Book Review: Finale by Stephanie Garber (4.5/5)



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…

I have been putting off reading this book for months because I didn’t want this series to end. I loved Caraval and Legendary. But, I couldn’t take it anymore, and I DEVOURED this book. What immediately drew me into Caraval was Garber’s romantic writing. She makes everything seem magical. That magic-drenched writing flowed through each installment.

Finale picks up immediately where Legendary leaves off. The Fates are free and magic is about to run rampant! And while there is dangerous magic and Fates causing problems, the majority of the plot in this book centers around the romance between Tella and Legend. Not that I didn’t enjoy it; it at times felt like too much. It felt as if there wasn’t enough plot to fill in the gaps between the romantic scenes.

And that is why this final book is getting a 4.5 out of 5 instead of a 5/5 like the others. It didn’t woo me like the others. While the first two book hinted a lot at romance, it wasn’t so…in your face, you know?

Regardless, I loved this series! I will definitely be reading anything Stephanie Garber writes.

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