Series: Dante Walker #3
Published by: Entangled Teen on May 6, 2014
Genre: Angels, Demons, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Source: Blog Tour
War between heaven and hell is coming, but Dante Walker makes it look damn good.
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.
The Warrior was an intense end to a great series! A lot of things happened that I honestly didn’t expect View Spoiler » [like Charlie “dying”! In hindsight it seems like it could have happened all along, but I didn’t actually expect it. « Hide Spoiler]
The first thing I thought when I started reading The Warrior was: “Oh, Dante, how I’ve missed you.” I can’t think of another character that has as much personality as Dante. He’s so hilariously cocky, full of himself, and yet such a nice guy. He really stands out! He’s one of those few unforgettable characters.
“You really don’t have to treat me like I’m some supreme bring. But you can call me Jesus if you want.” Dante Walker
“What’s your name?”
“Frank,” he says.
I slap his back. “Oh, man. That’s incredible. It’s so close to fart.”
“It’s not really that—”
“It is, Frank,” I say. “If you think about it, it really is close.”
I think my favourite part of the book was the tension between Kraven and Annabelle. They had so much sexual tension and it was awesome to read about! It really had me wanting a separate series dedicated to Kraven. I feel like Kraven had such an interesting history, but it wasn’t fully explored. I’d love to learn more about him! He’s definitely the strong, silent type.
I think my main criticism would be that the book wasn’t all that memorable (other than Dante). Maybe I’m just in a funk right now, but I read the book, and a few days/weeks later I felt like I barely remembered what happened. It didn’t stay with me that long. Some parts of the book felt a little too organized and not epic enough. By “organized” I mean like: we’re going to go to battle on this day, at this time, and then that’s going to be the battle. It was too planned. For some reason it didn’t feel like an epic, climactic, showdown. When it was over, I wasn’t sitting there basking in its glory and thinking “That was amazing”. I just kind of moved on without that “basking in awesomeness” phase.
But whatever. It was a fun read and I have fond memories of this series. Especially Dante and his hilarious lines that had me laughing out loud!
About Victoria Scott
Victoria Scott is a YA writer represented by Laurie McLean. Author of THE COLLECTOR (Entangled Teen, April 2013) and THE BRIMSTONE BLEED (Scholastic, 2014). She has a master’s degree in marketing, and lives in Dallas with her husband. When not writing, Victoria can be found munching cotton candy and snuggling obese cats.
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