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Friday, October 1, 2010

Welcome, Laini Taylor!

We are honored to welcome the fantastic Laini Taylor to the featured author slot this month. Her much-lauded Lips Touch is our October pick! Check out our interview with Laini, book party ideas themed around her book, and our Reach Out project idea--as well as the awesome soundtrack Laini has chosen for the book--on readergirlz.com.

Here's a little about Lips Touch:

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.
Hatchling: 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.

And the buzz...

National Book Award finalist

YALSA Top Ten Books for Young Adults

"Masterful, elegant work." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

Publishers Weekly, Best Children's Books of 2009

CYBILS finalist

Special thanks to Jim Di Bartolo, the illustrator of Lips Touch, for providing the artwork for this month's banner!

We are so excited to have the super-talented Laini Taylor with us this month! Join us all month right here on the blog for discussions and mark your calendars a LIVE #rgz twitter chat on Wednesday, October 20th at 6pm PST/9pm EST.

Happy October, readergirlz!


Lorie Ann Grover said...

Welcome, LAINI!!!

Melissa Walker said...

So much welcome. I am just finishing LIPS TOUCH and it is gorgeous!

Erin said...

Welcome Laini!!!! YAY!!!

Laini Taylor said...

I am thrilled to be here, divas. Thank you for having me!! I'm very excited about the month!

Little Willow said...

Hey there, Laini!

Dia Calhoun said...

Welcome, Laini! Harvest time is the perfect time for your book. I still think of those ripe fuity lips...

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