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(Caraval #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  3,548 ratings  ·  1,011 reviews
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
Hardcover, Owlcrate Exclusive Edition, 470 pages
Published May 7th 2019
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Stephanie Garber
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Tour Update: Bustle has just revealed all the stops for the Finale tour, along with the first chapter of the book!

Update: My US publisher has just announced their preorder gift for Finale. They've created 1,500 Decks of Destiny and if you're a US resident you can get one. For more information check out their site:

Update: Finale finally has an official summary! The one that's been up is from an early draft--and no l
شيماء ✨
I refuse to die until I read this book and find out what the hell is Legend's agenda and that’s a THREAT
Yes I've finished reading one of the best series of all time, and Stephanie is a HUUGEE stunner, she's absolutely fascinating and I enjoyed every aspect of the book, not even a single act didn't disappoint me! Finale is completely different from Caraval and Legendary it's just more enchanting but in a kind of way darker and alluring!
The structure of Caraval World is so unique and brilliant that I wish I was living in it, all the details of the book are so wonderful and you can feel every page i
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
‘a love worth fighting for. a dream worth dying for. an ending worth waiting for.’

i mean, i dont think i can describe this book any more perfectly than that - the blurb from the inside cover jacket. in essence, this is exactly what this story is. and i think many caraval fans will be pleased with this finale and find it worth the wait, as i do.

this isnt my favourite installment in the series, as it takes on a different pace and direction than the previous books, but its still unbelievably goo
Chelsea Humphrey
"Every story has four parts: the beginning, the middle, the almost-ending, and the true ending. Unfortunately, not everyone gets a true ending. Most people give up at the part of the story where things are the worst, when the situation feels hopeless, but that is where hope is needed the most. Only those who persevere can find their true ending."

This is definitely a review I never thought I'd be writing. I've been fangirling over the Caraval series since an arc landed in my lap in 2016, and I ha
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-releases
Man, I should not have kept my expectations this high :/
I was way too excited for this to come out. You know how hard it is to wait a whole year for a book- only for it to turn out to be garbage.
I refuse to believe this is related to the Caraval series. I just cannot believe it. There was so much in the previous books and this one didn't have anything except for a LOT of cringey- very cringey- romance.
I think the author got wayy too carried away with her fans' request for more Legend and Tella
I am conflicted.

This book had so many flaws. But also, I kinda loved it? But also, maybe I didn't. Honestly, I have no idea wtf is going on.

With a title like Finale, I half expected this to be the greatest ending to a series ever written. It also didn't help my overinflated expectations that I had recently read Legendary for the first time and loved it. In the end, it was all a pretty anticlimactic end.

First of all, let it be known I am mostly here for these characters. The plot is nice and all
Candace Robinson
After the ending of Legendary, I was praying to the skies that there would be a third book because the way the second one ended was not enough! And the games, oh how I do love the games!

This one is told from POVs from both Scarlett and Tella. Scarlett has always been my favorite but Tella was good too—even though she could be frustrating at times! There was too much back and forth going on with her, Legend, and Jacks! However, I think my heart called most to the devious little Jacks. It was a pu
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t think it’s a secret that I have loved every book of this series, so when I was approved for an arc, of course I dropped everything.

Scarlett and Julian were my favorites, so I was thrilled to get more of them in this story. Tella and Legend are something entirely different. I will admit to getting a slight bit irritated with their constant push and pull. Obviously I was just waiting for everyone’s HEA because the story unfolds just as it should.

Plot wise, it’s like two separate parts of t
Ashlee » Library In The Country
Eeeeeeek! I loved that ending so much.

It didn’t have quite so many shocking reveals as Caraval or Legendary, but it still held that aire of mystery and magic the previous two had.

I missed the game-like atmosphere but also felt the moving away from it truly showed the growth of our main characters. Things are much more serious now and it’s time to remember this is not a game.

Most of all, much of this story centers around unraveling the emotions and feelings of others and embracing one’s own tr
Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Ohhhhhhhhh. Please excuse me while I die of feels 💀🖤🖤🖤
This was everything. This series is everything.

Full Review to come soon!
Nilufer Ozmekik
Five fantastic, riveting, Crimson and Legendary stars!
I had a marvelous time as I was enjoying my hours by turning the pages and capturing my mind inside Caraval series’ colorful, perfectly designed and depicted world which is Wonderland meets many fairytales! It’s a great combination of tragedies, urban legends, magic and lullabies!

I feel so sad the trilogy ended. Because I invested on the characters, mostly I enjoyed both of the love stories. As a heroine I loved Scarlett more. As a hero, Lege
4.5 / 5 ~

Oh my freaking fruit-loops this was amazing! Part of me wants to cry and dance and sing — I’m going through too many emotions right now. This book, no, this series is phenomenal. As someone who adores stories/novels/plays revolving around magic, mystical characters, everything and anything forbidden … the Caravel series was an absolute delight.

