Lips Touch: Three Times (Paperback)

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Lips Touch Three Times by Laini Taylor is a magical book. Seriously magical. Taylor's three fairy tales conjure up that powerful feeling of yearning I had as a teenager in love. That feeling of "if I don't get to kiss that cute boy, I may die." The thing is, in Laini's world love is a matter of life and death. This is a great read for teens and for women who still nurture the raging teen romantic within (and Twilight fans, too)!

Sarah B.

Winter 2009 Kids' List

“In Lips Touch, temptation, lust, and love seep into each story, and it's easy to imagine yourself as one of the ordinary girls who are faced with extraordinary circumstances. This is a dark fantasy, one where the lines between truth and fiction blur and magic taints every breath.”
— Mandy King, The Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO


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.

About the Author

Laini Taylor is the author of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. She is also the creator of the Laini’s Ladies line of gifts and stationery. Laini lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and her daughter.

Praise For…

"Taylor offers a powerful trio of tales, each founded upon the consequences of a kiss…Even nonfantasy lovers will find themselves absorbed by Taylor's masterful, elegant work." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Look beyond the title and cover art: Taylor's three novellas form a triptych of beautiful fantasy writing reminiscent of Charles de Lint and Neil Gaiman…Di Bartolo, Taylor's husband, provides skillfully detailed pen-and-ink illustrations that are a fine match for the lyrical, romantic text." -- Booklist, starred review

"[D]electable language . . . In the midst of these goblins, fiery gods and demons, Taylor reminds readers what makes them human. Holly Black and Melissa Marr fans will find this collection ripe for the tasting." -- Kirkus Reviews

A National Book Award Finalist

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2009

A YALSA Best Book for Young Adults
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545055864
ISBN-10: 0545055865
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2011
Pages: 288
Language: English