Title: ReAwakened (Angel Creek #2) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Ada Adams
Release Date: November 27, 2012
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One Line: Even better than the first, I devoured and loved every minute of it!
About the Book: 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.
Oh, how I love it when a sequel is even better than the first book. After reading ReVamped, I didn’t know what to expect or what other adventures awaited Dawn and her team of misfits, but boy, did Ada throw me for a loop in this one. I really couldn’t put this book down.
Dawn changes a lot in this book and you really start to see her come into her own shell and believe in the confidence and strength in herself that she tries to portray to everyone else. She becomes a lot more courageous, selfless, and determined, fighting for her friends and trying her best to save those in danger. She discovers a lot more about herself, her special vampire powers, and even more truths about her crazy past, which is connected to the Born kidnappings. While I really liked Dawn in the first book, I grew to love her in this book and can say she’s turned into one of those kickass female leads that I love so much. The plot really thickens in ReAwakened and even though I figured out who the enemy was way before Dawn did, there was one thing I totally didn’t see coming (I love it when that happens).
The misfits also grow a lot more in ReAwakened and their ability to work as a team shines through. You also get to know them better, each sharing their pasts at pivotal points throughout the book, I loved learning more about them and seeing why they are the way they are. I really have a soft spot for Hunter (heart him!) and Brooke (so funny and adorable) after reading this book. Their friendship has grown so much and I love how much they care for each other. Easily one of my favorite ensemble of characters ever!
Sebastian! I’m in love with this guy! He really does a number in this one. I never once doubted his feelings for Dawn, but the way he handled it was pretty typical for his brooding, “emo” character. In an effort to keep Dawn safe from the big mystery behind the Born kidnappings, he ventures off alone with a female friend from his past. I can see why he did it, and I love that because of his actions, their bond grows and becomes that much stronger once they’re reunited. There’s definitely some friction and tumultuous scenes along the way, but eventually they learn to trust in each other’s strengths and listened to each other more. I really enjoyed watching their love blossom. Oh, the moment when he shows her how he really feels is so sweet and romantic, I totally fell for him even more.
And Razor! I’m in lust with him! LOL! He is so funny, charming, sexy, and perverted (in that cute, good way that girls love) right from the start, you can’t help but love him. He’s one of those outgoing, hilarious characters that I love reading about. With a troubled and twisted past, it’s easy to see why he is the way that he is, but it totally makes you love him even more. I loved every moment of when he and Dawn are interacting, and even though I sense an underlying attraction or possible feelings, their relationship is so much more than that. I loved watching Sebastian’s reaction to their relationship and some scenes were so hilarious, I really couldn’t get enough.
I was honestly engrossed from beginning to end with ReAwakened. Ada’s ability to keep a book light-hearted and fun while bringing in such a gripping tale of mystery and action is so outstanding, I am a true fan. And OMG, that ending! No, Ada! NOOOOOO (I seriously screamed that at the end of the book, frantically tapping the screen for more pages to no avail)! Why would you do that to me?!?! Note: cliffhanger ending (and a sweet, romantic, crazy, sad, emotional one at that!) I need to know what happens next!