something new to offer us.

At nineteen, Dawn is slightly older than usual YA protagonists. She's been trained all her life by her father, who is the ''Vampire President'' and somewhat emotionally distant. At the beginning, I wasn't sure what to make of Dawn. On one hand, she thinks like she's way older than 19 (probably due to her upbringing) but on the other hand, she seems very naive and unaware of regular teenager stuff. I really grew to like her as the story went on and found she got easier to relate to. She doesn't let things get in her way and has a very determined spirit which is really admirable!

This book is jam-packed full of action and mystery. It really keeps you on your toes the whole way through. I read it in a couple of hours and barely looked up from it once. I just needed to know more! I really enjoyed following Dawn as she learned more about herself and her family and really didn't see most of it coming. I liked that it was unpredictable as it really keeps you rushing forward. Adams is a brilliant writer. Her writing is smooth and engaging. It was actually quite a pleasure just to read and get lost in.

I loved the world that ReVamped is set in. Humans know about vampires and have more than accepted them- they've embraced them! I loved all the pop culture references, including the vampire fad being the reason for it being easy for vampires to come out of hiding after so many centuries. Lots of little things about this world made me laugh and I had a smirk on my face for most of the first half. It was really clever and enjoyable!

I would recommend this to any vampire fans who are looking for something a bit difficult. I think Morganville Vampires fans would love this one- I sure did!


  1. Yay! I'm a HUGE morganville vampires fan and I've just one a copy of this book on Kindle!! So happy and very excited to get round to reading it :)

    Great review!

  2. Awesome review. Glad you liked this, I plan to read it soon.

  3. Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review ReVamped. I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the story and the characters!

    Best regards,
    Ada A.

  4. The stunningly gorgeous cover catches your eye (and how could it not?) and draws you into a refreshingly unique tale. Imagine a society where vampires are openly accepted and even idolized. Where vampires have even taken up the role of protectors. That is the world of ReVamped.

    Throw in a strong, kick-ass heroine, a band of misfits, and mystery to boot, and you have yourself a delightful debut. I enjoyed the adventure and am curious to see what happens next!


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