Synopses & Reviews
A National Book Award Finalist, now in paperback!
Everyone dreams of getting the kiss of a lifetime... but what if that kiss carried some unexpected consequences? A girl whos always been in the shadows finds herself pursued by the unbelievably attractive new boy at school, who may or may not be the death of her. Another girl grows up mute because of a curse placed on her by a vindictive spirit, and later must decide whether to utter her first words to the boy she loves and risk killing everyone who hears her if the curse is real. And a third girl discovers that the real reason for her transient life with her mother has to do with belonging -- literally belonging -- to anther world entirely, full of dreaded creatures who can transform into animals, and whose queen keeps little girls as personal pets until they grow to child-bearing age.
From a writer of unparalleled imagination and emotional insight, three stories about the deliciousness of wanting and waiting for that moment when lips touch.
"Even nonfantasy lovers will find themselves absorbed by Taylor's masterful, elegant work." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Taylors three novellas form a triptych of beautiful fantasy writing reminiscent of Charles de Lint and Neil Gaiman." -- Booklist, starred review
A National Book Award Finalist
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009
A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
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.
Three heart-stopping tales of supernatural love pivot around girls’ kisses that are anything but innocent in Laini Taylor’s thrilling book, LIPS TOUCH THREE TIMES.
About the Author
Laini Taylor is the author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. She is also the creator of the Lainis Ladies line of gifts and stationery. Laini lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and her daughter.