The Urban Fantasy Anthology - Holly Black, Peter S. Beagle, Patricia Briggs, Kelley Armstrong, Norman Partridge, Neil Gaiman, Al Sarrantonio, Steven R. Boyett, Emma Bull, Jeffrey Ford, Bruce McAllister, Suzy McKee Charnas, Thomas M. Disch, Joe R. Lansdale, Susan Palwick, Tim Powers, Francesca Lia Blo

Anthology. I didn't read them all and I skipped a couple, so my rating is based only on the stories I read. 3.2 stars average.

1. A Bird that Whistles by Emma Bull. A music mentor with something different and a life lesson (?) I liked the story. 3-1/2 stars

2. Make a Joyful Noise by Charles de Lint. Crows/goddesses try to help an old woman and her ghost son. Good story. 3-1/2 stars

3. The Goldfish Pool and Other Stories by Neil Gaiman. A writer starts with a great book idea that everybody wants but then wants to change the story once a studio wants to buy it. The writer then befriends a groundskeeper who is still in love with a movie star from the '20's. And then the writer goes home. When I finished this story, I kept waiting for there to be a point, but there wasn't. Confusing story. 2 stars

4. On the Road to new Egypt by Jeffrey Ford. A story about Jesus. Not interested.

5. Julie's Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle. Very strange story about some reunited friends (w/benefits?) and a unicorn made alive (again?) from a tapestry and then put back. Huh? I'm confused just typing this. 2 stars

6. Companions to the Moon by Charles de Lint. A girl finds out her long term boyfriend's secret and at the end even with the heartache thinks it's better knowing. I enjoyed this story so much I'm finally going to read more by this author. 3-1/2 stars

7. A Haunted House of her Own by Kelley Armstrong. A woman sees a supposed haunted house and her husband sees an opportunity. She was right after all. 3-1/2 stars

8. She's My Witch by Norman Partridge. A high school boy has his revenge with the high school freak girl to help. Pretty good story. 3-1/2 stars.

9. Kitty's Zombie New Year by Carrie Vaughn. Kitty goes to the worst New Year's party ever. 3-1/2 stars

10. Seeing Eye by Patricia Briggs. I've read this one before. I liked it. ****

11. Hit by Bruce McAllister. I don't read fiction about Jesus, Angels or God (with a Capital G). Next!

12. Boobs by Suzy McKee Charnas. A teenager turns into a werewolf and then seeks out the guy who has made her miserable. Gory, kind of sad story. 3 stars.