Is this the best collection of fairy tale retellings? No. The book is about half good and half bad. Stand out stories include:"Shall We Dance" by C. S. Friedman. This is story has a very good line about dung. Honest."Bitter Fruit" by Rosemary Edgehill. The type of spooky story you have to read twice."Band of Sisters" by Allan Rousselle. A nice story about sirens, including the fact that one of them is called Big Lou."Dust" by Michael Hiebert. The tooth fairy's revenge. She ain't Dwayne the Rock Johnson either."Greek to Me" by Laura Resnick. Predictable but good point of view."Mother of Monsters" by Greg Beatty. The mother of monsters goes to Hades. She isn't on the list.The rest of the collection is a mix of predictable and bad.