May 18, 2017goddessbeth rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
This book had some hits and some misses for me, so for the sake of a quick review I'm just going to list them out.
I really enjoyed:
The setting, which definitely felt magical and otherworldly, with an interesting juxtaposition of…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 22, 2017twhitehead24 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I really like "Caraval". Legend, the master of ceremonies of the game, used a scavenger hunt to lead Scarlett to her sister. Along the way, Scarlett has to learn to trust a man to help her. Trust comes hard for Scarlett since her father…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 10, 2017Rebole rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This book was ok for me. I love the magic and the intrigue of the game of Caraval, but I expected more. I found the main character, Scarlett and her sister Donatella a tad bit annoying. I didn't hate them, but I didn't love them either. I…Read moreRead more of this comment
Apr 05, 2017Melissa_RA_Librarian rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved the magic and the mystery of this story. In many ways it reminded me of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. While I did find Scarlett to be a bit annoying in the beginning of the novel, and found it irritating that she ignored…Read moreRead more of this comment
Mar 21, 2017RobSager rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Don't let the magical island setting fool you -- there's nothing laid back about this absorbing tale that's part smoldering forbidden romance, part rescue mission. Yes, it's set on a fantasy island, one readers would probably love to…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 24, 2017MelifluousView rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The language is luscious and the characters are compelling. I finished in one day and decided I should read it again. Scarlett's inner turmoil as she has to choose between safety and her dreams spoke to me.
Feb 13, 2017Beatricksy rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
It's glittery and gorgeous. The descriptions are scrumptious. The boy of the hour is the most drool-worthy pirate, dashingly scruffy with a taste of danger about him that makes you want to swoon on a couch dramatically in front of him just…Read moreRead more of this comment
Caraval was full of magic and whimsy, a favorite for any fantasy love!
Plot: Caraval is one of those books where no matter how many times you read the synopsis, you don't quite grasp what magic lives in this book.
Scarlett and her…Read moreRead more of this comment
Feb 09, 2017PimaLib_ChristineR rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Let me begin with why I didn't give this a five star as so many have. I felt that the beginning of the book was not the strongest. We have two sisters who evidently had a happy home until their mother's disappearance. When that happened,…Read moreRead more of this comment
There are dreams that happen and are immediately forgotten afterwards; there are dreams that are so whimsical and memorable that they haunt people's memory even after years – Caraval by Stephanie Garber is the latter. It is the vivid,…Read moreRead more of this comment
I think this would be an excellent fit for fans of The Night Circus, anyone who loves lush and descriptive writing, or readers who enjoy trying to puzzle out which characters are lying. I loved the world and all of the gorgeous fashion and…Read moreRead more of this comment
Dec 08, 2016samcmar rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
THIS BOOK. I swear I spent so much of it guessing what was going on, who was who and what the bigger mystery was. I just, it left me exhilarated and exhausted at the same. There was just something so addictive with this book where when I…Read moreRead more of this comment