Let me start off by saying that I did not like the first story of this three short-story collection. The main character of Goblin Fruit was a foolish, boy-obsessed, ignorant girl who was willing to do stupid things just to have a boy like her. I didn't much care for the "plot", and though I found the writing and lore of the story to be enjoyable, everything else was not.
However, the same cannot be said for the remaining two stories. The second story in this collection was absolutely stunning! Taylor's ideas behind it are incredible. I love how she took real lore, real mythology, and wove it into her own ideas. The characters were complex and the writing was superb! The same could be said about the final story. I have no complaints about any of it. Not to mention the artwork, done by Jim Di Bartolo, was exquisite! It meshed well with Taylor's story imperceptibly. I have fallen in love with his art style and with Taylor's writing style. Basically, they are a duo that I would like to see more of~ (They are husband and wife so I assume I can find more projects they have collaborated on.)
I am glad I read more of Laini Taylor's work. I did read her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy and adored it. I am so glad I read this and enjoyed it just as much. I really think you should give this a read if you like mythology, dead languages, complex characters, and a fascinating story. Just keep in mind that the first story in the collection is not the best.