Book Review: Finale

Author: Stephanie Garber

Caravel #3, 496 pages

Goodreads Synopsis: 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 .†

Review: Wow, wow wow! Stephanie Garber really stepped up in her third and final story in the Caravel Series. I felt like her writing improved so much with story and it was great to get back into the world and magic of Caravel, I’ll miss it! This series was so detailed that it made you feel like you were not just reading the story but a part of it.

I loved that the story went back and forth between the point of views of the sisters, Scarlett and Tella and if I had it my way, I would have loved to see Legend’s point of view. Luckily with the Barnes & Noble edition I was able to get a glimpse into the mind of Legend but it honestly wasn’t enough for me. The only thing I didn’t like about this story was Tella at times, I kept forgetting that she is young until I start reading some of her chapters with the way she “spoke”, I mean, it was okay but there were times when I found her annoying. But I do love Tella and the way she fights for everything and everyone she believes in. She’s been a fighter from the very beginning and she will give up everything for the people she loves. Scarlett on the other hand really grew into the person she was going to be.

But what I loved about this story was not the magic, the lure, and the Fates but how it comes back to forgiveness, to understanding and to love. To me, the story has that underlining message and I find that Finale was the perfect ending to the ride.

Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

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