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Lips Touch by Laini Taylor
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Jul 24, 2016

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, read-on-kindle, read-in-2010, fiction

I am absolutely in love with this book. No exaggeration. It's my favorite read of 2010 (so far), and I simply cannot recommend it highly enough. A finalist for the National Book Award in 2009, this book transcends young adult and fantasy, while still being a sterling example of both. The three short stories/novellas are all joined by the theme of a kiss. Each kiss has consequences beyond the ordinary. The first story, "Goblin Fruit," is a reinterpretation of the Goblin Market legends, set in the present day. The second, "Spicy Little Curses," takes place in colonial India (and, partially, Hell). The third, my favorite, "Hatchling," is full and vital enough to be a novel, introducing us to the Druj, demons based on ancient Zoroastrian legends. All three stories are breathtakingly told, lyrical, and filled with life. There are also amazing illustrations by Taylor's husband, Jim di Bartolo. Go out and buy this book. I'm not kidding. You won't regret it.

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