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Caraval 01
Caraval 01 | Stephanie Garber
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coffeeandwashitape
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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A new TBR stack to add to my already too-big TBR stack 😂

#caraval #readyplayerone #thecellar #fantasy #thriller

Book_ish Caravan was amazing! 2d
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hilaryreads
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
Mehso-so

Definitely young adult—it kept the mystery going but not enough for me to read the second book

rubyslippersreads That‘s how I felt. 1w
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SauerPatch
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Day 2: #Sisters

Such an easy one for me since I‘m currently rereading/finishing this series. Scarlett and Tella - sisters - are each the other‘s person. In truth, the sisterly bond between them is a bit too heavy-handed for me. 🤷🏻‍♀️

#SoulSeptember
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SauerPatch Ps: @Eggs, your prompts are becoming my favorite because you have the easiest username to remember. 😂 2w
Eggs Nice choice! And yes, there is the reason for my username choice 🥰🌹❤️🌼🥰 2w
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BookishBecky
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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ashsbookmarks
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Just a few of the book series‘s that I have on my tbr 🤷🏻‍♀️ no big deal! That list grows almost daily....
#tbr #toread #reader #bookaholic #bookstagram #books #series #yaseries #yalover #bookshelf #readersofinstagram #readerforlife #readerproblems #bookish #bookishlove

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I liked this pretty well. Teenage me would have swooned over it—old lady is a little harder to impress. Lots of twists and turns, and I didn‘t see all of them coming. An engaging YA book!

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michiganvol
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Sunday nights are for reminiscing about Friday evenings 🍻📚☀️

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lover.of.the.weird
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

Whatever you've heard about Caraval, it doesn't compare to the reality. It's more than just a game or a performance. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world.

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Shel.f
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

Book haul today! Chris snagged a bunch of NICE history books that hadn't moved from the library shelves in over five years, I snagged two Donna Andrews books I didn't own, and then checked out Caraval and Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse. Looking forward to some reading!

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Lovesbooks87
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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This was a total #blameitonlitsy read. I never would have read it if I didn't see a lot of people talking about it. Litsy didn't let me down. I really enjoyed this one and when I got into it the pages just flew by. Can't wait to see how the journey continues!

MartinaLove These books are so good! 1mo
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I really enjoyed this book, got me out of a reading slump too. 😊

BooknerdsLife Awww maybe it‘s time for me to dig this up from my TBR pile too 😅😆👍🏼 2mo
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AuthorJensenReed
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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So I read Caraval in an afternoon. It was so intriguing and mentally exhausting but so so good! I'm excited to dive into the next 😍

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AuthorJensenReed
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*breathy sigh*

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AuthorJensenReed
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I love this type of writing in books

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MidnightBookGirl
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Doing a re-read (first listen) of Caraval (Tarot square in the #rippedbodicebingo) and using a light board to finally finish my first #diamondpainting!

Christine Mumble!! (It is Mumble, right? Or just another very cute baby penguin?) 2mo
AkashaVampie @Christine that's what I was thinking too when I scrolled by! 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @Christine @AkashaVampie I think it's just a cute penguin. 🐧 2mo
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Christine Well it is extremely cute! Well done! 2mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2mo
Megabooks Pretty!! 2mo
OG6431 I love diamond painting I‘m doing a lion. 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 this was my first one! But I just started my second one! 2mo
OG6431 Cool what is it 2mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 It's the Cheshire Cat holding a pocket watch. 2mo
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Ravenclaw.In.Narnia
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I was immediately hooked on this series after I read #Caraval. It‘s a wonderful blend of magic and growing relationships and beautiful imagery. It‘s one of the few series that I‘ve given a 5/5 ⭐️ rating for all three books.

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Riis_Books
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

Unpopular thought: I did not enjoyed Caraval.

kricheal It's the worst! 2mo
Sunshine131 Yeah, I wasn't a big fan either. I think for people super into fantasy romance it might be better though. (: 2mo
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Riis_Books
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
Panpan

I liked the start but it went downhill from there.I just had to finish it as I never leave a book unfinished but won't continue the series.I love fantasies but this flow is out of any possible logic.It made no sense to me.The clues made no sense. Just wondering around and guessing most of the time.
Oh... I just hate all characters. None of them were intriguing enough to keep me reading, and they were all annoying to no end.

