Saturday, March 24, 2012

ReVamped: Review + Giveaway!


Goodreads: 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.

Review: Okay, so this one is a dystopian vampire novel. Yeah, that's right. A VAMPIRE DYSTOPIAN novel. :D
So, to start off this review, I want to say thanks to the author, Ada Adams, for asking me to review her book.

Thank You!

Anyway, I liked this book. I've never read a vampric dystopian. (Hopefully I'll have read two by the end of May.) It was interesting.

(In no particular order)

+ The opening. At first, I didn't like it because it sounded like something out of a cheesy contemporary novel. But later I realized that it was giving me hints on who and what is going to happen or who's going to show up.

+ I like the vampire president and the Scarlett House. The world in the book seems like there are two countries in one---human and vampire.

+ Opening scene in chapter one was amazing. Not going to elaborate much, but it had me thinking one thing when really something else was going on.

+ The kickass main character Dawn. Nice, strong, smart, determined, and a kickass fighter. For someone that's been sheltered all her life, she does fairly well on her own.

+ The boys in the book are different from other YA boys. I love that both of them have secrets instead of just one. Both are 'the new guy in town' instead of just one. Smart and strong. And the names, love them: Sebastian and Ethan.

+ Plot is different, along with the setting. Angel Creek is this out of the way town with not much to it. Few stores and a school. Library and a little diner. Cute, but at night it sounds creepy. Anyway, the town was founded by one of the character's family a long time ago. That is one reason that is part of the plot. In the plot is a plot for revenge. An old friend of the founding family is extremely mad at the family for something they didn't give to him a long time ago.
But that's not all. Dawn is there on a mission to train new guardians of the town since the old ones go off into the world to do TV related things. Dawn happens to be related to a person that the evil dude doesn't like, and he plans a bit of revenge on her.

+ In the book, there are two types of vampires. The Made and The Born. Dawn is one of The Born. The Born are ones that are created from another Born. By having a Born, you can stop your aging process and never die. If not, then you will slowly die. The Made are regular vampires.

+ Since this is set in the future, I like it that Vampires have come out and people love them. TV shows and special food and everything were created for them.

+ Awesome weapons. No question. After all, Dawn's fluent in all of them. :D

+ The plot twist with the drug, Vampriciol. That's right. Vampriciol. Love the name.

+ Question: can you clone a vampire? What do you thing about that? Think hard.
(In no particular order)

- MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!: In the book, it tells us that the bad guy was put into a coffin or a boat (can't remember) with dynamite into a lake to die. What I want to know is how he survived. Wished that was more elaborated.

- In my opinion, could use a bit more romance.

-Some things reminded me of Twilight (just the first book):
  • The small town
  • The Love Triangle
  • The white house in the middle of forest
  • The girl not wanting to go to the party (Bella vs. Dawn)
  • Werewolves were involved
  • The parent in the book was the dad.
There was a few more but not much. Despite this, don't let that stop you from reading the book.


- Hannah is okay. Talkative. Nice. Just a regular overexcited girl. One with, and I quote, "verbal-diarrhea".

- Brooke: status-airhead vampire cheerleader that goes around applying to high schools and becoming cheerleader and on a mission to be prom queen. One of the new guardians. At least she changes a bit and uses her brain.

- Hunter: drinker/druggie turned around and turned. Kinda doesn't care, but soon he starts too after what happens and when he lays his eyes on the weapons.

- Seth: shy kid, recently turned by Brooke. Loves video games. Good with computers. Can hack into anything once he gets started. Turns to be an okay vampire.

- Sophie: like Seth, but into books. Is very old. Her best friend turned her. Starts gainning confidence throughout the book.

-Sebastian: jerk with a hidden soft side. More than meets the eye.

-Ethan: sweet, kind bartender. Also, more than meets the eye.

ReVamped is one of a kind with it's futuristic vampire society packed with drama and twists.


Look at that necklace. It's so pretty! And the purple is awesome.

Could have been a bit better.
(Wish it was the other guy)


So, I've decided to do my first giveawy on this book. Ada has generously offered to give an ecopy of her book to one lucky winner. Just fill out the form!
Must be 13 or older.

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*Book received in exchange for honest review.

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Actually, I've already finished. I loved it! Review to come soon!


  1. First of all, you changed your blog layout!! I love the new heading (is that what it's called?)

    The plot sounds really complicated and vaguely like Vamp Diaries what with all the revenge. Yay!
    I was scared after you mentioned the resemblance to Twilight, but they just seem like passing coincidences.
    The cover's really pretty and as I said before, you got me at dystopian lol