Author: Victoria Scott
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Supernatural
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: April 2, 2013
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.
When I first met Dante:
By the end of the book:
I been after The Collector for a while now and my library never has it, and when ever I go to a bookstore I forget to look *face palm* Any way a few weeks ago I won a giveaway from Victoria Scott herself for a signed copy! You can only imagine my excitement! I finally read it and guess what? I loved it!
I have never been able to relate to a book character as I have to Charlie. She isn't beautiful, (but that changes as you get to know her. I am not trying to be mean. This is how she is described.) she tries to see the good in everything, and people treat her like total crap. It broke my heart so many times when Dante and someone else would do or say something horrible to her. When Dante meets Charlie for the first time he manages to point out that Charlie has glasses, frizzy blond hair, a spray of pimples, and a stick figure that is so not attractive on a seven-teen-year old girl. Then compares her to a porcelain doll beaten a few times with an ugly stick. Well in a few pages Dante proved that he is a cocky and mean bastard. Fine then.
But Dante wasn't all bad. He eventually proved himself. Yes, in the begining of the book all he cared about was himself but a long the way he fell in love with Charlie. For who she was before the contract gets signed and she becomes beautiful. But the progression of Dante falling in love and learning that there is much more to a person that looks is remarkable. And I loved that most about the story because it wasn't insta love (I know it is over a 10 day time period) but gradual. He wasn't crazy about her first and then by the end he was willing to die for her.
The concept behind the Collectors and Liberators was awesome! I never read anything like this book before, sure I read about demons before but this way different. the Collectors are the bad guys, sent to mark someone when they sin, and eventually when their soul light is dark they get taken to Boss Man (Lucifer) Liberators are the good guys, where Collectors mark for sins, Liberators are able to remove sins so they can be taken to Big Guy. (God)
I really liked this book and can't wait to get to read the other books in this series. I have a feeling that I am going to fall even more in love with Dante by the end of the series!