02 July, 2012

Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Genre: Paranormal
Format: Kindle edition
More about the author: Twitter // Website // Goodreads
Find it on: Goodreads // Amazon UK

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.
Rating: 4/5 Stars

This book successfully tackles the clichéd vampire genre and turns it into something really fresh. Vampires are now out in the open but this isn't like True Blood. Vampires are fawned over by the public, quickly becoming celebrities and protectors of humans, not ostracised. And there is a fairly logic order to them. Dawn's father is the vampire President who resides in the Scarlet House (get it, eh?) and he has trained her to be a really kick-butt warrior in order to train other vampires to become protectors in turn. Needless to say, I really enjoyed Ada Adams' vampire world, not least the added addition of Born and Made vampires.

ReVamped has a much bigger complexity than it first seems. At first, this book felt like just an enjoyable light read, but things turned really fast in a really good way. I wasn't expecting the plot to thicken in the way it did. I also felt this way with the side characters. Their introduction was rather clunky, but they really grew on me after awhile, especially the maniacal Brooke and totally cute Ethan. The character that really stole the show was Sebastian, the moody vampire who doesn't want anything to do with Dawn at first.

I enjoyed the writing style of Ada Adams. She writes in a straight to the point sort of way that not only makes the book fluid and easy to read, but refreshingly uncomplicated. If you fancy yourself a crossover YA/Adult vampire book that's an easy but highly entertaining read, I'd suggest this book. I think it's a perfect summer paranormal read!


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