Lips Touch: Three Times
- Author: Laini Taylor
- Illustrations: Jim Di Bartolo
- Published: October 1st, 2009
- Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
- Rating: 5/5
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.
I absolutely loved this book. The writing was just so perfect and captivating that I found myself totally immerse in these stories. Along with the beautiful and captivating writing (yes, I’m in love!!) there are some beautiful illustrations to go with the stories. I mean I didn’t think I was going to be madly in love with this book but I am and can we also talk about the cover???
These three stories revolve about a kiss and they are magical and captivating and oh soo good!
Goblin Fruit – – This was one was my top favorite of the three. This story is about a girl named Kizzy and she has some kind of a crush on a boy in her High School and she dreams of being just like them and being wild and free. One day out of nowhere she meets this incredible young man and that’s were the story begins, the thing is Kizzy forgot all the goblin tales her grandmother used to tell her. I need to stop before I spoil it for you guys, just know this was my top favorite story and I will be rereading this book.
There is a certain kind of girl the goblins crave. You could walk across a high school campus and point them out: not her, not her, HER. The pert, lovely ones with butterfly tattoos in secret places, sitting on their boyfriends’ laps? No, not them. The girls watching the lovely ones sitting on their boyfriends’ laps? Yes. THEM.
I mean if that doesn’t do it for you like it did me I don’t know what to say from the very beginning I loved this magical book!
Spicy little Curses Such as These – – This is the second story and my second favorite of the three. This was really an interesting one, the story takes place in the real world and also in hell. We have a demon that likes to collect on debt and have someone cast curses on them. Here we have the story of Ana (Anamique) I beautiful young lady cursed by the demon to never speak and because of this she has never spoken a word because if she does everyone around her will die upon hearing her beautiful voice. Then along comes a soldier and they meet and fall in love (yes, this one was kind of insta-love but I really didn’t mind it at all!) Meeting this man made her question the curse and she really wanted to let him know how she truly felt about him, but let’s not forget that demon waiting patiently to collect what he thinks is owed to him a human soul! .
This is the story of the curse and the kiss, the demon and the girl. It’s a love story with dancing and death in it, and singing and souls and shadows reeled out on kite strings. It begins underneath India, on the cusp of the last century when the British were still riding elephants with maharajas and skirmishing on the arid frontiers of the empire.
The story begins in Hell.
Hatchling – – This is my least favorite story but still a good one. This one was the longest of the story and also a bit weird/creepy but I still couldn’t put it down. The story stars when Emme’s turns fourteen her left eye changes from brown to a pale blue and this changes her world. This story even though I found it a bit weird and I didn’t love it (5 stars) as much as the first too it was still an interesting one.
Six days before Esme’s fourteenth birthday, her left eye turned from brown to BLUE. It happened in the night. She went to sleep with brown eyes, and when she woke at dawn to the howling of wolves, her left eye was blue. She had just slipped out of bed when she noticed it. She was headed to the window to look for the wolves – wolves in London, of all impossible things! But she didn’t make it to the window. Her eye flashed at her in the mirror, pale as the wink of a ghost, and she forgot all about the wolves and stared at herself.
OK, wow I think this has been the longest review I had done so far but I just want you all to know that this book is not only beautiful is perfect and I’m so glad to have picked it up thanks to Melanie and Julie other wise I would had missed on some magical stories.
So now I ask, have you read this book? if so, what was your favorite story of the three? Thank you for stopping by and feel free to leave any comments below.