Friday, September 27, 2013

Review: Along Came A Spider

Author: Kate SeRine
Format: e-ARC
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Publisher: Kensington Books
Published: August 1, 2013

Along came a spider…

When Trish Muffet is attacked at a grisly crime scene, the last person she expects to come to her rescue is Nicky “Little Boy” Blue. But since walking away from everything two years before, Nicky’s been doling out vigilante justice as “The Spider,” taking on the vicious predators of the night in hopes it’ll lead him to his ultimate target – Vlad Dracula. And he needs Trish’s help.

Although Nicky’s renegade style goes against everything Trish stands for, she’ll do what she must to bring Dracula down. With danger stalking her, Trish knows the only person she can count on is the one man who has the power to leave her breathless. There’s no way she’s letting this spider frighten her away…

My Opinion

They say that fairytales are for children. They say that once children grow up they have to put away childish things. They obviously have never read a Kate SeRine Transplanted Tale novel. She takes an ordinary fairytale and well ages it, so that the stories that we read a child would grow with us. She has created a charming world, in the Here and Now.

Speaking of the Here and Now, Trish and Nicky crossed over at the same time. In fact, they were the first tales that either of them met in the Here and Now. But when Red came to round up all of the Tales that crossed over, Nicky bailed. His blue eyes haunting Trish ever since. Decades would come to pass, both moving on with their lives. Then something horrible happened to Nicky’s wife two years ago. Nicky all but disappears again. He is set on revenge and will stop at nothing to kill his wife’s murderer. Trish because of her job is in the way, and in danger. Can Nicky save her?

Trish is one fabulous character, who is slightly damaged due to her extra spidery sense. I am not going to tell you what she can do. But I will tell you it is freaky as all get out and I could so totally not have that power. Nor could I live with the secrets that I would need to keep if I had it. How she stays sane is beyond me. 

Speaking of being damaged- poor Nicky! Nicky is one hot vigilante. Nicky really is the epitome of hotness- strong, snarky, protective and good looking. I mean seriously, where can I find another like him? Having read The Better To See You, I totally understand why he does what he does. There were times when I thought Nicky needed to be smacked on the back of the head, he was being a little too umm well Nicky like for me. At the point though, that he does get to be a little too arrogant Gideon (my favorite ninja fairy) puts him in his place.

Trish and Nicky realize very early on that someone is out to get Trish. Nicky being the protective gangster that he is, will do anything to keep her safe. Part of Trish can’t help but wonder if the protectiveness is due to his ex-wife’s death. Or maybe just maybe he does have feelings for her. 

Along Came A Spider is a bewitching tale that will mesmerize the reader from start to finish. I read this book in one day, so be prepared to have your socks knocked off. It truly is a fascinating read.

My Rating 5 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “You can’t really deny I’m irresistible, doll. Charming, funny… devilishly handsome, too. Oh, and humble.”

Other Characters

Gideon- fairy of all trades, more like a ninja fairy
Tess- Little Red Riding Hood, she rocks of awesomeness
Nate- the Grim Reaper, Tess’ boyfriend

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