#BlogTour: Caraval by Stephanie Garber @SGarberGirl @HodderBooks

It is fair to say that there are times when you get invited onto a blog tour and the invite requires a happy dance, this was one of those times. When I read Caraval last year something special happened. I felt something like I had felt when I first read The Wizard of Oz as a little girl. I felt like there was something really special in the world and I was not only holding it in my hand but I needed to tell the whole world about it. This isn’t a book for a certain reader of a certain genre, this book is for everyone, it has something for every reader of every genre.

I’ve been given the first chapter to share with you today, something to whet the appetites of those of you who are still waiting for Tuesday’s release. I have also reposted my review here so you can see exactly what I thought, as I did originally post it a few months ago.


A mesmerising, magical and stunningly imaginative debut novel for anyone who loved The Night Circus.

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

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Top 10 Books 2016 #Giveaway

So another year is over, I’ve read 100 books this year, which is bang on target. I’m quite pleased with myself, reading a lot of fantasy many of the books I read have page counts to rival the Bible so 100 is quite an¬†achievement! Narrowing down my favourites to just 10 is hard and my list changed at least 100 times itself before I settled on what you see below. These are the one’s which I couldn’t get out of my head, which have lingered and made a long lasting impression.

I’ve linked to the full reviews for those who are interested but have also provided a short comment on why I have shortlisted each book. This list is in no particular order, it contains books I have read in 2016 but they may not necessarily be published in 2016 (although most are).

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#Review: Caraval by Stephanie Garber @SGarberGirl @HodderBooks

Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett has never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure. And for Scarlett and her beloved sister Tella it represents freedom and an escape from their ruthless, abusive father.

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