Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Collector Review

Author: Victoria Scott
Title: The Collector (Dante Walker)
Published: 04/02/2013
Good Reads-
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.


This book was dumb. Like it was good, but it dumb because it wasn’t what I expected and it had the stupidest ending in the history of stupid endings. Okay that’s mean, but who cares I’m a mean person. I know. What was wrong with The Collector aside from its stupid ending, there were a lot of missing details in the book. Here’s what happens in The Collector, I totally had a different idea of this book, and for those of you like me, assumed it was going to be a funny, witty, mystery type book, well you’re wrong.

Dante Walker is a collector sent from hell, when he died he was given the opportunity to walk the earth and collect souls. It’s not as creepy as it sounds, what the collectors do is watch over the living and put seals on their soul lights whenever they catch them in a wrong. Once that person has enough seals to be collected, their soul gets a one way ticket to hell, but they continue to live on as normal. 

Now Dante being the best of the best, a bit cocky, is up for a promotion, all he needs to do is complete one little assignment to seal the deal.  So he sets his sights on his assignment, Charlie, a dorky girl who doesn't have much going for her outside of the educational area. She’s your typical nerd, super skinny, glasses, she’s no model what so ever. And with her two besties Blue, and Annabell they form the nerd herd. The story is basically following Dante and the Nerd Herd as he tries to get Charlie’s soul collected.

Why I think this book fell short of my expectations was that it’s sooooo predictable, like seriously really bad predictable. There also wasn't a lot of details or anything given to connect with the characters other than Charlie and Dante. Blue’s name is Blue, I don’t even know if that’s a nickname or his real name. Heck the only thing they mention about Blue is that he’s a dork!  I mean he plays a big role in the end of the book, and we don’t even know the story behind his name!!

Also, things were stupidly coincidental like, omg, Charlie and Dante both love the color red.  Who would've thought they have that super strong connection. That’s not the thing I was annoyed at, if I tell you the thing I was annoyed at it kinda spoils it for the romantics out there. And what I hate hate hate hate the most was yeah Dante falls for Charlie in the end, who seriously didn't see that one coming? Real plot twist, but what I hate is he didn't fall for her when she was dorky and had glasses. He only realized that he loved her when she looked like a super model. I mean if you’re going to fall for the nerdy ugly girl do it the right way. 

Overall this story was laaaaaaaaaame. Like for real lame, there’s  a lot of cursing and they take a trip to Vegas so I wouldn't advise anyone under 14 or 15 to read it. Or anyone who doesn't like strong language, and all that. In the end, I’m giving The Collector a 3.

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