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May 1, 2012

Bewitching Book Tours: ReVamped by Ada Adams – Review with Giveaway

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REVAMPED by Ada Adams!
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REVAMPED!  Details can be found at the end of the post.

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.

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** This book was provided to us by the author for an honest review.
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Let me just start this review by saying that I did not want this story to end. Everything about it was just fantastic and somehow managed to take hold of my emotions and drive my heart in that rare direction that it goes in when I become lost in a good book. By the time I noticed that I was almost finished the story, I was heartbroken. And in case you haven’t figured it out by now—this is a novel that I personally think that everybody should at least try out. Revamped by author Ada Adams is a new and refreshing take on the human world after it has discovered the existence of vampires.

Our main character, Dawn, is the daughter to the Vampire President and she’s one of the Born. Which is a title that basically explains itself: Dawn is a vampire who was born a vampire, but ages at a human rate. To stop aging a Born would have to have a baby and after the (*sarcastic tone*) thrills of childbirth she would remain the age that she gave birth at. I know it might sound confusing but it isn’t and I’m bad at describing things so… moving on! From the start of the novel to the end of the novel, the concept of why Dawn is a born vampire when her mother was born in the eighteen hundreds. The mystery of that secret alone had me hooked.

As the novel progressed into when Dawn must recruit four vampires from the town Angel Creek, I noticed that I was actually very intrigued by the fact that upon recruiting each of the vampires—we also got into the backstory of how they became vampires. From Brooke’s somewhat trashy story to Seth’s ironic transformation, I absolutely loved getting to see how each of the vampires came to be a part of our story. Personally, I found that the characters in the story managed to grow at a quick pace that I managed to keep up with and thankfully for that the story rarely stirred by attention away from the tasks at hand.

As for the romance portion of the novel, I liked that between Sebastian, Ethan and Dawn there was always that aura of a love triangle that was never fully discussed. Personally, I would vouch for Sebastian and Dawn being together, especially after we learn about Sebastian’s sad past. Since I don’t want to leave any spoilers, I’ll simply say that Revamped isn’t your typical romance story and for that I am very happy. I would recommend this story to fans of vampires, mystery or readers who simply want to read something new and refreshing. Revamped is a novel that readers will continue to think about long after the story is finished…

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Excerpt:

PROLOGUE

A sharp, searing pain pierced through my chest as I watched the guy I liked—the guy I was falling in love with—kiss another girl. With every fiber of my being, I willed myself to look away, my vision blurring in a desperate attempt to escape the agonizing scene before me. My body failed to obey; my gaze remained firmly glued to the couple.

Powerless, I surrendered to the nightmare, for a brief moment allowing myself to imagine that his muscular arms were, in fact, embracing me. After all, the girl’s face, with its pale complexion, high cheekbones, straight nose and cupid-bow lips, was identical to mine. Her glossy brown hair cascaded down her back, each loose wave perfectly matching my own. Even her slender body curved in precisely the same places. Looking at her was like gazing into the smooth, reflective surface of a moving, breathing mirror.

She was me.

Or was I her?

She fluttered open her long, dark lashes, and pulling me out of the fantasy, revealed the one perceptible difference between us: her emerald green eyes. While hauntingly beautiful, they looked nothing at all like my pale violet ones. She stared directly at me, tightening her grip on the only person in the world I had ever wanted to be with—mocking me for being too late.

“Aurora,” he whispered in her ear.

In that instant, I knew with certainty that he was not thinking about me.

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21 Comments

  1. Ada Adams
    5/1/2012

    Hi MaryAnn and Gabby!

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read “ReVamped”. I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the story. This review had me smiling, as you made some very funny points (ie. “Brooke’s somewhat trashy story” and the “thrills of childbirth” – haha!).

    If you are interested in reading more, I think you’ll be pleased to know that “ReAwakened” comes out this summer. :)

    Have a lovely day!
    Ada

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  2. Nikki
    5/1/2012

    The Victorian Era, sadly because the dresses were gorgeous and I want to have someone open doors for me and all that happy crap ;)

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  3. Jess Ramos
    5/1/2012

    I would go to 1882 in London
    I just love all the Jane Austen kind of stuff. Can’t forget about the dresses!!

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  4. I have seen this book everywhere! Love the cover, can’t wait to read it!

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  5. Nicola
    5/1/2012

    Awesome review! I have a copy of this and I’m seriously looking forward to reading it. It sounds so different!

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  6. April Hunter
    5/1/2012

    Great review, thanks for the giveaway !

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  7. Filia Oktarina
    5/1/2012

    I see this book on other blog. It make me curious to reading this book. I will happy to win this book. I love the cover book, it’s very beautiful and the color violet was my favorite!!

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  8. deanna_boocock
    5/1/2012

    Haven’t tried anything by this author yet so looking forward to reading.

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  9. Bookish Brunette
    5/1/2012

    I’m so EXCITED about ReVamped! I’ve read so many great reviews on it!!!! I can’t wait to start!

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  10. alicia marie
    5/1/2012

    great review! i’m so looking forward to reading this!!

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  11. wanda flanagan
    5/1/2012

    ReVamped sounds awesome .Thank you for sharing with us and for this chance to win it .Have a great week

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  12. sarah elizabeth
    5/2/2012

    Anything!
    Happy Wednesday!
    Really looking forward to this book :)

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  13. catherine c
    5/2/2012

    thanks for the chance to win!

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  14. Lauren
    5/2/2012

    I want this book so bad. Been seeing it hop around the blog world and it sounds so good! Thanks so much for your giveaway!

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  15. Sonia
    5/2/2012

    I’ve heard great things about this book. The rating on Goodreads is promising as well. Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read it! :-)

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  16. Tina B
    5/2/2012

    Fantastic review! Thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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  17. Lisa Richards
    5/2/2012

    Thanks for partcipating in this tour!

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  18. bn100
    5/2/2012

    The book sounds good. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. Lacey T
    5/6/2012

    I really want to read this book now! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  20. Michelle Tucker
    5/17/2012

    I’d love to read this book. Thanks!
    Michelle Tucker

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  21. Sheena-kay Graham
    5/17/2012

    This is a great goveaway. Hope I win.
    Sheena-kay Graham recently posted..Book Review Thursday: Lullaby (A Novella)My Profile

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