Thursday 3 July 2014

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor

6369113Three 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 thoughts

This is more of a mini-review since I can't quite collect my thoughts and proberly reviews these short stories that will do them real justice. Besides - and this might sound cliché - I really think you should go into Laini Taylor's book knowing as little as possible, because it will be all the more rewarding.  

This is a wonderful collection of stories. They were all very different though no less enchanting. They all revolve around a single kiss that changes everything. 
Laini Taylor's writing is beautiful and even the smallest things becomes profound with the touch of her words. Even though the stories are short, Taylor manages to create a full story with characters that feel real, that you can understand and sympathize with.

The art in the book complement the stories so well and it is so incredibly beautiful. It adds well to the atmosphere the book and makes the reading experience even more fantastic.
I liked all three stories, though my favorite was without doubt the second one, "Spicy Little Curses Such As These", but the first one "Goblin Fruits" was the one that made the hugest impression on me.

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  1. I have been debating picking this one up, I know it is a bit older but I do love her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series. Glad to know they were a great read :)

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert

    1. If you love Daughter of Smoke and Bone I think you'll like this one too, as it has Laini Taylor's beautiful writing like in DoSaB and her amazing way of crafting stories :)