"Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written. "
"A decadent and enchanting tale. CARAVAL will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave."
"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."
"CARAVAL shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve."
"With CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created-and never wanted to come out."
"In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for!"
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 the sisters' long-awaited invitations to Caraval finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived 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. And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever.
A magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus.
'The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus' - Entertainment Weekly
'Impressive, original, wondrous' - USA Today
'Spellbinding' - US Weekly
'Magnificent' Publishers Weekly
'I lost myself in this world' - Sabaa Tahir
'Beautifully written' - Renee Ahdieh
'Shimmers with magic' - Marie Rutkoski