by Kate Serine


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ISBN-13: 9781601831408
Publisher: Random House
Publication date: 12/20/2012
Pages: 374
Sales rank: 695,456
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.83(d)

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Red 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 104 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. If you like Once Upon A Time, you'll love it too. It is well written, entertaining and just fun to read. I will definitely follow the series and will recommend it to anyone who will listen.
LBurt3 More than 1 year ago
Great read. Really liked Tess "RED" Little.  Thought Kate Serine's take on what Fairy Tale characters would be doing if forced to live on the real world was perfect. Can't wait to read more about these characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your kids' fairy tale! Kind of a gritty noir take on every once-upon-a-time you've ever read. Part of the fun is discovering who these familiar storybook characters have become in this new world - bonus points to an author who has obviously internalized the writer's mantra of "show, don't tell."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book! The characters' "background" stories were entertaining. Cannot wait to read the next in the series.
Melhay More than 1 year ago
Tess Little's, know as Red, recent mark to bring in Dave "Pied Piper" is a usual occurrence of minor parole violation turns surprising and doesn't make sense when he quickly takes his own life in front of her instead of going in. Something had him sacred and doesn't feel right. When Detective Nate Grimm shows Red is stunned by her response to him, then she's called back to the office at FMA - Fairytale Management Authority. Red learns there have been four severely brutal murders in the last thirty days and appears all by same person. They all seem to be four small time Tale characters, no one knows why these people were clawed to death. Red's boss, Al Addin, wants Red to bring the suspects in for questioning including Seth "Big Bad" Wolf whom Red thought was her happily ever after at one time and a few others whom she had relations with in the past. Al wants this over before the Ordinaries, humans, catch wind of the murders. Red believes down deep none of the suspects are guilty, especially the top of their list - Seth. Red's not wanting to deal with any old lovers, which is complicated by her growing attraction to the detective who requested her as his partner - Detective Nate Grimm. I love the Prologue! We learn of the fairytale characters being in the Here and Now and a brief reasoning as to why they have crossed over. It's told from Tess Little, Red as everyone calls her. Red is grown up and one tough lady as an Enforcer for the Fairytale Management Authority. I really like Red off the bat. She seems like a no nonsense kind of woman, one who holds her own. Red has grown and made a life for herself, yet she's still hurt too, in her heart. And she's dated a few...damaged Tale men as well. Red is use to working alone and now she has a partner, this is hard for her to adjust to. I really felt like many of the Tale characters and their Here and Now lives blended. Some I was surprised to see in their positions, but being in the "real" life scenario they are not who they were in their stories and lives are way different here. I so enjoyed Nate Grimm, a Homicide detective with his special talent to know when one of the fairy tales die and instantly there. Oooo Nate! Oh do I LOVE Nate's story. What we learn about him through the story. *sigh* In the end I do think I loved him, well, I strongly liked him in the beginning. Not only is Nate an amazing sounding man, but I loved the way his story fit with Red, her life, and into the story. Wonderfully planned! I kept reading as I wanted to know who committed the murders of these background characters and why. I love Red's determined hard self and the banter with her and Nate... love/hate/love, friend, more? And to meet all these troubled "bad boys" Red has dated. We follow Red learning all the clues along with her, and kept me guessing. I had my suspicions and there were surprises that fit PERFECTLY with the clues we got. A mystery story that will keep you flipping and guessing. This is a modernization of fairytale characters with a bloody mystery to solve and it seems to touch Red's personal life. If you haven't picked this up yet because you fear to much Romance, GO GET IT! There is an enticing murder story here. And wonderful molding of Fairytale characters in the ordinary world. There is falling in love present but not over the top here. There is a perfect combination with the growth of the relationshi
AnnieT77 More than 1 year ago
Just finished and had to comment.  Great story.  Red is an awesome character.  Reminds me somewhat of Stephanie Plum-a good detective with great instincts who bumbles around a little and has had her share of boyfriend trouble.  It was interesting how Ms. SeRine used the fairy tales we know and love to create each storyline in the real world.  I look forward to the next chapter in the series.
