It is time for my post during the ReAwakened blog tour!! I am so excited to be taking part in this blog tour. I have included in my post reviews of ReVamped (Book #1) and a review of ReAwakened (Book #2). Also my favorite lines/quotes from ReAwakened. Because I am so thankful for this opportunity I have also decided to do a giveaway of my own, your choice of either an ebook of ReVamped or ReAwakened! The choice is yours. The giveaways are at the very end of the post after the reviews!
ReAwakened by Ada Adams (Angel Creek #2)
Publication Date: November 27th, 2012
ReAwakened by Ada Adams (Angel Creek #2) Publication Date: November 27th, 2012 Book Description: 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—or something—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.
More About the Author:
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.
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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 was a completely different kind of vampire book then I thought it would be. Most of the books I have read about vampires they are creepy and mysterious and drink only human or animal blood. I thought that a lot of the ideas in this book were very modern like Transylvania Shore and blood pop! Because come on in this day and age that would defiantly happen! The book also ties in some really cool things that I never saw coming! I don't want to The story was really inventive too. Dawn gets to live her dream by training a group of miss-fit vampires and truly prove how much she has trained and grown.
I really liked Dawn. I always like it when a girl can kick some serious butt! Dawn is not someone I would want to make mad or run into in a dark alley. She takes her work seriously and would do anything for her loved ones and friends. I think that is a very important characteristic for the female lead. Sebastian...I am kind of rooting for him! He seems like a very interesting character and it should be interesting to see where things go. Especially with how the book started.
It will be interesting to see what happens with this series. Especially with Aurora!
ReAwakened was probably one of my favorite books of the year. It is full of romance, mystery, and action. There were twists in the plot that I never saw coming. Not all authors are able to do that. I love it when I can be surprised by a book. There are a few new characters that are introduced as well and I enjoyed reading about them. Well except for the new vampire president, he is a dud.
ReAwakened picked up not long after ReVamped ended. Dawn and her crew are in the process of healing but, Dawn has a few more thing going on. She is trying to grieve for her father and still has Aurora kicking around inside her head. Aurora seems to be very determined to not let Dawn and Sebastian be together. I loved this added twist to the story! We get to learn more born vampires and a thing called a forta. I'm not going to tell you what it is because it would be to spoilery. It was yet another awesome twist! Dawn grew as a character throughout this book. When the born vampires go missing Dawn feels especially connected. Being a born herself she takes on the task of finding them because no one else will help. Even the vampires have corrupt governments. I feel like Dawn always takes on so much to help others and doesn't really think about herself. She is a very selfless person. Even at the expense of her own life sometimes. One thing is for sure. She is a kick butt female who you don't want to make mad or mess with the people she loves. I still enjoyed the team of Hunter, Sophie, Brook, and Seth. We get to learn about Hunters life and why he is the way he is. His story made me teary. Brooks story is also kind of sad. "Misfits" definitely describes this group well.
There are some awesome new characters. Lena is actually pretty awesome. A born vampire from Sebastian's past. I didn't dislike her as much as I thought I would. I really really liked Razor. I hope we get to see more of him! He is a smart mouthed mystery man. He has no filter on his mouth, it's great. I love how he pokes fun at Dawn. I'm so glad he was added to the story. That's all I'm willing to say though. there are more characters too but, it would be to spoilery if I talked more about them. You will just have to read the book!
The plot flowed so well throughout the book. It was full of twists and turns to keep you very interested. It ends on a huge cliffhanger that has left me needing the next book! It was one of those ending that has you flipping your Kindle over looking for another page. I highly recommend this series!
Razor: "The 'Baby, I'm a doctor' line works wonders on the ladies. Add to that, 'I'm a vampire doctor', and their clothes practically fall off." and "I really should consider branching out my practice and start treating problems of the heart. Dr. Love, they could call me. Dr. Sexy Love." Dawn: "I will not be getting any carnal urges. Trust me." and "Her DNA lay embedded deep inside me, awakening something dangerous and volatile within me." Aurora: "I'm going to destroy you," she vowed. "And there's nothing you can do to stop me."
Here are the conditions of my giveaway:
1. Open INT as long as you can accept an ebook.
2. Must be 13 or older to enter.
3. The winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is picked!
4. Giveaway ends 12-20-12
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Ada Adams is also sponsering a giveaway! Woohoo! Here is what is up for grabs:
3 winners (One grand prize winner +2 small prize winners) - One main entry per person - Must be 13 years or older to enter - Open Internationally - Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen Grand Prize Winner will win the following:
PRINT COPY OF RV
PRINT COPY OF RA
2 RV/RA POSTCARDS
3 RV BOOKMARKS
3 RA BOOKMARKS
I <3 SEBASTIAN KEYCHAIN
I <3 HUNTER GUITAR PICK
I <3 RAZOR DOGTAG