04 May 2012

Review: ReVamped

ReVamped by Ada Adams
Publication date: February 20, 2012
Publisher: Copy provided by the author
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.

Tired of emo vampires? Ada Adams takes the vampire genre and turns it on its head. ReVamped is funny, lighter in style, and I found myself laughing out loud at moments. Is Ada the first to change it up? No. I can think of other vampire titles that take on the lighter side, but it's a nice addition to the minority.

For a self-published book, it's one of the best ones that I have read. It was the synopsis that originally drew me to ReVamped. I'll also admit that the cover did too. Gorgeous! I didn't know what to expect and, honestly, was a little worried but it all turned out wonderfully! I really like the world that Ada built: humans know that vampires exist and love them. It also has its own mythology which I enjoyed. The story, itself, I found to be a bit predictable but I couldn't guess the how or why, so I was pleasantly surprised by the twists.

The characters in ReVamped came across as a bit stereotypical to me, minus Hunter who is not a vampire I've read about before. Even for the small part he plays, I found him fascinating. The book has quite a few characters, so putting a lot of back story for EVERYONE into one book would make it pretty long and boring, right? Good thing there's going to be a second one! I want to learn more about these people. Particularly, Sophie. I like her. And of course, it wouldn't be a YA supernatural novel or vampire book without some swoon-worthy gentlemen. Legal-age gentlemen, might I add, that I don't feel so guilty swooning over! Yay!

Read ReVamped for the well-written action scenes, the snarky and kind-hearted kick-butt heroine, the boys (Team Sebastian), the funny, and definitely if you're looking for something different in your vampires.


  1. this sounds like a nice change of pace. with all of the really serious dystopian, end of world type ya books, it's really refreshing to read something funny once in awhile. this one wasn't really on my radar but i might have to check it out now. happy friday, angie!

  2. Hi Angie,

    Thank you very much for taking the time to read and review "ReVamped". I enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the story and the characters. I love that you liked Hunter! I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that he has some nice moments in the sequel. :)

    Have a lovely day,

  3. Great review! I'm so glad you've decided to continue blogging Angie! :)

  4. I'm really excited for this one! Ada is sending me a copy and I can't wait to read it. I love that it's a different kind of vampire and I love my heroine's snarky and kick-but! Yay! for legal aged boys to swoon over, that is a definite plus :0)

  5. @fishgirl182: It WAS a nice change if pace. :) If you end up reading it, let me know what you think!

    @Ada Adams: Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I do like Hunter! So glad he'll be in the sequel!

    @HayleyAG: Thanks Hayley!

    @Sarah: Look forward to reading your review! Yeah, we don't get many legal aged boys in YA, do we. ;D HAHA!

  6. I just put this on my to-read list!

  7. The story itself seemed simple enough to start. Vamps as we know them are in the open. We have the wonderful Hollywood to thank for this. Once out in the open and welcomed by most people life seems good. You have all of your politics of course and this is where you find Dawn. The daughter of the Vampire President of the US. However you don't get your typical defenceless daughter. Dawn is highly trained in EVERYTHING and is more than okay with taking care of herself. In fact she instructs the younger ones on how to defend and attack. Honestly you will love Dawn and her strength.


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