Love Fortunes and Other Disasters Review



Love Fortunes and Other Disasters by Kimberly Karalius
Publishing: Swoon Reads on May 12, 2015

          In the tradition of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, one girl chooses to change her fortune and her fate by falling in love.
          Love is real in the town of Grimbaud, and Fallon Dupree has dreamed of attending high school there for years. After all, generations of Duprees have successfully followed the (100% accurate!) love fortunes from Zita’s famous Love Charms Shop to happily marry their high school sweethearts. It’s a tradition. So she is both stunned and devastated when her fortune states that she will NEVER find love.
          Fortunately, Fallon isn’t the only student with a terrible love fortune, and a rebellion is brewing. Fallon is determined to take control of her own fate-even if it means working with a notorious heartbreaker like Sebastian.
          Will Fallon and Sebastian be able to overthrow Zita’s tyranny and fall in love?


          Thanks you to the author/publisher for this ARC.
          I really liked this book. It was super cute and fun. I was engrossed with this book. I didn't want to stop reading. The writing flowed well and the setting was very peculiar.
          When I opened this book, I was really confused. The first few pages is about love disguised as a girl. She encounters someone and they spark up a conversation. Love says that the couples of Grimbaud which is fiction, I did not know that are making themselves miserable. Love wants to help, but she needs a vessel/megaphone.
          After continuing the story was was VERY aggravated with Love's statement. The irony of her statement. Her help is making people even more miserable! I hated what the fortunes invoked. People should not let a measly scrap of paper dictate their life. 
Fallon:
          May seem like a spoiled girl, she is, who has really high expectations, she does, but that's not all she is. Her family influenced her and shaped her to what she is. She undergoes a slight character change. She's no longer a princess, she breaks some of her family's rules and she follows her own path.

Sebastian:
Hopefully Daisy does not see this...
          When the author first introduced him, I knew I liked him already. For some reason, man-whores are always part of my book OTP. Readers get to see another side to man-whores. Deep down, they're pretty decent people. They might've have gone through something really shitty, that caused them to be the person they are. Sebastian goes through that! He tries to remain guarded, but her can't. His opponent's going to keep trying to tear down those guards.

Hijiri:
          She is keeping it real. She is probably the most realistic character. She relates to everybody. She's the awkward kid that people ignore and maybe bully. She's insecure and doesn't know why people don't like her. But, she has a secret and it comes in handy. She goes through a massive character change. I think I said this about everyone, but she really does. Towards the end, I was really happy for her. She got some confidence!

The Twins:
          I only liked one of them...one of them was a massive bitch that can't keep her mouth shut. The other one was really nice, but kind of got pushed around by the other one. They're Yin and Yang.

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