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Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor

Rating: 5/5 Stars (If I had a gold star award, I would give it to this book)

Genre: Fantasy

Release Date: 10/1/2009

About the Book: Do you remember your first kiss? Three supernatural tales of first love (or lust) and that first kiss that can change you or overpower you. In "Goblin Fruit" goblins prey on young girls-and not the pretty popular ones-the ones that want to be them. In "Spicy Little Curses" a young woman is cursed with a voice that will kill anyone who is nearby to hear it. Can she risk telling her love the one thing he wants to hear? In "Hatchling" a young girl finds her fate intertwined with demons and secrets kept by her mother.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Dark, dangerous, and delicious! This collection is an amazing work of fiction-and it's addicting. You won't want to put this one down! I don't always enjoy short stories, but this collection blew me away.

Each story is wonderfully written and the characters are well developed. I was transported to each new world and it's hard for me to pick which one I enjoyed the best-they were all fantastic. The artwork by Jim Di Bartolo is gorgeous-I would love to have prints of these pictures framed. (And the red dress in the first picture for "Spicy Little Curses"-I want that dress!)

Even if you typically shy away from fantasy or paranormal romances, give this one a try. It's compulsively readable and the fantasy elements are weaved in to the stories in such a way that you won't even realize you're reading fantasy. (And I mean that in a good way.) These are stunning stories that will stick with you long after you finish reading.


Laini Taylor is an author to watch for. I will be picking up her Dreamdark series after reading Lips Touch: Three Times. I need more of her storytelling. Lips Touch: Three Times is easily one of the best books of 2009.

Full Disclosure: My copy is from the library-only the coolest place in the world!:)

Comments

  1. Ew, sounds good! I don't usually go for collections or novellas, but I might have to check this out!

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  2. I don't either but I loved it. I will say that the third one has some weird mythology, but it's a great read overall and I loved it.

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  3. Have you seen this:
    http://www.blaine.org/sevenimpossiblethings/

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  4. Jim illustrates all of Laini's books.

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  5. I'm new to your blog and I love it! I run a book blog too x

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  6. I have this one out from the library, and I keep eyeing it, wondering if it's the next in my TBR pile...

    I think it may now take the 'next' slot. Great review - I can't wait to read it!

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  7. I would give this a gold star too - def. on my top 10 of this year.

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