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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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PhanieRose
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Some things are worth pursuit regardless of the cost” ~ Stephanie Garber

At times, I found my heart pounding. There were twists I expected, and others I did not. I was breathless waiting for what was next most of the time. Magical and sometimes a little complicated. I can't wait to read book 2, Legendary.

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BibliophileMagick
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AmyTheBookdragon
Caraval | Stephanie Garber

I caved....I bought Caraval, hoping it's as good as the hype says!
#YA #Caraval #Hype #BookLover #Help

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Citra182
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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First two days back at work and I caught a cold. Booooooo. Starting to read one of my Christmas presents to lift my spirits! One of my closest friends gave me this book as a gift and I‘m super excited to start! She didn‘t want to hype it up too much, but this is one of her favourite series. Let the adventures begin!

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azulaco
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I enjoyed this so much! It reminded me of The Grace Keepers while I was reading it - maybe the feeling of being caught up inside a circus? And of course, there‘s the obvious comparisons to The Night Circus, which can never be a bad thing in my view. Loved the twists and turns, loved the descriptions of the beautiful game world. I‘m looking forward to reading the sequel.

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PhanieRose
Caraval (Edici en catal) | Stephanie Garber
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Starting reading Caraval today! Planning on reading at least 3 more books before the year ends.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!!! 1mo
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azulaco
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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I am super excited to FINALLY read this! It‘s been on my TBR list for years. I‘m already liking the Hunger Games/Logan‘s Run vibe to it. I love stories about intricate games, and I also love pseudo-historical world building. Looking forward to this!

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Taulara
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Book started out slow and I had trouble getting into it, but once I did, I loved it!

BookNAround What a sweet warm looking little napper you have there. (edited) 2mo
Taulara @BookNAround thank you! He‘s my little snuggler! 2mo
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Mleanne
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Can‘t decide if I like this book...finished three others instead of listening here. 🤷🏽‍♀️

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CheshireDobby728
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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This book was Fantastic! I couldn‘t put it down! #caraval #stephaniegarber #yafantasy #coffee #cats

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Letora
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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Scarlett was not an enjoyable character. She was meek and second-guessed herself all the time. I hoped her character development would make her confident, but it didn't. There was more relationship building than character development. Romance never sells a book for me.
The mechanics and world-building of Caraval won me over. Full of twists and turns, the reader must decide what is real and what is part of the game. I'm willing to try book two.

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“every person has the power to change their fate if they are brave enough to fight for what they desire more than anything.“

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InBooksILive
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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! 4mo
ShelleyBooksie I just got it from the library. Its next on my tbr list :) 4mo
InBooksILive @BridgetteM agree!! @ShelleyBooksie I hope you love it! It's a wild ride of a book! 😊 3mo
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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!! 4mo
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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
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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. 📚⛱ 4mo
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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 4mo
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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! 4mo
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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. 5mo
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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. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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SauerPatch Ps: @Eggs, your prompts are becoming my favorite because you have the easiest username to remember. 😂 5mo
Eggs Nice choice! And yes, there is the reason for my username choice 🥰🌹❤️🌼🥰 5mo
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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! 6mo
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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 😅😆👍🏼 6mo
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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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*breathy sigh*

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AuthorJensenReed
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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?) 6mo
AkashaVampie @Christine that's what I was thinking too when I scrolled by! 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @Christine @AkashaVampie I think it's just a cute penguin. 🐧 6mo
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Christine Well it is extremely cute! Well done! 6mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 6mo
Megabooks Pretty!! 6mo
OG6431 I love diamond painting I‘m doing a lion. 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 this was my first one! But I just started my second one! 6mo
OG6431 Cool what is it 6mo
MidnightBookGirl @OG6431 It's the Cheshire Cat holding a pocket watch. 6mo
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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! 6mo
Sunshine131 Yeah, I wasn't a big fan either. I think for people super into fantasy romance it might be better though. (: 6mo
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Riis_Books
Caraval | Stephanie Garber
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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! 6mo
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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!

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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! 7mo
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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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