ARC Review: Along came a spider by Kate Serine


The Particulars:  Urban Fantasy, Kensington, available as e-book.

The Source: Netgalley

The Grade:  C+

The blurb:

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

The Review:

I have wanted to give Kate Serine a try for awhile, so when Kensington offerered it as a Read Now, I broke my ” Don’t request new to me authors” rule. And I am glad I did.

The World that Ms Serine has created was intresting and unique. I liked how the Tales were transported from Make Believe to our world. It was intresting to see how different Tales found their place in US and also how the US reacted to the Tales. What I also liked was that none of the Tales were perfect, that all of them struggled with their past..

It was intresting to read about Trish and Nicky’s hunt for Dracula. I also liked how they used both Nicky and Trish contacts, to dig out clues. The book moved fast, and the twists that their search took was intriguing and unexpected. I appreciated how the book clearly wrapped up the Dracula story arc, yet it stood alone. It is possible that I would have enjoyed it more if I had read the previous books first, but all the information I needed was woven into the story.

The biggest problem I had was that I didn’t really connected to Trish and Nick. I never felt any romantic spark between Nicky and Trish, or that they were in any danger when their lives collapsed around them. But I still plan to check out the first two books in the series since I liked the world.