Book Review

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval Book Cover Caraval
Stephanie Garber
Flatiron Books
January 31st 2017

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.

I hate to love this book!

This book is a basically a game of lies and deceit I should have it but I just don’t. It is so good and I am annoyed at myself.

I just love this book. Books based on lies shouldn’t be loved but I do.

It was so beautifully written that when the truth was revealed I was shocked and felt so bad for Scarlett. She was like this innocent person thrust into this world that was supposed to be a game but it wasn’t and she was completely manipulated and that’s the best part of this book. I felt manipulated as well and I should have seen it coming, seen all of it coming but I never and that really annoys me.

I was shocked with a lot of this book but I was impressed by the concept of this book and writing. Stephanie came up with a brilliant idea for a book and she executed it like a pro.

I am overwhelmed by the feelings I feel after this book and I can’t wait to read the next one. I am so excited.

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