Like Little's previous effort, Witch High, this book is better described as a shared world than as a themed anthology; it's obvious that the contributors were presented with certain parameters and expected to stay within them. They imagine here a mall tailored to "vampires, weres, sorcerers, witches, elves, and other fey beings" but also patronized by ordinary mundane humans, staffed by both supernaturals and the powerless, and located in what is apparently an alternate Chicago where everyone (well, almost everyone; Roy Blake, narrator of the opening tale, seems not to have realized that the "unusual" class of customers even existed) accepts the presence of magic and general weirdness. As in any fantasy, their challenge is to make it all seem, not just real, but acceptable to the reader as well, and this they have done, in stories that range from the lighthearted ("Shining On," "Make-a-Mortal," "The Poop Thief") to the thrilling ("Altar Ego," "The Face is Familiar") to the romantic ("Heart's Fire," "Cupid's Crib"), with a generous helping of humor along the way. Little is rapidly joining her fellow DAW anthologist Martin H. Greenberg as one of my favorite editors. I'll be watching for her next collection.