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Caraval

(2017)
(The first book in the Caraval series)
A novel by

 
 
The acclaimed New York Times bestseller! Welcome, welcome to Caraval - Stephanie Garber's sweeping tale of the unbreakable bond between two sisters. It's the closest you'll ever find to magic in this world...

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.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval . . . beware of getting swept too far away.

New York Times bestseller
#1 IndieNext Pick
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
Entertainment Weekly Best 10 YA Books of 2017
Teen Vogue Best YA Book of the Year
Amazon Best Book of the Year
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year
"The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus. Grade: A-." - Entertainment Weekly
"Impressive, original, wondrous." - USA Today
"Spellbinding." - US Weekly
"Magnificent." - Publishers Weekly, starred review
"I lost myself in this world." - Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes
"Beautifully written." - Renee Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn
"Shimmers with magic." - Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Curse
"Darkly enchanting." - Kiersten White, author of And I Darken
"Decadent." - Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen
"Like stepping into a living dream." - Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon
"Destined to capture imaginations." - Kirkus Reviews
"Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games." - School Library Journal


Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Praise for this book

"Enchanting and mysterious, Stephanie Garber's CARAVAL is a story rich with sumptuous detail, beautifully written." - Renée Ahdieh

"A decadent and enchanting tale. CARAVAL will sink its teeth into you, and you will not want to leave." - Roshani Chokshi

"Intoxicating. Darkly magical. CARAVAL walks the knife-edge between fantasy and reality. Within mere pages, I gladly lost myself in this perfect labyrinth of a plot. Stephanie Garber doesn't just dazzle-she makes me believe." - Jodi Meadows

"CARAVAL shimmers with magic. This is an inventive, delightful tale with several aces up its sleeve." - Marie Rutkoski

"With CARAVAL, Stephanie Garber spins a spellbinding tale of sisterhood, love and betrayal. Like her characters, I lost myself in the dangerous, enchanting world she created-and never wanted to come out." - Sabaa Tahir

"In a book where nothing is at it appears, one thing is certain: CARAVAL is the darkly enchanting adventure you've been looking for!" - Kiersten White


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Used availability for Stephanie Garber's Caraval

Hardback Editions

October 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Caraval Boxed Set: Caraval, Legendary, Finale
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-250-22545-0 / 978-1-250-22545-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


May 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Caraval (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 0-606-41093-7 / 978-0-606-41093-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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August 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4328-4221-8 / 978-1-4328-4221-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-250-09525-5 / 978-1-250-09525-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Caraval: the mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4736-2914-4 / 978-1-4736-2914-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-250-09526-3 / 978-1-250-09526-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Caraval: the mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4736-2916-0 / 978-1-4736-2916-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


September 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Caraval (International Edition)
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-250-16986-0 / 978-1-250-16986-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
Availability: Amazon UK   


July 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Caraval: The mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4736-6333-4 / 978-1-4736-6333-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-250-14149-4 / 978-1-250-14149-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan USA International ed
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Caraval: The mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4736-2915-2 / 978-1-4736-2915-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
ISBN: 1-4272-7974-8 / 978-1-4272-7974-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Young Listeners
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon   


January 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Caraval
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Caraval: The mesmerising Sunday Times bestseller
Author(s): Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU