Author: Stephanie Garber
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Synopsis: Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Hii readers! Come one, come all! I’m here for a fabulous ARC review for Miss Stephanie Garber’s Caraval! I received Caraval from Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review. This book is loaded with magic, mystery, + suspense, and I’m so glad you could join me.
I’ve managed to read Caraval twice to prepare for this long awaiting review, I spent nearly a month writing this review, and it’s finally, finally here! This book is highly anticipated all across the bookish community and I’m so glad I received an early copy ❤
Caraval is a mystical story about the strong sisterly bond between Scarlett and Tella as Scarlett whisks away her fears on the island of dreams (no, really, that’s the island name) to rescue her sister from the dangers of a treacherous game that could carry you away to insanity if you’re not careful. . .
Sounds fascinating, right?? It’s a good thing I’m horrible at predicting books, because in the case of Caraval that wasn’t possible with the amount of twists and turns that I encountered during both of my three-hour Caraval binges y
es, it’s THAT good.
Caraval is for fans of Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock, & The Night Circus. If anything sounds appealing to you, then you might be qualified to devote your life to reading Caraval! And if you don’t like those things, you should still totally read Caraval anyway.
Okay, unfortunately that’s all I can say in terms of spoiler free review because I have tons of emotional baggage to unload upon my fellow Caraval readers! BE PREPARED.
Remember, it’s just a game.
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