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Caraval
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
An original world. A legendary competition. A mesmerizing romance. An unbreakable bond between two sisters.Welcome to Caravalthe spell-casting first book in a fantasy series.Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that its all a game . . .Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarletts father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.Then, Scarletts long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailors help to whisk Scarlett away to this years show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caravals mastermind organizer, Legend.Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
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InBooksILive
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I've been bewitched by Caraval's magic!

This book was so good. It definitely lived up to all the hype about it! I honestly didn't expect to enjoy it as much as I did. Now I'm kicking myself for waiting so long to read it!

BridgetteM Caraval is so good! 1w
ShelleyBooksie I just got it from the library. Its next on my tbr list :) 1w
InBooksILive @BridgetteM agree!! @ShelleyBooksie I hope you love it! It's a wild ride of a book! 😊 1w
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AmyLarge
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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A deadly game. A magical clue hunt. For Scarlett, the legendary game of Caraval is more than fantasy. It is a way to save her sister, Tells, and possibly herself.
I loved the premise, the language and the characters. Full of adventure and sisterly love. The lingering looks and fleeting touches romance was pitched for a more teenage audience, I felt.... But this was a great start to a promising series.

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faelinwolf
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Took a mental health day today. I got to sleep in & read a bunch. I even did a 3 mile #audiowalk! It was a nice day--much needed. 😊

LiteraryinLititz Good for you!! 3w
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pariisannja
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Wildly_Bookish
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I loved this book. It felt like reading something familiar yet completely new. It's hard to explain. Maybe it's that Stephanie Garber's style of writing sounds like I would write, or like I was reading something from a friend. The world of Caraval was unlike anything I have experienced and the storyline kept me guessing until the end. I can't wait to continue with the series.

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Wildly_Bookish
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I love book maps. 💜💙

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Wildly_Bookish
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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My reading buddy. Gryffindor Griffith. 🧡

Almost finished with Caraval. I'm glad I picked up Legendary when I was at the library!

#catsoflitsy

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Naz786
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟. This was a re-read so I can finally finish the series. Oh what I'd do to be a part of Caraval *swoon*

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AmyLarge
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Off on holiday in a few days so stocking up on reading material. Had to go to 4 different libraries but finally managed to get the set! #bookhaul

Buechersuechtling Enjoy your leisure and reading time. 📚⛱ 1mo
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mcipher
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#covercrush #7days7covers Day 6
I love this whole series but I only own this one.

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Wildly_Bookish
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Jumping into this series today! I hope it lives up to all the good things I've heard!

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Endowarrior21
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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#7days7covers thank you for the tag @sprainedbrain @ravenlee and if your not playing I tag you @bullbunny

bullbunny Thanx girlie! I will start soon. Away from my books on a trip 1mo
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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! 1mo
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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. 2mo
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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
@Eggs

SauerPatch Ps: @Eggs, your prompts are becoming my favorite because you have the easiest username to remember. 😂 2mo
Eggs Nice choice! And yes, there is the reason for my username choice 🥰🌹❤️🌼🥰 2mo
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BookishBecky
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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! 3mo
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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 😅😆👍🏼 3mo
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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?) 3mo
AkashaVampie @Christine that's what I was thinking too when I scrolled by! 3mo
MidnightBookGirl @Christine @AkashaVampie I think it's just a cute penguin. 🐧 3mo
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Christine Well it is extremely cute! Well done! 3mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 3mo
Megabooks Pretty!! 3mo
OG6431 I love diamond painting I‘m doing a lion. 3mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 this was my first one! But I just started my second one! 3mo
OG6431 Cool what is it 3mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 It's the Cheshire Cat holding a pocket watch. 3mo
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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! 3mo
Sunshine131 Yeah, I wasn't a big fan either. I think for people super into fantasy romance it might be better though. (: 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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! 3mo
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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
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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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! 4mo
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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. 4mo
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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
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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! 4mo
BooknerdsLife @StayCurious Thanks! They are gorgeous & perfect for carrying my paperbacks 4mo
StayCurious @BooknerdsLife where do you shop for those? Online? 4mo
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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 4mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Gotta love book sleeves! Love love them! But I only have two ahahahaha 😅 4mo
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! 👍🏼💕😊 4mo
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) 3mo
Sarah83 Such a great collection 😊 3mo
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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. ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
RiverKScottWrites @BookFrog I seriously read it in one sitting! I couldn‘t stop 🙈😂💖 4mo
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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) 4mo
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callielafleur
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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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. 4mo
mandi1082 But I might read the last one just to finish the series. 🤷‍♀️ maybe 4mo
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. 4mo
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teainthelibrary
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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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! 4mo
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! 4mo
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