Author: Kate SeRine
Series: Book Four in the Transplanted Tales Series
Published By: Kensington (August 21, 2014)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
To Catch a Thief…
For centuries, Gideon Montrose has served the King of Fairies without question and, often, without mercy. So when the King orders him to apprehend a notorious thief, Gideon obeys. But when he finally gets his hands on the beautiful culprit, Gideon’s in for a shock.
Arabella Locksley is none other than the spirited, unpredictable woman he knew back in Make Believe as Robin Hood — the love of his life whose tragic death destroyed his chance at Happily Ever After.
Now, he has an impossible choice. Betray the woman he once loved, or the king he’s bound to serve?
SeRine has created a very unique take on modern day fairy tale characters and put such an unexpected, fun and even dangerous spin on stories that we all grew up hearing that you can't help but be enchanted by them.
Her characters, while versions of the fairy tales we grew up with, are nothing like what we remember. In fact, their story is usually only bits and pieces of what we grew up hearing and loving. They almost always have a dark past and most of them are not innocent at all.
So how could I resist a very different take on Robin Hood and Little John? Quite simply put, I couldn't.
Oh how I loved Gideon! In fact, I am going to go so far as to say that this whole book is by far my favorite yet. I just loved everything about it and once again I love that we get all the characters we have come to love from the other books in the series. I live for those glimpses!
Not only did I love Gideon but I also loved Arabella. How could I not love a feisty heroine who started the tale of Robin Hood and her band of Merry Men?
This truly was outstanding with just the right amount of steamy romance and like always, a mystery to keep us on our toes as well as inside info on all the Tales we have come to love. I love learning more and more about them as the series progresses and I love that even though some of the characters already had their book, we are still getting little inside info and glimpses into their past as well as their present.
I am so excited to see what SeRine comes out with next.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*
I have been seriously loving retellings this year. I've not tried her yet but am so gonna have to :)ReplyDelete
Definitely try her work, they are so much fun!Delete
I don't really read retellings, but I have such a soft spot for Robin Hood, and this sounds like so much fun, which is all I need this summer. The combination of steamy romance and good mystery is just what the doctor ordered. :)ReplyDelete
I'm glad you had fun reading this.
Thanks Maja, I bet you would like this one and you wouldn't have to read the others in the series at all.Delete
I love this series but I'm so late!!!! I have to read this one but as I was away I'm a little behind everything.ReplyDelete
I know how that is. It feels like I have been playing catch up all summer long with reads.Delete
Ooooh, this sounds like such an awesome read! Adding it to my wishlist :DReplyDelete
I haven't stumbled upon this series yet. I dare say it's actually my very first time haha, and I wasn't quite enamored with the cover either. I'm like, "Dude! Be careful with the sword there! One wrong move and your spine goes splat!" XD Okay, I didn't mean to sound so morbid ;) But I'm glad you liked this book, love! This sounds so well-balanced!ReplyDelete
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LOL! I can see that. This is a fun series though!Delete
Yep, this definitely sounds like the book for me Ali! Yes to an unexpected, dangerous spin to Robin Hood! LOVE IT:) Adding this to my list immediately, I can't wait to meet Gideon and Arabella!ReplyDelete
Yay! You will love this Jenny, especially if you already like the series. :)Delete
This is the first time I'm hearing of this series, but it sounds like so much fun. I love the sound of the two characters and a spin on Robin Hood? How creative! I need to add this to my TBR! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Nick and I hope you end up loving it if you try it. :)Delete
This series sounds so good! I need to try and find the first book :)ReplyDelete
I hope you can find it at the library Jayne! I did like this one better than the first though, just so you know. ;)Delete
Currently reading this, struggling with it a bit, we'll see when I'm done. Your review is making me optimistic though, I hope I don't end up disliking this.ReplyDelete
Oh no, I hope it gets better for you.Delete
Hi Kindlemom, Love your review of this and I love retellings too so this is right up my fantasy alley.ReplyDelete
thanks for bringing it to our attention!!
4.5 stars?! Sounds like this one is a must read! I don't really remember hearing much about this series.ReplyDelete
Kim loves it too so you may have seen it there. It is a fun series.Delete
Kings and fairs sound like a nice topic.ReplyDelete
:D I did love the flashbacks for sure. :)Delete
Oh book four already? I bought the first a couple of months ago and still haven't read it. I do like a retelling of Robin Hood and Little John the cover makes them out to be oh so sexy.ReplyDelete
He is sexy. ;)Delete
Ha - Robin Hood and Little John? Cool! You know, Kevin Costner is forever branded in my mind as RH. lol. God I love that movie.ReplyDelete
I agree with you there Christy, it was the first Robin Hood I ever remember watching (besides the animated Disney version) and will forever be THE Robin Hood.Delete
Sounds unique! I love retellings of classic tales.ReplyDelete
I really do too!Delete
Oooh, this series sounds like a perfect match for me! I'm not sure why I haven't picked it up yet - it has *me* written all over it! I should start from book one though, right?ReplyDelete
BTW: This cover is completely yummy. I'm not sure who would win this week out of our bad boy cover reveals this week. Of course, yours has a cool sword as well ;)
Yeah book one has a lot of background info so it would be best to start there although after that one I think you can pick them up anywhere.Delete
I've always loved fairytales, so this one seems like a lot of fun! Gideon and Arabella sound like great characters and I love the sound of their story. It's cool that a mystery is incorporated in the novel, as well!ReplyDelete
It did make it more interesting for sure. :)Delete
Oh gosh, how come I hadn't heard of this one before? I enjoy fairytale retellings and this one sounds fun. You're excitement is contagious! I'm definitely checking this out. Fabulous review, Kindlemom :)ReplyDelete
Yay! I hope you end up really liking them. :)Delete
Annnd I totally agree Ali! I enjoyed this, in fact the whole series has just rocked.ReplyDelete
Absolutely. I had a rougher start with it than I had anticipated but I really am loving it now.Delete
Happy to see you enjoyed this one! You always have such a great mix of books to review and you always introduce me to new series and authors. You're definitely terrible for my to be read list, but I love ya for it! :)ReplyDelete
This sounds awesome. Adding it to my list now.ReplyDelete
So happy to hear that!Delete
Okay . . . maybe I need to give this series another try . . . ;) Robin Hood and Little John sound infinitely more likable than Red, which was really my only problem with the first book. Great review!ReplyDelete