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. . .
I was so excited to receive this book a little early so I could see how this series ends.
I have to say this one starts off with a more of an equal story between the two sisters, Donatella and Scarlett. I really liked that in the first two books each one of them got to tell their own story but I missed seeing them together. I feel this book finally brought every major character into one place, which I highly appreciated.
I really enjoyed that we finally got to see both of the sisters acting more mature and able to handle the world around them. They were both able to start seeing what really mattered to them in this story and I felt that the romance was amazing and off the charts in this book. You really have to care about the characters and like romance mixed with magic for this book to suck you in. I found the combination to be very satisfying and I loved that this book blended all of the elements I liked from the first two.
Ultimately, the messages in this book about growing up, magic, illusion and love were perfect. I really was swept away with this book and I have to say it is my favorite of the entire series. There were a few things that I felt were a little rushed or left open ended but the majority of the plot came full circle and I loved watching the journey.