After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun. (Goodreads)
I really enjoyed this book, I think I prefer this book to the first one Caraval. I Love Stephanie’s writing it seems almost poetic, the way she describes places, smells and colours, leads to some beautiful prose. She also uses colours in an interesting way to make you feel like you are there.
I love the world in Caraval, and how magical it is. The story is good and I loved the fact that this book is told from the point of view of Donatella, where Caraval is told in Scarlett’s point of view. Donatella I found to be a much more interesting character, she is more fiery and she seems stronger than Scarlett.
Even thou I guessed the end of this book, it didn’t take away the enjoyment of reading it. I highly recommend this series. It’s such an interesting fantasy story and you get caught up in the lives of the characters, and also the games of Caraval, I love the aspect of hunting down clues, it gave the book a mystery feel.
I can’t wait for the last book to come out. Let the Games BEGIN!!
Goodreads: 4.25 Stars