And now because of how amazing this was, I’m going through a serious book withdrawal. So yay for me! Therefore, even though reading this was wo
Cindy ✩☽ Savage Queen ♔
A release date that was actually moved up? Yes!
Okay, I just finished Legendary and I already need this book! I hope we get dual PoVs from Scarlett and Tella because I think they both have a lot more story to tell.
Oct 20, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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May 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
I’ve read fan theories that would have made a better storyline than what this holds between its pages.
This was such a disappoint.
Any thrilling or intriguing aspect has vanished. This has turned into a sappy romance novel that I was absolutely not signing up for.
It’s bland, repetitive - pretty boys, damsels in distress - blah blah blah.
The only interesting section was the backstories regarding the fates.
The actual plot-line regarding the characters? Way too rushed and linear for what I was exp
Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
First, before I get into my review, If you haven’t read the first book in this series, Caraval, and its sequel, Legendary, stop reading here! This series definitely can’t be read out of order, and reading past this warning will definitely spoil things for you!

Now, onto the good stuff! I think Finale was probably my most anticipated book of 2019! If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you probably already know that I fell absolutely in love with Caraval and Legendary, and have been eagerly
Umut Reviews
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm so sad this series has finished. I loved the last book, and read it in a very short time.
I must say my favourite of all was Legendary, but I do love them all and it's my favourite YA series.

I admire Garber's imagination, how vividly she brings everything to life. Caraval world is so detailed and magnificent. I find it quite unique compared to the usual prince-princess structures of other YA fantasy series.
Another thing I love about these books is you never know if something is real or not
1.) Caraval ★★★★
2.) Legendary ★★★★

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Callie (BeverageandBook)
I need this book like I need air.
May 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For the most part I really enjoyed this book, but I really wish we saw more of Scarlett in it. When I heard that it was in both their POVs, I was super excited and expecting it to be split about 50/50 between the two, but I want to say that around 75-80% of it was Tella and I just really wanted more Scarlett. I think her chapters were more interesting, and I felt that a lot of the stuff with Tella was a bit repetitive. Overall, I still really love this series and for the most part, I think it wr ...more
Amy Risner

ARC provided by Flatiron Books in exchange for an honest review.

1) Caraval ★★★★
2) Legendary ★★★★

This review pains me to write because I was truly expecting a 5 star read.

I have always thought highly of this series. I loved how Caraval focused on a game and the actors within the game. I loved how Legendary expanded that world and introduced us to the Fates. I truly believe this series could’ve just been a duology; extend Legendary to be a slightly longer book, tie up some loose ends, and call it
Ash | EmeraldBookOwl
"You were supposed to be as obsessed with me as I am with you."

😭😭😭 My heart felt like it had been ripped out from my still beating chest during the second half of this book for those of us who ship (view spoiler). God, this was an emotional and enchanting and magical journey. By the end, your heart is woven back together piece by piece by strings made of hope and dreams; embraced by a blanket made of love.

I'll post my full rev
Julie Zantopoulos
Apr 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, read-in-2019
"Occasionally, there are minutes that get extra seconds. Moments so precious the universe stretches to make additional room for them, and this was one of them."

This book felt like one of those moments- like time stopped when I was reading it and I was back in the world of Caraval. Stephanie really stepped things up in Legendary and the stakes get higher in Finale in both plot and romance and I was living for all of it. Donatella and Scarlet are dealing with the information they obtained in Legen
Jun 07, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: not-released-yet
UpdateJune 6, 2018:

Now for my list of unanswered questions posed by Legendary:

❋❋❋❋❋❋❋ Spoilers for Caraval and Legendary below the cut ❋❋❋❋❋❋❋
(view spoiler)
Apr 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs, favorites
Thank you to Hodder & Stoughton for providing me ARC. All opinions are my own.

"Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end…"


Its no secret this is my favourite series ever and I recently did a reread of the previous 2 books because I didn't want to risk forgetting any part of this magnificent story.

We get both Tella & Scarletts prospective in Finale which I love as we get to follow both sisters adventure & get equal amounts of Julian and
Jenny Baker
*Minority opinion*

I’m really surprised by my rating for this book. I loved Caraval and Legendary, so I assumed that I’d love this one as well. As much as I enjoy Rebecca Soler’s audiobook narration, even she couldn’t save it for me. I’m not sure if it’s even fair to rate the book when the issue could be me, especially since I had such great experiences with the first two books.

My attention wandered constantly. I really don’t know if the issue was the book or my mood, because honestly, sometimes
Yusra  ✨
Aug 10, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
here for Legend and that's about it
Alana • thebookishchick
I just read the synopsis for this on Amazon and I am DECEASED.

I need this so bad it hurts.
Give me all the Tella and Legend lust.
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