Review – The Collector by Victoria Scott

Title: The Collector
Author: Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: March 25th 2013

Book Description

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 Review

Do you know how much I love bad boys? I mean really love them? Well, I really Love Dante!!! He has everything I love; he's smooth, he's hot(and he knows it), thinks he's all that and more and is invincible. He has the cocky attitude and smart mouth that any girl can't help but find attractive. Oh, and did I mention that he is a demon and is the right hand man for the Boss Man down stairs! Definite Bad Boy!!!

This whole book is told from Dante's POV and it was awesome! Seeing how a bad boy like Dante thinks was so entertaining. All his honest and witty thoughts running around in his head compared to what he actually says... Just so funny!!! We learn a lot about Dante and his past, and even into the heart of him. He really is an awesome guy! However, he does have a job to do, sealing and collecting souls.

Dante's next assignment is a girl in Peachville, Charlie Cooper. The way Dante looks at a girl who is not very attractive and describes her is how I expect every popular/hot guy to do it; he looks at all the flaws first, not what is underneath the surface and into her heart. But somehow, throughout the journey, Dante's outlook on life changes and he starts to look at Charlie differently. Could Charlie be the one who unravels him?

Charlie cooper is an average looking girl, but she has had a hard life. She has dealt with the tragedies in her life as best as she can. She has two awesome friends and they mean the world to her. She has that no-care attitude which I liked. She doesn't let things affect her too much and simply glides through life. She doesn’t have guys look at her so she becomes quite flustered when the super-hawt Dante turns up and shows interest in her. I was often giggling along with the book, wondering what Charlie was thinking when Dante had her squirming! He just has that way of getting under your skin!

Victoria Scott has an amazing writing style! Not only has she written a whole story from a guys POV, but she puts so much wit and humour in it to keep you laughing! She also can change it up and pack it full of emotion when needed to as well. I loved this book and I cannot wait until Liberator comes out so I can get more Dante!! Yumm!!

I received a copy of this book from the Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Ahh your killing me I have and simply cannot squeeze it in but soon and you have me excited I love bad boys..awesome review

  2. I loooved this one too. Wasn't Dante great? Glad you liked it. Great review.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  3. Hehe!! I loved it, you must try and squeeze it in! Dante....

  4. Thank you!! Yep, I want more!! Can't wait.


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