Sunday, September 29

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

Title: The Collector
By: Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

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 have had The Collector on my TBR list for a very long time and I don’t know why it took me forever to start it but I should have started it sooner; because it is amazing! 

The Collector was a different kind of genre than what I have been reading lately and that played into why I liked it so much.  Lately, I have been in a kick of reading super-hot, alpha males protecting their women who are in danger and while The Collector has some of these traits, it does not mimic all of them.  For instance, Dante (who is super-hot and an alpha) is the one who pushes Charlie into danger. It is his job to collect Charlie’s pristine soul and take it to his underworld boss.  He has no attraction for her whatsoever and only focuses on corrupting her so that he can fill her soul with his seals.  But after hanging out with her and her friends and getting to know the good that they are and that they do, he starts to see the world differently and feels bad for putting Charlie in this spot.  Seeing that Charlie is not what he expected opens him to more feelings.

It was uniquely different because it was a well thought out view of how souls are collected.  It was interesting to see how Scott thought up this other world that “lives” in our world and flips on our soul switch to attach a seal to it so that in the end, these seals decide where our souls go.

I won’t go on more with the plot, however, I will say that it was wonderfully written.  I cared more about Charlie and what was going to happen to her than I have other characters.  I found myself getting really anxious about how this was all going to play out.  And the end….hello!  So wonderful yet heartbreaking. 

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