Dobro dosli, dobro dosli u Karaval… ali pazite da se ne zanesete previse! / CARAVAL- Book Recoomendation 6/ Laguna

Review

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her 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 faraway, 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. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic.

Personal Feelings

This book was absolutely AMAZING! I didn’t know how much or how much lower to set my expectations before going to Caraval, but one thing was for sure by the time I closed this book: Caraval exceeded all my expectations and more. I have always been amazed with circus / carnival topics, but I have never read any book like this one.

From the first page to the last, there was never a dull moment while reading Caraval. It was just an enigma wrapped in magic and deception. One moment you think you have a story and the characters have it all figured out, the very next moment the story takes you in a completely different direction! There were so many twists, puzzles and riddles that every page leaves you at the height of your edge.

Although Caraval didn’t quite feel like it was going on in a circus / carnival like I had hoped, the world building is still very mystical. Traces and items are paid for in your deepest secrets, greatest fear, or even days in your life. There are tunnels that annoy you and ask you what is real and what is simply part of the game. The caravan was so full of surprises . I had so many theories from the beginning that I kept changing and evolving as the story progressed. I was so immersed in trying to unravel the great mystery that Caraval and Legend were. Remember it’s just a game. But is it really? 😉 This book will definitely leave you with more questions than answers, so be prepared to come to mind!

I can’t even say how magical this book really is. Of course I can’t speak for everyone, but I can almost guarantee that you will never read a story like Caraval’s! With this amazing piece, Stephanie Garber has pretty much entered this community. I almost can’t believe Caraval is actually her first book! I can see so much potential in this author and in this world that she has created. I definitely can’t wait for book two because something tells me that Stephanie has more tricks and spells up her sleeve for her readers! 🙂

Review

Šta god da si čula o Karavalu ne može se meriti sa stvarnošću. To je više od igre ili priredbe ‒ nešto najbliže magiji na ovom svetu.

Skarlet nikad nije otišla s malog ostrva na kojem živi sa sestrom Telom i moćnim, surovim ocem. Njihov otac joj je ugovorio brak i Skarlet misli kako je njenim snovima da će videti Karaval ‒ priredbu koja se jednom godišnje održava negde daleko i u kojoj gledaoci učestvuju ‒ došao kraj.

Ali ove godine pozivnica o kojoj je dugo sanjarila konačno stiže. Uz pomoć tajanstvenog mornara, Tela vodi Skarlet na igre. Međutim, Legenda, čovek koji stoji iza priredbe, otima Telu. Ispostavlja se da se ovogodišnji Karaval vrti oko nje i da je pobednik onaj ko je prvi pronađe.

Skarlet su upozorili da je sve što se desi za vreme Karavala samo predstava. Ali ona se ipak upliće u igru ljubavi, slomljenih srca i magije s drugim igračima. Ali bio Karaval stvaran ili ne, ona mora pronaći Telu pre nego što se peta noć završi, opasni domino-efekat pokrene i njena sestra zauvek nestane.

Licni utisci

Ova knjiga je NEVEROVATNA! Nisam znala koliko nisko ili visoko da postavim svoja ocekivanja ali jedno je sigurno do trenutka kada sam zatvorila ovu knjigu: Karaval je nadmašio sva moja očekivanja i još mnogo toga. Uvek sam obozavala knjige sa tematikom cirkusa / karnevala, ali nikada nisam pročitao nijednu knjigu kao sto je ova. Od prve stranice pa sve do poslednje, nema nijednog dosadnog trenutka.Bila je to samo enigma umotana u magiju i obmanu. Jednog trenutka kad pomislite da znate priču i likovi su svi shvatili, već sledećeg trenutka priča vas vodi u potpuno drugom pravcu! Bilo je toliko toliko zaokretanja, zagonetki i zagonetki . Tragovi i predmeti plaćaju se vašim najdubljim tajnama, najvećim strahovima ili čak danima u vašem životu. Postoje tuneli koji vas iznerviraju i postavljaju vam pitanje šta je stvarno, a šta jednostavno deo igre. Imala sam toliko teorija od samog početka, menjala ih i razvijala kako je priča napredovala. Bila sam toliko uronjena u celu pricu i pokusavala da otkrijem veliku misteriju koja su bila Caraval i Legend. Zapamtite da je to samo igra. Ali je li zaista? 😉 Ova knjiga definitivno će vam na kraju ostaviti više pitanja nego odgovora.Ne mogu ni da opisem koliko je ta knjiga carobna. Naravno, ne mogu govoriti u svacije ime, ali mogu vam garantovati da nikad nećete pročitati priču poput Caravala! Stephanie Garber je s ovim zadivljujućim delom prilično ušla u ovu zajednicu. Skoro da ne mogu da verujem da je Caraval zapravo njena prva knjiga! Autora ima toliko potenijala. Definitivno ne mogu da dovekam drugu knjigu jer mi nešto govori da Stephanie ima više trikova i čarolije u rukavu za svoje čitaoce! 🙂

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Gemma Jackson says:

    I loved Caraval too. I need to reread it so I can continue with the rest of the series.
    Gemma @ Gemma’s Book Nook

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    1. I glad you enjoyed too :)))

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  2. Empress DJ says:

    This is new info for me – thanx for sharing it

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  3. Great review. I’ve read a few books lately that left me with plenty of questions at the end.

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  4. Rita Viana says:

    I have a strong opinion about this book and I don’t like it. I only read because I read so many great reviews and it was a huge disappointing story. I am the 1% that hate Caraval. I linked my post if you wanna read a different point of view. https://littletimetoread.today/5-reasons-didnt-like-caraval-read-instead/

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    1. It’s okay to have a different opinion:) i will read it

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  5. I love it when we find an amazing read.

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    1. Than you 🙂 glad you like it.

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