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December 4, 2012

Blog Tour: ReAwakened by Ada Adams – Review, Excerpt with G!veaway

Hey guys!  Thanks for stopping by the blog for our tour stop for

ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2) by Ada Adams!

At our stop, you’ll find an excerpt, our review, and
a giveaway which can be found at the end of the post!

 

Becoming a vampire guardian was Dawn Fairchild’s ticket out of the Scarlet House. Fresh off a successful mission, life in Angel Creek should have been great. But when her sort-of-maybe-boyfriend, Sebastian, disappears on a quest to help a beautiful vampire from his past, Dawn finds herself amidst a web of danger, lies, and deceit.

Joining forces with Razor, an enigmatic rebel lacking both a verbal and a physical filter, and her band of Misfits—Brooke, Sophie, Hunter, and Seth—Dawn is thrust into a race against the clock to solve the mystery surrounding brutal Born kidnappings and come to terms with the sudden discovery of her own unique powers. With time ticking away and Born vampires’ lives in jeopardy, it quickly becomes evident that someone—orsomething—desperately wants Dawn and is willing to shed any amount of blood to get her.

Dawn has only one chance to face her demons and overcome all obstacles standing in her way as she embarks on the biggest mission of her life—one that threatens a deadly outcome for all involved.

ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2) by Ada Adams
Publication Date:  November 27, 2012

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** This title was provided to us by the author for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

I still remember when I read the first installment to author Ada Adams’, Angel Creek series.  The first novel, ReVamped, was seriously awesome.  I constantly compared it to The Avengers because of the uniting of vampires with certain skills and traits that help fuse together a group of vampire guardians who will watch over the town of Angel Creek.  I’ll admit, ReVamped was great, but I felt that there had always been room for more.  When I started to read ReAwakened I learned one thing from the first, maybe four chapters:

     Everything there had been room for…

                Just…

               … Happened!

If you haven’t read the first book (what are you doing here?), turn back now!  Potential spoilers up ahead!  ReAwakened takes place right after the events in ReVamped, the general population hasn’t been attacked by deadly vampire forces and main character Dawn is officially mourning the death of her father a.k.a. the vampire president.  With a new president in charge, Dawn has been doubting him and ironically, everybody seems to be doubting her and her team.  It isn’t until groups of rogue vampires show up and begin to slaughter vampires, more specifically Born vampires, that Dawn realizes that her and her team might have something a lot worse than what they encountered in the first novel.

To make things a bit more heightened, Dawn saves the angsty and brooding Sebastian by giving him some of her blood.  According to Razor, a.k.a. Sebastian’s brother (Your thoughts: Whaaaat?!)  because of their sharing blood and Aurora having made Sebastian, Dawn and Sebastian will be riding the Lusty Train that is heading straight for Let’s Make Some Babies town.  But hey—won’t it be more fun to see Dawn and Sebastian you know, actually act like a couple or almost lovers in this novel?  We only got a taste of that in ReVamped.

I personally found that ReAwakened was way better than the novel before it.  Where I had wanted action from ReVamped I got it threefold in ReAwakened.  Where I wanted romance (Bam! You guessed it) the same thing happened.  Every single chapter seemed to top the one before it based on either content or character development.  I felt like in ReAwakened, I got a better feel for the characters, that they grew to be more three dimensional and we got more back stories. I. Love. Back stories.

The one new thing that readers might find interesting from ReAwakened is the new secret ability that all Born vampires have; Fortas.  Apparently they all have them, and it turns them into X-men type vampires.  One of them appearing in the novel can play with fire, quite literally.  And surprise surprise, Dawn has one… but that means that Aurora has one too and from that I’ve seen in the novel, she might not be as dead we were lead to believe.

It seems that in ReAwakened nobody is safe.  I got way more badass villains, more plot twists and an evil plan that our main character may not be able to stop.  The only issue I had: Monologuing!  The one trait that all villains seem to share, but hey, in the end, I have to admit that I didn’t really care all that much.  Why?  Because the ending left me speechless and on the brink of tears.

I would recommend ReAwakened to fans of the previous novel and would recommend this series to readers who enjoy vampires and plots with twists and turns.  So excited for a sequel!!!

