Books Laini Taylor Books by Laini Taylor Laini Taylor has written books about: Children's Books Young Adult Fiction Nonfiction Science Fiction & Fantasy Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Laini Taylor NPR The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2017's Great Reads December 5, 2017 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 350 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Summer Books 2012 Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels August 7, 2012 More than 75,000 of you voted for your favorite young-adult fiction. Now, after all the nominating, sorting and counting, the final results are in. Here are the 100 best teen novels, chosen by the NPR audience. Best Books Of 2009 2009's Best Young Adult Fiction (Mostly) December 8, 2009 Critic Jonathan Hunt's picks include love stories between historical figures; fantasy and supernatural fiction that doesn't concern vampires or werewolves; and time traveling mysteries. Excerpts: Best Books 2009 Excerpt: 'Lips Touch' December 8, 2009 If the novella and two novelettes that comprise Laini Taylor's Lips Touch lack vampires and werewolves, they scare up the next best things: goblins and demons.