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April 1, 2013

Blog Tour: 2013 Belongs to Dante – The Collector by Victoria Scott – Review and G!veaway

Hey guys!  Thanks for stopping by the blog for our tour stop for the

2013 Belongs to Dante Event

hosted by YA Bound!

We are so excited to be part of the blog tour for
Victoria Scott’s The Collecter: A Dante Walker Novel!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!

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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.

add to goodreadsThe Collector (Dante Walker #1) by Victoria Scott
Publication Date:  March 1, 2013
Publisher:  Entangled Teen

Available for Purchase:
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** This title was provided to us by the Publisher for an honest review.
We were in no way paid for our opinions **

MaryAnn NewOMG this man!  Dante Walker is just so…unbelievable delish.  I mean from the teasers posted by author, Victoria Scott, I knew that he was going to be one male lead that would have girls swooning all over the place, and I thought I had prepared myself for the awesomeness that is Dante Walker.  Yah,  he was more than what I had hoped for.  Totally exceeded my expectations, but I knew, without a shadow of a doubt, that he was going to be unforgettable.

Dante Walker is cocky, arrogant, and so damn fine.  But he’s not your ordinary Hottie McHottie.  He is a soul collector, and he is pretty much the devil’s right hand man.  He’s so good at what he does, that he has been assigned to train new collectors.  In order for Dante to finally get the promotion he’s been dying for, he’s been assigned to collect the soul of an unsuspecting target, one Charlie Cooper.

But when Dante sees his intended target, he’s taken about.  She’s not at all what he pictured her to be.  She’s a typical average teenage girl…pimples, frizzy hair, crooked teeth…not the beauty queens he’s used to looking at, but there’s something about her and her soul that his boss scrambling to have her collected.  But when Dante confronts and befriends Charlie, the world that he’s known for his 2 years as a collector is thrown out of whack.

Secrets are revealed, feelings develop, relationships get built, and Dante is confused as all hell.

If you’ve been living under ground, there’s no way that you haven’t heard the hype about Victoria Scott’s novel, The Collector.  Believe in the hype people.  Seriously, this book was amazing.  Victoria Scott’s presentation of this swoon worthy bad boy, puts all other bad boys to shame.  I loved Dante’s cocky attitude and his confidence.  I loved his dark ways, and I loved his passion for his job, and for other things.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dante’s attempts in corrupting Charlie’s soul in order for him to harvest it.  And the words that would come out of his mouth were seriously laugh out loud hilarious.  I for one could not wait to see what next one liner he would come up with…even his thoughts were so Dante and had me swooning, smirking, and giggling like a school girl.

What I loved most was his attitude towards Charlie.  How fiercly he stood up for her when her fellow classmates treated her like crap.  They kept setting her up so that she would fall, and Dante would be the dark knight in white armor come to save the fair damsel.  Every time he saved her, a piece of him would imbed itself deeper in my heart.

Don’t get me wrong.  Dante isn’t the soul focus of the book.  We can’t forget about sweet Charlie.  You don’t even know how much it broke my heart to see the torment that she goes through with these kids at school.  And yet, through it all, she still has this kind soul and innocence that makes me totally see where Dante can feel conflicted.  My heart went out to this poor girl who saw all her imperfections, and is granted the chance to change what she looks like…but for a price.

And I loved loved loved the effect that Charlie had on Dante.  I loved watching their moments together, and seeing their friendship grow.  And the feels in the book guys!  Ughhhh!  Tears were shed, and anger was felt.  Author, Victoria Scott, does an epic job of creating this cast of characters with so much personality, that it’s near impossible to not love them all!

I loved the idea of this story when I first heard about it once upon a time, and I’m so psyched that it totally became a read that I not only devoured, but completely adored.  Grab a copy of your very own, and experience the bad boy that will steal your heart, and a story that will squeeze the emotion right out of you.

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.

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

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26 Comments

  1. Jasprit
    4/1/2013

    The Collector sounds like a wonderful read! There was so much initial hype surrounding this book that I wasn’t sure that it would be for me. But I think I need to meet Dante as soon as possible! Wonderful review!
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  2. Natalie Cleary
    4/1/2013

    Im waiting on my copy to come in the post. Cant wait to read it :)

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  3. Natalie Cleary
    4/1/2013

    Im waiting on my copy to come in the post. Cant wait to read it :)

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  4. Natalie Cleary
    4/1/2013

    m waiting on my copy to come in the post. Cant wait to read it :)

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  5. Vivien
    4/1/2013

    So excited to read this one!

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  6. Artemis
    4/1/2013

    It sounds great! Dante Walker seems amazing character, thank you for the giveaway.

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  7. Heather C.
    4/1/2013

    Ohhh, this book has been on my tbr list for awhile. It sounds really good!!
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  8. krsz
    4/1/2013

    I love this book! Thanks for the chance.

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  9. Stephanie
    4/1/2013

    Can’t wait to read this book! Great review!

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  10. Gaby
    4/1/2013

    So much love for Victoria and The Collector!!

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  11. Aza
    4/1/2013

    I cant wait to read this it sounds awesome :)

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  12. Viki S.
    4/1/2013

    This sounds so good. I’m really enjoying learning about it on all the different blogs. Thank you.

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  13. Majuchan
    4/1/2013

    The Collector sound really coooool! Thanks for this… ^_^
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  14. Sherry J
    4/1/2013

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

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  15. stacey dempsey
    4/2/2013

    sound wonderful and thanks for the giveaway

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  16. Meghan Stith
    4/2/2013

    This is the book I am MOST excited to read for 2013. I’ve read so many good things about it and the concept is awesome.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    mestith at gmail dot com

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  17. nicole krutz
    4/3/2013

    sounds like a great book!

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  18. Céline G.
    4/5/2013

    I want this book so bad… It sounds awesome! Can’t wait for it! Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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  19. Daniel M
    4/5/2013

    sounds like a fun one!

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  20. Joy F
    4/8/2013

    Book looks like a good read. Very generous of you. Thanks.

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  21. CassandraG
    4/9/2013

    Looks like a great read.

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  22. Really looking forward to reading The Collector, have heard so many fantastic reviews on it. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  23. Bonnie Hilligoss
    4/11/2013

    There has been so much chatter about this book that I hope it lives up to all the hype! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  24. Nadine A
    4/13/2013

    Sounds great. I’m pretty sure I’ll love this series, and, a bad guy like Dante Walker is so not to be missed. :-)

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  25. Mariella
    4/16/2013

    Thanks for the giveaway, dying to read about Dante, he sounds sexy, funny and so worth my time

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  26. Congratulations to the winner!!! What an amazing prize :D

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess
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