Thursday, May 8, 2014

The Warrior (Dante Waler, #3) by Victoira Scott ~ Review & Giveaway

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Source:  Received an eBook in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Synopsis:
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. 


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.

My Thoughts: 

5 stars -  A masterful puzzle woven from trust and love!

First Impressions...

I have loved this series from the start.  Every book has been 5 stars.  Dante is fun, powerful and insightful.  I was totally excited for the end.

The Characters...

Not sure if anyone would be surprised by this but Dante is my favorite in this book and this series.  His strength and self-importance is endearing and so funny but what really draws me to him is his doubt.  His love for Charlie brings him from a collector to a liberator but he's never been convinced that he's good enough.  He goes through the motions but be doesn't believe in his worth.  But there is a masterful plan to teach him and he goes kicking and screaming.  I see so much of myself in him.  I just adore him for his weakness.

Charlie has always been sweet.  She is not the focus except as Dante loves her.  I care for her and she did stress me during this book but she is not my passion.  

Other characters endured themselves to me but again were not the focus.  This is Dante Walker's show and he definitely stole the stage.

The Story...

I am always amazed at Victoria Scott's magic.  She weaves a puzzle and has you thinking but always holds back just enough that you're never sure until the characters are.  Hidden between her living, breathing characters the clues are there and clear, should be all seeing.

Fun and addictive, this story had me laughing and crying.  I was captivated as Dante figures things out about himself and then about how to fix the problem at hand.  The themes are strong of forgiveness, self acceptance and love, all wrapped up in a very enjoyable journey.

Did I Put It Down...


In The End...

If you enjoy the YA scene, if you enjoy paranormal, or if you just love a great story with some meaning behind it, then you need this book, this series.  Pick it up. 

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Author Bio:
Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe of the Harvey-Klinger Literary Agency. She’s the author of the FIRE & FLOOD series published by Scholastic, and the DANTE WALKER trilogy published by Entangled Teen. Her books have been bought and translated in eleven foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Israel, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.


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  1. I love books that I can't put down and want to read in one go. This one has been put on my wishlist now...

  2. I have this on the kindle and I plan on reading very soon. i love Dante too, and all the books have been 5 star for me too. Looking forward to the show!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. I really need to get started on this series! I know I'm going to love Dante. I have all three books, now I just need some time. Great review.

  4. I can't believe I haven't even started this series! I'm so glad it ended well for you.

  5. I'm glad you loved this book! I have only read the first, and definitely need to get around to reading the rest of the series. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I put this series on my TBR can't wait to start!!!

  7. I really need to get started on this series! Great review.

  8. I Love Dante! I agree, he's the star is this great series!!!! He makes me laugh! I agree, Victoria weaves magic in this story and whole series! Great Review Val :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  9. I've never heard of these books until now, but they look great! I only live two hours from Dallas, where the author resides, so that's pretty neat too. :)

  10. Would love to read this again! I'm glad you enjoyed it too! Thanks!

  11. Great review! I've been excited to see all of the reviews for this one. It seems like there are a lot of people checking it out!

  12. Looks like a great read! Thanks for the giveaway :-)

  13. I loved this so much to. Awesome review!!

  14. lol! Loved your review! POW! Bacon! Double POW!! Now I'm just pining away for Salt & Stone! I'm hoping the year goes by really fast cause it doesn't come out till 2015*faints* sigh! Any who kick a$$ review!!