Book Review | Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor

Title: Lips Touch: Three Times

Author: Laini Taylor

Age: Young Adult

Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal

Publication Date: October 1, 2009

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Source: Hardcover

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Three tales of supernatural love, each pivoting on a kiss that is no mere kiss, but an action with profound consequences for the kissers' souls:

Goblin Fruit
In Victorian times, goblin men had only to offer young girls sumptuous fruits to tempt them to sell their souls. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy girls?

Spicy Little Curses
A demon and the ambassador to Hell tussle over the soul of a beautiful English girl in India. Matters become complicated when she falls in love and decides to test her curse.

Six days before Esme's fourteenth birthday, her left eye turns from brown to blue. She little suspects what the change heralds, but her small safe life begins to unravel at once. What does the beautiful, fanged man want with her, and how is her fate connected to a mysterious race of demons?

My Rating: 

Quote(s) I Like:
"I believe I had forgotten about beauty until I saw you, and now I'm greedy for it." - James Dorsey

My Thoughts:
This was such a beautiful paranormal/fantasy romance. I enjoyed the darkness of it mixed with humor and romance. Laini Taylor is a brilliant writer and Jim Di Bartolo did a fantastic job with the illustrations.

Goblin Fruit, the first story, was probably my favorite of the three stories because it was lyrical, humorous and had some amazing romance within it. Kizzy and Jack made me laugh. So many scenes with Jack were so obvious to me as a reader, but Kizzy was semi-blind to them. I loved her banter with her friends and the way she thought. Such an awesome story.

The second story, Spicy Little Curses, was so sweet. I loved the romance between Anamique and James. Estella was a fierce! Awesome story of love and curses.

Final story, Hatchling, was my least favorite. It dragged on for me. I did enjoy Esme as a character and Mihai seemed interesting, but the overall plot killed it for me. 

Laini Taylor is definitely one of my favorite authors!

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