Waiting on Wednesday #73

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick of the week is...
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Reading Level: Young Adult
Before you enter the world of Caraval, you must remember that it’s all a game . . .

Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.

Then, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation to Caraval finally arrives. So, Tella enlists a mysterious sailor’s help to whisk Scarlett away to this year’s show. But as soon as the trio arrives, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nonetheless soon becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with her sister, with Legend, and 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.

Why I Am Waiting 

Ignore the fact that this isn't the best cover and instead zero in on that synopsis. That gorgeously enticing synopsis for any devoted fantasy reader like yours truly. Focus on it, breathe it, AND GET SUPER FREAKING EXCITED FOR IT! This is probably one of the books I am most eagerly anticipating right now, and I need it in my hands, like, yesterday. This debut promises to be killer, and I am so so so so so ready for it. I can't believe I am saying this, but can it be 2017 already?!


Are you equally as excited for this book as me? Is there another book you are even more excited about? Please share your thoughts with me below!


  1. Been seeing a lot of buzz over this one! Hope you enjoy it too!

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