June 21, 2013

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

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.
The Collector is the typical story of boy meets ugly girl, makes her fancy herself up, and then realizes that she looked better before. The old sayings that you can't judge a book by it's cover or that beauty is what's on the inside certainly apply to this story of the Devil's favorite Soul Collector Dante Walker and his newest assignment, ugly girl Charlie. Charlie does charity work, Dante thinks he's too cool to help other people. Charlie would rather listen to the world outside then Dante's loud dance music. She has a bad limp, frizzy hair and acne, while he wears red Chucks signed by a famous ball player and can make any black t-shirt look hot, hot, hot.
Dante is so arrogant that I had to laugh many, many times throughout this story. Once the plot twists were revealed, however, I felt sadness for these kids who had to learn life's lessons quickly in order to save the world. It's a great read about Heaven versus Hell and what the right way to live is. It was enjoyable because Victoria Scott really gets what kids are like today--the struggles they deal with daily concerning their weight and popularity, the cool kids, being all alone in the world. This is the first in a series and I'm definitely putting the rest of the collection on my wish list. Solid four and a half stars.
Publisher-Entangled Teen
Reviewers Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by~Cindi
Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this book in exchange for a honest review!
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1 comment:

  1. I can't wait to read this book because I love when a YA book can be told from the male pov and work so well. Plus there are not many stories that are currently out on the market with this subject matter so I'm already interested.

    Thanks for the great review. I'm glad you liked the book. :)


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