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5 stars - Snarky and sexy, I totally love Dante Walker!
How do I describe this book? This book is so Dante Walker. I totally and completely LOVE that it's from his point of view. He is a badass demon turned liberator, sorta. See, Dante may be a liberator working for the big guy but he's not convinced he's anything more than a demon at heart. He loves his girl and he wants to protect her and fight for her but he doesn't feel worthy of her. He has work to do to understand who he is. Enter his assignment, oh and she has a name - Aspen! POW!
Do not fear love triangle peeps, there isn't one. Aspen teaches Dante about who he is and what's important. Along the way, he may have helped her out a bit too. They stand by each other. I love their relationship. I love Aspen and her fingerless gloves! That girl can kick some booty! And if there ever was a soul that should be liberated to heaven, it would Aspen. But don't tell the girl I said so cause she'll kick my butt. She so don't want to be liberated. Yeah, I'm not crossing her, no way.
Needless to say, I love these characters. The humor and love between them is so much fun to read. Aspen is a mystery that I didn't get till the end. Charlie is still wonderful Charlie, trying to figure out what to be for her man but really just Charlie and I'm so glad. Love her. Valery? Yeah, not so sure about that chick but gotta love her with that name - though who taught her how to spell it? So wrong. I loved all of the characters. And one that I wasn't expecting to love again - loved him too.
This world is dynamic and unique. There really is nothing out there even close to being similar. The combination of collectors, liberators plus the wit and charm of these characters makes this such an incredible read that just can't be compared.
As for the story? Who knew where things were going. Every once in a while, I guessed something right but mostly I was hanging on for dear life. One little thing at the end threw me into craziness. Resolution? Yeah, not so much. But you know what? This book has NONE and I mean NONE of that middle book syndrome. Why? Because this book, this series is Dante Walker and he did some serious growing in this book. It wasn't a set-up for the big finale. No it was a training ground for someone who the big guy is pretty interested in for bigger things. I'm thinking that with all the very special people in this story, the one that is most important is Dante.
This book is YA paranormal at it's VERY best. You just can't miss this book, this series. It's so good. If you like paranormal even a little bit, then you need to read this. If you like YA even a little, then you need to read this. If you like humor, then you need to read this. If you like to read, then you need to read this. Truly, you will not be disappointed. I mean it. Go get it! POW!