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The acclaimed New York Times bestseller! Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Garber’s sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters. It’s the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world...
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.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.
New York Times bestseller
#1 IndieNext Pick
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
Entertainment Weekly Best 10 YA Books of 2017
Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
Amazon Best Book of the Year
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year
“The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus. Grade: A-.” —Entertainment Weekly
“Impressive, original, wondrous.” —USA Today
“Spellbinding.” —US Weekly
“Magnificent.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“I lost myself in this world.” —Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes
“Beautifully written.” —Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn
“Shimmers with magic.” —Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner’s Curse
“Darkly enchanting.” —Kiersten White, author of And I Darken
“Decadent.” —Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen
“Like stepping into a living dream.” —Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon
“Destined to capture imaginations.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games.” —School Library Journal
Description du produit
Revue de presse
Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written. (Renée 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) --Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Quatrième de couverture
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.
--Ce texte fait référence à l'édition kindle_edition.
Détails sur le produit
- ASIN : B01EROYPQE
- Éditeur : Flatiron Books (31 janvier 2017)
- Langue : Anglais
- Taille du fichier : 4690 KB
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- Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 416 pages
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Commenté en France le 6 février 2022
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Bref c'est pas si mal écrit que ça. Mais je n'y ai pas cru une seconde et je n'ai pas accroché!
Commenté en France le 6 février 2022
Commenté en France le 30 août 2021
Scarlet et Donatella sont sœurs. Elles vivent sur une île lointaine, sous le joug de leur père sadique et manipulateur. Elles rêvent d'échapper à son emprise. D'un point de vue pratique, Scarlet pense y arriver en acceptant un mariage arrangé avec un noble inconnu choisi par son père. D'un point de vue plus romanesque, Scarlet depuis toute petite rêve de participer à une saison de Caraval. Caraval, qui dure une petite semaine par an, est un spectacle de magie itinérant. Quand on parle de magie, il ne s'agit pas ici de faire sortir un lapin d'un chapeau, mais de changer la couleur du ciel et de bouleverser toutes les perceptions humaines.
Nous sommes quelques semaines avant le futur mariage de Scarlet. Les sœurs, après avoir envoyé des années durant des lettres restées sans réponse au magicien Legend en charge de Caraval, reçoivent une invitation pour Caraval, où elles seront traitées comme des invitées spéciales.
À partir de là, tout se brouille légèrement. Elles rencontrent un marin, qu'elles soupçonnent rapidement de n'en avoir que le nom, qui accepte de les emmener dans l'île où Caraval sera organisé cette année. L'accostage à l'île se révèle épique. Les sœurs sont séparées. Scarlet entre dans un magasin bizarre. Puis l'aventure commence, entre propositions bizarres, choix déchirants, ambiance ireelle permanente et retournements de situation spectaculaires. Pensez à "The Game" de David Fincher dans l'ambiance "The Night Circus".
On a de l'aventure, de la magie (soft, façon Jonathan Strange & Mister Norell), de l'amour (soft), des drames de famille. Pour une fois dans la fantasy, on ne sauve pas le monde, on cherche juste à savoir si deux sœurs pourront survivre (dont une dont on a bien du mal à l'aimer dans la plupart des pages, tant elle apparaît superficielle, bête et égoïste).
Je n'ai guère été suspendue au roman; ce n'est pas pour moi, en tout cas, un "page-turner". De même l'histoire d'amour m'a parue un peu fade et Julian, le faux marin, malgré toute son attitude ambiguë et mystérieuse, ne m'a pas franchement fait rêver. Mais c'est très bien écrit, avec beaucoup d'intelligence. Et les dernières pages montrent bien l'habilité de l'auteur.
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The Hunger Games comparison is also off the mark - it's not exciting or page-turning in the way that novel was. Scarlett, the main protagonist, has to follow clues once she reaches Caraval in order to find her sister and, in doing so, win the game (and a wish) but there's nothing really clever about the clues, nor is there the sense of nail-biting danger that filled the pages of The Hunger Games.
Scarlett herself was a pretty wishy-washy heroine, quite reliant on other people (particularly men) to save the day, guide her, reassure her etc. In fact, the biggest niggle for me was her relationship with Julian which read more like Mills & Boon than good literary fiction. The romance element in the Night Circus was clever, subtle and never cheesy. It's the total opposite here - to the point where I wondered if I was reading YA fiction. It may be, I'm still not sure.
I can see that the author has tried to create a magical world but nothing was built up fully enough to fill me with the sort of wonder or awe novels like Lev Grossman's The Magicians trilogy or Phil Pullman's Dark Materials have. For example, there's a scene in a clock shop towards the start of the novel that felt like it could have been the beginning of something - but it was over before it began, and neither the shop (nor any of the items in it) were revisited. Some of the descriptive writing also felt forced - like Scarlett's emotions being described as colours. It didn't add much to the novel and became a bit annoying after a while; especially as that wasn't really developed either.
I find it difficult to pinpoint exactly why this novel fell short for me. All I can say is that I found it very readable but wasn't rushing to pick it up. I was never consumed by the world of Caraval. But, equally, I didn't dislike it. And I would give the next book in the series a go.
