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Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

A collection of three stories of kisses and curses from the truly original author of Daughter of Smoke and Bone. In the first story, Goblin Fruit, we meet some of those characters again. Delicious, sensual and enthralling, it leaves you aching for more. Illustrations for Kizzy’s Grandmother’s adventure are by Jim de Bartolo. They are vivid, detailed and viscerally alive. A collaborated graphic novel by these two would be a wonder to behold. The rich detail of Kizzy’s life and family background make you want to know more about these amazing people. The tale is simple; a lonely girl is offered her heart’s desire, at a price. Many readers will sympathise with this predicament, give in to temptation or grasp an opportunity with both hands. And aren’t they often, as here, the same thing? This is a glorious escape from our mundane lives, take it. The other two stories are Spicy Little Curses and Hatchling.

If you like Laini Taylor you might also like to read books by Carol Goodman, Deborah Harkness and Tad Williams.

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Synopsis

Lips Touch by Laini Taylor

In Victorian times, goblins offered sumptuous fruits in exchange for maidens' souls...and were usually successful. But what does it take to tempt today's savvy young women? Discover the answer in GOBLIN FRUIT. In 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 the curse placed upon her. And in 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?

Reviews

'WOW. I wish I had written this book.'
-Patrick Rothfuss on DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

'DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE is that rare beast: a novel that takes the familiar and makes it appear startling and new. Taylor has embraced the mythology of angels and reworked it in an extraordinary form, so that by the end of this lyrical, haunting book, I wanted to believe in the existence of these violent, tormented beings. I can hardly wait for the next installment.'
-John Connolly DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE

'Remarkable and beautifully written ... The opening volume of a truly original trilogy. -Guardian

'Northern Lights and Pan's Labyrinth in one.'

-Stylist

'You don't want this book to end ... it's cancelling-weekend-plans, stay-up-all-night-addictive.'
-Easy Living

'Laini Taylor's imagination is vivid.'

-Financial Times

'A pacy and inventive tale of a girl with an unknown past and supernatural friends ... Mesmerising.'

-Marie Claire

'Big things are expected of this, the first in a new fantasy trilogy, and we can see why ... Imaginative and sexy, we couldn't put this down.'

-Bella

'Trust us, it's brilliant.'

-Heat

'A beautifully written novel, reminiscent of Neil Gaiman ... It is a wonderfully realised world, with fantastic but completely believable characters ... It is sure to be a huge, and deserved, success. We Love This Book .Thrillingly fresh and new. The smartly plotted, surprising, and fiercely compelling read will hook you from its opening pages. (Seriously, cancel all plans once you begin; you won't want to put it down.).'

-Entertainment Weekly

'For once the frenzy over a teen novel is justified. DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE by Laini Taylor is one of those books that blots out reality, so consumed do you become in its fantasy world of chimeras and angels ... inevitably there is an epic romance but Taylor is a talented writer; this is aeons apart from the usual angels and werewolves dross.'

-Sunday Telegraph

'It's the first in a trilogy and I can't wait for the next instalment.'

-Sun

About the Author

Laini Taylor

Laini Taylor is the author of three previous books, the most recent of which, Lips Touch: Three Times, was a silver medal finalist for the 2009 National Book Award. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, illustrator Jim Di Bartolo, and their baby daughter Clementine.

Author photo © Jim Di Bartolo

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Publication date

23rd October 2014

Author

Laini Taylor

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Fantasy
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Fantasy romance (Teenage)

ISBN

9781444731514

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