Friday, September 6, 2013

The Liberator ( Dante Walker 2) by Victoria Scott

Title: The Liberator
Author: Victoria Scott
Published: August 27th, 2013 by Entangled Teen
Number of Pages: 331

Blurb 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.

Review:  I LOVE DANTE!!!!! Okay so he was totally badass, and just amazing and perfect and ovary exploding good in the first book but.. GUESS WHAT GUYS?!?!?!!?!?  He is so much better in this book. I don't think I could have loved him more but I did. In this book he decides to become a better man for Charlie. Now don't worry he doesn't turn into a total softie, the Dante we love is still there. He just becomes more considerate and a better person( well mostly.) 
    Charlie confused me in the beginning of the book and I really wanted to shake her. I mean girl come on you're supposed to save the world, what are you doing? But then she explains everything and I loved her again and she was just as lovable and as easy to relate to as she was in the first book. She also matures a lot in this book. 
    Aspen. This girl was hard to like at first but she became one of my favorite characters as time went on. She had such a hard life and she deals with it in a really bad way but she is a nice person deep down. She is hilarious, though, smart and likable.  When I first heard about her I was worries about the whole love triangle but nope not in this book. BLESS VICTORIA SCOTT'S SOUL FOR THAT. 
    The romance was just perfect and it had me melting and swooning and screaming and yeah, this book was amazing. 

 And I leave you with this being  

Retribution ( Lost Souls 1) by Amy Thompson

Title: Retribution ( Lost Souls 1)
Author: Amy Thompson
Published: June 18th, 2013 by Thompson Publishing

Blurb from Goodreads:Regan Edison has just moved from California, to enter her first year at Georgia Liberty College, the place where jacked up Chevy trucks and hunting are a way of life. Regan hopes to start a new life for herself and she thinks that Georgia is just the place to do it. That is until she meets an unexpected stranger. 

Colter Hayes is a member of the Collectors, a group of wrongfully punished lost souls. Colter and the rest of his team, Finn, Kaiden and Devon, work for the Requiem Council who pass judgment on those souls that are neither tagged for Heaven nor Hell. The Council has charged the Collectors with finding the lost in exchange for a chance at redemption.

When an ex-councilmember known to pass Retribution on lost souls sets his sights on Regan, the Requiem Council dispatches the Collectors to Georgia to work as protectors for Regan. The Collectors must fight to save Regan from a fate they know all too well, but can they work to earn back their chance at redemption or are their fates sealed forever?

Who is meant for Heaven? 
Who is meant for Hell?
And who is just lost?

Review: *** I was given a copy of this book for review***
    When I read the first chapter for this book I was really interested. The whole idea of Lost Souls wanting redemption and council members from heaven and hell arguing where a souls belongs is really awesome. This is perhaps the best part of the novel. The fact the plot is pretty original. Also playing on the whole out-there-plot we have a mystery that is pretty hard to figure out ans furthermore we have character turmoil and plenty of drama to make the plot of this novel interesting, fast paces and intense.
   The characters is where i found this book a little difficult to get through. Mainly, our heroine,Regan. I liked her in some moments but in others I just wanted to shake the girl. She acted a but childish and immature at times and had her selfish moments. Now I'm not saying she was a total Mary Sue, but she made the situation worse for herself plenty of times. There were moments when I really liked her and then BOOM the girl goes and ruins it by saying or doing something really stupid.
   Colter was confusing but I liked him. He certainly had his a**whole moments, but his background and what he went through  really added depth to his character. I especially loved all the supporting characters. They were funny and made the story very realistic.
    Overall this was a great read and the plot was amazing my only issue was with the heroine. However, I'm hoping our heroine will mature and that little detail will make the next book and amazing read.
 I give this novel