Waiting on Wednesday (78): Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

My pick this week:

Waiting on Wednesday (78): Caraval by Stephanie GarberCaraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Published: January 31st 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy
Pages: 401
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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. (Cover and synopsis from Goodreads.)

I just think this book sounds really cool, and a part of me hopes that Scarlett and readers think that everything is real, but it all ends up as just a game. I like those kinds of psychological stories.

What book are you waiting on? Let me know, or leave a link to your WoW post in the comments, and I’ll try to stop by your blog!



  1. Alyssa Susanna (The Eater of Books!)

    November 9, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    I love stories with a significant psychological aspect to them as well! This book has an incredible amount of hype to it, but that has not deterred me. I’m sure it will be as amazing as it seems. I hope you this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Andrea. :)

    Check out my WoW post!

  2. Kate @ Midnight Book Girl

    November 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I’m reading this right now! But I won’t give anything away. Bob Miller from Flatiron came to my bookstore and I love that they only pick a few titles in each genre to publish. I wanted to read it just because the description reminds me of The Night Circus and The Crown’s Game.

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