I adored the first two novels in this series because of their characterisation, plots and settings so had very high expectations for this one. This is the story of Beatrice “Trish” Muffet and the spider who loved her, Nicky “Little Boy” Blue. Trish first met Nicky when they were transplanted and promptly fell in love. She watched from afar as Nicky built his criminal empire, married Jules Capulet (one of the Willies) and supported him after Jules was murdered. Jules’ death turned Nicky into “the Spider”, a vigilante, as he thinks that dealing with the scum of the earth may […]
Author: Kate SeRine
The second novel in the Transplanted Tales series is just as good, if not better, than Red. This novel features another round of transplanted fairy-tale characters and is set in The Refuge, a place where Tales who have lost their way can start over. The Better to See You has less of an investigative mystery about it and more of a romance vibe. Both the hero and the heroine made quite an impact in Red and even though they had relatively little page presence. Lavender Seelie, Cinderella’s fairy godmother is determined to turn her life around. She was […]
I’m an absolute sucker for stories of transplanted literary characters. I devoured Kristine Grayson’s Fates series and both of Jasper Fforde’s series – Thursday Next and Nursery Crimes. When I read the blurb for Red, I knew I was in for a treat. While this book can be defined as a paranormal romance, it has a strong mystery element. Put simply, this is the story of Tess Little, otherwise known as Red and her partnership with Death.