Dec 20, 2013

Review--The Liberator by Victoria Scott

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.

Victoria Scott's The Liberator is the second book in her Dante Walker trilogy. And it was just as freaking awesome as the first one, if not better! 

Dante wants nothing more than to keep Charlie safe. He's turned into a new man and has left his collecting days behind and taken on the role of liberator--aka he now works for heaven instead of hell. But when Valery tells him his assignment is to liberate a girl's soul in Colorado, he's not too happy about leaving Charlie behind. But go he must or else he'll lose his liberator status. And that will just be bad news all around.

Aspen is unlike any girl Dante's met before. And thankfully there was no romance at all between these two. I was a bit worried despite the assurances of others that Dante might feel something for Aspen, but his feelings for her become almost brotherly. He wants to protect Aspen and keep her safe and liberate her soul. While she may do bad things constantly, he sees in her streaks of good.

I was a bit worried that we wouldn't have any Dante and Charlie time but for the beginning, but luckily that's not an issue here. It's only for a small time that the two are apart before they are joined together again and have a whole slew of trouble ahead of them.

Some new characters make their way onto the scene, Kraven being one of them. He works for heaven and is there to help train the liberators that heaven recently acquired. And yes, I said liberatorS! He was kind of an ass at first, but there's definitely something more to this guy. I can't wait to see more character development from him in The Warrior!

The Liberator was overall a totally kickass read! Dante is one of the most enjoyable male narrators I've read. True, it's always great to get inside the male's point of view in a female led series, but to have a series be all run by the guy is pretty awesome and Dante is definitely a beyond awesome kind of guy! The story was so well thought out and paced that there was never a dull moment! Lots of action, to say the least. And yes, even romance was there as Charlie and Dante amp up their relationship a bit more--considering that in the first go around they were just building know, after Dante decided he didn't want to take Charlie's soul and all!

The ending is quite what I would call a cliffhanger, but there's definitely a lot left to be done. Basically think of it like the ball has dropped and now we wait for the third book to see it roll! The Warrior definitely promises to be an epic ending to this incredibly intense series and I am all for it!

Overall Rating 5/5 stars


  1. I loved this book too but I felt like the ending made the whole book pretty pointless.

  2. Great review Jessica!! I adore this series and will be so sad to se it come to an end.


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