Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Liberator: Review


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.

The Liberator picks up several weeks after the events of The Collector, with Dante Walker no longer one of the bad guys. He's trying to fulfill his duty as a liberator, but things aren't that easy. There are bigger threats that are far more sinister than anyone can imagine.

I enjoy reading The Liberator way more than The Collector. Though I have a few problems with the book. First is the plot. The prioritizing of the second half of the book is good, but the first half... well, not so much. The first part is just a little bit too slow-paced for me and I'm a little bored. And the whole Aspen being a bad girl is a little misleading. Yes, she might not be good. But throughout the book she's not that bad. She's quite a good girl actually, especially in the second half of the book. I was expected some more rebellious bad girl ways but I don't see much, unfortunately.

There are some really good parts in this book. One of them is the events being way more than about just Dante and his discovery. Yeah, there's a lot of that and I'm totally down with that. But the story has been taken to a whole new level, a level which affects not just Dante and Charlie but the whole world. And there are more cliffhangers in the book too. Which is fine with me. And Charlie is not that good of a girl anymore. I mean, at least she's not a saint anymore. She was way too good to be true in The Collector. At least now she shows that she's not that perfect. I hate characters being utterly perfect because it makes them unreal. The ending is just epic. I can't believe how drastic the change can be. I'm really interested to see what will happen in the third book.

The Liberator is a book that I will read when I have a lot of time to kill, and it's quite a good book in some ways, but this series just doesn't have that kind of chemistry that makes me yearn for a sequel. Guess my heart is not that big to contain one more series.

Rating: 7.5/10

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