31 May 2019

Caraval | First Line Friday + The Friday 56

The Friday 56 is hosted weekly by Freda's Voice.
First Line Friday is hosted weekly by Hoarding Books.

Happy Friday!

Today, I'm rereading this fantastical gem and looking forward to finally seeing where the series goes in Legendary and Finale.

First Line: It took seven years to get the letter right.

From Page 56: Scarlett could still feel the ocean working to drag her under, but without her heavy gown, she could fight it.


Remember, it’s only a game…

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.

Welcome, welcome to Caraval…beware of getting swept too far away.

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  1. Happy Friday!
    Today on my blog I am sharing the first line from Summer by the Tides by Denise Hunter: https://christianfictiongirl.blog/2019/05/30/first-line-friday-89/. I am currently on chapter 4, so I will share a line from there.

    "The sun was almost overhead by the time Connor has a moment to breathe."

    Hope you have a great weekend. Happy reading! 🤗💚📚

  2. I think I have this one on my TBR mountain. This week I am spotlighting The Liaden Universe Constellation IV by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller - a collection of short stories. Happy reading!

  3. Pretty cover! I'm currently reading The Reluctant Guardian by Susanne Dietze... "With a furtive pat, Gemma Lyfeld blotted her nerve-damp palms on her white muslin gown."

  4. I loved this - I can't wait to read Finale. :)

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. Today on my blog I featured A Reluctant Bride by Jody Hedlund which I just finished last night. My next read is going to be Where Hope Begins by Catherine West so I'll share that first line here: "My husband is leaving me." I think I'm in for an intense read! Hope you have a wonderful weekend with some quality reading time :)

  6. Happy Friday! I'm sharing from Kelly Irvin's Through the Autumn Air on my blog today. Here is the second sentence:

    "Mary Katherine Ropp stood motionless in the middle of her kitchen, a platter holding a two-layer German chocolate cake covered in whipped cream cheese frosting nestled in her hands."

  7. Happy Weekend! My first line is from "When Love Blossoms: Book 2 of the Kindred Lake Series" by Elaine Stock:

    "Kierra Madden grasped the phone tighter in both disbelief and gratitude."

  8. Happy Friday! Today I'm sharing the first lines from Wooing Cadie McCaffrey by Bethany Turner: "Four years ago, on my thirtieth birthday, I had two very important realizations."


  9. This is a book I have wanted to read for a while now... Looks awesome. Happy weekend!