The Better to See You

by Kate SeRine
Kindle EditionRead July 8, 2013

Original Release Date: February 7, 2013

Length: 265 pages

Official Description: This is book #2 in the Transplanted Tales series.

Once upon a time, a spell went awry and Make Believe characters were cast into the ordinary world. And the results aren’t always happily ever after…

Everyone thinks fairy godmothers can do no wrong. But if not for a certain spell mis-cast by Lavender Seelie, Cinderella’s former fairy godmother, the Tales would not be stuck in the Here and Now. Fortunately for Lavender, she’s about to get a second chance at a happy ending…

The Refuge, a sanctuary for wayward Tales, seems like the perfect place for Lavender to start a new life—especially when she discovers an unexpected ally in Seth, the brooding werewolf who’s been typecast as a villain ever since his run in with Little Red Riding Hood. But when humans from nearby towns start turning up dead, their bodies mutilated with archaic Tale symbols, Lavender wonders if Seth’s deep sensuality has blinded her to the truth. And that distraction could put innocent lives in danger. Including her own…

My Take:

I am running right through this series (ok so this is only book two but still!) Book number two is following Lavender Seelie better known as Cinderella’s fairy godmother and the woman who (in part) damned the Tales to the Here and Now. We see in book one Red and her encounter with Lavender that, apparently, set Lav on the straight and narrow, but since coming to the Here and Now here awesomeness has been severely diminished.

First off we do get a brief glimpse of Nate and Red (from book #1) in this book to see where they are at a year after everything crazy went down. We don’t really know a whole lot except what Lavender sees because the entire book is through her perspective. I so loved the dynamic between the reaper and Red. Anyhow where book one was lots and lots of mystery with some romance thrown in. This book has more romance with some crime and mystery thrown in. Also in trying to figure out the local mayhem Lavender is trying to figure out who she is outside of her story, much like Red in #1. I really like Lavender, she’s a pretty cool lady, not as bad ass as Red but pretty darn close. She is fearless, she loves deeply and she cares for people easily. If you guys are looking at the cover expecting some super smuttyness, then this isn’t the book for you, where there are some love scenes they are done pretty classy without too much in your face detail. Anyway, though I really like Seth, and love the transformation from his character that we’ve already seen into the one he is in this book, these two still don’t have the heat of Nate and Red, but it’s still really good, and I really enjoyed the book. I love the twists and turns (which I didn’t expect was totally going darker in my analysis) and there are some pretty gross (in a good way) scenes, which was awesome.

If you can’t tell, I’m really glad that I found this series and this author, love her perspective of classic stories that we all know, love how she does everything. Love it!


“I’ve heard about that boy’s escapades! What your poor parents must’ve been through with that one. He’d worry Jesus off the cross!”

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