The Collector by Victoria Scott

The Collector Summary

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.

Hello Book lovers,

This week I read The Collector by Victoria Scott. You know how much I love a good angels/demons book! This one, however, was unlike anything I had read before! It has been a long time since I have read a book that is exclusively in the Male POV and it was a welcome change!  Dante Walker, the villain of our story and also the main character was arrogant, cocky, egotistical, and a classic villain, and yet, I loved him from the start. Throughout the book, I wanted to simultaneously wanted to kiss him and strangle him.

The plot itself is unique. The premise is that the devil assigns 6 “collector’s” to come back to earth and corrupt souls for hell. Once they have done that, they collect the souls by placing a seal on it. Dante, being the top collector that he is, is assigned to corrupt the soul of a girl named Charlie Cooper. Charlie is a kind-hearted teen whose physical appearance did not match the beauty of her soul.

Dante tries many different ways to corrupt her soul, but nothing is working, so he tells her he is an angel and offers her a soul contract. Once she signs, she only has to ask for something, and it will come true, but it also will seal a piece of her soul for hell (he doesn’t tell her that part). At first, Dante is happy it is working, Charlie asked for beauty and is slowly receiving her wish. But over time, as Dante gets to know the beauty that lies inside of Charlie, he becomes almost ashamed of his actions and misses how Charlie looked before. I don’t want to spoil the whole the thing, but I felt that was important to mention.

Dante shows a real growth over the course of the novel. He keeps his arrogant attitude the whole time, but he starts to realize how wrong it was to ask Charlie to change herself. Above everything else, that is what I love most about this book.

This book is funny, witty, intelligent, and fast-paced. I had such a fun time reading it and cannot wait to read the next book in the Dante Walker series. I give this book:

Love you all,

XOXO Shelby Grace

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