What They Say
Grimbaud is obviously a fictional place, in fact it's almost a bit like a fantasy book, considering it's magical, and in no way grounded in real life, and that took me a little while to get into, but I did. It helped that Fallon Dupree is one of those girls you love immediately, and I was so devastated for her when she got her fortune, because that's an awful thing to hear. All of the characters in Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters were memorable though - Nico, Anais, Sebastian, Hiriji, the twins, they all added to the story and I'm absolutely stoked that a) there's a novella featuring Nico and b) the second book is Hiriji, which is AWESOME. But Fallon was the main character, and I loved her. She and Sebastian just clicked, despite his reputation, and I loved the whole concept of tearing Zita down (God knows she needed bringing down a peg, or five!).
Despite the slow start, I really enjoyed Love, Fortunes and Other Disasters. It was such a sweet read, it's one of those books that just makes you genuinely happy. Karalius writes like a dream, and I'm so, so glad I signed up for the blog tour for Love, Charms and Other Catastrophes because it finally forced me to read this book first. Bravo, Kimberly, this was a delight!