Caraval by Stephanie Garber Release Date 01/31/2017



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.


Caraval is a book I’ve wanted to read since its release last year and to be honest I’ve owned it most of that time. I just couldn’t wait any longer. I’m now kicking myself for waiting so long. Caraval was a creative, vivid, wonderful world from the mind of Stephanie Garber. Stephanie Garber paints a colorful world of magic and illusion where you don’t know what is real and what is fake but you are enjoying every minute of it. It’s one of the best YA Fantasy books I’ve read in a while. Even with all the twists and changes in this book it flows smoothly until the end where everything makes sense and then gets you ready for a whole new story. I for one can not wait for her next book in this series, Legendary, coming out 05/29/2018.

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Stephanie Garber is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary. She grew up in northern California, where she was often compared to Anne Shirley, Jo March, and other fictional characters with wild imaginations and stubborn streaks. When she’s not writing, Stephanie teaches creative writing, and dreams of her next adventure.


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