Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Blog Tour: ReAwakened (Angel Creek Chronicles #2) by Ada Adams - Review + Excerpt + G!veaway 

I am so excited to be a part of Ada Adam’s blog tour today for her latest release in the Angel Creek chronicles, ReAwakened.

I will be sharing with you an excerpt from this amazing book as well as my review.

Release Date: 27th November 2012


Pages: 505
Genre: Young Adult - Paranormal
Publisher: Self

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.


My two-story fall was cushioned by a sturdy, muscular torso. The owner of the muscles—a vampire, I realized—groaned as I landed on top of him, forcing him into the muddy ground. I reached for my dagger, but he was quicker. He slipped out from underneath me, flipping me over in the process so that he was quickly astride me. His firm body pressed tightly against mine as his hands pinned my wrists to either side of my head. As a bolt of lightning struck a nearby tree, I was greeted by a mischievous smirk dancing across perfectly-shaped full lips.

“Quite feisty, aren’t you?” he chuckled, bending forward to examine me. Deep, charcoal eyes overflowed with amusement.

He was actually enjoying this.

“I don’t wanna hurt you,” he whispered in a deep, throaty voice. “I’m gonna release you now. Don’t do anything stupid.”

He lifted his arm, removing his right hand from my left wrist. The moment I felt some freedom, I leaped forward, attempting a left hook at his jaw. He blocked my hand, once again pushing it toward the ground.

“I said I wasn’t going to hurt you!” he growled, pinning me even further into the soft, wet earth.

“But I never said that I wouldn’t hurt you!” I snapped.

He brought his face toward mine. “I’d like to see you try,” he whispered.

Challenge accepted.

Now I just had to find a way out of the vampire’s tight grasp. I raised my head—the only part of me that wasn’t restrained by his body—inching my lips closer to his. He tensed for a moment, his eyes searching mine, as if surprised by my sudden change in behavior. Drops of rainwater slid down his chiseled jaw, pausing briefly on his lips before they plummeted down to mine. Then, a slow, smug smile spread across his face. I felt his body relax and he leaned even closer. His breath caressed my skin as his lips drew near.

It was exactly what I needed. Summoning all my strength, I twisted my hips to the side, shooting them up and out, then launching my legs off the ground. Thrown off-balance, my captor groaned and released one of my arms to brace for the fall, giving me the chance to free my dagger. In one smooth move I was quickly behind him, securing him in a headlock with the blade of my weapon aimed directly at his heart.

“Who are you?” I demanded when I was certain he couldn’t escape my grip.

“I’m a twenty-four-year-old Taurus who enjoys long walks on the beach.” Even though I couldn’t see his face, I could feel his arrogant grin.

“You have ten seconds to explain yourself,” I ordered. “Or I’m really going to hurt you.”

“Oh, come on! Can’t we get back to the kissing? You can’t tease a guy like that.”

“Ten, nine…” I pressed the dagger deeper into him, nicking the leather of his jacket.

“Hey! Watch it!”


“Oh, alright. You’re no fun,” he sighed. “My name is Razor.”

“What kind of a name is that?”

“It’s a nickname.”

“What kind of a nickname is that?”

“Spike, Blade, Fang—all the good, deadly objects were already taken. It was the best I could do.”

“What are you doing here?”

“I‘m simply an innocent gentleman trying to survive an attack by a crazy girl,” he teased, grinning.

“I’m going to start counting down again,” I warned.

“Okay, okay. I’ll tell you everything. But first, can you call off your pet dagger, please? I’ll be good, I promise.”

I scoffed. “Why should I trust you?”

“Because…I’m irresistibly charming?” He turned his head back to look at me. “Pretty please?” he asked, giving me another one of his teasing smirks—a trademark move that no girl refused, I figured, vowing to never be one of those girls.

“Oh, alright,” I conceded. “But if you try something, I swear I’ll use my pet dagger to cut off—”

“I said I’d behave! Though, you’re making it kinda hard to be good with all that talk of wanting to have your way with me.”

I released my grip on his neck and smacked the top of his head.

“Let’s go inside,” I ordered.

Review: 5 out of 5 stars

I absolutely loved Ada Adams debut novel ReVamped but the sequel ReAwakened absolutely blew me away! This series is fast becoming one of my favorites with amazing characters, action, mystery, and a unique setting; I couldn’t put this book down.

Dawn Fairchild is still reeling after the events of ReVamped; she has been through a lot but has really grown as a character; she is still full of kick-butt awesomeness but is also caring, determined and innocent which I really liked and in this installment we see her having to save someone very close to her as well as solve the mystery of the born vampire kidnappings, It really showed how far she was willing to go to help those closest to her.

I loved each of the secondary characters – both bad and good were fleshed out and written well; we learn a lot more about the guardian misfits in this installment and you can’t help but adore them all – the banter and snark between them certainly brings some humor to the story. I especially loved the introduction of Razor who was an absolute classic and a great addition! I can’t wait to learn more about him.

I really enjoyed the romance! Ethan didn’t play as big a role in this book but we definitely got more Sebastian page time thank goodness! I love this, broody, mysterious, smexy guy and he really showed his devotion and protective streak towards Dawn which I really really liked; his emotions weren’t as hidden and their relationship played out beautifully.

Ada’s detailed writing is flawless; the world she has created is absolutely wonderful and her take on Vampires is refreshing. The emotions portrayed were realistic, the characters each written perfectly and the fast-paced action scenes conveyed the danger vividly. ReAwakened is a wonderful sequel and really showcased Ada's talent as an author.

We are left with a heart wrenching ending! I was literally squirming and really dread the wait for the next book.

Overall, an amazing addition to this fabulous series! Excellent writing, characters you won't soon forget, and a story full of intrigue and mystery.  

About the author:

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

At the age of five, Ada read her first chapter book—Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren. Ever since that moment, she developed an intense passion for stories and characters found within the pages of literature.
In her career as an actress and a writer, Ada currently 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 Master’s 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. ReVamped is her debut novel.
She lives in Toronto, Canada, and enjoys adventurous nature hikes with her adorable puppies Cara and Oreo.


- 3 winners (One grand prize winner +2 small prize winners)
- One main entry per person
- Must be 13 years or older to enter
- Open Internationally
- Winners will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen

Grand Prize Winner will win the following-


a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. This excerpt was a lot of fun - thanks for sharing! Great review, too! I haven't heard much about this series but I am interested now

  2. I'm also part of this tour and I also like these books. But I have slight problem with Dawn. She is cool and kick-ass but sometimes she pushes things to far. But still I love the story! :)

  3. I've heard good things about the first book. I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing this excerpt!

  4. Thank you for sharing this excerpt! Can't wait for the book to come out. Strong heroines are kind of a necessity for me, so obviously I can't wait to read this one!

  5. o.o I so need to read this series..its on my list..I just need more time!


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