Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

5/5 stars!

Caraval is truly a magical, enchanting and mesmerizing read. Reading it made me feel like a little girl once again back when I thought magic was always a possibility. The feeling is wonderfully nostalgic. *sighs appreciatively*

From the moment I opened the book, I was instantly captivated as it started with a series of letters from a nine year old Scarlett sending Master Legend requests to visit their island to perform the renowned Caraval, a yearly performance/game filled with deception and magic and where the spectators are actually part of the show.

Of course her letters have always been unanswered except on the present year during which Scarlett is about to enter an arranged marriage, she and her sister Tella finally get invited to the Caraval at his own personal island by the Master Legend himself and this is where all the enthralling magic begins. *squeals*

I just loved everything about it. I loved the writing which was easy to read, but very imaginative, amusing and beautifully descriptive all at the same time. I was very involved with the game and with trying to decipher the clues. I also very much enjoyed the plot twists, admired the relationship between the siblings and adored the cute romance. Also the dress that seems to have a mind of its own is amazing. I want to have one.^^

The book to me was a purely delightful read and unlike other first books that usually end with cliffhangers, this one gave me a solid and very satisfying conclusion while the very intriguing Epilogue made me want to read the second book like now

Published by AJ

Hi! I'm Aj from the Philippines. Obviously I love to read and write and from years of experience I have learned that when you love something so much, you would do it absolutely for free so here I am writing stuff for all people to see in the hopes that at least one or maybe two souls could benefit or get little inspiration from what they will read from this blog. Enjoy and spread the love! ;)

6 thoughts on “Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

  1. I love this! I’ve read the book earlier this year but I haven’t gotten to review it, I almost forgot what the story was about. Thanks for refreshing my mind and for sharing your review, I love Scarlett and all her letters! I am going to read this again soon!!

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