Review: Finale

Posted 9th July 2019 by Emma in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: FinaleFinale by Stephanie Garber
Narrator: Rebecca Soler
Also by this author: Caraval , Legendary, Once Upon a Broken Heart
Series: Caraval #3
Also in this series: Caraval , Legendary
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on 9th May 2019
Genres: Fantasy, Love & Romance, Magic, YA Fantasy, Young Adult
Length: 11 hours and 53 minutes
Format: Audible
Source: I bought it

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.

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I recently caught up on this series after hearing people rave about it. I quickly got caught up in the magic of this world. The first book was from Scarlett’s POV and the second from Tella’s. This third one switches POV from chapter to chapter. I love books with multiple POVs as it gives a much more rounded story. I love getting into different people’s heads and seeing the story from different viewpoints.

This story continues shortly after the previous book. The fates are free and are slowly regaining their strength. This time there is no Caraval and we are talking life and death for real. With this no longer being a game things were much more tense and I was on the edge of my seat worrying about the girls and their men so much in this book.

The fates were interesting characters and I loved hearing more about them. I loved learning about their powers and their back stories. Jacks is by far my favourite. I love his wicked sense of humour and the games he plays. On more than on occasion, I thought ‘Oh Jacks you naughty boy!’

Both girls have different journeys that they need to undertake. Julian and Scarlett are more settled in their relationship while Tella and Legend are still quite on the edge. There is tension and lots of unresolved issues in their relationship.

This was an excellent end to the series and it really wrapped everything up perfectly.

About Stephanie Garber

Stephanie Garber is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval and Legendary. She grew up in northern California, where she was often compared to Anne Shirley, Jo March, and other fictional characters with wild imaginations and stubborn streaks. When she’s not writing, Stephanie teaches creative writing, and dreams of her next adventure.


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