Thursday, April 10, 2014

Book Review: The Collector (Dante Walker bk1) by Victoria Scott

Goodreads synopsis: 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.

My first impression while reading this book was "cocky much?" and "someone is feeling himself". Although have to admit it fit Dante well and I was hooked after only reading the first couple of pages.  Dante Walker is a soul collector and the best at the game. His job is to cause as much bad habits to people that will taint their soul to give to his "Boss Man".  I love that this was written in Dante's POV instead of Charlie. Most PNRs are written from the girl POV and that is ok but I like to see what is going on in the guys head sometimes. Dante is the guy that you would not want to bring home to your parents on first impression but he is obviously hard to not be obsessed over. He does what he wants and dares anyone to question him and will do whatever it takes to not go back to hell and be placed permanently on earth. That is until he is assigned to collect Charlie Cooper's soul. 

Charlie is so realistic in so many ways. I love her! She has had heartaches and pain. Dante says that she should be bitter and angry but the way Charlie thinks is "what's the point?". She loves life and I wish that I could have that same outlook on a lot of things. She is beautiful on the inside and that says a lot about her character. Even though she doesn't question a lot of things she still feels insecure about herself and wants to be accepted. That is where she goes to Dante.  I don't want to tell the story so if you have not read the book please read it so we can both fangirl together lol. 

Charlie has some of the best friends that anyone could ask for. They are there for her no matter what. Charlie even touched Annabelle and Blue in a way where they see the love of life. 

I loved reading this story. It has comedy, hurt, lost, deception, and love all wrapped into one. The growth of the characters especially Dante was beautifully written. I can't wait to get my hands on the next on in the series. Great job Victoria Scott!!!!!!

Rating 5STARS
Recommend? YES