Series: Dante Walker 2
English \ Paperback, 331 pages
Debut: August 27, 2013
Read: March 31-April 4, 2014
Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 117
After reading The Collector and finding out Dante wasn't all he was hyped up to be, I wasn't so sure about picking up the sequel. However, I wanted to find out more about Dante's & Charlie's sweet love and Dante's new job as a Liberator. I was pretty sure this would get some fine laughs out of me. And of course I was curious who and how badshit this "bad girl" was going to be. Well... maybe I shouldn't have been all that surprised that bad girl Aspen isn't all that bad after all, just a little conflicted and off track. No one could blame her with that family, but she has a good heart, so I definitvely get why Dante is supposed to save her soul for the heavens. She was quite badass, though, jeez the woman had ideas...! I liked her. 😉
I also liked that the other characters where still as present as in the first book, and that this had some really, REALLY nice surprises relationship-wise. I'm not gonna spoil any fun, but let me just say that I smelled that winged jackass falling for the Amazon in the red dress. Hotness. ^^ And Aspen's soon-to-be other half? Double awesome. I missed a bit of Val x Max in this, but I'm sure when this is all over, they'll be all happily ever after, too.
Storywise... Hm, not so sure. Guess like the first book, it was a bit of a drag through parts. Usually you have the feeling that you don't get enough insight in a character, but with Dante it feels a bit more like "Shaddup and get a move on" for me. Not so nice... BUT! it was rather nice overall, I liked the plot twists and how the trip to hell was made up. Really awesome to cook something like this up! The action was nice, too. And then that ending? Nicely done, just as at the end of The Collector. Makes you want to read the last installment anyway.
Area Scan: Flow: 3/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 4/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Villains: 4/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Romance: 4/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 5/5 -- Suspense: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5
Discovered: 4+ Hoods
Dante Walker Trilogy:
#1 The Collector -- #2 The Liberator -- #3 The Warrior