Thursday, June 28, 2012

Review: ReVamped

Revamped
by Ada Adams
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback
Release Date: February 20, 2012
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.


*A copy was provided by Ada Adams for review purposes*

From the very beginning, I thought this was a kind of cheesy book.  But waht was weird is that it was a good kind of cheesy and I ended up really liking it.  Yes, there were some not-so-great aspects of the story, but overall it was a pretty good book.

It's hard to tell the same story over and over agian, and it's always cool when authors come up with fun new versions of common topics, like vampires, or werewolves.  I liked the different spin Adams put on this vampire story.  She had fabulous writing throughout, and I loved how she explained everything at the beginning of the book so we all understood what was going on.  It was a really good plot, and I loved the ending and how all the different aspects of the book came together and all made sense, and that there was an explanation for everything, which meant no plot holes.

There is one event that sticks out to me in this book.  It's when Dawn and the team set to risk there lives to rescue...wait for it...a dog.  Yes, you read that correctly...a dog.  I'm sorry, but you seriously couldn't think of anything better than that?!

From then on this book was simply hilarious and kind of cute. However, there was no build to the story at all, total insta-romance, and no staging really.  But, by the end of this book, I realized that it was the perfect combination of cheesy, funny, cute, and kick-butt, with a couple flaws along the way, but still a pretty good book.

This is such a great cast, but the weird thing is is that when it was first introduced I hated it because I thought it was cheesy and lame.  But I ended up liking it a lot.
Adams really made a point of making Dawn a totally kick-butt character, and I love that.  She's probably the most kick-butt character I've read about in a while.  She's strong, independent, and can take care of herself.  Yay for Adams!!
There's kind of a semi/half/kind of love triangle in this book.  Sebastian and Ethan are the guys in question, and, to be honest, I can't choose who I like best.
This book had serve-me-up-insta-romance galore, but I'm going to overlook that.  Ethan is really cute, a nice guy, innocent and sweet.  Sebastian is kind of the bad boy in this book, dark, mysterious, and kick-butt.  I LIKE THEM BOTH!! *hides in shame*
I also really liked the rest of the cast: Brooke, Sophie, Seth, and Hunter.  Each were special in their own way, and I really liked them all.  Brooke was kind of a *can't say the word* in the beginning, but she totally grew on me.  Sophie I liked from the beginning because she's a bookworm and *cough* so am I.  I also really liked Seth and Hunter, just because they were so sweet and funny.

This book was really a breath of fresh air, and it was so cute and adorable and I just loved it.  One thing that I do have to say, too, is that this is the prettiest self-published cover I've ever seen.  It's simply glorious and I love it!! :P

4 pink flowers


2 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed it Emily. Ive been seeing this book lately, the title drew me in, its been on my list for awhilelnow, gotta read it hopefully soon. and oh I wanna meet Sebastian too, somehow badboy type is my cup of tea. :) Great review girl. x

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  2. I didn't even know it was self-published! I won ReVamped in a giveaway but had seen it around before then and it had always sort of stuck in my mind as a MUST read. I'm glad Dawn is very kick-butt. Who doesn't like a bit of bad-ass in their female characters??

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