Lips Touch: Three Times || 3 Stories That Left Me Yearning For More

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Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

Release Date: October 1st 2009

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, YA

Rating: 5 stars

Goodreads Blurb:

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?

My Review

This is not my first Laini Taylor book. In fact, the reason I picked it up is because I love her writing so much and holy cow you guys, I am so glad I read this book! It features three different short-stories, each of them beautiful, otherworldly and terrifying.

Goblin Fruit: This is long and drawn out – so suspenseful it had be on the edge of my seat, terrified for the main character. I honestly couldn’t guess if there would be a happy ending or not until I read the ending. Reading this story gave me this feeling of satisfaction, like sinking my teeth into chocolate cake. The fact that I could relate to Kizzy’s yearning to be beautiful, also made feel more invested in her fate.

Spicy Little Curses: This story is told from different perspectives and takes place in India. The ambassador to Hell has to bargain with a demon in order to save the souls of children. But even the widow (ambassador) can’t save every life and eventually she makes a deal that she might eventually regret. This time, I had a vague idea of what would happen and the twists at the end didn’t really surprise me. But the story was made more interesting because it was told through the eyes of more than one character.

Hatchling: This is the longest story and it’s set in both the modern world and the realm of the Druj (soulless creatures/demons). You might not want to read this at night, if you’re like me and cringe every time there is a description of anything remotely scary. Other than that, I’m not going to reveal any more because I think it’s better to go into this not knowing what to expect.

I know this book might seem outdated (I’m still catching up on new releases!) because it was published six years ago. But if you love fantasy, you must read this. (And then hopefully comment below telling me what you think!)

The Coffee Book Tag

The Coffee Book TagSo I wasn’t tagged to do this tag but I saw it over on Paper Fury and couldn’t resist. Oh and I should probably mention that I don’t even drink coffee but you know I read books so…ok yea, you get the logic! (I do drink tea though..and hot chocolate)

BLACK: NAME A SERIES THAT’S TOUGH TO GET INTO BUT HAS HARDCORE FANS.

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Since I can’t seem to find a book that both of these “rules” apply to. I’m going to say “Harry Potter” series for hardcore fans and “We Were Liars” for a book that’s hard to get into. I felt like We Were Liars had a slow beginning but I ended up really liking the book.

PEPPERMINT MOCHA: NAME A BOOK THAT GETS MORE POPULAR DURING THE WINTER OR A FESTIVE TIME OF YEAR.

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I didn’t even really like this book but it does cover all the various “festive times of year” (Christmas, Hanukkah, Winter Solstice, New Year’s).

HOT CHOCOLATE: WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHILDREN’S BOOK?

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I absolutely loved any and all books by Gwyneth Rees and re-read them so many times!

DOUBLE SHOT OF ESPRESSO: NAME A BOOK THAT KEPT YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEAT FROM START TO FINISH.

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi. It was beautiful and intense and if you haven’t read it, you’re missing out.

STARBUCKS: NAME A BOOK YOU SEE EVERYWHERE.

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Harry Potter series!…THEY’RE EVERYWHERE!

THAT HIPSTER COFFEE SHOP: GIVE A BOOK BY AN INDIE AUTHOR A SHOUTOUT

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Since I’m not exactly sure which books I’ve read are by indie authors, I’m going to go with the same book as Paper Fury and say Isla’s Inheritance by Cassandra Page.

OOPS! I ACCIDENTALLY GOT DECAF: NAME A BOOK YOU WERE EXPECTING MORE FROM.

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All Fall Down by Ally Carter. I was really excited because I love her Heist Society series and I’ve read almost every book in her Gallagher Girls series…But this book really didn’t work for me.

THE PERFECT BLEND: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT WAS BOTH BITTER AND SWEET, BUT ULTIMATELY SATISFYING.

8490112Words cannot describe how much I love the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series.

GREEN TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT IS QUIETLY BEAUTIFUL.

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CHAI TEA: NAME A BOOK OR SERIES THAT MAKES YOU DREAM OF FAR OFF PLACES.

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The Darkest Part of the Forest even though I would never want to visit that place in real life!

EARL GREY: NAME YOUR FAVOURITE CLASSIC.

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I actually haven’t read that many classics so I’m going to go with the Chronicles of Narnia.

I Tag….

Anyone who wants to do this tag! And also: Prima @ Panda Hearts Books, Emily @ Books & Cleverness, and Nyze @ Everything Nyze.

(If you’ve already done this tag or you don’t do tags, it’s all cool!)