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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…
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…
Apr 17, 2017obtusata rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Interesting, likeable characters, lots of twists and mystery, hard to put down.
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…
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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…
Mar 29, 2017
Tedious and unconvincing. Could not finish.
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…
Mar 21, 2017mightyminnie rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I loved this book! Such a good easy read. I got the book on Sunday and was done it on Monday! The story sucked me right in! Read this book!!!
Mar 07, 2017Squid_1 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I enjoyed reading this book. The only complaint I have is that the author repeats herself a lot when talking about her sister. It's a bit overkill. Other than that, it is a really book and fun read.
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…
Feb 10, 2017
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…
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,…
Jan 14, 2017
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,…
Jan 11, 2017
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…
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…