Seven short stories (one, very short!) that tell the darker side of well known fairy tales. Tied together by the theme of the monstrous feminine, these re-tellings throw away the idea that the Princess needs to be saved, since she is usually the one creating the carnage.
I liked the idea that the women in the fairy tales were each a different kind of evil force from zombies, to vampire-like creatures and worse. Each story offered something a little different. My favorite stories were "Tower in Moonlight, " a re-telling of Rapunzel where her hair is more than a ladder; and, "Kiss of Life," a Sleeping Beauty re-telling where the Princess should not be waked under any circumstances.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.