Book Review

Caraval Series Review


The game of Caraval has been a magical story for sisters Scarlet and Donatella as long as they could remember. Scarlet is obsessed with the magic and Donatella is obsessed with the man behind it. When they get the chance to attend the game, will they risk Scarlet’s marriage, their father, and their future to go? 

My Thoughts


Everyone has been talking about this on book and I finally understand all the hype. It was a beautiful magical mystery about strong women taking risks for a better life. The game of Caraval was so interesting. I loved how magical everything was from mysterious potions, fortune telling, people playing different parts, and the imagery. I also loved how the magic had an air of mystery as well, you were suspicious of everything because you didn’t know what was an illusion and what wasn’t. All the characters were interesting, but I wanted to know more about all of them. You don’t really learn the true side of anyone except Scarlet and I hope the next book adds more depth to the characters. BTW, Julian is yummy. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this mystical read and I can’t wait to read more!!

The second book of the Caraval series was even more magical than the first! At first I was a little hesitant of the fact that it switched perspectives from Scarlet to Tella in the second installment, but the storyline just reeled me in that I actually didn’t care. Tella definitely grew on me which I didn’t expect because she really annoyed me in the first one!

It was Tella’s turn to play the game of Caraval and this game had even more twists and turns than the last one. I was once again utterly confused in the best way and felt like my head was going to spin from all the twists and turns. I loved the addition of the Fates because the idea was so unique and amazingly interesting! The author also really outdid herself with all of the amazing details of costumes and the magical places that Tella went to. I didn’t think it could get any better, but it SO DID!

Jacks and Dante equally had my heart in this book and almost feel like why does Tella have to choose. Or she can and I can take her reject. (JK, my husband would NOT approve.)

The only let down was that we missed some key elements from Scarlet’s storyline, but I hoping that we get more details in the next book!

Overall, it was a great addition to the series and I CANNOT WAIT to see what happens next!

I can’t believe this series is over! I am so so SOOOOO sad! It was such a magical set of books and I wish there were more.

The title of the third book of the series was so perfect because this book was the perfect ending to the series. It was the perfect final act and it was absolutely FLAWLESS. I was so happy that we got to see both Tella’s and Scarlet’s perspectives in this one because it brought such a balance that the other books lacked. I got to see all sides to what was going on in the book, but it didn’t take away the suspense at ALL!

The Fates are probably my favorite characters of this series because they provide such an air of mystery that the third would have lacked because it was no longer about a game. Jacks is my favorite character of the book and I have no idea why. I just really was in awe of him and wanted to know everything about him. I mean don’t get me wrong Legend and Julian are both yummy, but Jack reminded me of all the men I love from enemies to lovers tropes so I wanted him the most.

This books had SOOOO many twists and turns and we get more inside on the Fates and the sisters’ mother as well. THERE WERE SO MANY GOOD TWISTS. I kept gasping that my husband thought I was having a heart attack.

Oh this series was just SO GOOD and I am so happy I finally finished it!

My Series Rating

5/5 Book World 

5/5 Romance 

5/5 Plot

5/5 Characters


Rating: 4 out of 5.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


Rating: 5 out of 5.

Series Details

The Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber 

Genre: Fantasy 

Published on January 31,2017- May 7, 2019 by Flat Iron Books 

Copy Read: Paperback, Paperback, Hardcover  

Pages: 1,361 

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