Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Book Summary)

Scarlett Dragna has been writing letters to Legend, the master of Caraval, since she was a kid. She wanted to play in Caraval, along with her younger sister, Donatella Dragna. When Scarlett was about to get married, she sent one last letter to Legend and that time, she got a reply, and an invitation. Scarlett, Tella and Julian (the sailor) went to Caraval, however Tella was kidnapped by Legend and it turns out that the game revolves around Tella. The first player that finds Tella wins and can get a wish, as a reward. Scarlett and Julian helped each other and eventually fell inlove with each other (it was originally Tella and Julian however Julian admitted that he was just using Tella to be able to get hold of the ticket to Caraval.) The two of them played the game, looking for clues and helping each other. They have been warned that most parts of the game are not real, however they were still fearful (they even got hurt) when they saw Scarlett’s father and her fiancée. They are the person Tella and Scarlett are running away from but they followed them to Caraval and they wanted to take the siblings home, to punish them.

After a couple of struggles, Scarlett was able to finally meet Tella and to her relief, she is fine. However Julian is already dead, he was killed by Legend because he admitted the truth – that Julian is a part of a game. When Tella and Scarlett reconciled, there was still something wrong. Tella was convinced that Caraval is a safe place, and she revealed that she is inlove with someone in Caraval named Daniel, but then when Daniel entered, Scarlett recognized him as Legend. She warns Tella but she just ended up getting tied. After a while, their father enters accompanied by Scarlett’s fiancé. They were arguing, Tella mentions that she can do anything for Scarlett which was provoked by Legend, and Tella ended up jumping from the balcony. Since Tella was already dead, their father no longer has any control over Scarlett and ends up leaving the Caraval with her supposed to be fiancé. It was a good thing that they were able to get rid of their father, but Scarlett was devastated because Tella and Julian were dead. She wept – and then wished Tella back to life.

Scarlett’s love for Tella brought her back to life and they reunited. It was then revealed that Tella made a gamble with Legend, since Tella believes that her sister loves her enough to wish her back to life. She has been exchanging letters with Legend. Also, it was revealed that who they know as Legend was not the real Legend.

At the end of the novel, Tella and Scarlett attended a party. In that party, Scarlett saw Julian, she was so relieved to find him alive although he was already talking to another lady that time. Nevertheless, she approached Julian and they talked, and he admitted that he is a part of the game and he is related to Legend.

(To add on the story, Scarlett and Tella’s grandmother named Annalise broke Legend’s heart by marrying another man.)
That is the end!

            • Author: Stephanie Garber
            • Finished reading on: April 26, 2018

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Eva Harmoni

There was one night when the rain poured so hard, and i didn't want it to stop. Weird, because i was afraid and amused by the sound of the rain and thunder. The sound of it made me less alone that night. The next day i woke up to find my collection of journals soaked. I keep it near the window to make sure no one could read it. The writings can still be read but i was devastated by the damage. I wanted it preserved but i don't want it published. Still amused by the rain but afraid of the wrath it could bring to my journals, i created this blog.

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