Finale (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Caraval Series #3)

Finale (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Caraval Series #3)

by Stephanie Garber

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Overview

This B&N exclusive edition includes a bonus chapter from Legend's perspective, fan art on the inside jacket, and a letter to Barnes & Noble customers.

Welcome, welcome to Finale, the third and final book in Stephanie Garber’s #1 New York Times bestselling Caraval series!

A love worth fighting for. A dream worth dying for. An ending worth waiting for.

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist.

With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.

Caraval is over, but perhaps the greatest game of all has begun. There are no spectators this time: only those who will win, and those who will lose everything.

Welcome, welcome to Finale. All games must come to an end…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250246264
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 05/07/2019
Series: Caraval Series , #3
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 74
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Garber is the #1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval, Legendary, and Finale. She grew up in Northern California, where she was often compared to Anne Shirley, Jo March, and other fictional characters with wild imaginations and stubborn streaks. You can find her on Twitter and on Instagram.

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Finale (Caraval Series #3) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Bookyogi 18 hours ago
I have many feelings about this book, many many. I may come back and edit this review once some time has past but I think the best compliment I can give to the author is that I want to go back and reread Caraval to remember everything again. Stephanie Garber has a way of creating worlds that couldn’t possibly exist but that we can imagine must because she writes them so real. I eagerly away her next imaginings.
thereadingchick 2 days ago
Finale is a story about the meaning of love and how that meaning changes for each of the characters in this story. Tella’s love for Legend is tested by her confusing feelings for Jacks and Scarlett’s love for Julian is never wavering but her definition of love changes when she uncovers some truths about her past. Both of their journeys are tested but eventually love conquers all, and in this novel you can’t take that statement literally. Stephanie Garber continues with the beautiful prose from the first two novels. Each word is imbued with ribbons of color which seems appropriate to the theme of love that runs through this story. At times though her lyrical style seems to distract rather than draw attention to, and I’ll admit my mind wandered a bit. I found myself scanning back through the pages wondering what had happened since I last tuned in. I still enjoyed the story, but it took a really long time for it to reach a conclusion. Tella and Legend continued their tale of unrequited love. If an immortal feels the emotions of love it turns them human and Legend fights his fears through most of their storyline. I found Jacks’ emotions the more interesting of the two men, since he gave into his obsession and seemed to turn Tella’s head with his feelings, even though those feelings were rather unhealthy. Scarlett’s story with Julian remained unchanged, however her character grew a lot more than Tella’s did in this conclusion. She learned a lot about why she could see the color of other people’s emotions and how she dealt with that knowledge uncovered strengths that she previously hadn’t really shown. I cared a lot more for the resolution of her story than I did for her sister’s which seemed a lot more shallow a tale. Finale was my least favorite book in the series, but part of that was that the newness had dulled slightly. Some new characters (the Fates) were introduced and time was spent allowing us to get to know a few of these characters so that it helped build more of an impact to the conclusion of the story. The end felt a little too pat for all of that prior build up, but I did feel like I got the conclusion that I wanted for these characters and I was left feeling pretty satisfied. ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Anonymous 3 days ago
This final installment of the Caraval series will have your students waiting in line for a chance to read it. We return to the world of Caraval, but we are now fighting the Fates in the most dangerous game we've seen yet. As in the previous books, I loved the relationship between Tella and Scarlett--I am a sucker for a good sister relationship, and this one fits the bill. The two characters' arcs are finally reaching fruition in this novel, and they are seeing what they mean to each other and understanding what others mean to them. They both explore throughout the novel what they are willing to sacrifice and save in their relationships both familial and romantic, and while they stumble from time to time they ultimately make decisions that allow them to remain true to themselves and to the characters that have been constructed over the course of the trilogy. As always, the worldbuilding is fantastic and fantastical, threaded through with magic and mayhem. The settings are enchanted and enchanting, with beautiful descriptions and interesting side characters. Your students who love fantasies will feel right at home in this book. It's effervescent without feeling frivolous, and it has moments of darkness without feeling hopeless. Students will find this a satisfying ending to a creative and original trilogy. I was permitted to read an ARC of this book on NetGalley and this review is my honest opinion.
Jdp15 3 days ago
I loved this book and this series so much!!! It was a very easy read too
Anonymous 4 days ago
I just wish there were more books in the series.
kellsmae14 6 days ago
I can honestly say that this is one of the best “final” books in a series that I have ever read. Stephanie Garber is an expert at weaving together details and story lines. She has you wondering at every turn, and it was nearly impossible to guess what may happen next or how a certain event would turn out. The character development in this book (and the previous books as well) is complex and relatable. I personally find Tella extremely relatable as a young adult heroine...and she’s just plain fun to read about! The relationships between characters are flawless. The only possible criticism I can think of is that the book ended somewhat abruptly. We had built up all of the background details to come to the apex of the story, and then the author simply tied up all of the loose ends very tidily and quickly. I would have liked the ending to be a bit more drawn out with more detail. All in all, I would recommend this trilogy to all. I will definitely be taking the time to read it again for more detail that I may have missed the first time!
