RevampedAuthor: Ada AdamsPublish Date: February 2012Publisher: SelfA 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.
Small towns are my favorite settings. Angel Creek is the perfect definition of small town and friendly. It definitely makes the weird/bad stuff that happens there more dramatic because hey, that just doesn’t happen in small towns.
Dawn is a great character. She is bad ass like avatar Korra without the bending and it makes sense. Too many times have I read a book where a character is great at doing something without any explanation as to why and that is frustrating. I love the chip on her shoulders. She has a sense of responsibility that is admirable. I love her personality. She is a great character.
The one thing I love most is none of the characters here are cardboard cutouts. Dawn's crew of misfits all have their own lovely personalities. It's a great thing to see all the individuality in the characters. They each stand out form another and are definitely well thought out.
The story moves along its plotline at a good pace. It’s not rushing through scenes nor does it meander to the point of boredom. The story moves at just the right pace to entertain and hold attention. And the twists? Ha! I never saw it coming but I won’t spoil it for anyone. It’s certainly something I recommend reading for all vampire lovers.