This Chick Read: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Ever since she was little Scarlett has had a dream of she and her sister Tella escaping their reality to go to Caraval, a magical performance that takes place in different locations annually. One day she receives a return letter from the master of Caraval, Legend, with an invitation to join the performance this year. Now that the invitation has arrived Scarlett panic’s at braving their fathers wrath until Tella takes that decision away from her, spiriting them to Caraval, Scarlett an unconscious accomplice. When Scarlett awakes, she finds that Tella has become the mystery she has to solve in order to gain the prize, one wish.

Even though I had read a lot of reviews about Caraval, I still didn’t know what to expect from the actual story. I knew the synopsis, but what I didn’t get from the glowing reviews was how the characters and story were so colorfully written. Scarlett has the ability to see emotions in color and Stephanie Garber embued the body of the story with the richness of those colors. As Scarlett unravels the clues to the mystery of where Tella had been hidden she goes on a journey of self discovery. Having lived under her fathers rule, his actions determining her own, this was the first time she was able to choose the path she’d take. As the story progressed, I loved seeing her self confidence bloom!

Caravel was one of those stories you want to relish, yet are also eager to see what the next chapter brings. I found myself speeding up and slowing down, changing the pace of my reading to fit the sequence of events I was reading about. This novel could’ve been a stand alone and I would’ve been happy with the completeness of the ending, but Legendary, the second novel, will be out May29th and we’ll get to read about Tella and find out what makes her tick. I hope to see behind the curtain of Caraval even more with her story and dare I hope a glimpse at Legend himself? ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️


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10 thoughts on “This Chick Read: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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  2. Mel

    I’m so happy you enjoyed this one! When I read it, I had a similar experience of reading a bunch of reviews yet not quite knowing what to expect plot-wise. I totally agree that it’s one of those books you want to last foreeeeeeever because it’s so good, but then you also want to read faster to know what happens. I hope we both enjoy LEGENDARY when it comes out!!

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    1. I did! I’m looking forward to Legendary. I actually was approved for an ARC. I’m glad I waited so that the story and feelings are still fresh when I start Legendary. Fingers crossed that we like it!

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      1. Mel

        That’s definitely a plus! I’m probably going to reread Caraval first since it’s been a while, but it probably won’t take long since I loved it so much. Happy reading 🙂


    1. I am really glad I waited a while to read it because I feel like the glimmer of awareness from all the great reviews had faded slightly. Also, Legendary comes put at the end of the month and this one will be fresh in my mind when I read it.

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  3. I’m really glad to hear you enjoyed this book! I read it a little while ago and remember enjoying it, but I think that the hype got to me for that one. Everyone loved it so, so much and I expected THE WORLD of it because of that and… well, my expectations couldn’t be met haha. I still am eager to see what happens in Legendary 🙂 Lovely review!

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