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Caraval (Hardcover): Stephanie Garber

Caraval (Hardcover)

Stephanie Garber

Series: Caraval, 1

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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. 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.


Imprint: Flatiron Books
Country of origin: United States
Series: Caraval, 1
Release date: 2017
Authors: Stephanie Garber
Dimensions: 245 x 165 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Sewn / Cloth over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 407
ISBN-13: 978-1-250-09525-1
Categories: Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Fantasy & magical realism
Books > Children's & Educational > Fiction > Teenage romance
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Fantasy & Magical Realism
Books > Children's Fiction & Fun > Teenage Romance
LSN: 1-250-09525-5
Barcode: 9781250095251

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It's not all bad, but for me – it is just an okay story.

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 | Review by: Sue @ Crushingcinders

Caraval promised so much, and as with all books with tremendous hype, I was nervous going in. This was justified. The plot has brilliant potential, that just fell flat. I actually like whimsical writing and flowery similes, but some of the similes in this book were just too much. The pace is slow – the first 100 pages occur before the game even begins – and it’s very repetitive. Much of the story is just Scarlett’s angst and she wasn’t a character I felt much for. In fact, the characters are very stereotypical and with little substance to entice me to want to root for any of them. The world-building is flimsy and unsubstantial, giving the impression that, like cardboard, it could all blow over with the slightest breeze. This contributed to my difficulty in becoming more invested in the story. The story comes across as juvenile and I think (minus the romance and abuse – which would be an improvement) this would be better suited to middle-grade readers. Full review: http://crushingcinders.com/caraval

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