Sebastian was the first to break our soundless stalemate. He moved in front of me. “Don’t you get it?” he asked, towering over me. “I can’t not worry, Dawn.” His eyes pierced through me. “You planted yourself inside my head and now I can’t get you out.”

“You should.”

“I’ve tried, believe me.”

“Well, you should try harder,” I mumbled, my fury slowly fizzling away.

He shook his head. “I’m not sure that I want to. I like how you feel inside my head.” He ran a hand through his wet hair, then rested it against the open door behind me. The gesture caused him to lean forward, bringing him even closer.

Suddenly, all I could think about was the hard curve of his full, enticing lips.

If I just tilted my head slightly…

Snap out of it! my subconscious warned as I bit down on my lip.

“Those feelings you have are a lie!” I blurted out, pulling back. “It’s all because I gave you my blood and accidentally ingested yours. It’s like some kind of a Born-Made blood curse,” I said, though, this—whatever it was—felt nothing at all like a curse.

“Are you telling me that I must ignore every single thought that’s going through my mind right now?” he asked, moving closer.

I took a tiny step back. “Yes. Definitely.”

“What about my feelings?”

“Uh-huh. Those too.”

“Every one of them?” His voice was low and husky.

“Yes,” I whispered.

“Fine.” He was saying one thing, but doing another, I realized, as he inched even closer.

“Good.” I retreated further into the partially open door.

The cool sensation of the wood soothed my burning skin. My back pressed against the door, forcing it to slam shut. Sebastian’s arm buckled under the sudden shift, sending him tumbling into me. He caught himself with his other hand mere inches before colliding with me, swiftly placing it on the other side of my head.

There was nowhere to run.

And even if I could escape, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to. My head spun as I soaked in the aromatic fragrance of his body. Soap and bare skin and something more severe. Icy. Dangerous. His breath held a hint of cool mint, and I was suddenly overcome with the desire to taste him. Trying to expel the thought, I bit down on my bottom lip, desperately pleading with my heart to still.

He’s the last person you should be thinking about kissing right now! the rational part of my mind screamed. The less rational part craved his lips and thirsted for his touch.

“Do your wounds hurt?” I asked in a frantic attempt to change the subject. I looked down at the light pink marks across his chest and arms.

“No. Do yours?” He cradled the back of my neck with his hand, gently trailing the two tiny fading scars with his thumb.

I shook my head and closed my eyes, losing myself in the sensation of his touch.

“Good,” he whispered.

An astounding wave of pleasure surged through my body as he pressed his mouth to the wound, igniting the memory of his fangs against my skin. He trailed tender kisses along the side of my neck, down to my clavicle, then back up toward my jaw. His lips grew more fierce and his kisses deepened as his mouth finally found mine. I parted my lips, pulling him tighter into me, forgetting all about my intention to fight him. His fingers slid through the belt loop of my jeans, grasping my hips, melting away the space between us. I entwined my hands through his damp hair, tugging gently at his curls while his hands glided under my tank-top, trailing across my abdomen to my back, sending shivers up my spine.

Somewhere amid the kisses, I remembered that I was supposed to be angry, but the thought quickly dissipated as he thrust me further into the door, running his lips across my skin. I gasped excitedly as the coolness of his hands alternated with the heat of his mouth; the clashing sensations vibrating rapidly through every inch of my body. I was trapped in a scorching inferno one moment, only to be plunged into the depths of an icy ocean the next.

About the Author:

“Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out.”

At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.

In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently spends most of her days immersed in imaginary worlds. Much like the characters she enjoys playing and writing about, Ada is a martial artist with a Black Belt in Shotokan Karate. She is also a big proponent of lifelong learning, and has attained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (it aids in creating characters with unique quirks!) as well as a Master’s of Science in Education.

Ada strives to bring a fresh voice and perspective to fiction. She has been writing creatively for many years, and is an editor of a global fashion/literary magazine called VEUX. ReVamped is her debut novel.

She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.

Connect with the author:  Website / Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads

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You can find them all HERE! 

