Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Publication Date: May 7, 2019
The Fates have been freed from the Deck of Destiny for two months, the same amount of time that Legend has been on the throne. As the Fates grow more powerful, they begin turning their vengeance on the people, playing cruel and deadly games. In the midst of this, Tella must decide who she can trust: the boy she loved, who doesn’t exist, or the Fate who won’t leave her alone. Meanwhile, Scarlett discovers a terrible secret that may change everything she knows about herself. Together, Scarlett, Tella, Julian, and Legend must make choices that will change their destiny’s forever.
Call me easy to please, but I highly enjoyed this book. The Fates were deliciously terrifying, and the mysterious objects that Tella has to find are amazing. I loved the interplay between her and Legend and her and Jacks. To tell the truth, I was a little more interested in Jacks this round than Legend because I love me some obsession and Jacks had it in spades. I mean, don’t get me wrong; Legend is obsessed with her, too, but he didn’t quite have the evil edge to it that makes it wonderful to me. I could see how that storyline was going to play out, whereas the one with Jacks, I wasn’t sure what was going to happen.
I have to say that I wish there had been more of Scarlett in the novel. Her story line was slightly more interesting than Tella’s, in my opinion, but most of the focus was on Tell and her troubles. I wish there had been a more equal distribution of the chapters; it seemed like there was more Tella. And that’s not a bad thing! I love Tella. But Scarlett had so much going on, and I feel it could have been explored more deeply.
Overall, this was a satisfying ending to the Caraval trilogy. It was magical, exciting, and romantic. And the ending was just perfect.