An eclectic collection of re-imagined tales by some well-known and respected authors, primarily hailing from the fantasy/science fiction section. As in most anthologies, there is variation in the quality of the stories-hence the three-star rating. Some were pretty experimental, while others more closely aligned themselves to the conventions of traditional fairy tales. Judging the degree of success is a bit subjective, so it would be recommended that a reader skim through the forty and select whichever ones seem to appeal to them the most. Bernheimer also released a second collection in 2013, this time geared toward re-telling of myths entitled: xo Orpheus: Fifty New Myths.