Lips Touch

Three Times

By Taylor, Laini

Publishers Summary:
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. (NEXT->) 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?

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ISBN
978-0-54505-585-7
Publisher
Levine Scholastic


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2009

Gr 9-Up Drawing inspiration from Christina Rossetti's "The Goblin Market," the era of the British Raj, and mythology associated with Zarathustra, Taylor has created three novellas in which a kiss precipitates major life-altering, but not necessarily happy, events for the story's heroine. The lurid cover, featuring a young woman whose full red lips may have just a tiny hint of blood at their corners, is sure to attract teens who can't get enough stories featuring vampires or other supernatural creatures. "Goblin F...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on January 1, 2010

Three kisses link these three fairy-tale-cum-horror stories, all crafted with unusual imaginative force. In the first, a spin on Christina Rossetti's Victorian poem "Goblin Market," a teenaged girl, "her soul hanging out there like an untucked shirt," is lured with a sexy boy's tasty kiss—perhaps to her death; perhaps not. In the second, a lover cursed to silence is t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2009

Kisses link these three fairy-tale-cum-horror stories, all crafted with unusual imaginative force. Female "ripeness" for seduction ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on December 1, 2009

The tantalizing title and unique conceit will draw readers to the book. The stories are a captivating blend of romance and fantasy that recall classic tales while employing contemporary pacing and at...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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