Hello Everyone:) I just wanted to share my review of Ada Adam’s ReAwakened. First a few deets on this incredible book below!
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.
ReAwakened is the story of Dawn, a Born Vampire that is living in a society, where vampires have been assimilated into society, and in some situations revered and sought as celebrity figures. Vampires have also been contracted as Guardians for the various townships, such as in Angel Creek, Dawn and her team, were placed as Guardians, after the Fab Five had went off to Hollywood to pursue stardom.
The first book ReVamped, showed a young Dawn, beloved and protected, almost overly much by her father, then she was sent to Angel Creek, where her assignment was to bring together, and train a group, that can only be described as misfits. The first book showed how they were coming to the realization that their normal existence, had changed and that they now were connected.
In ReAwakened, it has gone one step farther in that not only has the team discovered that their lives had changed and that they were in one another lives whether they liked it or not; but that they were a real team and in some ways a family.
In ReAwakened, the past Dawn discovered in the previous book, is fully present and out to destroy Dawn and all those she loves. I really cannot go into full details, without spoiling the plot for you. So I will also say, that Sebastian from the first book is back, and feelings have blossomed and is tried and tested time and time again in ReAwakened! And really, there is no guarantee that this newfound love will survive.
Okay, every time I do a review, I wonder how can I say this and that. I mean there is just so many times that you can say awesome, wonderful, fantastic..etc.. and at times, those words, even though accurate and fitting, may not be strong enough to say what you really want to express…
So I will say it like this….
Author Ada Adams can write!!!
I am floored. I literally have just put the book down, so you know how it is when you have just finished reading a book, and that story is still…surrounding you…over you…
Well, there you have it…this book drew me in so forcefully and completely, that its hard for me to even express how truly good this book is. I LOVED it and yet, that isn’t good enough.
So I will say, that Ms. Adams, pacing, drew me in and kept me fully engaged, not jarring me of the story by long drawn out, misplaced description or narrative that happens at times in books that interrupts the flow of the story.
No, she grabs your attention and keeps you on a journey that keeps a full and firm grasp on the reader all the way through. Even during the novels more restful points, where the characters are allowed to catch their breaths,because really no story can keep you at the top of the roller coaster the entire time, it shouldn’t, there should be times of stepping back, but the danger in stepping back is in losing the reader.
But Ms. Adams, does not, she has the perfect give and take, and I tell you, the way she takes the reader on so many emotional twists and turns in this story, from points of danger and action packed fight scenes, to passion, to intense hatred towards some of the characters and events then to joy at others is incredible!
I loved how she describes the scenes, and almost makes the reader, I do not how to say it, “Feel” what is happening in the story. Especially in the scenes with Dawn and Sebastian, their passion for one another was almost palpable. I felt like one more scene(although it was kept very PG13), I would combust from the just emotions, and back and forth between the two.
I also enjoyed the addition of Razor, this was Sebastian’s brother who he had mistakenly killed years before, and harbored that guilt for centuries.Just to find out that Razor had been saved and turned Vampire. But there was such an honesty and devotion between the two i enjoyed seeing.But I feel the brotherly devotion,might be possibly tested in the future, I am sensing some Razor crushing coming into play for Dawn. So yeah, that will add some rockiness to a very rocky situation. Razor is as handsome as his brother, which gives female readers a boon, since the other incredible hot guy is most certainly taken and has eyes only for Dawn:)
This book is a must read, and I am ready for the third book now! So hopefully Ms. Adams will see this very humble review, peruse it, and hopefully get if nothing else, a glimpse at how much I enjoyed ReAwakened. Then I do not wish her to stay over long, because she really needs to get busy getting her next book out to her hooked, and tortured readers!
(Especially with that ending)…which by the way, was so heinous to us, who had just gotten off that roller coaster ride!…Ms. Adams and all those who have read, know exactly what I mean:O)
This review does not fully give the picture of how great this story is, because if I divulge any plot-points well, then it will mess up the reading, because the book is filled with twists… I will say that the team is out to stop whoever is taking Born Vampires, draining them for their blood.
Yet, that simple story point, does not reflect how WELL Ms. Adams really carried the story through…so, you will have to find out for yourself:)
But yes, Ms. Adams, we are ready for Book#3!
Guys stop reading this and go grab a copy!