Laini Taylor
Laini Taylor

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Laini Taylor's blog

About the Author Edit

Laini Taylor is a writer of fantasy books for young people, but her books can be enjoyed by adults as well. The 'Dreamdark' books, Blackbringer (2007) and Silksinger (2009) are about faeries—not dainty little flowery things, but warrior-faeries who battle devils. Her first young adult book, Lips Touch, is a finalist for the 2009 National Book Award! It's creepy, sensual supernatural romance. . . about kissing.

Writing Style Edit

Witty yet lyrical style — "She paints the whole story with a gothic and romantic afterglow, a product of her witty yet lyrical style that captures the worlds in her book in their pure other-worldly beauty while at the same time, keeping it approachable enough for us to know we see what we see through Karou’s eyes." ~ Fantasy Book Review

✥ Taylor’s descriptive writing style. How she can describe a person, place, thing, emotion with prose that sings. Her words have the effect of making me forget I am reading a novel. ~ Jennifer Austin

Series Edit

Series Title Sub Genre Supernatural Elements
Daughter of Smoke and Bone Trilogy YA-UF Faeries 
Dreamdark series YA-UF Faeries

Genre Key: UF=Urban Fantasy, RUF=Romantic Urban Fantasy,YA-UF=Young Adult Urban Fantasy, SP=Steam Punk, UF-SF=Urban Fantasy/Sci-Fi, PA-UF=Post-Apocalyptic-UF, UF-Hor=Urban Fantasy-Horror, PNR=Paranormal Romance


Lips Touch

Other WritingsEdit


  • Lips Touch: Three Times (2009)


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