after being MIA for more than a week, i am now back. it’s been hectic lately.
unfortunately, i did not end up enjoying this book as much as i was hoping to. i guess this is sort of an unpopular opinion *shrugs* however, i did still enjoy this book, and it was by no means bad.
i think that this is a classic case of “it’s me not you.” i read this book right after reading A Gathering of Shadows (basically one of the best books of all time), and i think that i was still in the midst of a book hangover. i had really high expectations made even higher by just finishing an amazing book. this made me so much pickier about the story in general. i think that if i reread it, i would enjoy it much more. that being said, i’m going to tell you my initial thoughts and opinions about it.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner. Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic 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
|me by the end of the book|
|just look at it ahhhhh|