Publication Date: November 27,2012
Series: Angel Creek #2
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.
| I received this book for review from the Author. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any way for them.|
Welcome back to Angel Creek! ReAwakened picks up shortly after the first book ReVamped ended. Dawn our feisty heroine of the series has settled into life in Angel Creek and has even managed to wrangle her group of misfit vamps into proper Guardians. Yup, life is pretty good at the moment for Dawn. Course there would be no book if everything stayed all fine and dandy and very quickly events take a turn for the worse. Now with someone hunting the Born vampires and a conspiracy to keep things hidden from the recently elected President, Dawn must fight not only to save her life but those she's come to cherish as well.
My first thoughts when I finished this book was OMG that ending!! Then I muttered a whole bunch of profanities which I don't really think you care to read about. But I'll get to the ending a bit later on.
I wasn't sure what to expect after the end of ReVamped. What direction would Dawn go in? Would she become some bad ass Vampire heroine bent on world domination or a girl unsure of her place in life after the death of her father? Would some new threat arise? Would Dawn explore exactly what it means to be a born? To my surprise ReAwakened covered all the bases. Lots of questions I had after ReVamped were answered and my fears of the series taking a turn into Twilight territory were quickly expunged.
ReAwakened was quite a bit longer than ReVamped but I hardly noticed because of how sucked in I was. There is something for everyone in this series Action, Humor, Drama, Romance, Peril and lots of twists and turns that will leave even the most jaded vampire fan wanting more.
Now I did have one small gripe about this book and that was the end. While the scene was beautifully written it was cruel to leave Dawn and us readers with such a cliffhanger! I guess I shouldn't be surprised but I was hoping for something else entirely and then wham no happy ending for you. What happens exactly? No spoilers here you'll just have to read the book and find out.
Overall this was an excellent followup that has left me wanting more. If ever a series needed to become a movie it'd be this one. The story would fit the big screen perfectly and I'm not gonna lie I wouldn't mind having a "real life" Sebastian to ogle onscreen. I am highly recommending you pick up ReAwakened and give it a go. If you haven't started the series yet then you best get on it. The Angel Creek series is just that good. In the end I will be rating ReAwakened ★★★★★. Worth a read, worth your time and definitely worthy your money.
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.
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.
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.
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