Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Red (Transplanted Tales #1) by Kate SeRine

The Book
Release Date: 2 August 2012

“My name is Tess Little. But everyone calls me Red.”

Once upon a time, a spell went awry, stranding Make Believe characters in the ordinary world. Since then, Tess “Red” Little—a/k/a Little Red Riding Hood—has worked as an Enforcer for the Chicago branch of the Fairytale Management Authority. But, consider yourself warned—she’s not just some waif with a basket of goodies. All grown up and with nothing to lose, a gun and combat boots is more her style. And Red’s new assignment threatens to be short on happily ever afters…

Someone is murdering transplanted Tales in gruesome fashion. The list of fictional characters capable of such grisly acts is short and includes more than one of Red’s old flames. And if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s another complication, in the form of sexy, enigmatic Nate Grimm, the FMA’s lead detective and part-time Reaper. Used to following her own rules and living life on the edge, Red has managed to avoid taking on a partner until now. But Nate’s dark side makes him perfect for a case like this. That is, if she can trust him. Because if there’s one thing Red knows for sure, it’s that believing in the wrong person can have big, bad consequences…

My Opinion  5 STARS

I know there are a lot of fairy tale re-tellings going on in the book world, but I have yet to read them.  This one however I saw and just had to read.

The book was put together brilliantly and I kept looking at the book and thinking "bloody hell, this author has a brilliant imagination to put this together".

Tess Little aka "Little Red Riding Hood" is not much like the fairy tale we were told as children and as the book progressed more and more characters from books and Tales were coming out.  Perhaps there many have been a few took any in this book and i'm surprised the author managed so well with so many characters interwoven with each other.

I loved Grimm and the fact he and Red had such a good working relationship, along with only slightly surprising confession he came out, their relationship you can quite clearly is going to happen.

Loved that she put the Tale characters with new ones as their happy ever after failed before or after they crossed over a lot of time, and Goldi Locks working in a brothel… I'm sure there are MANY jokes that could be made at that :)

REALLY looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad this book IS really enjoyable for some people. I know it has some negative reviews on Goodreads but like every book, right? Anyway, thank you for sharing this review--which convinced me, Emily! :D

    Lola @Seeing Night Reviews