A review by steen19
Caraval by Stephanie Garber

adventurous dark mysterious sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is totally YA for a reason. The main character is painfully immature. 

The final ~15% of this was really fucked up. Like serious psychological trauma. 

This book is like 80% telling and only 20% showing. The MC kinda just walks up on situations and people recount it all. There weren’t really game-like challenges or carnival ambiance.

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