Tuesday, April 2, 2013

ARC Review (YA): The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott

The Collector (Dante Walker #1)
by Victoria Scott
Publisher: Entangled Teen   
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Blurb by Goodreads
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 long ago buried.

I have been waiting it seems like for ever for The Collector (Dante Walker #1) and loved it. The cover is eye catching and portrays Dante’s character perfect.
The Collector was all about second chances. When Dante was living he did not have a care in the world. Thought he could do anything he wants. When he died and became A Collector he thought he still can do anything he wants.
He is your bad boy who is witty and arrogant. He does not know it yet but deep down inside he is good and Charlie is the one who will bring out the good in him. At first Charlie is just a job to him but the more time he spends with her the more he grows attached to her. She is nerdy and had a rough life after her parents died. She knows she is nerdy and accepts it. She holds her head up high, enjoys the little things in life. I enjoyed her character and even shed a few tears during some not so nice scenes with her schoolmates. Loved how Dante who only thinks of himself is the one to protect and be there for her. Kudos to Victoria Scott for writing about that beauty on the outside is not everything. What is inside that counts and makes someone beautiful. I Loved how Dante was able to see Charlie as a beautiful person from the good she has on the inside.
The Collector is a fresh new YA Paranormal novel in Victoria Scott new Series Dante Walker. I love the idea of a Collector stealing souls and look forward to The Liberator (Dante Walker #2).
ARC provided by publisher, Entangled Teen at NetGalley for an honest review



  1. Gorgeous cover!! Loved the review! I haven't read anything from this author, but it sounds good. I do love "Bad Boys" :)

  2. I love Bad Boys more when Good Girls make them good.


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