Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review: Caraval (Caraval #1) by Stephanie Garber

Title: Caraval

Series: Caraval #1

Author: Stephanie Garber

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance

Publication Date: January 31st 2017 by Flatiron Books

Format: Hardcover

Source: Library


Remember, it’s only a game…

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her 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 faraway, 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. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

I just have a few words about Caraval and those words are, This Book Was Freaking Fantastic & Utterly Magical. I know this book is not for everyone. But this girl can't help but jump up in joy and fan girl about Caraval. It was, it was I don't know how to describe it too you it was absolutely a stunningly, gorgeous and magical world that Stephanie Garber wrote. That I couldn't help but gobble every word in this amazing book. If you can tell I absolutely loved and enjoyed everything in Caraval. The unique characters, whimsical writing style and the enchanting and magical world of Caraval. I loved reading every detail and every emotion that the characters was going through. I just can see everything in my mind how Caraval is and feel every emotions that Scarlett was going through in the game of Caraval. I even felt for Donatella aka Tella was going through even though I didn't like her or felt connected too her in the beginning but she really did grow on me the more I read about her. Plus I absolutely loved the sisterly love and bound that Scarlett and Tella had that you can tell that Scarlett would do anything for her younger sister Tella, even protect her by marry off too an unknown duke that she never met before. But before Scarlett gets marry she finally gets three inventions from Legend to go too Caraval with her little sister Tella plus a guest. But Scarlett didn't want to go because she was getting marry in a few days so she couldn't risk escaping from her horrible abusive father or he would take it out on Tella. But the little imp Tella found a way for her and her sister to go to Caraval along with the sexy Julian. That I tell you there was a lot of swoon moments between Julian and one of the sisters but I won't say which one because spoiler, but if you love swoon moments there's is a lot in this book. But once all three of them land in Caraval a lot of things go down and they go down really fast I tell ya. But whoa what an adventure it was that Scarlett, Tella and Julian goes through. There was also some twist and secrets at the end we find out that I totally didn't see coming. But I am going to live it off here without getting too spoiler. But all and all I really love and enjoy Caraval that I can't wait too read the next book because of that ending just that ending. If you read Caraval you know what I am talking about. I need too know more. I just be here waiting patiently which is going to be pure torture for me until the next book comes out just ugh!

I’m the international and New York Times bestselling author of Caraval.
When I’m not writing, I teach creative writing at a private college in Northern California, where I’ve been known to turn assignments into games and take students on field trips that involve book signings.
To help pay my bills during college, grad school, and the breaks in between, I worked as a barista, a waitress, a bartender, a customer service representative for an energy consulting company, and as a sales girl at Bath and Bodyworks. I also spent years working with youth; I worked as a counselor at space themed summer camp, volunteered at a school for deaf children in Mexico, and I took multiple groups of college students overseas to spend their winter vacations serving at youth hostels in Amsterdam. But out of everything that I’ve done, writing young adult novels has been my favorite job.
My debut YA fantasy novel, Caraval is out now (Flatiron Books/Macmillan—US and Hodder & Stoughton—UK). Caraval has sold in over twenty-five foreign territories and the movie rights were picked by Twentieth Century Fox.



  1. Well, you had me at the first line of your review! I’ve been meaning to pick this one up and your review pretty much convinced me to do so haha. I love magical and whimsical stuff, so I think I’ll probably also like the book. And I’m all for swoon worthy moments ^^

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    1. I hope you enjoy it when you get the chance I absolutely loved and enjoyed it so much. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog Soudha!