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The Collector - Victoria Scott My Rating: 2.5 I wanted to love The Collector. I really did. I first heard about The Collector from the huge hype it was getting; how Dante was so awesome and smart and sexy and just basically, everything. I immediately got my hopes up because he sounded like someone who I would find very entertaining to read about and make me laugh like crazy. Instead of The Collector being a fast and amazing read that I couldn't get enough of, I really struggled to get through the first two-thirds of the book. The Collector is probably one of the books that took me the longest to read this year: two entire weeks with only 352 pages in the ARC. On the first two days, I read half of The Collector, and then dropped it for awhile. To be honest, I wanted to DNF it so badly, but I couldn't because I have to write a proper review for Netgalley because, let's face it, they deserve a proper review for letting me read The Collector for free. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed reading about Dante. Kind of. I mean, he hates cats like I do and described my feelings about them perfectly. I couldn't have done it any better. At the end of the walkway is a cat. It struts with arrogance. You'd think it just won the Nobel Prize. But it didn't. Know why? Because it's a freakin' cat. (ARC 15) I just had to put that line there. Anyway, back to the original topic; throughout the book, I felt nothing for Dante; I didn't hate him or dislike him like I was supposed to, I basically felt nothing towards him. I was just reading about him. In fact, I didn't even judge him at all, which is completely out of character for me when I'm reading. The only reason I can think of why I felt nothing towards Dante is because the entire first two-thirds of The Collector bored me to death. The only important things we learned about Dante was his job, what he does and how he does it, Boss Man, and heaven and hell. The real action doesn't start until the last two-thirds of the book. My main problem with The Collector is that in certain parts of the book, it's too unrealistic and too good to be true. No, when I say "unrealistic," I'm not talking about Dante being a soul collector, I mean, that could really happen, who knows? I'm talking about the natural stuff: What kind of parent will let someone (a guy in this case) they don't know hang out in their house alone with their teenage daughter? I don't know about you, but that just screams TEENAGE SEX EQUALS BABIES to me. I mean, sure, Dante's false excuse of "My mom's Lisa Walker. You guys met at church, I think?...She said you'd remember her," might be acceptable at first, but as Dante is continuing to hang out in their house, Charlie's grandmother should