Sunday, April 01, 2012

Review: Revamped by Ada Adams


 Fast-paced and well written, ReVamped takes a new twist in Vampire story.

ReVamped set in time when humans have accepted vampires in their daily life and vampires have became some kind of idol. Imagine One Direction with fangs or Hugh Grant who bites. There are even shows like Next Vamp Idol or a charitable organization named Vamps Without Borders.


Dawn is the daughter of current vampire president. She is smart, beautiful, and determined. She wants to prove her father that she is capable of being his second-in-command. When her father told her that she will be sent to a small, peaceful town where she’s going to train vampires into guardians of the town, Dawn was beyond excited. This is small mission, but maybe this small mission can lead her to bigger, deadly assignment.


Be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it.


Little did Dawn knows that her desire would come true… in the form of human girl abduction, new drugs that involve vampire blood, and mysterious guy that saves her when she least expect it.


ReVamped is a brilliant story and I love its originality. Vampires are all out and it’s simply awesome that they have become some kind of Hollywood stars. There are werewolves in this book and they are not hot-blooded creatures with desire for conflict anymore. Werewolves live their peaceful, hippie life away from human’s observation. It’s certainly a refreshing idea after reading so many bloodsheds between vampire and werewolf.


The characters in ReVamped are a little too stereotype for my taste, or maybe it’s just me who read too much YA books. I can predict their action easily so I didn’t have pleasure of getting flabbergasted by the characters. However, the mystery is good and I think that is what I like most about this book aside from the originality. It puzzles me enough to flip the pages and continue reading.


ReVamped is a great, fun read. If you like vampire stories with twists and humor thrown in the package, then this is the book for you! I can’t wait to read ReAwakened, hopefully we get more romance and action in the book!


Not wanting to panic the recruits, I casually made my way to one of the dining room windows. Wiping away layers of dust that clouded the glass pane, I pressed my forehead against its cool surface, scanning the horizon for the origin of the activity. It was hard to make out through the thick sheets of rain, but right at the edge of the forest, concealed by the shadowy trees, stood a tall, dark silhouette. From its frame alone, I could not tell if it belonged to a human, a vampire, or some other being altogether. I was only sure of one thing—it was watching us. I rushed outside to investigate, but by the time I had reached its hiding spot, the stranger had vanished into the darkness.



I rate this book: 
 Four cups of tea. Amazing! Love the book, it’s simply awesome. I love the tea flavor!  A strong recommendation.


 A little note about ReVamped!
Tomorrow there will be author interview and GIVEAWAY of Revamped on my blog! I'm going to post some interesting facts about Ada (did you know that she's a model and an actress aside from being an incredibly talented author??). Win a copy of Revamped and some beautiful bookmarks! :)

18 comments:

  1. This sounds like an interesting book! :)
    Especially since you quoted some lines from the book, it's added to my curiosity :P

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    1. The first time I read the blurb I was instantly interested too, Ashna! That's why I always provide a quote in my review, to give a glimpse of the book and to tease! ;)

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  2. Humans have accepted vampires into their society??? Oh my gosh, I'm smiling like crazy at the mention of the Next Vamp Idol and a vampire version of One Direction (which, heeeeeeeeeey, would only make them cooler in my opinion LOL)! x) But I find a lot of characters in YA stereotypical too, but like you, I think it has a lot to do with the fact that we read so many YA books and are kind of used to everything that authors can throw at us. I'm glad that it doesn't affect the story enough to make you dislike it! :)

    Amazing review, Hilda! I'm definitely going to find a copy of this book soon -- I want to read about celebrity vampires! :D <3

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    1. I think One Direction with fangs would make them more cute! Dangerous guys sometimes have more appeal lol! And I'm sure that I'm not the only person who think that! Are with me on Fang Direction, Mimi? xD

      Characters in YA are too stereotypical sometimes, so I really like it when I find books with characters that amaze me! It feels like a real gift lol! LOL, Mimi, I hope that Ada would put more celebrity thing in the next book! I definitely agree with you! ;)

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  3. I feel like I have read a million vampire ya books, but each one I love because of the author's take on them and how they make them different from other books. I thought it was so interesting how you said that she put the werewolves were peaceful and like hippies. I haven't seen this take yet! Awesome Review!

    -Kristin
    youngadultbookhaven.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Kristin! There are so many kind of vampires out there, so I think we get to choose our own favorite vampire! I personally prefer my vampire to stay deadly dangerous, but I guess the story would be boring if they can't get out in day! ;) I think the werewolves part is very original, so I'm glad you like it too! Thanks for dropping by, you rock! :D

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  4. Ooh that sounds like an amazing premise! Vampires in society, a la True Blood. It's a shame about the characters being typical but I'm glad the mystery made up for it! It definitely does sound like a fun read. Fantastic review, Hilda!

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    1. The first thing that came in my mind is Southern Vampire series too, Elena! I love the series and the idea of vampire idol reminds me of my Eric (yes, I just add a possessive pronoun before his name). Thanks, Elena! :)

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  5. This reminds me of the book I read a few weeks ago - Immortal City by Scott Speer. Though instead of vampires being idolised, it was angels. I liked the way that book worked out so I think I will really love Revamped! Awesome review, Hilda. :)

    I saw this up on the Goodreads giveaways page - I'm definitely entering now! :)

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    1. I remember your review on Immortal City, and I have to admit that the idea sounds similar. Since you love Paranormal genre, I know that this is the book for you! <3

      Thank you, Sam! Oh, and may the odds be ever in your favor! ;)

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  6. This book sounds amazing, Hilda! I've been seeing it everywhere in different blogs and I love the purple colour in the cover! I miss reading books about vampires so I definitely should add this to my TBR since you enjoyed it too!

    Awesome review, Hilda! Glad you enjoyed it! ♥

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    1. I agree, Celine, the purple colour is really striking! I took quite long break from vampire books too so this book is a good comeback for me! :D Thanks, Celine! :)

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  7. I love how you mentioned One Direction! I'm currently totally obsessed with them! LOL ;)
    This sounds like a really unique plot, however I'm not really into all the vampire stuff. Twilight was enough for me thank you =)

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    1. LOL who isn't obsessed with One Direction? They are adorable! xD

      Oh, vampire is fun sometimes when they're done right. Guys with fang are always top on my list of dream guy. xD I'm quite picky about vampire books though. :P

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  8. It gets a bit like that doesn't it? All us bloggers could probably predict many of the things that happen in the YA books we read. Kudos of this book for putting a new twist on the vampire lore. And I love the idea of werewolf hippies!

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    1. Sometimes I get bored reading a book because the characters are very stereotypical. I'm really picky about main characters so there aren't many main characters I truly love. :P The werewolf hippies are so cool! xD

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  9. I always discover something new and amazing when I come here! This sounds so very original and interesting, I'm pretty determined to read it soon. I will defintiely stop by tomorrow as I'm interested to learn more about the author and the book.
    Thanks, Hilda! This is exactly why I love your blog.

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    1. *blush* You're very sweet, Maja! I love your blog too, most of your books are ones I didn't think I would ever pick up! Your taste on books are simply epic! <3 Ada is such a lovely person and I hope after reading the interview, you'll be interested to pick her book! x)

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