“Waiting” On Wednesday: The Caraval

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted at Breaking the Spine. The purpose is to spotlight upcoming releases that we are excited for.

caraval-stephanie-garberCaraval by Stephanie Garber

Hardcover: 401 pages
Publication date: Flatiron Books
Publisher: January 31st 2017
Add on: Goodreads

Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s 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, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s 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.

There’s just something about circus-esque stories that always call to me. This one seriously sounds awesome.

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Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

6 Comment

  1. I’ve heard so many great things about this one already. I hope you’ll love it. Thanks for sharing, and happy Wednesday! 🙂
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  2. This looks really interesting! I also love the cover!

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  3. I love the not knowing aspect..is it real or not 🙂

  4. I just saw Caraval is being released in Australia in a few months time and I’m excited! Thanks for the WoW!

  5. This is one I’m very excited for as well! I just wish I’d really get an ARC of it. 🙂 Great pick!
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  6. Yes, I feel the same and can’t wait for Caracal! “There’s just something about circus-esque stories that always call to me. This one seriously sounds awesome.”!!

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