LOVE CHARMS AND OTHER CATASTROPHES

MAY 17th, 2016

Sometimes love comes gift-wrapped... literally.

This sequel to LOVE FORTUNES AND OTHER DISASTERS takes us back to Grimbaud, the town of Love, which is still reeling from the loss of Zita, and the certainty of her love fortunes and love charms. As a key part of the rebellion that overthrew Zita, Hijiri knows that Grimbaud will be better off without Zita’s abuse of Love’s powers, but other charm makers are rushing in to fill the gap Zita’s defeat left behind. When Hijiri learns that the town plans to hold a contest to crown the best love charm maker, she knows that she (and the rest of the rebellion) must win the contest to keep someone else from taking over the town.

And, as if that wasn’t enough to keep her busy, Love has another surprise for her…. a gift-wrapped boyfriend, specially crafted just for her.

Get ready to be charmed by this magical, quirky sequel to Love Fortunes and Other Disasters!

Check out the official announcement on the Swoon Says blog!

 

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EXCERPT

Hijiri fished her key out of her pocket – and nearly bumped into a giant present sitting outside her apartment door. The present was a cardboard box wrapped in iridescent white paper with a red ribbon around it.

What was it doing there? Who did it belong to? It couldn’t possibly be for her. Her parents didn’t surprise her with gifts. She hadn’t ordered any new charm-making supplies either. Despite that, the box was perfectly lined up with Hijiri’s door. And when she checked again, leaning in close, she saw her name printed on a tag hanging from the ribbon.

“Are you Hijiri Kitamura?” said a muffled voice from inside the box.

A squeak escaped Hijiri’s mouth as she jumped away from the box. Her heart beat wildly.

“Are you?”

“Y-Yes?”

“That sounded like a question,” the voice said, amused. “Can I come out now?”

She wasn’t sure if she wanted a talking thing in a box to ever come out. She couldn’t say anything, but her sharp intake of breath must have been enough.

The box trembled as the something in the inside pushed. The ribbon fell away. The top flaps opened with a loud tear of tape and wrapping paper.

A boy stepped out of the box.
 

Want your own love charm?

Print and fold this paper fortune teller, courtesy of Swoon Reads!

The Swoon Reads staff visited Grimbaud and brought back this charm for you!

Choose your favorite color, pick your favorite number... and find out what your love fortune is! 

Click here to get your fortune teller! 

 

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