MVF More than 1 year ago
I recently read this--I enjoy spins on fairy tales. Tess Littls is "Red" she used to be Little Red Riding Hood--but she and many other "Tales" crossed over years ago into the world of ordinaries (humans). She's an enforcer, her job is to take in Tales that are breaking the law. When one Tale kills himself, instead of allowing Tess to bring him in, she is forced into an investigation of a series of murders with the primary suspects being her former lovers. She is roped into working with Nate Grimm, a "Reaper" also known as Death. Together they attempt to uncover the truth, as they fight their growing attraction. In the end--their fate is tied together. Literally. I loved the world building--and the different characters--we meet Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy, plus a multitude of different characters. Nate --is intriguing, preferring old style suits, fedoras, and mannerisims. Tess--is a very angry woman. She's tough, doesn't like to get close and is at times over the top. She's almost too angry for me, at her personal black moment she frustrated me--I almost put the book down. But, in the end it all worked out very nicely. I think this is an engaging story and I look forward to more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it ,,, waiting for the book ,
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down!!! Cant wait for the next one!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book!! This book of 304 pages was the best! I love how the author brings in other characters from other tales and ties them all together! Makes for the best twisted fairy tale! Looking forward to more installments in the series. This is a book rated: Highly Recommend!!!!!
dhmaker More than 1 year ago
Fun, well-paced, and imaginative, the story drew me in and kept me reading 'til the end. I really enjoyed the unexpected ways the characters developed once in the "ordinary world" and that the plot wraps up enough to be a stand-alone book. Even so, the writing in engaging enough that I want to follow along on the next assignment. I recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought it would be an interesting twist on a classic fairy tale, but it was so much better. It makes you wonder what life would be like if it was all true, and the details allow you to picture the events, places, and characters in your mind. Little to no spelling or grammer mistakes, that I saw, and this makes me even happier. This book was the first one I read by this author and I will tell you I am going to reread this and more. Cannot wait for more in the series, I bought the next one as soon as I could, and can't wait to start it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A nice refreshing and different take on our beloved and not so beloved fairytale characters. I gave it only four stars because it was very frustrating to read the way things were left with the vampire, I will not elaborate as I don't want to ruin it for future readers. Safe to say it was a very enjoyable read, Red and Grimm had amazing, PG13, chemistry. I prefer more spice in my books but I enjoyed reading this book and all the tension between the characters. I can't wait to read the next book in this series... SR
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CherylandMattD More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book! I love the writing, I love the idea, I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book and the premise
AVoraciousReadr More than 1 year ago
Loved it! 4.5 *Book source ~ Gifted 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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love fairy tales! When I first started reading it i only read the prologue and stopped for a couple of days. When i picked the book up again, i had to force my self to actually put it down so that I could sleep. The story line is very captivating. The modern day twist on the fairy tale is really good. I probably will be buying the other books.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 3 Red Stars ~ Red is book one in the Transplanted Tales by Kate SeRine. We get suspense, intrigue and a unique portrayal of fairy tail characters.  Tess Little, aka Red. She is just ok! She was supposed to be bad ass, then she does something stupid like sleep with an ex-boyfriend who is a suspect in the investigation. The women seems to still be a scared little girl running. Nate Grimm, aka Death or Reaper. He is attractive, but I kept thinking of the TV show Grimm when I read his name. So maybe the show was not around when the author wrote the book, but it kept distracting me.  We get a crazy cast of fairy tail characters that are interesting in Red , but they where lacking and needed more development, as for Red and Grimm, you can tell that they are meant to be together, but for some reason it takes the whole book for them to hook up. The plot is mystery/suspense which I enjoyed. That is probably what kept me going along with the author’s sense of humor. I really did enjoy the retelling of the fairy tail characters and how they are more then their story. It was interesting, but not outstanding.  Red was fun and enjoyable. It did not wow me, but I still enjoyed it. I am hoping for more character development in the series when I do read on.
DustymomCA More than 1 year ago
a very fun read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh yeah then lays he on the bed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the unique twist on little red riding hood. Great read. Highly recommend.
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