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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Red by Kate Serine


"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 Rating


My review

I love love love fairy tales! This was by far the best twist on fairy tale, nursery rhyme and literature characters that I've read. A spell gone wrong has thrust all these familiar characters into the Here and Now. Little Red Riding Hood is an enforcer for the Fairytale Management Authority, Snow White runs a brothel and Little Miss Muffet is a coroner! It only gets better from there =] I had to use Google a few times to refresh my old brain on some of the characters, but this was one of the funnest book I've read this year. There's something for every reader, a little death, some adventure and a good dose of love story with a mostly happily ever after ending. It's going to be torture waiting for the next book in the Transplanted Tales series to come out!


  1. Looks fantastic. Thanks for the great review!

  2. This sounds like such a cool book! I love the amount of creativity used to create the characters, such as Snow White running a brothel. I think I really need to get my hands on this book. Thanks so much for the great review!

  3. Wow! What a great twist on the original. Just stopping by to add to my reading list, while sharing a little KarmaBlogger love...
    Peace and good.

  4. What a great review, thanks so much!

  5. Ok.. putting this book on my tbr list.. Loved your review. Looking forward to reading more.

  6. This book sounds really cool! Great review, thanks!

  7. I love books like this :)!!! I love fairy tales (huge once upon a time fan)!
    Thanks for the great review!

  8. Sounds like a good read! I just need to get back into reading more.

  9. Thanks for the reviews...I am always looking for new good reads!

  10. Now this looks like a book that I could read. I wish that I took time for my self read more often. I will look for this book at the bookstore. Thanks for sharing!

  11. I so wished I liked to read. THis book sounds good to read anytime of the day!

  12. I have to say this book sounds very interesting.

  13. That book sounds awesome! How neat that they took a fairy tale and put a modern/real twist on it!

  14. This sounds like a book I would love!