Caraval by Stephanie Garber                                                                                        Published by Flatiron Books on  January 31, 2017

Genres: YA Novel, Dystopian,                                                                                              Pages:   416                                                                                                                              Format:   Hard Back                                                                                                                                 Source: Personally Bought                                                                                                               I would give this book 4 for a review.

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 . . . 

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.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.


5 Reasons to read this book!

  1. This book is such a fast pace read with so many twists and turns that you don’t want to put it down.
  2. The romance is a slow burn that will keep you wanting to turn the page.
  3. The sister dymanic is unique and different and I really love seeing both girls adventure.
  4. The world building is strong and very well done and it is such a unique world.
  5. The book is so full of twists and turns and reality and fantasy that is real page turner.


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