Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Indie Book of the Week: ReAwakened by Ada Adams!

It feels like it has been forever since I have done an Indie Book of the Week, some weeks I just can't fit it in sadly but this week I had to post about Ada Adams' new sequel to ReVamped, ReAwakened because it is just that fabulous.

Title: ReAwakened
Author: Ada Adams
Series: Book Two in the Angel Creek Series
Published: Nov. 27, 2012
Genre: YA Paranormal

 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.

About the Author:

"Many people sing in the shower. I write scenes in my head and act them out."

In her career as a writer and an actress, Ada 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 Masters 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.

She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.

My Thoughts and Review:
This really is a fresh new look in the vampire lore. Chubby vampires, druggies, cheerleaders, nerds and even one who needs glasses. Dawn's misfit mesh of vamps really are endearing and really make this one fun read that is quite unique in the world of vampires right now.

I really liked the first book in this series, ReVamped so I was ecstatic to read the next installment. 
So much happened in the first book. So many discoveries and adventure that, although I loved the first book and remembered most of it, I was really glad this was one of those series that recapped the happenings in the first without making it feel like it was dragged out so much you might as well have re-read the whole thing. Just enough info was told to remind me of what happened and where it left off.

I was so happy to see that everyone made an appearance within the first few chapters and we even get to see a few new faces as well.

This book turned out to be so much more than I thought it would be. More emotional, more action, more heartfelt. Or maybe I just connected better to Dawn and her Misfits, either way I really enjoyed this one.

I loved that not only Dawn grew as a character but so did Hunter, Sebastian, Brooke, Sophie and Seth. They all grew in small ways and big ways and that is one of my favorite things to see in a series.

And while on the subject of characters, I loved Razor! I adored his bad boy vibe.

We also get a whole new slew of villains, some I didn't see coming and some I did. They are all one you will love to hate.

So many twists and turns in this one. Some I predicted but most, like that ending, I did not. Ms. Adams, I am not sure whether I should thank you for this amazing read or curse you for that ending! I had tears in my eyes. I can't...I don't even have words. All I know is that I will be eagerly awaiting the next book in the series and know that I will be devouring it as soon as I get it into my hot little hands.

Absolutely one fabulous read!!

This one gets 5 Very Solid Stars!!

(Disclaimer: I received an ARC copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review. It in no way influenced my thoughts, review or rating.)


  1. I am adding this to my list now. It sounds great and I love the fact that it is a different take on vampires. The guy on the cover is scary, but hot to. Great review!

  2. Yay! You will love this Ellen! :)

  3. I have got to read this series, yours is the second over the moon glowing review I have read..must find time for me books..LOL

  4. chubby vampires? Well that is new. I know I have said this before but I need new life to pick up a vampire book but that being said this series is on my radar and I really wish someone would tell me where I can get one of this fork necklaces on the cover of Revamped.

  5. Kimba I really hope you do give it a try!!

    You will like it!

    Heidi, I know you are getting tired of vamps right now but I think you would enjoy this one too.

  6. I have seen this one around lately and I'm glad you liked it! I haven't been so excited about YA paranormal lately but in the future I will remember this!

  7. I've been dying to read ReVamped! Glad to hear this books brings more action and emotion. It does sound like an interesting take on vamps and a unique group of characters.

  8. Do you know how long I've been meaning to read this series? Too freaking long. Thankfully I already have it, because you would've just made me download ANOTHER book. lol