Published by Flatiron Books on May 29, 2018
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister, Scarlett, from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister's. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice, but now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever...
Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . the games have only just begun.
Ahh….After finishing Caraval a few weeks ago, I couldn’t help but jump into the next book. If you would like to read that review check it out here. This story picks up right at the end of Caraval, this time though we are seeing the story through Donatella (Tella)’s eyes.
In this book, we also find out more about why Tella and Scarlet were invited to Caraval in the first place. Not to give away any major spoilers, but Tella is more inventive and creative at finding solutions than she would lead people to believe. It is also in this book that we find out more about Scarlett and Tella’s mother and where she has been since she left them so abruptly. We also gain a bit of insight into what may have caused her to leave as well as to how Legend and Caraval came to be.
I can’t tell you anymore without spoiling the book, but I found the book intriguing and a great addition to this trilogy. I love how this book continued to build on the world and the magic that we experienced in Caraval. We also get to experience the magic of Caraval through new eyes since we are experiencing it through Tella playing the game instead of just watching. We also experience the magic in a new way since the game has take on some new elements and new challenges.
Let me know if you have read this book or have read any books in this series. Are you looking forward to reading the final book coming out in May? I’m already plotting out my books for the summer.