Book Review | Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Remember, it’s only a game.

 

I have so much fun reading this book, well Eyqa, stating only by ‘fun’ does not make they trust your judgment towards the book, you need to define how actually fun is fun.

So, readers, I think I’m gonna make you buy this book.  And yeah, this was a spoiler free so do not hesitate to scroll down. I got you back plot twist hunter. *double winking*

First impression & Synopsis

The cover artwork was amazing for me. It’s like a mysterious fiesta or something, I love the sparkle blue thingy that looks like this fiesta was made by magic. Totally reflect how the content gonna be. Just one tiny bit lacking off, maybe the quality or what but actually its cover was annoying as it tends to curl up. It bothers me while taking the photos but luckily the inner cover was as good as the outside so it heals me a bit for the cover quality part. :3

This book is a story about a girl name Scarlett Dragna, who loves her sisters and hate their cruel father. Grow with a childhood story told by her grandma about a magical show named Caraval. After 7 years sending letters to the Caraval’s master then finally The Caraval send the invitation tickets both for her and her sister and also her fiancee. Torn between engagement that she think can save her and her sister from their father and the longing to be in Caraval herself – she embarks a surprising adventurous journey to save her sister, of course, she was going to Caraval right? duhhh.

The Plot

It was a very fresh plot, so much circumstances, so much conflict, romance, mystery and thrilling adventures.

The synopsis state Master of Caraval so Im expecting mystery from this so called master. And the character was so glamor with it. Uuuuuh. I do love this kind of mystery, where you eager to know who behind all of those mastermind plan, the kind of character that leaving you with all the unanswered questions like what actually the connection? Do they have a tribble past? Why actually they behave like that? Etc.

Seriously say, if the plot on this first book was so this mindblown then what can I expect from the next series?

The plot actually already state how the story goes by its tagline ‘remember it was only a game’, just it happen to be the reader will serve by how far can this game go? The climax was surprisingly satisfied me.

The characters

The character was also liveable. Like that real person who happens to have their own background was put into this story, and every decision they make was literally because of how their experience with their surrounding. For example, the main character, Scarlett was indeed is an introvert, make me think omg if im staying home for so long im gonna turn just like her. I meant she was reckless with her decision because her only weapon was her not so much experience in watching her cruel father treat others. She such a darling actually and quite more innocent. She had a terrible social life that I can’t argue.

Julian – was reflected as a masculine person who possesses a good body and handsome face (Im  imagine him like Thomas of The Maze Runner), but he was also indeed a mysterious person. No uh, aint gonna spoilt the good part here.

There are also few characters that I’m so suspicious because you know as a fan of mystery solving kind of book I love to play my search-the-doer game and it really well played in this book. I meant, its hard to guess who the doer and luckily I’m not an easy to surrender gal, am the girl with curiosity burning now.

Other few characters really supporting the important characters and I would love to see how actually the world building go, getting deeper into the world of Caraval on the next series (Claudy told me it will publish on next year).

Recommend?

Yes! Of course, I will. Why? If you love surprises and search-the-doer plot stories then this was actually the book. This book has relatable main character who also an introvert herself, yummilicious hero (lols, sorry), the mysterious Legend and the plot itself will entertain your brain to the max.

Rating

I have no objection to giving ★★★★★ to this book. Looking forward to the next series.

What was the last book you give 5 stars rating? 

Welcome Into Bookish World

  • I need to admit that I found Donatella perspective was way too adventerous compared to Scarlett. 😇 #legendary #stephaniegarber .
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I keep forgetting about whom is whom from Caraval and I feel a little bit lost learning where Dante comes from 😂 Hence I put Caraval on my next list just to recap what actually happen. .
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As the lovey dovey thing I prefer Tella dilemma in choosing love rather than Scar. .
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Q: #teamTella or #teamScar?
  • Akhirnya aku membaca buku ini dipandu emosi diluar kewarasan. 
Rare species yang amat, one of its kind. Never in my life I stumble into this kind of reading. .
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Tak tahu nak nangis atau nak ketawa. 😂
  • All time fave local book. Bits of Heaven by Aishah Madidiy. This is one of a few english novel that I owned, written by a local Malaysian. Hooked me on the very first chapter and the very reason why I decide to write my blog wholly in english. .
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"Akeed's dauntless journey explored every aspect of journalism, philosophy and religion. The book is an interesting read for those who yearn for something with different twist"
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I remember that I dont get bored easily on every chapter as it was a very light reading. Some says that Aishah Madidiy could be the next Hlovate (some says laa). 💖
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Q: Have your read any Aishah Madidiy books yet? What do you think of it? Im kinda sad will I get the copy again as JS already close down. 
For #bookendsmy #merdeka2k18bookchallenge
  • My most anticipated books will/already published on 2018 🎉😎
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✔A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM - following my dearest Rhysand whereabout 😂
✔Legendary by Stephanie Garber - hopefully I could get a glimpse of that mind reading dress on Tella and the mastermind behind the circus (ok I need to read the book back cause my memory begin to fade out) ❌Wildcard by Marie Lu - of course as a gamer in between I must have this book into possesion
❌ A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G Drews - the debut of the hilarious talented book blogger Paper Fury had comes into pieces? Who did not want to be tame by this dark magic right? .
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I have planned that if I get all these books this year then I can start my book banned scheme successfully, till then I just need to pile up my TBR books a bit high more. .
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What is your most anticipated books this year? .
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Notes : ✔ (got it) | ❌(pending)
  • "Sini kak.." lambainya memanggilku. Aku hanya mampu terdiam kaku. Suasana sangat sunyi ketika itu sehinggakan aku boleh dengar degupan jantungku sendiri. - Syif Tengah Malam
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Ajaib sangat aku post benda ni di tgah malam. Tadi bukan main mengigil meskipun dibaca kala pagi. Sorry sgt dgn gambar gaya-gaya kiut tak menunjukkan keseraman langsung. .
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Sumpah seram sbb intimate sangat cerpen-cerpen dalam ni dengan aku, bukan sebab aku kerja kat hospital tapi sebab kawan aku yang kerja di hospital pernah cerita benda yang sama pernah terjadi. Jadi kaitan dia tu mmg sgt berkaitlah. Sebijik sama! .
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Rekomen terhadap pencinta paranormal/benda asing/entiti sebab ada sesuatu tentang penulisan amatur ini yang perlu dijadikan pedoman. .
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4/5🌟
Soalan : Kisah seram bikin ketagih kan? Serupa samyang 😂
  • I've been tagged by @eiyafarihah to do the #bareyourbookshelf tag. So lets go ✌😎 .
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📚 A BOOK YOU OWN BUT HAVEN'T READ ➡ There is so much but let me feauturing Aku Arkitek Jalanan by Teme Abdullah
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📚A BOOK YOU BOUGHT FOR THE COVER ➡NAMAMU and its white. 😍
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📚A BOOK PUBLISHED THIS YEAR ➡Warcross by Marie Lu
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU'VE NEVER READ BEFORE
➡ Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
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📚A BOOK FROM AN AUTHOR YOU LOVE
➡ A Court of Frost & Starlight by SJM
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📚A BOOK AT THE BOTTOM OF YOUR TBR PILE
➡ Sindrom by Tey Marzuki
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📚A BOOK SET SOMEWHERE YOU'VE WANTED TO VISIT
➡ Tokyo as describe in Warcross by Marie Lu 😍 the neon light etc
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Thanks for tagging me and feel free to do this #bareyourbookshelf tag!
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Also for #junebookchallenge2k18 by #bookendsmy [11] Your Favourite Film Adaptation.