Review: The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott

May 6, 2014 Book Review, Young Adult 12

The WarriorThe Warrior by Victoria Scott
Series: Dante Walker #3
Published by Entangled Teen on May 6th 2014
Genres: Angels, Demons, Paranormal, Young Adult
Format: ARC
Source: From Publisher
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<p>War between heaven and hell is coming, but Dante Walker makes it look damn good.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>

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I can’t believe the time has come for this series to end! Reading The Warrior was a bittersweet experience. I found myself not only excited to see how the war between Heaven and Hell would play out and what would become of all our beloved characters, but also sad to know it would be the end of Dante Walker’s story.

I will keep this brief since it is a finale book but I think fans of the two previous books will be pleased overall. Like a lot of finale books with a war brewing, I was worried the pacing would start out slow with all the action focused on the end. And in ways I think that can be said for this one as well but there were some really great moments sprinkled in during the wait that grabbed my attention. I think part of my problem is I get so anxious for what is to come. I must say, Victoria Scott managed to throw a couple surprises at me! There were things I saw coming, definitely, but a few things I didn’t see that left me in shock and feeling all kinds of feels I can’t get into much further without spoiling. I will admit, though, that I teared up a time or two but in the end I was pleased how everything wrapped up.

Dante Walker has always been such an interesting character I have thoroughly enjoyed reading. His voice was like no other – full of so much arrogance but in a charming way. He made this series just so much fun to read, always putting a smile on my face and making me laugh. He changes so much in these books but you can count on him to never fail and throw his cocky attitude around. Even though things get a little heavy in this book, he continued to be who he was, as always.

If war is coming, I make it look damn good.

Charlie showed so much growth as well and was a huge force to be reckoned with, though part of me missed that quirky girl we first met in The Collector. My love for Annabelle grew in this book as I found myself getting very invested in her own story happening, a little love triangle blossoming on the side. In fact, I even wanted more of it! Really, all of the secondary characters added a great flare to the overall ending. I was invested in them all, which made the war that much more stressful! I needed all of my favorites to be okay and well, that added a lot of excitement and nerves to my reading experience.

If you haven’t already started this series, I would absolutely recommend it if you are looking for a fun paranormal read. Dante Walker is a one-of-a-kind character with such a memorable voice and the series was consistently a delight from start to finish.

4_star

Previous reviews for the Dante Walker series:
The Collector
The Liberator

About Victoria Scott

I’m a teen fiction writer with a die-hard affection for dark and humorous books. My work is represented by Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger literary agency. I have a master’s degree in marketing, and currently live in Dallas with my husband, Ryan.
My first series started with THE COLLECTOR, and was published by Entangled Teen in April 2013. The second book in the trilogy, THE LIBERATOR, will release August 2013. My next series kicks off with FIRE & FLOOD and is being published by Scholastic, February 2014.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

12 Responses to “Review: The Warrior (Dante Walker #3) by Victoria Scott”

  1. Vivien

    I’ve read the first but haven’t continued the series. I’m really glad to hear that’s the last book came out. That means I don’t have to wait!!

  2. Lauren

    I’m so glad to hear you enjoyed the ending, and that Dante’s voice stays interesting and true to his character. He definitely charmed me in the first two books. I need to pick this up, and I’m so happy to have read your lovely review as a reminder! 🙂

  3. Pili

    I agree that Dante’s voice is absolutely unique, and at times he annoyed me (not so much in this one, but more in The Liberator) he always managed to make me snicker!
    The book was a bit slow at times, seems like all the training at times felt like it dragged a bit, but with the traitors and the twists… I really didn’t see them coming!
    Great review!
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