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Saturday, June 16, 2012

ReVamped by Ada Adams Review + Giveaway!

Release Date: February 20th, 2012
Format: Paperback
Age Group: Young Adult

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.

It takes a lot to get me to read a vampire story these days. A few years back after reading a certain story about beautiful, sparkling, undead creatures, I went crazy devouring every other vampire book I could get my hands on. Then I got burned out, big time. I dabble from time to time in the genre, but it takes a really unique angle and some serious selling by other readers whose opinions I trust. That is how I ended up with ReVamped in my hands. It had high praise and a synopsis with the promise of something new. And Ada Adams delivered!
Dawn is such a cool character. She’s a vampire, she is completely kick-ass and capable of defending herself, but she’s also completely socially awkward and a little sheltered. Having spent her whole life at her father’s mansion, training to be a practically unstoppable warrior, she doesn’t really know how to deal with people. And it was her awkwardness around the folks of Angel Creek, when she first arrived, that endeared me to her. I want to be her friend and you will, too.
Dawn is in town rounding up a ragtag team of misfits, who will become the guardians of the town. Unfortunately, none of them are particularly good at being vampires, let alone able to protect the people of Angel Creek. These guys were so much fun and had me cracking up all over the place. I think Seth is definitely my favorite of the misfits, but I’ve got a soft spot for Sophie and her love of books.

Of course, there are cute boys, too. Ethan is the adorable, human bartender and has Dawn swooning from the first time she sees him. Then  you’ve got Sebastian, the seriously hot and broody vampire. Both guys gave me reasons to love them and both of them really seem to care about Dawn, but for the first time in a while, I haven’t actually picked a team. I have this terrible habit of reading a book and completely falling for guys that are on the outskirts of the story. I decide the girl needs to have that boys love in her life and then I am always so disappointed when it doesn’t happen. Well, I’m doing it again folks. An outside of the triangle guy has captured my heart and I am so desperately hoping he captures  Dawn’s, too!

AND! Because I love you guys and I love this book, I'm going to give away an ebook copy to one lucky reader! AND, AND!! Because Ada Adams totally rocks, she is going to send out a bookmark and stickers, to the lucky winner. They are gorgeous, guys, so trust me when I say you want them :0)
To enter, just leave a comment on this post about what catches your eye in a paranormal these days, and be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win! Easy, peasy :0)

I'll pick the winner on June 25th!
(The winner will receive their choice of either a Kindle or Nook version of the book, so please be sure you have a way to read one of those.)


  1. I just LOVE paranormal so my love for paranormal books catches me eye i guess lol:)

  2. O_O This sounds freaking awesome. Honestly, I've heard nothing but good about this one; if you could enjoy it so much despite being iffy about most vamp books nowadays, I'd probably love it. I don't think I can receive an e-book, so this isn't for the contest, but hopefully when my Nook starts working again I can buy a copy. :D

  3. I still can't get enough of the vamp genre and I sooo love one that make me laugh.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  4. I've only been reading paranormal books for about a year now, so they are all sounding good to me! This one especially sounds fun, and the socially awkward heroine will be someone that sounds different. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! amy dot swihart at gmail dot com

  5. Paranormal is defined as phenomena that are beyond science or normal scientific understanding. I love paranormal fiction, paranormal romance, paranormal anything, because the content of the book is imaginative. The author can create a world beyond what we already know and see. Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, and zombies are all what most people think of when paranormal comes to mind, but it goes beyond that. An author can catch a shred of an idea, from anywhere, and turn it into something that is creative and fantastic. An author can incorporate paranormal in their books by having a character with abnormal abilities/powers, or having characters that are aliens, or ghosts, or deities. That's what makes paranormal so incredible. Authors can basically create anything they want, and it doesn't have to have a scientific explanation for any of it. I've been reading paranormal books for as long as I can remember (not too long, since I'm still a teen). It's always interesting to see what inventive ideas a new author can come up with in order to seem original. I can't get enough of paranormal books. Like this one!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Alyssa <3

  6. I love paranormal now a days because I like to day dream and feel like its real :) Its great!
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com. Thank you for this :D

  7. I like paranormal stories that have a bit of originality. That said, I hate it when the mythology is way too complicated or doesn't make sense. I also want characters that are intriguing and ones that I grow to care about. Lately, I've been drawn to angel books but I still really love vampires :)


  8. Great lil review! If you'd like to add your link to the raffle board on my blog, you'll be entered into the Indie Author Month giveaway...additional, we have 10 other giveaways going on too. :D Here's the link:

  9. ReVamped is wonderfully delightful read that will grab your attention from the start, keep you intrigued, and have you wishing there was more at the end. I can’t wait for the next book and whatever Ada Adams has in store for these characters I ended up loving so much.

    One Hour Device



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