This vividly illustrated anthology is full of love and magic any fantasy fan will appreciate. The stories are well told and have plenty to excite the reader's imagination.
In "Goblin Fruit," goblins like the girls desperate to be pretty, like Kizzy. She'll do anything for a boy's affection. In "Spicy Little Curses," there's a demon who trades curses for children's lives, and the girl whose curse keeps her mute until her first kiss. "Hatchling" has a human turned demon who uses kissing to make himself a soul so that he can remember the woman he loves. (ARTHUR A. LEVINE, Oct., 272 pp., $17.99, ISBN: 9780545055857, HC, 14 and Up)