The Collector by Victoria Scott

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Series: Dante Walker #1 

Genre: YA Paranormal
Expected publication: April 2nd 2013 by Entangled Teen
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He makes good girls…bad. 

Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence have 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 ten 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.

 

I guess you also know the feeling. You anticipate a book and you are scared to pick it up, scared it won’t live up to your hopes. The Collector generated sooo much buzz before that I was truly scared I wouldn’t love it as much as I had hoped… Well, all my fear was totally unnecessary!!

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Dante is… bad… so bad!

Oh yes, Dante Walker is not the good boy in disguise. When we meet him in the beginning, he’s a real and true bad boy. Well, he collect souls and .. he likes it! A lot! His ego is bigger than the Mount Everest and all he liked damming souls to hell. And I think, Dante is the masterpiece of Victoria Scott! She managed to create a character, who in the beginning is truly not … nice. Still, there is so much more about Dante than it meets the eye in the beginning and this is on us to figure out! It was a character development unlike anything before and it was a both thrilling, touching and exhilarating ride!

Charlie …. the sweet, cute and good girl

When Dante is Victoria’s male masterpiece of badness, then Charlie is her masterpiece in goodness! Gosh, when I first meet Charlie I couldn’t believe that this would be the  girl who will bring change for Dante. But, I was wrong – too fast with my judgment because Charlie is the most counterpart for Dante! She’s sweet and has such a wonderful and good heart – it’s touching. And the most amazing aspect about her is that she is content with how and what she is. She is not affected by surpefical appearances and always looks into the heart of things and also into the heart of people, even if they try very hard to hide what is inside. I loved loved Charlie and more girls should be like her!

Tears, Laughter and full of Emotions

Apart from these incredible wonderful characters, the story itself is rich and perfectly rounded. I loved every page and I feel in love with the story and the characters so easily. Even more, the story is touching and it will tear open your heart and if you are an easy crier (just like me) then there will be tears involved! The Collector is full of hope, redemption and change and it’s just and simply perfect!

 

Bewitched Rating

yes, Dante, Charlie and Victoria deserve the magic rating of awesome! 

Bottom Line

The Collector by Victoria Scott delivers an delicious tale of light and dark with two of the most unusual characters you ever meet in YA literature. Victoria Scott effortlessly sucks you into a tale of light versus dark and filled it with wonderful touching moments and the perfect of amount of action, hope and amazement. Fans of YA Paranormal, who love the bad boy and who want characters that are unique and fresh must read The Collector!

 

   

Additional Info

The Collector got so much buzz during the last month and it deserves very singly praise it got! The Liberator – Book 2 is scheduled for September! And visit the Dante Walker website for more awesomeness!  Oh and “The Collector” was praised by CC Hunter and Wendy Higgins two of my favorite authors… They totally know what is good out there .. woot!
Vitoria Scott will also publish a new series called “The Brimstone Bleed” which will be published by Scholastic 2014!
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Sharon - Obsession with Books 2/27/2013

Of my gosh Danny! Your amazing review makes me all the more excited to read this book, the characters & storyline sounds fantastic.

Thankyou for sharing! :-)

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hrose2931 2/27/2013

I believe Victoria Scott deserves an award for that cover! We always drool over the girls in their dresses, but that is one mighty fine cover! I am so glad the story delivers! I’ve been to his website and I believe twitter account. Makes me blush just reading some of his flirty remarks. I will have to make sure to have tissues!

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I can not wait for this to be in my pretty little hands. It sounds freaking awesome. Amazing review.

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Krista 2/27/2013

Great review! This is one book I cannot wait to get my hands on. It sounds so good.

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elena 2/27/2013

Oh, this sounds fun! I’m not much of a paranormal fan but I love that you love it so much! Going to try to check this one out.
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Jenny 2/27/2013

AHHHHH you got a copy of this already?!!!!! LUCKY YOU!!!! We’ve been waiting for this one and for Dante and I’m so glad to see he didn’t disappoint. I need to get my hands on this bad boy asap. *swoons*

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Heidi 2/27/2013

Oh yes I have seen the buzz on this one and I totally want to read it and I am so happy it lived up to your expectations. I want to meet this bad bad boy, Dante! I cannot wait!
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I’m on the tour for this one and am so excited! Excellent Review Danny! I’m an easy crier too! Bad boys are always so much fun to read about, and I love it when an author can develop their character’s so completely and make them unique!
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I don’t think I’ve managed to catch any other reviews for this one, or see much beyond the cover reveal that came a while ago. I do admit that the concept, sexy bad boy seduces good girl, makes me a bit nervous, but from the sound of it, Scott really manages to pull that off, making both Dante and Charlie lovable and realistic characters. Thanks for letting me know about this one!
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lauren 2/27/2013

So glad you loved this one! Isn’t it just amazing? I’m so in love with Dante! Fab review, Danny!
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Mary @ BookSwarm 2/27/2013

*dies* I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS ONE!! It sounds soooo fantastic — I love that he’s a true bad boy, up front and completely comfortable with who he is. Good girl to the rescue!
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Candace 2/27/2013

Yes! I loved this one too! I normally cringe a bit with bad boys who are extremely cocky, but Dante had this ‘something’ inside him that made me know he wasn’t as ‘bad’ as he let us think. That there was good in there. I loved his personality right from the get go even though he was a bit of jerk. Loved how much he grew and changed through the book!
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kimbacaffeinate 2/27/2013

*happy dance* so glad you loved this, I cannot wait to get my hands on it!
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Kristin 2/27/2013

So glad you liked this, I’m dying to read it.

Also, very cool that the sequel comes out in September!

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Ashley 2/28/2013

OH MY GOOOSH!! I am so freaking glad that this book was just as good as you hoped it would be!! I think I’ll be reading it soon and I can’t wait! I hope I love it as much as you did. :)

And I can’t believe the sequel comes out in September! It’s awesome that we don’t have to wait too long!
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DUDE. Wasn’t this book so funny? I was DYING!! And I agree what you said about Dante and Charlie being unusual characters. Their path was totally unpredictable and could have gone either way. Great review!
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Yay! So glad you loved it! This book was made of awesome and I just loved Dante & Charlie! Fantastic review, Danny!
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