Wednesday

Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor

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.

Lips Touch: Three Times contains three short stories - which to be quite honest were like nothing I've ever read before. I personally am not a fan of short stories.. why? you ask, well because you normally don't get enough time with the characters to fully grasp them and just when you finally get into the storyline, it's over. The same cannot be said for Ms. Taylor's stories.

Not only were her stories beautifully written, but they were also illustrated by her husband, Jim Di Bartolo. Mr. Di Bartol's illustrations are gorgeous and just a treat to visualize and then compare with the story. The cover art does no justice to the beautiful layouts scattered throughout the stories. This book is really a gem to have in one's own personal library.

Out of the three stories Goblin Fruit, Spicy Little Curses Such As These, and Hatchling - I think my favorite was Goblin Fruit (but let me tell you to pick a favorite is no easy task). I really enjoyed Kizzy and the ending was completely unexpected.

These stories are dark, edgy, lush, imaginative and even wild at times - yet through it all, I found that these young women and their tales were haunting. All in all, this book is one beautifully complete package and has definitely put Ms. Taylor (plus she's got cool pink hair) on my radar. I will anxiously be awaiting her next title.

8 comments:

miss cindy :) said...

The cover is so great. I will definitely out this on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing, great review :)

Emidy said...

Very intersting! I've heard bits of scattered info on this one, but I didn't know it was a collection of short stories. Glad to hear it was good!

Emidy
Une Parole

Kailana said...

I read this last month and really really liked it! Still haven't reviewed it yet, but no surprise there!

Nina said...

I love the cover of this book. It sounds like the stories are very fun to read. I also dont like short stories, when you are about to love the story it ends!

Great review.

KyleeJ said...

I'm off to go add this to my GoodReads list and check my library to see if they have it. Great review, thanks!

KyleeJ said...

My library ordered a copy today! Maybe they read your blog? =)

justicejenniferreads said...

Normally, I'm not a big fan of short stories either but I've had to read a lot of them for the Victorian lit class that I'm taking and I've already begun to fall in love with some of them. If done right, you can get to know characters and really get involved with the story. This sounds like a really cool book and I'm intrigued about the illustrations.

justicejenniferreads said...

Normally, I'm not a big fan of short stories either but I've had to read a lot of them for the Victorian lit class that I'm taking and I've already begun to fall in love with some of them. If done right, you can get to know characters and really get involved with the story. This sounds like a really cool book and I'm intrigued about the illustrations.

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