May 29, 2012

Revamped by Ada Adams Review

Angel Creek #1
by Ada Adams
Published on February 20th 2012
300 pages
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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.

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Revamped is an interesting story about Dawn. Dawn is a vampire. But in the world that Ada Adams created there are two types of vampire; the Made and the Born. The Born are very few. The Made are very popular and there are losts of them around the world. Dawn is a Born. And she trained since she was a baby to combat and fight. She is 19 years old now, and she is sent to her first mission ever. The one that she has dreamt about forever.

In world, that Ada has build, the vampires are all the sorts of celerbities. Every vampire on earth wants to be a celebrity. There are tons on reality shows, movies,.. And people are so shallow. I didn't like it. They are so superficial, and it has bothered me a lot. I mean, in today society I have a strong feeling that people are too shallow, and hence, I really don't want to read this in books, too. Reality is sad enough.

Dawn. I really liked Dawn! She is strong, she does what it's right and she is a total badass ;) All she wants from life is, for her father to be proud of her. She is very mature for her age. When she moves to Angel Crack for her mission she is faced with troubles, where she really needs to put all her training and studying into practice. She is so capable and not willing to give up at any costs.

Overall, Revamped was a good story. I really liked Dawn. The plot of the story was good, tought there were some things, I wish were more explained and more deep. About the action – there was a lot of it in the book, but I wanted more details about the fights. I don't know, everything has seemed somehow too easy. And the world vampire society really wasn't of my liking. And I wished there was more romance in the book.


Mimi Valentine said...

Wasn't Dawn amazing? She was one my favourite parts of this book too! She should totally join our double of awesomeness to be a trio of awesomeness, Nea -- her kick-butt skills would be so helpful if we ever ran into a crazy vampire LOL! ;) I couldn't help but adore her strength and sweetness, which usually doesn't mix together but worked perfectly for her!

Beautiful honest review, Nea! Even though you wished there were more details too, I'm glad you enjoyed this overall! Your reviews get better and better every day! :) <3

Sam said...

The shallowness of some of the characters probably would have bothered me too, but the rest of it sounds pretty entertaining! Ada sounds like a character who is easy to like. Amazing review, Nea! :)

roro said...

not for me
tnx 4 the review

Rachel said...

Lovely honest review Nea. The whole vampires wanting to be celebrities doesn't sound good to me either. Even though it lacked some depth, I'm glad you ended up liking it overall. :)

Hilda K said...

Amazing and honest review, Nea! :) I have to agree with you, everything does seem very easy in the book. Though I adore the whole peaceful feeling I got when I read this book! Glad that you liked this book in overall! :)

Anonymous said...

I read the book some time back and I didn't look at the whole celebrities thing in your way. It's interesting that you had that point of view. You are right, there's already too much shallowness in today's world ! :/
I'm glad you liked Dawn :)
Great insightful review, Nea :)

Chrislovesbooks said...

I'm going to have to agree more with Nick's point of view about Adams' portayal of a society obsessed with celebrities.

Given how much exaggeration is put towards how celebrities have taken hold of society, I saw this as very obvious satire on the authors part.

That's why Dawn is such a kick-butt character, who even says that she doesn't watch TV or follow any shows, early on in the book.

Yes, the concept of shallowness and celebrity is used, but I interpreted it more as a way to poke fun at our North American society, rather than attempt to glorify it.

Anyway, the great thing about books is that every reader can read it their own way :)

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