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EccentricElephantNovels
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Gonzo wanted to help with my first #24in48 Readathon SFF Challenge 😺 Ahhh, Caraval, my first ever Fantasy book. Never thought I would love fantasy but because of the Caraval series, I dove into the genre and it is my all time favorite book series (Legendary is my favorite so far, just don‘t have the book)!🎩 Hoping ACOTAR will be right up there with high expectations 😁 (Hopefully I‘ll get to read the first two books during the Readathon!) ✨

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Sunshine131
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Mehso-so

Caraval, for me, fell flat. While I enjoyed Stephanie Garber's descriptions of not only the luscious, mysterious Caraval but also the surrounding world, the main character seemed 2 dimensional and predictable, and wasn't particularly interesting. The ending left me confused and disappointed, because, afterall, all that happens in it is only a game. Definitely recommend the other 2 books though! Much more interesting.

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abookishescape
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Magic. Wonder. Games. YES! I figured this was going to be a typical plot. Girl goes to magic carnival with sister, sister disappears, turns out evil person runs said carnival and finally good guys win. I‘m happy to say that this is NOT how things go AT ALL. The adventure this book will take you on will consume you. There are plenty of twists and turns to keep you reading and make you neglect everything you should be doing.

LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! #LitsyWelcomeWagon
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 2mo
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mattthebookworm
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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This book felt like it was ripping my heart out. It left me completely confused in the end.

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Amaryie
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Hey Friends! After much thought and realizing how much I wanted to get back into writing, I took the plunge and started a blog. Somewhere where I can get all my thoughts out. If you are interested in seeing what I have to say, please follow! I‘d love to check your blogs out too!

Http://thoughtstopages.home.blog

Look forward to interacting more with everyone!

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Meghan1
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Finished this one at the gym today. Can‘t wait to read the next one! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SauerPatch I loved this! I‘ve always said if this had been written for adults instead of YA (just a little darker, and the romance not quite so Victorian and prudish) it might have been one of my favorite books! 2mo
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Lara.Tomme
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#Libraryhaul. I've gone to my local library and got myself some books to read.

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Linear
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I got out of work early today due to a "Thank you JR enlisted" cookout thrust on us. Now my cheeks are sunburned and I'm tired. But, now I have more time to catch up on this book. I am 7 books behind in my goodreads reading challenge!

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Linear
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I've recently become obsessed with my instant pot I got for mothersday. Here is a photo of a hamburger pie I made in it.
Anyway, the first time I read caraval I was expecting a circus because it came in an owl crate that was circus themed. At the time I had not read The Night Circus, so the only one I could think of was the circus in the chemical garden series. Which made me not like this book. This time, I can immerse myself better.

Lauram That looks really good! 2mo
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Centique
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Stayed up late to finish this book which well and truly hooked me. I‘d seen negative reviews so went in with low expectations and enjoyed it. I think the comparisons to Night Circus haven‘t helped - to me this is a plot driven YA fantasy with a very imaginative setting, but lots of romance tropes and the characters (in my opinion) are fairly blank canvases. To me that‘s perfect for an engaging adventure and it helped me out of a slump for sure⬇️

Centique But I wouldn‘t recommend it to literary fans who don‘t like YA or romance. PS the nutcracker in the photo is from a Melbourne store near Queen Victoria Market. 2mo
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Linear
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#audiopainting 1h 24 minutes today. So close...

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Linear
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#audiopainting 1h 58min today. 19h 08min and 8 sessions total work so far.
Almost done. My gray pain dried out though, I'll have to find more...

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Linear
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#audiopainting starting this up again. Are re listening to Caraval so I can read the next two.

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BooknerdsLife
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Another #30JuneBooks
Besides Gorgeous edition of books, bookish mugs & bookmarks, I‘m totally #ObsessedWith booksleeves! Here are some of my favourites and I love to use them when I take my books out with me everyday so I can keep them safe & dry & wrinkle free! 😆 It‘s a must have for any #BooksLover
Anyone else use booksleeves? Or what do you collect?
#booknerd #readinglife #fantasy
#booknerd #bookish #bibliophile #readinglife #AussieReader

