Finale Review



Title: Finale

Author: Stephanie Garber

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Release Date: May 7, 2019

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy Fiction

Pages: 476



Summary from Goodreads:

Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series!

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…all games must come to an end.

It’s been two months since the last Caraval concluded, two months since the Fates have been freed from an enchanted deck of cards, two months since Tella has seen Legend, and two months since Legend claimed the empire’s throne as his own. Now, Legend is preparing for his official coronation and Tella is determined to stop it. She believes her own mother, who still remains in an enchanted sleep, is the rightful heir to the throne.

Meanwhile, Scarlett has started a game of her own. She’s challenged Julian and her former fiancé, Count Nicolas d’Arcy, to a competition where the winner will receive her hand in marriage. Finally, Scarlett feels as if she is in complete control over her life and future. She is unaware that her mother’s past has put her in the greatest danger of all.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun―with lives, empires, and hearts all at stake. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win…and those who will lose everything. . .



Caraval fans, prepare to be amazed by this epic conclusion to what happens to be one of my favorite series. I was so excited to return to this world! I unfortunately didn’t have a chance to do a re-read of Caraval and Legendary before reading Finale, but I thankfully was able to jump right back in. The world that Stephanie has created in this series is lush, captivating, magical, entrancing, and absolutely breathtaking. I LOVED spending time with my favorite sisters and having the chapters go back and forth between Scarlett and Tella’s points of view. I was ecstatic to spend more time with Julian and Legend~they totally make me swoon! I was super excited to learn more about the Fates as well and to see what makes them tick. My heart was pounding as I turned the pages and I just wanted to keep reading…I didn’t want to put it down! Alas, I took my time as I did a buddy read and forced myself to savor it. I’m glad I did, because I did not want it to end. It was a satisfying ending to a fantastic series. I feel like I can’t coherently put into words just how much I love this series and how much it means to me. Thank you so much Stephanie! I can’t wait to see what future projects Stephanie has, because I will definitely be there! Run, don’t walk to your local bookstore to pick up a copy on Tuesday, May 7th.

*I received an ARC of this book in a giveaway*




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