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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.
"Witty, and so intriguing. I started reading and didn't want to stop. Victoria Scott is a fabulous new voice in YA." - C.C. Hunter, author of the New York Times bestselling series, SHADOW FALLS
"Dante isn't just your run-of-the-mill YA bad boy...he's a villain. A real villain, who you often won't like in the beginning. But at the same time, you can't take your eyes off him because he's hot, witty, and just fascinating. And all the while you'll be thinking, I can't wait to see this boy's world get rocked." - Wendy Higgins, author of SWEET EVIL
"Victoria Scott's smokin' hot paranormal debut, THE COLLECTOR, left me breathless at every turn with its sizzling anti-hero, unlikely heroine, and the epic romance that unfolds between them."- Mindee Arnett, author of THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR
"Sexy boys, high stakes and heart-pounding romance combine in a book that's full of humor and heart. I loved spending time with Dante Walker. Next book please!" - Talia Vance, author of SILVER
"Dante is the kind of guy I wish I'd met when I was seventeen, and the kind of guy I'd kill if my daughter brought him home." - Mary Lindsey, author of SHATTERED SOULS
Actual rating: 3.5 stars
Okay, let's start this review off with some straight-up trufax. On my own, it's possible I may not have chosen this book to read. That's not because the blurb didn't sound interesting, it's just that out of all the other YA sub-genres, Paranormal Romance is the one I have... ...more
Dante is making me give his book 5 stars. I swear, sometimes that boy gets on my last nerve. You girls can have him...and his bedroom eyes...and his killer smile...and his dangerous ways...and...and...never mind! Dante is mine!!! ;) ...more
If you can’t love Dante Walker then you’re probably not going to love this book. He is cocky, flamboyant, arrogant, hilarious, and sassy. Luckily for me, I absolutely loved him. Victoria Scott has perfectly encapsulated the jerky, arrogant seventeen year old who thinks he’s a straight up badass –... ...more
This book is AMAZING! I'm too excited to give a full review right now, but I'll be back shortly to rock it how it should be. Mark it to-read. Now!
Oh, and I called dibs on Dante a year ago... He's mine.
Dante is one bad mother. I fell in love with him from the first page of THE COLLECTOR. I... ...more
Rating: 5 big glittery seals (if you read this you’ll know what I mean!)
The Collector is book one in the Dante Walker series by Victoria Scott. I was first introduced to Ms. Scott when I recently read Fire and Flood and immediately fell in love with her and vowed to go back and read this earlier... ...more
“Beauty’s sister is vanity,and its daughter lust.”
even though the first 30 % was ahmazingly irritating the rest of the 70% definatley deserved its 3 stars...
i LOVED DANTE and his POV..seriously. OMG WOW..
EXTRACT : Taylor leans in even closer and lowers her voice.... ...more
4 STARS and favorite-shelved.
Like a religious experience, y'all.
I kept thinking, this author must've at one time sat and said, 'hey, there's a thirty-something girl in the middle of nowhere with a constant hankering for snarky male leads it's painful… I'm gonna write a book just for her.' Then... ...more
This book is freaking amazing. It's dark and hilarious all at once. Dante is a bad-A, (and if you don't think so, don't worry. He'll take your soul, and you won't be concerned about this book any longer..) Victoria Scott has an amazing, witty way of writing, and I am dying for book 2! and 3! and... ...more
I'm gonna learn how to be flippin' awesome... oh wait I already am XD
I must say, I had a hell of a time following Dante Walker. Here’s the kind of guy who can insult cats and old people in the space of a single breath, and if what I’d just said doesn’t spark at least morbid curiosit... ...more
What a blast. A fast-paced story told in a fresh, witty voice. Victoria Scott nails it!
Dante Walker is the kind of guy I wish I'd met when I was seventeen. And the kind of guy I'd kill if my daughter brought him home. ...more
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Oh Dante Walker, how I love you.