StayCurious Those are awesome! 3mo
BooknerdsLife @StayCurious Thanks! They are gorgeous & perfect for carrying my paperbacks 3mo
StayCurious @BooknerdsLife where do you shop for those? Online? 3mo
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BooknerdsLife @StayCurious Yes I got all these from Etsy online, found her on Instagram, sadly I don‘t think she‘s making anymore but there are a lot of other stores on Etsy 3mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Gotta love book sleeves! Love love them! But I only have two ahahahaha 😅 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Jee_HookedOnBookz Thank you! 💖 Im obsessed with them 🤣 Some Of these were for my friend & daughter but I was lucky to get them few years ago since the lady is not making any new bookskeeves anymore😭 I‘ll keep my eyes out for some cute one for you! 👍🏼💕😊 3mo
BooknerdsLife @Sarah83 Here are some of my booksleeve, as you see, we have the same blue Sherlock(top right)!! 😆💙 The brown one on top left is also Sherlock but classics Sherlock quotes. This is actually an old photo, so I‘ve got a few more since then😅 🙈Sadly this lady whom I got these booksleeve from no longer makes them, but lucky I‘ve got more from her to gift to my friends before she closed her shop. (edited) 2mo
Sarah83 Such a great collection 😊 2mo
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Sweetdgabe87
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4/5 stars!!! Really enjoyed this book!! The concept of the game is intriguing and although I figured out a few thing a before they happened, I was still surprised with how it ended! Excited to read the next in the series!

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RiverKScottWrites
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Have you read Caraval? Opulent, delicious, un-put-downable? To be fair, some of the characters could have been more deeply fleshed out, and perhaps that happens in the next book. I simply devoured this one. If you like stylized YA Fantasy with a good helping of magical romance (f/m), then this is not a book to be missed. 😘🌹

Slajaunie I loved this one and the next. ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
RiverKScottWrites @BookFrog I seriously read it in one sitting! I couldn‘t stop 🙈😂💖 3mo
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SoManyBooksNotEnoughTime
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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A mixture of Night Circus, The Game starring Michael Douglas, and the Lotus Hotel from Percy Jackson, #Caraval is a story full of fun, magic, mystique, and intrigue. But there's a darkness there too, and a partial murder mystery. I know I'm late to the game with this series, but better late than never, right? I enjoyed this book much more than I had expected to and I'm going to buy the rest of the series as soon as I finish writing this review.

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teainthelibrary
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I can't help but feel really disappointed with Caraval - the premise sounded amazing, but everything fell flat for me. Nothing really felt fantastical or magical, and "the game" didn't make much sense. The characters were one-dimensional and not very interesting. I do wish I could see what everyone else does because I had high hopes and wanted to love it. I was tempted to read the second book for the hell of it, but think I'll give it a pass.

BooknerdsLife I still have the book on my shelf...collecting dust 😆🙈 (edited) 3mo
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callielafleur
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Mehso-so

This was pretty good, though it made me think of the Night Circus, which to me is more well written. I found the main character frustrating and had to keep reminding myself that she was a kid who had been raised in an abuse-filled house, largely in solitude, which is why she seemed so naive. But the environment of the book was interesting, and the game aspect was also interesting. I don't know that I feel compelled to continue the series.

mandi1082 I liked caraval but reading legendary I was so over the series. I felt like I was reading this same think over again with book 2. 3mo
mandi1082 But I might read the last one just to finish the series. 🤷‍♀️ maybe 3mo
callielafleur @mandi1082 I don't know that it needed to be a series? If it was a one-off, the stakes could have been higher. 3mo
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teainthelibrary
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How was everyone‘s weekend? Our local beer fest was on so I spent the past couple of days drinking far too much ale! I‘m looking forward to a relaxed Sunday - hoping to smash through Caraval and drink lotsa coffee 😈☕️📚

Recommended4Reading Weekend was beautiful! This Sunday morning it is quiet here...gonna do a couple of things, then sit outside and start The Invited. Happy Sunday! 3mo
teainthelibrary @Recommended4Reading sounds amazing! Summer hasn‘t reached us quite yet (not has spring either for that matter) but I‘m hoping reading outside is in my near future! 3mo
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OutsmartYourShelf
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Second read through for me & I enjoyed it even more than the first. I even found myself shipping Scarlett & Julian. Now onto Legendary & Finale. 4🌟

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Caffeinated_Reader
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#52 of my year & I‘m finally adventuring into this world. So far this year I have checked off several series that have been on my TBR for a long time and I‘m so proud!

