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Many Covers Monday: Caraval by Stephanie Garber

by - February 26, 2018

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, 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, 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 elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic. And whether Caraval is real or not, Scarlett must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over or a dangerous domino effect of consequences will be set off, and her beloved sister will disappear forever.

These are so similar but somehow the US one is breathtaking and eye catching, while I'd easily walk past the UK cover, even if I was looking for it. I think this is due to the US's perfect use of reds and blues, while the UK's is just kinda... brown.

I really love the Dutch cover, it has a whimsical, Narnia, Alice In Wonderland vibe to it but there is A LOT of books featuring women in red dresses. The art of the Hebrew cover is nice but overshadowed by that big heavy frame which makes the cover painful to look at.

Covers that make you go "eh, okay".I really really don't understand the Day Of The Dead theme going on with the persian cover and the girl looks about 40.

The tones of the Polish cover are nice enough but I'm sick of girls in huge dresses running away from things at this point. Romanian is just bad clip art. Really bad.

I know I just criticize a book for having a girl in a big dress running away BUT, this cover is so freaking gorgeous look at all the COLOUR. The cover looks like a carnival! Serbian is equally nice but maybe not for this book, I'm getting historical drama.

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  1. I really like the Hebrew one. It’s colorful but still simple. I like this post it’s fun

  2. I like the US/Japanese and Persian best. I like that Romanian one has the masquerade mask because that's probably the most accurate to the book but I don't like that it has heard all around it because it's not like any of the characters are machines. It's about magic.

  3. I am wanting to get my hands on each on of these copies!!!! UGH!


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