Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius
  

Synopsis

Love Charms and Other Catastrophes by Kimberly Karalius

Aspiring love-charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year until she learns about the upcoming charm-making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita's love fortunes, and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita's place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri's life. Concerned that its favourite charm maker has given up on finding a boyfriend of her own, Love takes matters into its own hands and delivers the perfect boyfriend to her in a gift-wrapped box ...Literally.

Reviews

Karalius provides a unique fantasy that combines elements of romance, mystery, and family drama. --School Library Journal

A lot of the time when I'm deciding on a rating I hesitate on whether to give a book 5 stars, but with this book there was simply no doubt. I knew the second I'd finished the last page that Grimbaud and all it's citizens had earned a place in my heart. --QuartzFeather

A fun read that absolutely lives up to the first book. I only hope there's more to come. --The Reading Nook

If you liked Love Fortunes and Other Disasters you are going to love Love Charms and Other Catastrophes. It is every bit as fun and magical as the first book. I am completely loving this series. I hope I get to visit the town of Grimbaud many more times. This series is winner. --Book Briefs

By the end of Love Charms and Other Catastrophes, I was smiling. This is such a funny and entertaining book filled with humor, love, charms, a hilarious cast of characters, and a crazy love robot. --Chen Yan Chang, Swoon Reader



About the Author

Kimberly Karalius is the author of Love Fortunes and Other Disasters. She holds an MFA in fiction from the University of South Florida, and has been sharing stories on Figment.com with a strong following of enthusiastic readers since the site's conception. Although Kimberly lives in sunny Florida, she prefers to stay indoors and sometimes buys a scarf in the hopes of snow. She loves watching really old cartoons and silent films. Being in Florida certainly has one big perk: going to Disney World. Which she does. Frequently.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Author

Kimberly Karalius
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Publisher

Swoon Reads

Publication date

23rd May 2016

ISBN

9781250084040


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