Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Publisher Information:  New York, NY:  Flatiron, 2017

Summary:  Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father.  Now Scarlett's has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show, are over. 

But this year, Scarlett's long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives.  With the help of a mysterious sailor who she has just met, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval's mastermind organizer, Legend.  It turns out that this season's Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an eleborate performance.  But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game.  And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.  Welcome, welcome to Caraval......beware of getting swept too far away! 

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