Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that highlights future releases we're excited to read.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber
Publication Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Amazon Link: HERE
Summary (from Amazon):
Welcome, welcome to Caraval—Stephanie Gerber's sweeping tale of two sisters who escape their ruthless father when they enter the dangerous intrigue of a legendary game.
Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved 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 far-away, 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. But she nevertheless becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic with the other players in the game. And whether Caraval is real or not, she must find Tella before the five nights of the game are over, a dangerous domino effect of consequences is set off, and her sister disappears forever.
Why I'm Waiting:
I love the sound of this one! It seems like it's set in a different fantastical world and I love the idea of a carnival type show that the audience becomes apart of. Also, Caraval has been optioned for film rights by Twentieth Century Fox, which is very exciting.
What books are you looking forward to?