Monday, August 15, 2016
After Reading: LIPS TOUCH: THREE TIMES by Laini Taylor
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.
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? (Goodreads)
UGH, I love a good short story or novella, but the absolute worst is desperately wanting a story to continue and having it end far, far too soon. Hundreds of pages too soon. Sigh. This was the case with Lips Touch, which basically just left me wanting more. Of course, pretty much everything of Taylor's does this to me, so it should not of come as any surprise. Still, what a beautiful book. The language was superb and I just love what she can do with a character is just a few paragraphs--build and grow a whole person just from a few perfectly chosen words. Really, my only issue was this book was wanting more of each of the worlds. Even the last story, Hatchling, which neatly wound itself up at the end, was achingly interesting and beautiful, and I would gladly have kept reading. I should also mention that the artwork inside was quite amazing, even though the cover is distinctly not to my taste. Not that I particularly care about that--I removed the dust jacket and that was that. Anyhow, Taylor has a new book due out soon and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
Have you read any of Taylor's books?