Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s book: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Caraval stephanie garberTitle: Caraval
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: January 31, 2017

Summary (from Goodreads):

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her 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 faraway, 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. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic.

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Thoughts

I have literally been seeing this book everywhere and I am so excited for its release in 2017! The concept of this book is so intriguing and the idea of a magic carnival sort of thing really interests me. I am certain that Caraval will live up to the hype!

About Stephanie Garber

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I’m the international and New York Times bestselling author of Caraval.

When I’m not writing, I teach creative writing at a private college in Northern California, where I’ve been known to turn assignments into games and take students on field trips that involve book signings.

To help pay my bills during college, grad school, and the breaks in between, I 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. I also spent years working with youth; I worked as a counselor at space themed summer camp, volunteered at a school for deaf children in Mexico, and I took multiple groups of college students overseas to spend their winter vacations serving at youth hostels in Amsterdam. But out of everything that I’ve done, writing young adult novels has been my favorite job.

My debut YA fantasy novel, Caraval is out now (Flatiron Books/Macmillan—US and Hodder & Stoughton—UK). Caraval has sold in thirty foreign territories and the movie rights were picked by Twentieth Century Fox.

10 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

  1. Mila says:

    AHHHHHH I’m so looking forward to this one too! The description looks simply amazing 😀
    A friend of mine won an ARC through twitter and I’m dying to hear her thoughts! 2017 is not so far away, but it’s too long to wait!!

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