One final word - this is a pig of a book to read on a Kindle. There are a number of notes in there (especially at the start) and even when you click on the 'zoom' option on the Kindle, the writing is still tiny. I actually made myself quite ill trying to read it on a bus! So, maybe this is one for the bookshelf as the cover is certainly very beautiful.
Like many others, I loved ‘The Night Circus’ and as that was the most recent circus book I had read, I couldn’t help but compare ‘Caraval’ and, unfortunately, it fell very short.
The story is set around 2 sisters Scarlett and Tella. The sisters have never left the tiny isle of Trisda where they live with a very controlling father. For years, the sisters have been pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long circus-type performance where the audience participates in the show. The show is a mystery and magical and to Scarlett and Tella, it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father. We follow the sisters as they receive their long-awaited invitations to Caraval but no sooner do they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.
First off, there are letters in this book that make it super hard to read on a Kindle, even if you zoom in the font. I know that the book itself is quite pretty, so you might prefer to get a hard copy. Even so, it would be nice if this was formatted for the Kindle.
Overall this book was a big disappointment for me. I don’t know if this was because it was suggested to be read if you enjoyed ‘The Night Circus’ or if I just had really high expectations but, either way, I was left totally disappointed.
I found it really hard to like or even care about Scarlett. As our main protagonist, we are with her as she follows clues in Caraval in order to find her sister and, in doing so, win the game but there's nothing really clever about the clues, nor is there the sense of real nail-biting danger. There are a few sexual scenes in the book, which confused me as I thought the target audience for this was a bit young but perhaps not. The scenes themselves are weak and not believable and they felt a bit too fabricated, same with any death scenes too.
I have to admit that I got a bit lost in the world and not in a good Harry Potter way. I get that it was all magical but I found that once I had read a description of the environment, I immediately forgot it. Nothing descriptive about the world seemed to stick in my head.
I find it difficult to pinpoint one reason why this novel fell short for me. I was never consumed by the world or characters of Caraval and a female heroine that constant turns and is reliant on men is not really a great heroine in my view. I felt that the storyline was strong and could have offered so much more but I won’t bother with the rest of the series now.
If you don’t like metaphors and interesting, sometimes eccentric description, this book isn’t for you. Me, I enjoyed it. Some reviewers have commented on things like “how can you taste midnight?” but I get it. It’s not so much taste midnight, it’s the all-around experience of it. If you take everything you read literally, this book won’t be for you. Scarlett also had an ability, similar to synesthesia, but with a more magical, empath-like twist, where she could experience her emotion in the form of colours, and it was interesting to read what colour combination matched the emotion.
The broader world was a tad tropey, but not so much that I didn’t enjoy it. Part of me wants to know more about the world as a whole, part of me thinks everything is about the setting of Caraval, and the point is the rest of the world is supposed to fall away until Caraval is everything. At least for a few days.
I don’t even know where to begin here. This is almost a story told from the point of view of an unreliable narrator, but it’s not really her fault. Anything and everything the characters experiences could be completely fake or it could be real, and it’s nigh on impossible to know which is which. And just when you think you’ve figured it out, and there can’t be another twist you’re not prepared for, something will hit you. Sometimes books like this annoy me. The twists seem random or not thought out. Caraval was different though. Caraval seemed well thought out. Nothing was there without a purpose and the author had a way of telling the story that drew you in so you experienced everything right along with Scarlett.
There was one problem with experiencing things along with the main character though, you’re left out of the loop a lot. The magic system is… magic? These systems are supposed to have limits that are defined. If not, what’s the point? Anyone can do anything and it’s all ok? I’m hoping this is explained more in future books otherwise the stakes might seem less concerning if someone can click their fingers and undo all the bad that’s happened.
Scarlett is the main character, whose point of view we experience Caraval. In the beginning, she was mildly annoying, a weak female character who I wanted to give a nudge to fight for herself. But that’s where we get the growth. Once she gets over herself at the start of the book, she becomes a character I enjoyed reading about, and one I could eventually cheer for. Her personality could’ve been more in-depth, with more story than a missing mother and abusive father, but overall, she was just about good enough to carry the story. I can only hope she grows more and is fleshed out better in further books.
The somewhat predictable love interest, but still my favourite character in this book. After all, without Julian, where would Scarlett be? Dead, probably! Julian is an enigmatic character. I’m not sure we ever find out who he is for 100% certain, but that’s one of the reasons I actually like him. His story is clearly complicated, but he’s likeable and I was rooting for Julian throughout.
Donatella is Scarlett’s younger, more irresponsible and out of control sister. Although I think there’s a secret heart of gold hidden under the insecurity and madness. The whole plot is centered around her, but you don’t get to actually see much of her. Scarlett clearly cares deeply for her, though, and it sounds like she’s important for future books, so I’ll be interested in reading more about her.
Would I read it again? If I didn’t have thousands of other books on my list, sure. This isn’t one of those I’d pick up as a “comfort read” though.
Will I be picking up the next in the series? Yeah, eventually. I’m great at starting series and never finishing them. I’ll get on it eventually.
Would I recommend it? If you like a lot of metaphors, a little bit of romance and a magical setting, you should definitely give this one a go.
Is it going on my favourites shelf? Not quite. I enjoyed it, but not at that level.