Tuesday, April 2, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Collector by Victoria Scott [Review + GIVEAWAY]

Today we're taking part of the 2013 Belongs to Dante Blog Tour Event hosted by YA Bound!
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About The Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott:
PUB DATE: April 2nd 2013
Published by: Entangled Teen
Series: Dante Walker #1
Pages: 352
Source: from blog tour host
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:
Okay. The wait is OVER. Dante is here!! Wohoo. I'm so glad I got to read an ARC of The collector and honestly the wait was SO WORTH IT! I loved this story x 100! It was like a hole in my reading life has been filled :) I really can't express how much I loved this book, but i will try to do it justice in this review :P
1) Dante and The EMOTIONS.
I mean that should be a given right? But actually Dante isn't just the bad-boy type I normally read about. Sure at first he was a self righteous a*hole. Throughout the book we realized there's good reason for the way he is and his story really did touch me. As he see's through with getting Charlie to turn to the darkside we start to see his guilt and conscious kick in. He starts feeling and every time Charlie changed even more I FELT WITH HIM. It was like a physical pain in my heart. I guarantee you will FEEL something for the story and him.
2) Not your typical Romance.
One of the BEST elements of the book was the romance. It wasn't hot guy meets hot girl, they fight, and fall in love. Oh no! This one is pretty fascinating. Dante meets Charlie before she changes and learns to like her faults. Once she starts to change he realizes that, what made Charlie herself were those imperfections and he truly liked her for her. Does this have the normal YA love gloom? YES, but in this case I understand and accept that some things just can NOT change. It was also really sweet reading about Dante and Charlie they gave me a warm feeling inside. Not a typical romance but definitely a good one :)
3) The World!
I mean he's a SOUL Collector. That job sounds both scary and cool. It makes me wonder if there really around us, tempting us, tagging us, and we just don't know it O_O. I really liked that the collectors weren't all bad. We see there are also good collectors, even though they might look like bad collectors ;) The whole plot for WHY Charlie was so important kinda surprised me because I was thinking a whole OTHER reason. You also don't feel like this is a whole other world that doesn't exist, which brings a sense of realism that is much appreciated!
4) The Writing.
I normally don't take the writing into much count when I'm reading. I'm more in it for enjoyment. BUT this book was in a GUYS POV, which is my favorite! Plus it had the same writing style & feel as that one of my favorite adult author, Sherrilyn Kenyon! The Characters & story aren't flat. They don't just stay on the page, OH NO, they come out and you feel like you know them. They make you angry, they make you laugh, and in the end they make you glad you took the chance to read the book!
Overall Verdict: I LOVED this book. It definitely lived up to the hype and I was thoroughly impressed :) I think you'll cry, laugh, and fall in love with the story (just like i did)! SO read it? OMG YES! Don't even think about, JUST DEVOUR IT. Read it, you will not be sorry :)
5/5 HOT stars :D

PSSSST! YOU YES YOU. Dante is not gone. He'll be back in The Liberator :) *fangirling ensues* I know this will be just as awesome as the first. Just wanted to let ya know it doesn't end. Click the picture for more info!
Also if you wanna read a FUN and AWESOME interview with Victoria Scott click HERE! She was so sweet to be on READ-A-HOLICZ HOT SEAT back in October! Hope you have fun because she might have confessed to being THE MONSTER QUEEN }:)

About the Author:

Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe. She's the author of THE COLLECTOR trilogy (Entangled Teen) and the FLOOD AND FIRE trilogy (Scholastic).
Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.
Find and Follow her on: Twitter / Facebook / Goodreads / Website / Blog
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5 comments:

  1. When I read your post it helped me to decide wether or not to do a review on The Collector and I must say I was not disappointed. I was crying by the end of the story! Now I'm constantly posting this post on my google+ because I didn't want anyone to miss out on this awesome giveaway! I can't wait for the second installment! ^~^ I hope you had a great weekend!

    Sincerely Dylena Menard

    http://passtimebooklover.blogspot.com

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    1. OMG!!! That is so awesome to hear Dylena. SERIOUSLY I am so glad u LOVED it too :) <3333 U SO MUCH for putting me as a favorite blogger on your blog ^_^

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  2. Eee!! This sounds so swoony, because I TOTALLY love Sherrilyn Kenyon's writing! Nick is so funny! :D Dante sounds really great-- (emotions? Count me in!) I love that he fell in love with Charlie BEFORE she started to change. It seems so sweet. Awesome review, Lizzy! :D

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    1. YAY!!! Another Kenyon lover and Nick SO IS!!! Yeah, that's something not many people comment about but he saw the beautiful charlie on the inside before she came onto the outside :) Thanks for dropping by & commenting Megan! Much <3333!

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  3. I can't wait to meet Dante. I think I will love him like everyone else who has met him. Can't wait!

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