Review: The Collector
Series: Dante Walker # 1
Genre: Young Adult-Paranormal
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2, 2013
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“He makes good girls…bad.
Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.”
Now, the plot of the book is excellent as well. Dante has been sent on mission and it goes south from the moment he meets her. He sees her from the outside and immediately labels her ugly. She is not his type and he is set on doing his job. Charlie herself is not your average girl, yes she may not be good looking as other girls but she carries this sense of peace and love around her. Dante becomes less of who he thought he was and more who he is to become. He can be redeemed and Charlie is going to help him. I love this element in the book. The redemption of Dante and fighting for something he thought he lost is amazing.
And of course, you have got to know where the love interest goes. Little by little Dante begins to fall for her and before you know it, “BAM!” I like that Dante didn’t fall her fast. He fell for her little by little through kindness, friendship, and help. Charlie is selfless in all that she does and no matter how hard Dante tries to find dirt on her, he only falls harder.
Why should you read this book? Well for one, the HOT guy, duh?! Also, it’s seriously epic. The striking triumph of love that flows through out the book is awesome. The Collector will wow it’s readers with the remarkable characters and plot. A gripping and necessary read, The Collector executes a fine piece of literary work.
I give it 5 BITES!