Monday, September 9, 2013

Review: The Liberator

Title:  The Liberator
Series:  Dante Walker #2
Author:  Victoria Scott
Published:  August 27, 2013 by Entangled Teen
Source:  Bought
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.
My Review:  Well holy cow.  This book completely blew my mind.  It might possibly have been better than the first book which is saying something.  In fact, I think it was better.  I was really nervous going into it after reading the blurb.  Another girl?  Was this going to turn into a love triangle?  Well, fear not love-triangle-haters because that is not the case in this book!  Victoria Scott completely blew me away with this stunningly done sequel!

I loved falling back into Dante Walker's world.  This guy has got me hooked and I am utterly thrilled to be!  He's a bad boy, a rebel, witty, stubborn, strong, and arrogant.  And I just can't get enough.  Half the time I'm torn between wanting to slap him and wanting to hug him.  Mostly hug him, though.  All of the layers he has are amazing.  Under that tough exterior, there's such a softy and it was a lot of fun having the opportunity to delve deeper into who he is and why he is the way he is.  Also, I loved seeing him react to all the new people around.  He is so fiercely loyal to his friends and those he loves.  The more I learn about him, the more I love him!

The other characters were all absolutely fantastic.  Charlie had a lot of layers to uncover in this book, too and I liked seeing those peeled away.  She showed many different sides and I liked that.  It gave us a better sense of exactly who she is.  I went into this book thinking I wouldn't like Aspen.  I was afraid she was going to try to get at Dante but that was not the case.  Their relationship was not at all romantic but it was still just as lovely and strong as his and Charlie's.  All the other characters were amazing.  They jumped off the page and kept the story alive and super interesting.  It was a blast seeing all of them in action and having them work together.  

The plot was amazing.  It kept me engaged the entire time and I was completely engulfed in the story and the action and all of the twists we went through.  The last half of the book especially took off.  It was one surprise after another and I loved it.  There was never a boring moment and I was so anxious to figure out what was going to happen next.  And after that, I just need the next book now.  As in right now.  As in three seconds ago.  Gimme.  Please?  Another knockout book by Victoria Scott.  Pow!

 Five Cards

1 comment:

  1. Wow! Okay, so The Collector wasn't exactly a mind-blowing read for me, but I was invested in the story enough to be interested in what happens next, so your review has definitely made me more excited to read the sequel! Thank GOD there isn't a love triangle. The last thing we need is for Charlie and this other girl - Aspen - to fight one another over a bad boy with a jerk attitude (sorry, just not a huge fan of Dante, heh). And yay for character development! That's always a plus. Lovely review!


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