Saturday, May 16, 2015


*Book Source ~ Gifted
Title ~ Red
Author ~ Kate SeRine
Publisher ~ Kensington
Published ~ 1 January 2012
Genre ~ Paranormal | Fairy Tale Retelling
Pages ~ 330

My Rating ~ 4 bites and a nibble

Tess “Red” Little lives in Chicago and works as an Enforcer for the Fairytale Management Authority. See, ever since a magic spell went wonky and fairy tale characters have been crossing over into human reality, there needs to be some kind of governing body to keep them in line. For the most part they behave themselves or the crimes are petty. But every once in a while Red is called in to track down and apprehend a murderer. When characters are being murdered in a particularly gruesome way and the suspect list contains Red’s former lovers, her boss assigns Detective Nate Grimm to help her with the case. Red works alone and she really doesn’t want the sexy mysterious Reaper riding her cloak, er coat. In the end though, Nate more than proves his worth, but will a happily ever after be attainable?

First off, I’ve been enjoying the fairy tale retellings that have been popping up lately. Some more than others, but I have to say that this one is top of the stack. The plot, world, creativeness, characters, writing and the humor are reasons aplenty to keep me reading. Red is tough yet vulnerable. She’s not perfect, but she does the best she can. She’s had a rough past and she’s a loner, but she’s smart and funny, too. Nate is just yummy. Who doesn’t love a sexy Reaper? Ok, that sounds a little looney, but hey, he’s fictional so it’s ok, right? I’m going with hell yeah! The mystery was enough to keep me guessing and did I mention the humor? I love humor sprinkled throughout a book. I’ll definitely be continuing with this series.


  1. I love reading Fairy Tales retold. I have read a few lately and really enjoyed them. :D This one sounds good.

    1. Me, too! I need to read more of them. And I need to read the rest of the ones in this series. I have them. Just need to make time.

  2. I've had my eye on this series for a while now. I read an excerpt from this recently that I enjoyed. Glad to hear the whole book is worth reading!

    1. It kept me entertained and that's all that matters. :D