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"Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, 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 who she has just met, 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."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2017
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781250095251
Characteristics: 407 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm


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Scarlett has never left the island where she and her beloved sister Tella live with their ruthless father, but she has long-dreampt of seeing Caraval, a legendary, once-a-year performance. Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show, but Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer. It turns o... Read More »

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Nov 08, 2020

This book is spectacular! One of the most magical books I’ve read!

Sep 03, 2020

This is truly the most magical book I’ve ever read in my life. I binge-read the entire series in two days. Caraval is a wild experience for both the characters and readers alike. It’s Gillian Flynn meets Lewis Carroll….well sort of. Once I started this book, I found myself unable to pull myself away from its captivating pages. Very few books have taken me from its page into its landscape, and Caraval certainly did. I still ponder the ending of the series long after reading it. Stephanie Garber is truly a magician. Experience the magic, read Caraval.

I'm really glad that I can say I really enjoyed this book. I read it at a super busy time and sometimes that's hard because I couldn't sit down and just read, and it made the middle third seem a lot slower than it probably actually was, but by the third act I was fully hooked and I really enjoyed it. Julian was a love interest that was SO WELL WRITTEN, I'm still swooning, and what a cool world. Completely incomparable to stories like the Night Circus, Caraval was totally original and I really liked it.

Apr 23, 2020

This book was full of such magical whimsy. But it was dark. I loved pretty much every bit of it. I instantly fell for the characters and wanted the romance to work with every fiber of my being. At times Caraval felt like a fantastical thriller. There were twists and turns I had no idea were coming. Can’t wait to read Legendary.

Feb 04, 2020

A wonderful, unique book. Despite being set in the third person, I felt like I knew Scarlett very well. Twists and turns kept you guessing at every page. Reminded me a little of Alice in Wonderland, but more-so a grown-up version of Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree, which I absolutely loved as a child. The ending felt a bit rushed to me but definitely excited to read more!

Oct 31, 2019

This is my favorite series, I love everything about this book and the ones that follow it.
I thought it was a very unique setting and concept. I love the characters and the adventure they go on is very intriguing. Found myself wondering what was going to happen through the whole book and couldn't wait to continue the series.

Sep 25, 2019

An intriguing and emotional book that follows sisters through a coming of age story. Scarlet has been writing to Master Legend of Caraval for years trying to get the chance to play the game for her sister Donatella. Finally, they get an invitation! Scarlet quickly learns to be careful what you wish for. But Legend has warned her don't get too swept up in the game, everything is pretend. A rollercoaster of feels that grabs the reader and holds them straight to the end. Ending with a cliffhanger a perfect set up for the coming novel.

Jul 15, 2019

The book is very intriguing, with all of its romance, mystery, and a little horror. This is my kind of book!

Jul 15, 2019

I brought this book at an airport before going on a long plane ride......It's stayed my favourite book ever since
I loooovvveeeee it!!💋

May 28, 2019

1st book in Caraval Series

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Apr 13, 2017

“She imagined loving him would feel like falling in love with darkness, frightening and consuming yet utterly beautiful when the stars came out.”

Apr 13, 2017

“No one is truly honest,” Nigel answered. “Even if we don't lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”

Apr 13, 2017

“Every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.”


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