Review: Lips Touch by Laini Taylor

Lips Touch: Three TimesLips Touch | Laini Taylor | Hodder and Stoughton Short Story Collection | Source: Bookbridgr | 266 pages | Young Adult | Fantasy
Release Date: October 24th, 2013
ISBN13: 9780545055857

Goodreads Synopsis

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?


I have been a huge fan of Laini Taylor for a number of years now. I need to get a move on and finish her Daughter of Smoke and Bone series but what I have read of that, I have enjoyed. When I found out that Laini’s short story collection was being published again, I basically asked the publishers how high they wanted me to jump!

I usually stay away from short story collections but this one was definitely worth the chance I gave it. This collection consists of three short stories where a kiss proves to be a turning point in someone life, albeit for the better or for the worst.

Goblin Fruit follows the story of creatures that try and obtain the souls of young girls. It is incredibly dark and majestic. The pacing was brilliant for a short story and I adored the ending. Not my favourite of the three but it was a great read and so eerie!

Spicy Little Curses was hands down my favourite of the three short stories. It follows the story of a cursed English girl whose voice kills anyone who is unfortunate enough to hear it. I found it cruel that this person was essentially a grenade in waiting. Again, I adored the ending and I honestly think that this could easily become a series.

Hatchling was my least favourite story by far. I can’t comment too much as I found it difficult to follow and I couldn’t even tell you what the story was about. I think that there was something wrong with me as opposed to the novel but I couldn’t work with this story at all. It definitely wasn’t the best way to end something that I initially enjoyed so much!

I think two out of three stories isn’t half bad when it comes to a short collection. If you love Laini’s writing style, you will definitely love these reads!

Goodreads Average: 3.84/5 (out of 7,111 ratings)

This novel was sent to me for free in exchange for an honest review.

Showcase Sunday #14: Mum, It Was An Accident.

Showcase sundayHello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. SS is a weekly blog hop hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea where we showcase what books and bookish things we have received in the past week.

Evening everyone! Well for me anyway! I didn’t get many books this week. I did however buy a few books that I did not really need, hence the “Mum it was an accident” when I tried to sneak them upstairs!  A phrase that is becoming the story of my life at the moment! So, here are all the books I got this week!

A load of old classics that I picked up.. they are all so pretty! I am usually not into classics but I have been getting in to them a lot lately!


For Review:

Crossing the Line by Kerry Wilkinson 
The Heart Does Not Grow Back by Fred Venturini 


How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran

I was so happy when I got The Heart Does Not Grow Back! It was on my Most Anticipated Fall Releases list and I just love the sound of it.

Caitlin Moran is a lady I have heard nothing but good things about. Also, I love the whole concept of reinventing yourself so when I heard a peep about How to Build a Girl, I had to have it. Also I have this thing where if I walk in to four separate stores and a book I have been wanting for a while is in all four places for a good price, I have to have it. Fate at work if you will!

Here are all the books I got this week! have you heard of any of them? If so, let me know what you think of them in the comments! Also, leave linkies to your hauls so I can pop back and say hi! Have a great week! 🙂

Showcase Sunday #10: Ebooks are too easy to buy

Showcase sundayHello and welcome to Showcase Sunday. SS is a weekly blog hop hosted by Vicky over at Books, Biscuits and Tea where we showcase what books and bookish things we have received in the past week.

So, as you saw in last weeks Showcase Sunday, I finally took the plunge and bought myself a kindle! One thing I did not realise was that Ebooks are pretty darn easy to buy, especially when sales are on! I also got a couple of review books which is nice as well! Clicky the images for Goodreads.

For Review (Bookbridgr & Netgalley)

 Shovel Ready

Bought (Kindle Ebooks)



I am so happy with my review books. I am currently reading Shovel Ready and I am looking forward to get in to it. This is Not a Test is on sale at the moment and I had to get it. I bought it and read it in two days and it was brilliant! I look forward to the rest of my reads! 🙂

These are all the books I got this week. What did you get? If you have read any of these, what did you think of them? Let me know in the comments!