Edited to add prediction DO NOT CLICK THE SPOILER TAG AT THE END UNLESS YOU HAVE READ IT!
This book was sooooo what I needed right now, I've had an extra awful few days (read effing mother effing ef... ...more
Update: I initially rounded to 4 stars, but the fact that weeks later I CANNOT STOP quoting this book and thinking about it cemented that it's worthy of that extra star. :)
4.5 "Oh, Dante" Stars!
“Dante. Oh, Dante. Seal me! Seal me so hard!” He grabs my hips and pumps his toward mine. “Oh, Dante! Y... ...more
The Italian version of the review can be found below.
La versione italiana delle recensione si trova più in basso.
patiently not thinking about anything else for months, the release of The Collector. So you can imagine my excitement when the book came out a few days earlier than expected.
I am The Collector. It’s not as bad as it sounds. I’m kinda like Santa Claus. We’re both jolly guys with a passion for frosted cookies, the color red…and sorting souls.
Christ on a cracker, I loved this book! The Collector is the most entertaining story I’ve read in recent memory and I was sorry... ...more
I'm going to be honest here and say that I was ready to put this book down after the second page. I just did not see how a cocky little shit like Dante could ever work his way into my heart. But he was clever, and he was funny, and he backed up his attitude with real charm and charisma. He made m... ...more
Dante Walker is the bad guy.
He is conceited, self-absorbed and thinks he is the best think that ever happened to the world.
He did at first get on my nerves but then made me laugh like crazy...
So, in case you're wondering, Dante Walker is a soul collector. Working for the guy downstairs, he goe... ...more
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OMG OMG OMG. I have read THE COLLECTOR. After lusting for it for months now, I finally got to read it. When I got the email, I just screamed. Yep. And my parents thought I was getting attacked. Great. But the point is, you have NO idea how much I want this book. It's one o... ...more
I won this book from Keely of the wonderful blog Realms of an Open Mind. Honest disclosure: I've heard great things about this book on the internet, but the cover is not my favorite-- so I really wasn't sure I'd like it. Once I cracked open the cover and started the first few pages though, I was... ...more
Meet Dante Walker: He is a cocky, hotter than hot soul collector for the man downstairs and you know what... he flippin' loves it!
Dante was an interesting character. All signs point to me not liking him but somehow I was won over by his money spending, pants-dropping persona. He is... ...more
Originally posted on Disability in Kidlit
The Collector is sort of a hit-or-miss book. You're either going to love it and worship Victoria Scott to the high heavens or you're going to hate it and burn the pieces. I am proud to say that I belong to the former and am now officially Team
Dante Walke... ...more
(There's now an actual review below all this pre-review stuff!)
I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS BOOK BUT APRIL IS TAKING FOREVER TO GET HERE.
So now I wait.
But I have no doubt that Dante will be SO. WORTH IT. I mean, he makes good girls bad, right? There must be a good time in there somewhere. ;)
The Collector is one book I’ve been wanting to read for so long, first the cover captivated me and then the blurb of the story so I was definitely excited for this and now that I got a chance to read it, let me tell it completely fulfilled my expectations, in fact I’m pretty sure it surpassed the... ...more
*A copy was provided for review purposes*
I've never enjoyed books from guys' POV for some reason, but there are always some exceptions once in a while when I enjoy them, point being, The Collector was one of those rare few. To be honest, I started off on very wary terms which quickly changed to i... ...more
There has been a lot of buzz about The Collector. In addition to the premise sounding highly entertaining, I wanted to read the book because the author is one of the sweetest authors out there with a lot of respect for bloggers. Just judging from her personality, I knew that The Collector would b... ...more
Oh, what is the attraction of bad boys? Haven’t we seen enough of them in fiction?
Enough of the smirks, the one-liners and irresistible looks.
Yawn, we’ve heard it all before! Bad boy meets good girl, chaos and cheese ensue-
Flip that upside down.
Let the bad boy tell the story. Keep his douchebag... ...more