I flew through this series. Such a great story, even if I wanted to shake the character every once in awhile for making bad decisions.
The Fates have been freed, allowing them to wander among the people and play their disturbing games. Much of the magic and mystery that brought this series to life was put to the side for more upfront and immediate conflict. The Fates were intense villains with grotesque abilities, but the focus always remained on the character‘s romance. #youngadult #romance
Full review https://www.behindthepages.org/post/finale-by-stephanie-garber
What happened? This trilogy probably should‘ve stayed a duology- I‘m not sure Garber originally intended for this installment to be written as the story is pretty thrown together and some elements seem to contradict the previous installments. For example, I didn‘t believe in Legend‘s sudden inability of love and I wasn‘t scared of or intimidated by the “big bad,” as that was literally all he was- a total stock afterthought.
I can appreciate that the writing of a trilogy is probably a hard thing to keep neat and tidy. But, oh, I was disappointed by this final piece! Not by the conclusions for the characters... That was fine. But how they got there.
In this book we were introduced to, pretty much, the entire contents of the deck of destiny. Nuggets of information were chucked into the story and never picked up on. It felt rushed and repetitive..... Such a shame!
This is one of my current reads and reminds me of the #spell prompt for #chillingphotochallenge it definitely has me on a spell, totally hooked and Legend is one magical character #teamstoker @TheReadingMermaid
I absolutely loved the ending of this series... although I was sad to leave the world of caraval I know it will always be there for me like an old friend!
I loved it, all the twists and turns made it a great adventure. This world was so well done I love the magic and the love and the even the pain. 5⭐ Julian, Legend and Jacks are great characters I love the mystery behind them and all the love and trouble they cause.
I've read mixed reviews for this book but I really enjoyed the last installment in the #Caraval series. I do agree that it sometimes felt a bit rushed and too neat but as far as conclusions go, I'm pretty happy with this one. It was interesting to see these characters outside of the game and there wasn't a dull moment. I loved learning more about the Fates. Also, I am now more in love with Julian than ever before. ❤️
With the new puppy, I didn‘t have the time to read that I hoped to this past month, but including my Harry Potter reread, I still managed to get 9 books read. Not too shabby. 💜📚
Disappointed. I was really loving this series until the last book. Sure, there were a lot of YA tropes, but it was still magical and fun. This final book of the series seemed rushed, like the basic plot was there but the details weren‘t ironed out, with unnecessary things thrown in and loose ends left hanging. It honestly felt a little half-assed. I still enjoyed the magic elements of it, and that‘s why I‘m giving it 3 stars instead of two.
Arya has a lot of energy this morning, so I haven‘t been able to read at all, and I‘m really trying to finish the tagged book. But she cute, and she‘s enjoying the taste of tea left if my 9 3/4 mug. ❤️
Arya likes my reading bench. Now if I could just get her to settle down long enough for me to actually read.