Caraval – Stephanie Garber
Title: Caraval (#1)
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy
Page Length: 407 pages
I was lent this book recently and encouraged to try it out. I am so glad I did, as I have found another gem to add to my list.
Looking for a spell-binding experience that will keep you guessing from one page to another? Then this is the adventure for you! Garber had me hunting the mystery right with the characters, and I could not get enough. I just had to know how this game would end.
There are two more in the series, and I am biting at the bit to get my hands on those sequels.
If you love mystery, magic and a dash of possible romance, Caraval is for you!
You can find the book on Amazon in multiple formats.
Synopsis: 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.