Finale (Caraval #3), by Stephanie Garber


3.5 it’s the Finale stars!!!

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Finale (Caraval, #3)

Hardcover, 478 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Flatiron Books
Original Title
1250157668 (ISBN13: 9781250157669)
Edition Language

A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.

With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time—only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.


My Review….


If you read my previous reviews on Caraval and Legendary then you know I wasn’t even sure I was going to read Finale.  However my library received a copy so I thought why the heck not finish off the trilogy.  I was super surprised that this final book was moderately entertaining. The book covers are absolutely stunning, if anything I would consider buying them just to have them on my shelves.

This last book is very character driven and not about the Caraval at all .  It is all about the fates, Legend, Tella, Scarlett, and Julian.  It may be the reason I like this book the most, I enjoyed the fact that the girls seemed a little big stronger in this book.  At least Scarlett did to me, she seemed to grow into her character.  Tella still seemed a little childish at times to me and at others seemed very brave.

I really don’t think I had enough of Legend or Julian in this book.  It really did follow the girls more and that was fine but I would’ve also loved more POV from the boys.  Speaking of boys, I adored Jack’s character in previous books and he seemed used as a pawn in this book.  I had hope for him, I realize he’s a villain but he didn’t have to be the pawn villain in a book that was used in a predictable way.

This makes it sound like I didn’t enjoy this book more than the other two and I actually did, I enjoyed seeing how the fates worked and what made them tick.  I really liked learning the background behind the fates and seeing what started it all.  I liked it when the girls were stronger and not wall flowers that didn’t stand up for themselves.  Figuring out the fates was also really cool.  So there were some really interesting points to this last book that I don’t want to go into detail about because spoilers.


Author info…

Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber is the #1  New York Times bestselling and international bestselling author of THE CARAVAL SERIES, which has been translated in over 30 languages.

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. Now that her dream of becoming a published author has come true, her new dream is to visit Club 33 at Disneyland.

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