Caraval - Caraval (Hardback)Stephanie Garber (author)
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Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game...
Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year, week-long performance where the audience participates in the show. Caraval is magic, mystery adventure and for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. When Scarlett discovers her father has arranged a marriage for her she believes all her hopes of escape have been dashed.
Then the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive and it seems their dreams have come true. Yet, no sooner have they entered the confines of Caraval than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But nonetheless she quickly becomes enmeshed in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. Real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.
A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel, Caraval is a new favourite with booksellers who compare it with Erin Morgenstern’s bestselling novel The Night Circus.
Readers can join in the game with each hardback edition having one of four, secret, hidden-on-the-board covers featuring stunning foiled illustrations. The one you receive will be random, but all are jaw-droppingly beautiful.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 678 g
Dimensions: 241 x 160 x 36 mm
Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written. -- Renee Ahdieh, New York Times No.1 bestselling author of The Wrath and the Dawn
In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for! -- Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of Paranormalcy and And I Darken
Intoxicating. Darkly magical. CARAVAL walks the knife-edge between fantasy and reality. Within mere pages, I gladly lost myself in this perfect labyrinth of a plot. Stephanie Garber doesn't just dazzle-she makes me believe. -- Jodi Meadows, author of The Incarnate Trilogy and The Orphan Queen
A tale of sisterly devotion painted in colors of cerise and shimmering gold. If you ever wondered how it would feel to step into a living dream, here's your ticket. -- Stacey Lee, author of Under a Painted Sky and Outrun the Moon
A decadent and enchanting tale. CARAVAL will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave. -- Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen
CARAVAL shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve. -- Marie Rutkoski, New York Times bestselling author of the Winner's Trilogy
[A] magnificent debut novel . . . intriguing characters, an imaginative setting, and evocative writing combine to create a spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope. * Publishers Weekly *
I love this novel . . . It's a thing of beauty and the stuff of dreams. -- Cecelia Ahern
Like the Carousel of Roses at the heart of the party, the language is colourful, giddy and with the occasional barb.And like a fairy story, CARAVAL reveals dark truths behind a playful, glittering surface. * Daily Mail *
Advance word on Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL has been nothing short of ecstatic, and in this case, we're glad we believed the hype. It is a lush romantic fantasy, exquisitely written, inhabited by a cast of marvellously colourful characters. * Starburst *
Even after a brilliant year for the fantastical in literature, it remains a firm favourite. Earning early comparisons to The Night Circus, Caraval is far more than just more of the same magical showmanship - this is a wonderfully deft, mesmerising and beautifully told tale of love, loss and the impossible. Scarlett's search for her missing sister, and the truth behind the mysterious Caraval show, is one to savour * Netgalley *
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