A review by qdbibliophile
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

adventurous emotional mysterious medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


I wanted to love this book more than I did. The world was certainly magical but there were aspects that felt confusing or muddy and the FMC’s flaws were consistent throughout. Without spoiling the ending, short of verbalizing her feelings toward one of the villains, I  didn’t feel like she had grown much. 

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