Book Review: ReVamped by Ada Adams

Paperback: 291 Pages

Series: Angel Creek #1

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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.

This is not your ordinary vampire book, no siree. In a day and age where pretty much 70% of any paranormal, UF, supernatural, etc novels are about vampires, I found ReVamped  to be lovely and a breath of fresh air.

The world-building was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Imagine a Sookie Stackhouse Novels or even Chicagoland Vampires setting. A world where everybody knows of the existence of vampires, they’re respected and treated like celebrities and so on. However, the lore was particularly interesting and new. Adams’s vampires can stay in the sun, as long as they eat garlic cloves every day and they drink Blood Juice – donor blood mixed with juice. There are also two types of vampires, the Born and the Made, names that speak for themselves, I think.

The Born can even have children and are stronger and more powerful than Made vampires. Oh, and werewolves are peaceful hippies!

Dawn is a vampire, daughter of the president of vamps and in charge of training everyone in the Program for New Vampires at the Scarlet House. She’s a great leader, funny, sweet and an all together awesome character. For a 19-year-old, she’s been sheltered her entire life, but she manages to be just fine when left on her own. When the group that was protecting Angel Creek disbands, her father sends her there to train new recruits. Only they can barely be called vampires, they’re so weak and untrained.

This was definitely my favorite part of the novel, the boot camp for misfit vampires. Hilarious. Each and every one of them – Brooke, Sophie, Hunter and Seth – really sucked at being vampires and so Dawn needed to revamp them, hence the name of the book. I really liked all of them, especially Brooke, who was not the stereotype I was expecting; thank you, Adams!

Both Ethan and Sebastian were interesting and believable enough to be romantic interests, although if I were to choose, I’d go with Ethan. Sweet, good-looking and a good guy in the end.

The plot moved at kind of a slow pace and I found myself wishing for more action, less talk. But I did stay engaged until the end and I never, NEVER, saw the twist coming. Bam! What?! <– my reaction.

All in all, ReVamped was an entertaining, at times down right hilarious, easy read, with an interesting plot and likeable characters. If you haven’t had enough of vamp books so far, I thoroughly recommend you read this.

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