Hey Guys! Over the past couple of weeks I read the Caraval trilogy. I had heard amazing things about the books and had great expectations from it. But it disappointed me 😦 .
Scarlett and her sister Donatella Dragna have never left there island Trisda, where they live with their evil, tormenting father. She is looking forward to getting married and finally leaving this wretched place with her sister. But when Scarlett receives a long-awaited invitation to play Caraval, Scarlett’s plans changes as her sister takes her away to play. Except, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Legend. And whoever finds her wins a wish.
Scarlett has been told that all of this is just an elaborate performance. But soon Scarlett is unable to differentiate between what is real and what is not. Nevertheless, she is trapped in a game involving love and magic. Will she be triumphant? Will she be able to save Donatella?
But remember, it is just a game….
Okay, so the reason I picked this book up was that I had heard a lot of positives about it. Like a lot. Every blog I read praised it and I knew I needed to give it a go. Even two of my friends were fangirling about it. But, it disappointed me. Like a lot.
I found the plot to be interesting. I thought it would be really fun to read about magic as it usually is *cough*Harry Potter*cough*. But it simply wasn’t. The reason was not the characters- I loved the characters. It was the writing style. I found it to be slow and non-engaging. I had thought that I would complete the trilogy in a week, maybe less but it took me two weeks to complete. The plot wasn’t well-developed and while the author could have helped the reader relate to the characters more, she made them one-dimensional- that meant only someone who tried hard could actually get what the characters were feeling. The romance wasn’t great at all in the first book particularly.
My favourite character is Julian, Scarlett’s love interest in the novel. He is funny and caring. I love how he calls Scarlett Crimson. I also liked the character of Tella in the second and third books.
My favourite book of the trilogy is the second one. It was not wonderous but it was good and better written than the other two. I also found the third one to be fair but not as good as the second one.
So, I would ask my viewers to read this book at their own will. If you live and die for fantasy, this one might be for you. However, if you are a person who isn’t the biggest fan of fantasy, proceed at your own risk. You have been warned!
Have you read the books? What do you think of them? Are they there on your TBR?? Let me know in the comments!!
P.S.- This is my 100th post on this blog. I think this is a week of milestones!