Finale by Stephanie Garber


Release Date: May 7, 2019

Publisher: Flatiron Books


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. Finaly, 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. . .


I love this series so much. The magic and darkness are mesmerizing. I fell in love with Scarlett in the first book! I was so invested in her and Julian, but that second book left me so unresolved. Luckily, the second book brought me Tella, Dante, and Legend, which was a crazy amazing story line. Now we get book three and we can find out what happens to them all! I love that the characters are messy and struggling with difficult choices throughout the Caraval.

The world Stephanie has built is so magical and unlike anything else I’ve ever read. Each small facet adds to this spellbinding story. The twists and turns will keep you enthralled to the last second. I don’t want to spoil anything, so I would recommend that you read this whole series ASAP!

Thank you to Flatiron Books and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!

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Caraval by Stephanie Garber

5 STARS!!!!


I didn’t want to finish it, because I was enjoying it so much, but I couldn’t stop reading it. There were twists and turns, magic and mayhem, and so much love. Crimson, oh, I’m sorry, I mean Scarlett, was a wonderful character to follow throughout this story, as her growth unraveled nicely. I loved the side stories that played into the main story line, and all the different ways the characters were connected. I was really invested in the what happened to the characters, and I loved the world Stephanie Garber built. At the end, I felt closure to the story, but I also wanted more of this would. Specifically, I wanted to learn more about the elusive Legend. I’m beyond excited for Legendary!!



Counselor Considerations contain SPOILERS.

Do not read further if you don’t want to PLOT SPOILERS!

School Counselor Considerations:

Social/Emotional: Family: Physically and Emotionally Abusive Father, Murder, Mother Disappeared, Strong Sister Connection, Running Away, Taking Care of Sibling, Social: Fear of Future, Trust, Romance with Kissing and Sleeping in the Same Bed, Personal Growth, Standing up for Oneself

College/Career: Responsibility, Planning for Future

Academic: N/A