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

I think everyone can find something in this book that will appeal to every age group as an adult reader there is the perfect combination of humor, romance and suspense. ~ Shey, Guilty Pleasures

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.


I like to read pretty much anything that is placed in front of me YA is no exception. I came across atruegemawardauthor Victoria Scott purely by accident and the first thing that caught my eye was The Collector, I knew I had to read it, not just for myself but I wanted to see if it would be something that my teenage son would read also. I was not disappointed in the least. I am 43 and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of this book and I know that my son will also.

Dante Walker you could not help but love him. He is all about himself a bad boy in life as well in death but as redemption comes to light you want to make him yours. He has a wicked sense of humor even when he is talking about his awesome self. He is very good at his job he is The Collector and the very best at it. He marks those souls that are bad with his seal and when the time comes they are collected for Hell. Now up for a promotion as director and a chance to stay on earth permanently he is given the task to collect a soul with in ten days.

Charlie Cooper has led a solitary rough life but she makes the best out of everything. She is the ugly duckling in a sea of swans. Dante doesn’t know what to make of Charlie or why the devil would want Charlie’s soul she’s hardly anything to look at. When he see into her soul he sees how bright she is, how pure but knowing this is his chance to remain on earth his bad boy comes out. Dante knows how to play dirty so he plays on her worst fear and even though he knows it’s not right Dante only thinks of himself.

As thing change and Dante gets to know not just Charlie but also her friends he learns more about not just her but himself and that beauty isn’t just skin deep. It was his mission to take her soul now all he can think about is protecting it.

I think everyone can find something in this book that will appeal to every age group as an adult reader this is the perfect combination of humor, romance and suspense, it’s well written and you can’t help but love Charlie and Dante. Not to mention the secondary characters make this an absolute wonderful read.


4.5 Stars

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