Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Liberator by Victoria Scott ~ Tour Stop

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Summary from Goodreads:
Bad boy, meet bad girl.

Dante has a shiny new cuff wrapped around his ankle, and he doesn't like that mess one bit. His new accessory comes straight from Big Guy himself and marks the former demon as a liberator. Despite his gritty past and bad boy ways, Dante Walker has been granted a second chance.

When Dante is given his first mission as a liberator to save the soul of seventeen-year-old Aspen, he knows he’s got this. But Aspen reminds him of the rebellious life he used to live and is making it difficult to resist sinful temptations. Though Dante is committed to living clean for his girlfriend Charlie, this dude’s been a playboy for far too long…and old demons die hard.

With Charlie becoming the girl she was never able to be pre-makeover and Aspen showing him how delicious it feels to embrace his inner beast, Dante will have to go somewhere he never thought he’d return to in order to accomplish the impossible: save the girl he’s been assigned to, and keep the girl he loves.

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My Thoughts:

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!

About the Author
I’m a teen fiction writer with a die-hard affection for dark and humorous books. My work is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger literary agency. I have a master’s degree in marketing, and currently live in Dallas with my husband, Ryan.
My first series started with THE COLLECTOR, and was published by Entangled Teen in April 2013. The second book in the trilogy, THE LIBERATOR, will release August 2013. My next series kicks off with FIRE & FLOOD and is being published by Scholastic, February 2014.

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  1. Great review Val! I'm really looking forward to this one! I've got it pre-ordered :-)

  2. I'm super excited for this one. I am starting it soon!! Great review babe!

  3. Everyone seems to be loving The Liberator. Great review, Pal!

  4. I'm so excited to read this one! I can't wait for August 27th! I've been trying to preorder it for a while, but it just doesn't appear on my Kindle app! *shakes fist*

  5. This looks so good! Can't wait! Love the cover!

  6. Great review, I have heard alot about this

  7. Love your review. I am counting down the days for this book!

  8. I loved The Collector and cannot wait to read this one!!

  9. Great review!!! I am dying to read this book (: loove Dante!!

  10. I LOVE The Collector and I have Preordered The Liberator long ago :) I can not wait until it is into my hands and I am reading it!!

  11. I do want to read this one. Glad you loved it!

  12. Wow, this series sounds fantastic!!

    Would you be interested in blurbing your review for Liberator and Collector over at Bookstore Bookblogger Connection, so we can get the word out at local bookstores?