So many books come out each week that it makes it hard to decide what to read. We want to make that a little bit easier on you by sharing our favorite releases from the week and telling you our top 3 reasons why we think you’ll love them too!
This week our selection is Caraval by Stephanie Garber. Are you ready to hear more about this book and its author? Here we go…
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the far-away, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over.
But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.
Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic 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.
3 Reasons You Should Read…
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- In the mood for something beautifully written (Especially the setting! Gah!), something filled with magic and swoons, and something with an ending that will leave you desperate for more? Grab yourself a copy of Caraval and dive in.
- Julian. Julian. Julian. We loved Scarlett, but for us it was all about Julian. Holy swoons batman. He’s everything we want in a hero and more. Our favs always bring the humor, and he does that really really well.
- You know how much we love to support debut authors. Add that to the months and months of hype surrounding Caraval and you have the perfect formula for making us desperate to read something. It was worth the wait and we think you’re going to love it too!
***Meet Stephanie Garber***
Her favorite place in the world is Disneyland because it’s the one place on earth where she feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life.
When she’s not writing, she teaches creative writing at a private college in Northern California, where she’s been known to turn assignments into games and take students on field trips that involve book signings. She’s also a blogger on PUB(LISHING) CRAWL. But sh probably spends most of her time on Twitter where she tends to overuse exclamation points and emojis.
To help pay her bills during college, grad school, and the breaks in between, she worked as a barista, a waitress, a bartender, a customer service representative for an energy consulting company, and as a sales girl at Bath and Bodyworks. She also spent years working with youth; she worked as a counselor at space themed summer camp, volunteered at a school for deaf children in Mexico, and took multiple groups of college students overseas to spend their winter vacations serving at youth hostels in Amsterdam. But out of everything that she’s done, writing young adult novels has been her favorite job.
Her debut YA fantasy novel, Caraval will be published January 2017 (Flatiron Books/Macmillan—US and Hodder & Stoughton—UK). Caraval has sold in twenty-five foriegn territories and the movie rights were pre-empted by Twentieth Century Fox.