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– One main entry per person
– Must be 13 years or older to enter
– Open Internationally
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Grand Prize Winner will win the following
PRINT COPY OF RV
PRINT COPY OF RA
RV POSTER
RA POSTER
2 RV/RA POSTCARDS
3 RV BOOKMARKS
3 RA BOOKMARKS
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23 Comments

  1. Leah
    12/4/2012

    I think it’s great when the second in a series is even better than the first. And I happen to love back stories too! Great review. :)
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  2. Julie Kornhausl
    12/4/2012

    I missed my chance to read the first book in the series, and now the second book is released! I have to read both of the now! They seem like awesome reads!

    Julie K
    kornhsl@yahoo.com

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  3. Monica C.
    12/5/2012

    Wonderful giveaway. I would love to read it :)
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  4. Jessica Piazza
    12/5/2012

    I have heard so many great things about Revamped. I still have not read it yet, but now that I know there is a second book, I am going to pick up my copy ASAP!!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Jessica Piazza recently posted..Unresisting Blog Tour: Giveaway & ExcerptMy Profile

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  5. Beckey
    12/5/2012

    Seem like it’ll be a good read thanks for sharing

    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom (follower)

    PS the rafter isn’t loading

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  6. Diana Grace
    12/5/2012

    Honestly, I haven’t even read the first book of the series yet.. it has been on my TBR list for a long while now though.
    So, anyway, after reading the excerpt for book two, I kinda regret I haven’t given the time to read the first book.. That excerpt is superb! It makes one excited and want to read the whole thing! (not to mention, it was hot) xD
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  7. Kelly
    12/5/2012

    I love the banter between those two. I am looking forward to reading Reawakened. I loved the first book.

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  8. Veronica Morfi
    12/5/2012

    Oh, I need to start this series soon. I don’t know why I waited so long to start the first book, since I got it for quite some time now. But this excerpt makes me wanna start right now.
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  9. Lauren
    12/5/2012

    Oh, I need to win this book! I loved ReVamped and need this one! Ada is very talented.
    Lauren recently posted..Finding the Baby Jesus blog tourMy Profile

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  10. krsz
    12/5/2012

    I love this series. And the cover is just amazing! I want it!!!

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  11. Jessie
    12/5/2012

    What an awesome giveaway! I haven’t gotten around to reading ReVamped, however, it is high on my ebook TBR list.
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  12. Wanda
    12/5/2012

    Your book sounds like a great read and your cover is gorgeous so eye catching I love it. Have a great day.

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  13. krsz
    12/6/2012

    I love this series! I want this book so so much!!!

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  14. I seriously need to get these books!! I don’t think I have heard anything but awesome stuff about this series. I love the covers too. So pretty.
    Amy @ Book Loving Mom recently posted..Blog Tour: Derailed by Alyssa Rose Ivy Review and GiveawayMy Profile

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  15. I have wanted to read ReVamped for ever now. Thankfully, I’m getting caught up on my reviews and will finally have the time. Thanks so much. Great post! The excerpt was awesome!

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  16. nurmawati djuhawan
    12/7/2012

    awesome giveaway!!
    thx u so much ^^

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  17. Lisa Vazquezanzua
    12/8/2012

    WHAT!! They can’t end the excerpt like that!! I want to read more right now! lol I’m buying ReVamped tonight! I cannot wait to start reading it! Thank you so much for doing this Blog Tour & giveaway!! My fingers are crossed for this one!!!

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  18. Jolene A
    12/9/2012

    I’ve heard so many great things about this series! Sounds amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway and chance to win

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  19. Crystal C
    12/9/2012

    I read the first book and would love to win this and read the second one. That would be the greatest thing……..XD
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  20. Crystal c
    12/9/2012

    I have read the last one . I really liked it and hope to win the second one. XD

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  21. Rose. P
    12/16/2012

    I actually haven’t read this series yet, but I’m really looking forward to it! :)
    Rose. P recently posted..Cover Reveal & ARC Giveaway: Flicker & Burn – T.M. GoegleinMy Profile

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  22. Diana Grace
    12/30/2012

    I wonder who won?!
    :)

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    Chapter by Chapter Reply:

    Me too! I don’t have control of this giveaway, so we’ll see when they draw the winner :) I’m curious!

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