(Dante Walker, #3)
Release Date: May 6, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Teen; 352 pages
War between heaven and hell is coming, but Dante Walker makes it look damn good.If you have NOT read The Collector & The Liberator, please read with caution. There are some spoilers that were unavoidable. Proceed with caution . . .
Dante’s girlfriend, Charlie, is fated to save the world. And Aspen, the girl who feels like a sister, is an ordained soldier. In order to help both fulfill their destiny and win the war, Dante must complete liberator training at the Hive, rescue Aspen from hell, and uncover a message hidden on an ancient scroll.
Dante is built for battle, but even he can’t handle the nightmares where spiders crawl from Aspen’s eyes, or the look on Charlie’s face that foretells of devastation. To make matters worse, the enemy seizes every opportunity to break inside the Hive and cripple the liberators. But the day of reckoning is fast approaching, and to stand victorious, Dante will have to embrace something inside himself he never has before—faith.
This book is, in my opinion, the strongest of the three. It had the humor I've grown to love from Dante (his voice is just so different from anything I typically read), it had the tears, it had the heartbreak and the loss but it also had an ending that you could smile, even after everything you lost. To me, that is what makes a fantastic book and especially a fantastic ending. When you can tie everything together, break a piece of our hearts (or who knows, even shatter them in to a million pieces) but have us walking away with a feeling of satisfaction. With a feeling of relief. Victoria Scott nailed it. Pow!
I have never had a book where I was on the verge of crying, like literally they were moment away from rolling down my cheek and then all the sudden, the next scene makes them go away. I never shed a tear but let me tell you, there were too many scenes to count where they were right there, building, ready to let themselves loose just awaiting that final push. That push never came because it was always followed with something that made me smile or made me laugh or just made me feel so damn proud to know these characters.
There is so much that happens in this book that I wasn't even sure how it was going to all work out. Especially when the battle that we've all been waiting for was happening somewhere around the 70% mark. I knew there was way too much of the book left for this to be it and it was far from over. I don't think there was a character in this book that I didn't like, not including the workers from Hell, of course (Max excluded). I think that was my fear going in to this book, that I felt so attached to everyone that I knew it was going to pain me when I lost some of them. But then not knowing who might go, had me biting my nails anytime things got rough.
Not to mention there is a person in their mix that is betraying them and working for the other side. I'm proud to say I figured it out but it still didn't make the sting of this person's betrayal hurt any less.
If you haven't read this series, pick it up because it's just such a fun read. If you don't laugh out loud, you'll be laughing internally. If you've read this series but haven't finished it with this book, don't wait. It's totally worth the read and you'll be closing the book with a smile on your face.
Thank you so much to Entangled for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. I will be purchasing the book to complete my series already sitting on my bookshelf!