It's Only a Game Tag: Celebrating Caraval

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 Finale is so close, we can almost taste it. 


Welcome, welcome... 

When I first read my ARC of Caraval by Stephanie Garber, I felt its magic through every moment and felt thoroughly consumed by it. I always knew it was going to be a series that meant something to me and that was certainly an understatement.

As we approach the release of the series conclusion, Finale, I thought it might be fun to do something leading up to it. Both to get to know each other as a fandom and to show our love of the series. I am always down to talk about Caraval with others.

I've just finished my reread of Caraval and Legendary, and although I didn't get an ARC of Finale (the first of the series to not be on my shelf) I already know how stunning and compelling it will be. Which means, we definitely need to celebrate it, while we are waiting for our pre-orders and/or release day.

Anyone can join in on this tag, whether they are tagged or not. You can do the tag all in one go or spread it out in several entries, you can skip questions, whatever you want--it's your call.

  • Tag anyone you think would enjoy this tag. 
  • Link back to Booked J. Or tag me in your post on Twitter. I want to see everyone's answers! 
  • If you are tagged by someone else, link back to their blog as well! 
  • You definitely don't have to use my header image for this tag. I am not a graphic maker! 
  • Remember, it's only a game...


1. PERFORMER, PARTICIPANT OR WATCHER

There are three ways to play a part of Caraval's festivities. Which would you be and why?

2. WHICH OF THE FATES WOULD YOU RATHER NOT CROSS PATHS WITH? WHICH WOULD YOU WANT TO CROSS PATHS WITH? Why?

During Legendary we learned that the Fates pictured in the Deck of Destiny are trapped in the cards after they once walked the earth. For the complete list of the Fates, click here

3. THE LUCKLESS COIN

Do you believe in bad omens?

4. THE SISTERS

While reading Caraval and Legendary, we become acquainted with the very different, but similarly determined, Dragna sisters: Scarlett and Donatella/"Tella"--which do you see yourself in the most? Do you find it difficult knowing when to walk away from something? And/or: Do you have a sister or friend who you'd love or protect like they do each other?

5. THE CLOSEST THING YOU'LL EVER FIND TO MAGIC IN THIS WORLD

We all find magic in different places. Caraval is that for those who play it. What is the closest thing to magic in our world, for you? 

6. NO LONGER DULL SHADES OF BLAND, THE DRESS WAS NOW A RICH CERISE...

Scarlett's "borrowed" gown shifts to suit her moods. One of the first experiences where we see its magic is when it transforms itself into the colour of seduction and secrets: Cerise. If you were to put on an enchanted item of clothing, what colour would it become? 

7. WISHES WERE THINGS OF WONDER THAT TOOK A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF FAITH AND JULIAN SEEMED THE TYPE TO TRUST ONLY WHAT HE SAW.

Do you believe in the impossible? Or are you a skeptic?

8. IMPRACTICAL DREAMS AND UNTETHERED IMAGINATION 

What was something you fiercely believed in as a child? 

9. THE CHARACTERS 

Who's your favourite in the Caraval series? 

10.TRUTH OR ADVENTURE? 

Aiko tells Scarlett that people don't expect the truth at Caraval. "They won't want it either. A lot of the people here don't expect to win the wish; they come here for an adventure." How would you play the game? Are you a seeker of truth or breathless adrenaline? 

11.GIVE AWAY A DAY OF YOUR LIFE, OR YOUR SLEEP? 

Scarlett and Tella both have to pay a peculiar price in the series. For Scarlett, she pays with some of her life. Tella pays with her rest. They are both remarkably similar, because they are losing something in the process. Which would you rather give up? Or are you unwilling to sacrifice either?

12. HOPEFUL AND MAGICAL

Scarlett loves the colour gold because it feels hopeful and magical. What gives you hope? 

13. THE WORDS

What is your favourite quote from Caraval

14. SAFE AND GUARDED

What is your happy place? Is it a person? A place? Something nestled away in fiction? 

15. TWO HALVES OF THE SAME HEART

Do you ship anything in Caraval? If so, who? If not, pick any relationship from any fandom. 

16. THE BAD AND THE MORALLY GRAY

What is your favourite archetype when it comes to the characters of Caraval? Who do you think fits the title of "villain" best of all? Is there one? 

17. WOULD THE GAME BRING OUT THE MOST SELFISH OR SELFLESS PARTS OF YOU? 

Whether you're a performer or participant or watcher. 

18. SPELLS CAST AREN'T EASILY SHAKEN OFF

What books have been nearly impossible for you to shake off or forget through the years? 

19. WHAT DO YOU WISH TO SEE IN FINALE

Self explanatory!

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