Book Talk…7/12/19: Stephanie Garber’s Finale
Finale (conclusion to the Caravel series) by Stephanie Garber. 2019. FlatIron Books.
Amazon’s blurb: Welcome, welcome to Finale,
the third and final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York
Times bestselling Caraval series!
A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.
It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.
With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.
Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.
Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end…
My Review: Tella has been having dreams of Legend and Jacks. Neither, however, makes an appearance during the day. Disgusted, she begs Scarlett to watch over their mother and goes to track down Legend. What she finds, she wishes she hadn’t. Going back to the hotel, she finds Scarlett and her mother gone. Following her mother’s trail, she is shocked to witness her murder, paralyzed to not interfere. Jacks finds her and takes away her pain. Meanwhile, Scarlett has gone to meet with the Count Nicholas. Who should show but Julian who is bent on chaperoning the event and making her see that they belong together. Scarlett announces that the two can fight for her in a game. On the way back to the hotel, they discover that the Fates have come to life and are using their powers on innocent people. Tella searches for a way to kill her mother’s murderer, while Scarlett discovers hidden powers within herself that may lead her to a cruel fate. Will anyone get a happy ending?
I LOVED it! This game is such an extraordinary world. The Fates. Legend. Jacks. They’re all there and all worth the wait for an exciting battle to see where each ends in the game.