Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales. a quick read for a long weekend. Recommended.
A generated review:
"Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales" by Soman Chainani is a delightfully wicked and humorous collection of stories that will keep readers hooked from start to finish. With his signature blend of fantasy and wit, Chainani takes classic fairy tales and gives them a dark twist, adding unexpected layers and surprises. The characters are richly developed, each with their own quirks and flaws, and the author's clever writing style adds an extra dose of charm. From mischievous beasts to cunning beauties, this book is a wild ride through a world where nothing is as it seems. Prepare to be enchanted and entertained!