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.
The first book in the series, Caraval is a magical and imaginative story that will have you wanting to play.
It’s funny but I honestly dont remember buying this book. But like magic it appered or perhaps Legend has paid me a visit.
This is a story that pull you in and makes you part of the world. With every element of the story being thought about.
Tella and Scarlett live in a world dominated by their overbearing father who’s threats and Punishment have kept the girls sheltered and terrified is the day their mother left. For years Scarlett had written asking him to bring his show to them but had no response now Scarlett is engaged to a man she’s never met a and a letter from Legend arrives with tickets to the carnival.
What what follows is a dream like nightmare that will test Scarlet and have her second guessing everything she’s ever known. Full of twists and turns the story has something for everyone think Alice in Wonderland meets Phantom of the Opera.
Stephanie Garber is an incredibly talented author and this is a book that everyone will love.