Caffeinated_Reader Oh that was everything it promised to be. I loved the game & got swept up with all the magic and festivities. That ending chilled me. I was so caught up with the moments of closure that I forgot there was still time for the other shoe to drop...it sure did! 3mo
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Bknrdadventures
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Just finished the Caraval series, and I‘m taking suggestions on new #YAfantasy series. Some of my past favs are The Winner‘s Curse series, The Lunar Chronicles, and Shades of Magic series. I would also like for the series to be complete already. I hate having to wait for the final book to come out. What do you suggest, Litsy? #YA #Fantasy #summerreading

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cewilf
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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It has been the busiest week in DC, but I am finally on the way home. Hoping to finish this on our 12 hour bus ride!

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laceyannea
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I absolutely could not put this book down. I demolished it within 24 hours. My favorite part of this story is the whimsical Alice in Wonderland feel to Caraval, which has a very dark spin on it.

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laceyannea
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

“Scarlett tried not to be enticed, but the child inside her drank in this new world greedily. The colors here were brighter, thicker, sharper; in comparison, every hue she‘d seen before seemed thin and malnourished.”

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laceyannea
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Just started this as it was on sale yesterday on amazon! I‘m 10% through and definitely interested in this plot.

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Endowarrior21
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I tried I really did but I just could not stand Scarlet and it takes a lot for me to DNF a book. I might try reading the book to see if I like it but not yet.

TrishB Wasn‘t for me either. 4mo
JenFowler I was disappointed in the main characters too. 4mo
bullbunny I didn't like the abusive father 4mo
Linear The first time I read this I felt this way. Scarlett really is annoying. However, after reading The Night Circus I started to look at caraval more from a different point of view. I paid more attention to the shops and overall area vs Scarlet and her idiocy. Like the man with the tattoos who tells your future was more interesting now I was looking at him and worried less about Scarlets thoughts of him. 2mo
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Gryffleclaw95
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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The series is finally complete! 🎩❤️

Linear I think the middle book is the prettiest 2mo
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Endowarrior21
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

So I started the Audiobook of Caraval today and so far it‘s okay but I am starting to get annoyed with Scarlet. I am finding her to be very whiny and I don‘t know if I am going to continue. Did anyone find the book version better? I am on Chapter 11 of the Audiobook.

LibrarianRyan By the end I liked the book but I didn‘t drop dead love it. It took me a while to finish. And I completely agree about Scarlet. 4mo
julesG Scarlet's whining was the reason I DNFed the audiobook. 4mo
Reggie This book was hoooooorrrribleeee. I hated myself for a couple of days for even finishing it. 4mo
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Linear @Reggie lmfao, so dramatic. 2mo
Linear I'm rereading this now, the first time I was focused on Scarlett and her angst. This time I'm paying attention to the shops and caraval people. And I can now see the connection to The Night Circus better. My favorite character at this point is the man covered in tattoos with the heart and lock at his mouth. It makes me want to find a collage and ask people what the first thing they see is. 2mo
Endowarrior21 I am going to try reading it seeing I just could not stand the way Scarlet was being read. I love The Night Circus. 2mo
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IndyHannaJones
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Ok! I need opinions. The above mentioned title just didn't quite do it for me but I find myself being drawn to the 2nd and 3rd book....possibly just cause the covers are so pretty. Is it worth it? Do they get better???
The Fuzz, as always, is for attention.

Underqueen I felt the same way but found myself buying the second book which I enjoyed more. Enough to be getting the third next payday at least 😊 4mo
imyril I only read book 1. They are pretty tho ;) 4mo
BookishMeanderings Caraval was one of the few books i DNF recently. I was listening to the audiobook and just couldn't get into it. They're such pretty books though that i keep thinking i should give them another chance 4mo
rachelm I also DNFed this one! Glad I wasn‘t alone in also being tempted to pick it up again 4mo
IndyHannaJones @rachelm the covers are just so good... 4mo
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i-am-papercrane
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Mehso-so

Yet another book my aunt got me. This one I didn‘t like as much as some of the others. The main character was HIGHLY annoying throughout the novel, there was an insta-love, there wasn‘t really a setting, and Garber brushed off the magic rules by saying the characters didn‘t know the rules, so oh well! It felt like it was trying to be the YA Night Circus, and it just fell really short. 2/5