Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Welcome to Jenuine Cupcakes!
This is my stop on the "2013 Belongs To Dante" Blog Event
 which is being hosted by YA Bound. You can follow the rest of the tour here.

*hands you a cupcake*

*hands Dante a red rice krispie treat*

About the Book:
The Collector (Dante Walker, #1)The Collector (Dante Walker #1
Author: Victoria Scott
Publication: April 2, 2013
By: Entangled Teen 

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.


My Thoughts:
Excuse me while I fangirl ALL OVER Dante! (while wearing a pair of red converse, of course.)

The rumors are true, Dante Walker is "flippin' awesome", he had me at "finger blades" and he reminds me of a Twix cupcake.  


A cupcake? 

Yeah, I said it 'cuz that's how I roll... 

Dante is tall, dark and sinfully delicious, just the way I like my chocolate cake. From the outside he looks like any other confectionery perfection, I mean, did you see those red kicks he's rockin'?, but one bite reveals quite a few surprisesDante's got a rich, multi-layered flavor that is to.die.for, yanno, if he wasn't already a goner. *shrugs* His snarkiliciousness can be a tad crunchy at times, much like the graham cracker that tends to float to the top during baking, but his heart is made of melted goodness that closely resembles the homemade caramel filling. I know what you're thinking - the caramel kinda tastes like liquid sin and, yeah it does, but it isn't all bad and neither is Dante but it's cool, we'll play along with his "Bad to the bone" persona, m'kay? 

Dante's job as The Collector seems simple enough - for every sin he "helps" a person commit regardless of size, he gets to tag them and then it's a first class ticket on the "Hand basket Express" for that poor soul, no passing Judgment Day and no collecting a pair of white fluffy wings.  See, Dante knows there's a battle being waged for our souls and all those "little sins" add up, but in order for the scales to stay balanced, you gotta decide whose Team you're on, Big Guy's or Boss Man's, the latter of which will most likely earn you a front row seat in "The Collector 101" class.   

Being the Boss Man's right hand dude does have it's perks but it also has it's challenges - the biggest one Dante will face is about to come in the form of Charlie Cooper.  Now, if Dante is a Twix cupcake, then Charlie is a rainbow funfetti cupcake.  At first glance, her vanilla exterior may look as if she's made of "lame" but it isn't long before all that beautiful color hiding inside comes bursting out like, *POW* and when it does, poor Dante doesn't stand a chance. He'll begin to question everything he's ever thought to be true about his job, Boss Man and Big Guy, and more importantly, himself.

Dante Walker may not believe in second chances, but before this fast-paced, action packed romance is over, a second chance just might believe in him. (I believe in you too D, just so you know. *smooshes you*)

Final verdict: I love you SO HARD DANTE WALKER!

Favorite Quote(s):  
"But let me tell ya, spend every day living only for yourself, every day indulging in little sins that aren't that big of a deal, and one day I may be showing you the ropes in hell. Amen." <-- Can I get a witness?
"I came as Awesome Sauce," I say. "You probably wouldn't recognize it." 

Add The Liberator (Dante Walker #2) to your Goodreads shelf.
That's right, more Dante. 

Which makes me do this...

About the Author:
I'm a YA writer represented by Laurie McLean. Author of THE COLLECTOR (Entangled Teen, April 2013) and THE BRIMSTONE BLEED (Scholastic, 2014). I have a master's degree in marketing, and live in Dallas with my husband. When not writing, I can be found munching cotton candy and snuggling obese cats.



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  1. All this talk about cupcakes makes me want to eat one! And now I really want to read this because Dante sounds amazing! Great review!

  2. Thanks for commenting and I hope you get to *meete* Dante soon. ;)

  3. Just finished this amazing book and Dante is FLIPPIN' AWESOME!! The book is amazing, and I need the next one. So much going on! Also, I now want a sinfully dark and delicious cupcake.. yes, a cupcake with a side of Dante, please!

    Loved this review so much! You described Dante to the T! Heck, the whole review is awesome!

    Magen Corrie