I’m so excited to be back again in the new year with more book reviews for you! As I promised, the format of these will be changing in the future but it won’t be just yet so there’s still a bit of time to enjoy this format. In case you haven’t realized it yet this will be a book review on Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Scarlett Dragna and her sister Donatella have never been allowed to leave their island of Trisda and then Scarlett has been given away in an arranged marriage to someone she has never met and has only written letters to. Scarlett has also been obsessed with the world of Caraval and when she finally get the invitation she has been longing for arrives she can’t help but get swept away. Tella whisks Scarlett away to Caraval to experience the magic and escape from their father. Once there things start to go awry and it is suddenly up to Scarlett to play the game of Caraval and not get swept away with the magic otherwise dangerous consequences could occur for both her and Tella.
I had been hearing about this book for nearly a year especially after I had read The Night Circus. I knew that at some point I needed to read this book and then when I found out that it would be a trilogy within the year I just couldn’t wait to pick it up. I had tried to read this a few months ago and simply ran out of time before the library insisted on taking the book back. This time though I swung through the world of Caraval in nearly one swoop and was swept away with the magic of the world. I love attending the circus through the page because I find that while many circuses vary in size and depth there is a thrill that I can’t help but feel when I’m reading along.
I love the way that Stephanie Garber threw you into the world of Caraval with Master Legend being the most elusive and intriguing person. The small bits of magic that you were introduced to throughout the story only helped to build the world and the characters more. I find its interesting that Caraval was once suppose to be a standalone book and has now become a trilogy allowing us to stay with the Dragna sisters a bit longer.
Let me know if you have read this book or are planning on reading this book in the future I would love to know your thoughts. Hope to see you soon!