Hi guys!! I loved The Collector and am so excited to be taking part in the 2013 Belongs to Dante event! You can see my review for The Collector by clicking here. For my stop on this awesome tour/event I have a playlist of songs that reminded me of the book. For certain songs it was an overall feel of it that made me think of a character and how they might be feeling at a certain time and others were specific to an event or situation in the book. I used a lot of videos with lyrics since it's the lyrics that remind me of things in the book. If you have read the book, let me know what you think of my playlist. (I actually cut it way down. I had like 20+ songs) If you haven't read it yet, does my playlist make you curious? There are so many great stops for this event so be sure to check out the schedule by clicking on the banner above!
The Collector (Dante Walker #1)
From Entangled Teen
Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Dante Walker is flippin’ awesome, and he knows it. His good looks, killer charm, and stellar confidence has made him one of hell’s best—a soul collector. His job is simple, weed through humanity and label those round rears with a big, red good or bad stamp. Old Saint Nick gets the good guys, and he gets the fun ones. Bag-and-tag.
Sealing souls is nothing personal. Dante’s an equal opportunity collector and doesn’t want it any other way. But he’ll have to adjust, because Boss Man has given him a new assignment:
Collect Charlie Cooper’s soul within 10 days.
Dante doesn’t know why Boss Man wants Charlie, nor does he care. This assignment means only one thing to him, and that’s a permanent ticket out of hell. But after Dante meets the quirky, Nerd Alert chick he’s come to collect—he realizes this assignment will test his abilities as a collector, and uncover emotions deeply buried.
I think this is self explanatory
The lyrics of this song just really fit some of the book I think.
I think that this is how Dante feels at one point. It's a long way getting there though.
This song just makes me think of Charlie. She's really a strong girl. She might not be perfect, but she is happy with herself.
This one makes me think of Dante towards the end of the book.
This is another one that I think is a good fit for Dante when he finally sees Charlie for who she is.
I'm all about the songs that are so Dante when he finally sees the real Charlie.
This is a good fit for when Charlie discovers what Dante was up to.
This one isn't literal to anything, but I feel like this kind of goes with it a little. I think Dante might feel a little like this.
I think this is a great song for a certain part of the book too.
About the Author
I'm a YA writer represented by Laurie McLean. Author of THE COLLECTOR (Entangled Teen, April 2013) and THE BRIMSTONE BLEED (Scholastic, 2014). I have a master's degree in marketing, and live in Dallas with my husband. When not writing, I can be found munching cotton candy and snuggling obese cats.
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