Lips Touch: Three Times
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... show more
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.Hatchling: 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?
Publish date: November 1st 2009
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Pages no: 193
Edition language: English
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 th...
Reading this book was like eating a very sweet and delicious cake. Okay, that may sound like a weird thing to say, but hear me out. Lips Touch: Three Times is like cake because both are beautiful, both are delicious and it feels good when you consume it (although obviously you're not eating the boo...
Tl;dr |✭✭✭✭✩| Overall, these were rather enjoyable stories. My favorite was Spicy Little Curses, and the other two were good, but in my opinion not as good. Hatchling was a little odd, and felt a little too long to me. And Goblin Fruit was kind of your typical, girl thinks she's ugly and attracts th...
Taylor's writing is exceptionally beautiful. Her prose is just a style unto its own, and Lips Touch is no different. Having first read (and loved) Daughter of Smoke & Bone as well as Days of Blood & Starlight, I found this book - published before her others - a bit rougher & less polished in terms o...
I loved how Taylor infused fairy tales with Indian and Persian folklore elements. This is sweet, fresh, YA Paranormal worldbuilding here, friends, with lovely succulent prose, and I'll be looking forward to more of Taylor's works.
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