Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Can't Wait Wednesday No. 89: Finale, by Stephanie Garber

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Here's my choice for this week!

(Caraval, Book 3)
Stephanie Garber
Hardcover,  416 pages
Flatiron Books
   May 7, 2019 
 Fantasy, Young Adult Fiction

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. 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.
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 Why I can't wait for this one!

I own a copy of the first volume in this series, titled Caraval. Of course, I need to read it, and then move on to the second volume, and then this one!! 
This series is supposed to be AWESOME!! 

For more information on this author, you can check out her
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What do you think of my
choice this week? 
Please leave a comment and
let me know!


  1. This plot description sounds different and unique. So many fantasy books these days follow certain formulas. I read the plot description of this one and it seems like it incorporates a lot of originality into the plot. If you read this series I would love to know what you thought of it.

    1. Hi, Brian!

      Yes, you're right; there are certain tropes in fantasy writing, as there are in other genres. And I agree -- this series does sound original and unique.

      As I do own the first book, I hope to be able to read it sometime this year, bo be followed by the other two! Crossing my

      Thanks for commenting!! Enjoy your day! <3 :)

  2. I hope you read Caraval soon and LOVE it! I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but Finale follows a different main character whom I liked more. So hopefully it'll be an improvement! Caraval's lead - Scarlett - isn't great. But Tella is awesome :)

    1. Hi, Amy!

      Yes, I hope so, too!! But thanks for telling me about the protagonist, and that you preferred the one in "Finale". Well, I should be able to start on this series sometime this year!

      So sorry I haven't visited back yet..... :( I've been INCREDIBLY busy!! I've had to lot of work for an ESOL class I'm teaching. (ESOL stands for "English for Speakers of Other Languages". I teach adults part-time, four nights a week, in a high school here in Miami.)

      I promise to go visit your blog soon!! <3 <3 <3

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  3. Sooooo many series. I've been seeing this one around a lot too and like you, I'm pretty sure I own the first one somewhere (it may have been a Book Outlet grab). Sure hope you enjoy this series when you do get to start.

    1. Hi, Barb!

      Yes, there are SO many AWESOME series to get into!! Hmmmmm.....I'm getting an idea..... I'll shoot you an email later!

      I think I'll enjoy this series! "Caraval" has 87,628 ratings and 16,031 reviews on Goodreads!!!

      thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND THE WONDER PUPS, AND "WOOF, WOOF" TO THEM!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  4. I just saw this on another blog. I hope you enjoy the final book in this series!
    My Can't-Wait Wednesday: We Set the Dark on Fire

    1. Hi, Alicia!

      I'm not surprised you've seen it elsewhere. This is a VERY popular series! And yes, I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy all three books!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  5. I’m afraid I haven’t heard of this trilogy, but it sounds intriguing. So many characters! Is the story seen from individual viewpoints or what?

    1. Hi, Sue!

      Sorry for the late reply....:( As yo know from my BBH post, I've gotten behind again, and it's all because of work! I might have to take a blogging break....BOO-HOO....

      This is a YA trilogy. The first book, "Caraval", is supposed to be AWESOME!! I do own it, but haven't read it yet. Of

      In order to answer your question about this book, I would have to go looking for it in my not-so-small personal library. Not quite sure exactly where it

      I hope I find it soon! :)

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  6. Ah Caraval... I'm so behind on books I wanted to read! I still haven't read the first one. Heard good things though... :)

    1. Hi, Greg!

      Yeah, I'm WAY behind myself!! Lol. And, like you, I've also heard good things about "Caraval"!!

      Gotta see where I put it, in this rather large personal library of Now I want to read it more than ever, so I can go on to the other two books in this trilogy!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  7. I have the first two books - still really need to read them, but am planning on reading this one too. Great pick!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

    1. Hi, Tressa!

      Oh, you do? AWESOME!! :: :) I own the first one, but haven't read it yet. Heck, I don't even know where I put I have quite a sizeable personal library (books all over the place), so I need to get a hold of it and read it! I've been wanting to read this one for a while now....

      Glad you liked my pick!! <3 <3

      Btw, sorry for the late reply...I've fallen behind again...due to work. I might have to take a blogging break....BOO-HOO!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)

  8. Several people have urged me to read this series. I hope to get to it soon!

    1. Hi, Laura!

      Yeah, it's supposed to be a GREAT one!! I own the first book, "Caraval", but have yet to read it. Let's see if I can get to it this year! :)

      Btw, sorry the late reply.....:( Work has been eating up my precious blogging time....BOO-HOO!!

      Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  9. Hi, Ronyell!

    How AWESOME that you're excited for this book, too!! I own the first one -- "Caraval", but have yet to read it. When I find it (it's somewhere in my LARGE personal library, lol), I will DEFINITELY start on it!!

    Btw, sorry for the late reply..... :( Work is taking away from my precious blogging time..... :( :(

    Thanks for commenting!! <3 :)

  10. I have the first one of this series too, and really need to get to it. I feel like I am saying that all the time about the books on my TBR shelf. LOL

    1. Hi, Wendy!

      Oh, I've heard nothing but GREAT things about "Caraval"!! And I do own it, although I haven't read it yet. Yes, I really need to get to it, too, and I am also saying the same thing as you about all the other books on my TBR shelves, whether virtual or real!! LOL. This seems to be the BANE of a bookworm's (wait, now it's "book dragon") existence! There are just SO many tempting books out there!! Sigh.....

      Well, maybe I WILL get to this series this year! Crossing my fingers!!

      Thanks for commenting!! HUGS TO YOU AND MOUSE!!!! <3 <3 <3 :) :) :)


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