Synopsis according to Goodreads:
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?”
The stories within Lips Touch Three Times are fantastic examples of contemporary retellings of fairy tales and fairy tale tropes. They are morality lessons, couched in gorgeous narrative and relatable characters. Reading these is like having a vacation for my imagination.
I recommend it for fans of fairy tale retellings and classic Grimm-style adventure stories. Also for fans of Laini Taylor, and girls who imagine their first kiss with a more practical danger-sense.
I’m a coffee-fueled, hobby-addicted bibliophage who makes cruelty-free mineral eye shadows (inspired by novels). I’m usually in front of a screen (writing, reading, or gaming), but I’ve been known to emerge for geekery, good food, and dark chocolate.