Brooke_Lorren 6 days ago
Finale by Stephanie Garber was such an amazing book! The heart on the cover? That's exactly how I feel about it. It had the perfect true ending and was... you just have to read it. This is the third book in the series, so there are spoilers for the first two books here. You've been warned. When we last left the story with Legendary, Tella had discovered that Dante was actually Legend, and she felt that she had feelings for him, but he left and broke her heart. Now, he's coming into her dreams, and her mother, released from the Deck of Destiny, is now in a deep sleep. Tella's love for her mother is strong. Scarlett has decided that she wanted to get to know Nicholas and give him a chance, even though she has feelings for Julian. She hasn't seen him for a while. Maybe his feelings for her weren't real? She's trying to get over him. Both of their worlds are upended when the Fates start waking up and Tella witnesses something horrible, committed by the terrible Fate Gavriel. First, they have to find out Gavriel's weakness, but even after they figure it out, they have to figure out how to exploit it so they can stop him. We also learn more secrets. There are secrets about Legend AND Scarlett to be learned. All of this excitement, including a love triangle or two (that I thought was well done) occurs amidst a sea of shimmering prose like "The cabin looked as warm as a handwritten love letter." and "He looked like a wish that had just woken up." (These were taken from the Advanced Reader's Copy and could change in the Finale edition). The writing is gorgeous and kept me reading. There were several powerful lines, and I was in tears at a couple of points. The most powerful line to me was "I forgive you." Oh, and the last two sentences of chapter 59? So many feels. I loved the ending too! There wasn't another Caraval in this book, but it was still full of magic. You definitely want to read this one.
Anonymous 7 days ago
I loved Finale so much! It was a beautiful way to close the Caraval series and I definitely enjoyed Donatella's and Scarlett's points of view within the story. I think Finale was a wonderful conclusion to the story of the two Dragna sisters. I'm pretty satisfied with how everything turned out in the story!
Anonymous 7 days ago
Finale+is+a+fitting+ending+for+the+Caraval+trilogy.+Full+of+the+fantastical%2C+the+whimsical%2C+and+the+macabre%2C+it%27s+a+love+story+above+all+else.++Stephanie+expertly+weaves+complicated+relationships+as+they+navigate+heartbreak%2C+forgiveness%2C+obsession%2C+immortality%2C+and+true+love.+If+you+enjoy+a+satisfying+love+story+gilded+with+magic%2C+then+Finale+is+for+you.
Anonymous 8 days ago
Initially+I+felt+like+this+book+was+a+little+off%2C+and+a+bit+more+chaotic.+But+the+story+settles+in%2C+and+I+really+enjoyed+it.+If+you+liked+the+first+book%2C+Caravel%2C+and+the+second+book%2C+Legendary%2C+then+you%27ll+certainly+like+this+one%21
Anonymous 9 days ago
Loved+this+entire+series%21+I+just+wished+it+was+longer+because+I+never+wanted+this+story+to+end.
Anonymous 9 days ago
What a Finale! Stephanie Garber did an amazing job of luring the reader into this world and then making them fall head over heels for it. It's truly a captivating tale of impossible choices and an unthinkable sacrifice.
SWerbelo 9 days ago
Such a great story and an interesting end to the series! You get to learn more about some characters, the story itself is just as interesting as the others, the world is fantastic, the relationships wonderful and the pace was perfect! I found myself hoping that Stephanie writes more about this world! Interesting note, my exclusive copy came printed upside down....seems fitting!
BarkingAboutBooks02 11 days ago
Wow, what can I say other than this was the perfect Finale for this series. In less than a chapter, I was sucked back into the magical world of Caraval. With the magic, adventure and of course the amazing characters. This book is written in both Scarlet and Tella’s point of view, which made my heart happy. Stephanie Garber has a magical way of writing that makes the characters and the experiences feel life-like. I was worried this book would feel forced or rushed, but neither was true. It actually lived up the hype. It will be one of the best books of the year. I’m heartbroken that the series is over but this book was everything I hoped for and more. I received a review copy of this ebook from Flatiron Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
Ireadergosum 11 days ago
I love this series so much. The magic and darkness are mesmerizing. I fell in love with Scarlett in the first book! I was so invested in her and Julian, but that second book left me so unresolved. Luckily, the second book brought me Tella, Dante, and Legend, which was a crazy amazing story line. Now we get book three and we can find out what happens to them all! I love that the characters are messy and struggling with difficult choices throughout the Caraval. The world Stephanie has built is so magical and unlike anything else I've ever read. Each small facet adds to this spellbinding story. The twists and turns will keep you enthralled to the last second. I don't want to spoil anything, so I would recommend that you read this whole series ASAP! Thank you to Flatiron Books and NetGalley for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!
ScrapNSign 11 days ago
A stunning trilogy that will leave you breathless! Finale was definitely my favorite book in the series, but I'm sad it's over. This story weaves such an enchanting tale that has you mesmerized with it's magic. I won't give any spoilers, but I can't wait to do a re-read and dive into the world all over again.
Anonymous 12 days ago
Finale. I have been dying of anticipation over this book for ages, so I had built up quite a few expectations.... and Finale blew them out of the water! In this conclusion to the Caraval series, it's been two months since the last Caraval games ended. Scarlett and Tella are still living in Valenda (although not in the palace), Legend has claimed the throne, and Paradise still has not awoken... although the Fates are certainly doing so. The girls' lives and the empire itself are falling further into turmoil as Fates awaken and wreak havoc, love and loyalty are tested, secrets are revealed, and an impossible enemy arises, who Scarlett may be the only one with the ability to defeat... at the risk of losing herself entirely. This book was MORE than worth the wait! As I said, it blew all of my expectations out of the water with a fast-paced roller coaster of events and emotions, and man was it intense! The story was beautifully written, as I've come to expect from the author, and held me tight in its grip from start to finish. There were several plot twists that I never could have seen coming, which made it all the better... you certainly won't be bored! My only complaint was that I wish it had been even longer, I'm still starving for more of Tella and Scarlett, and of course Legend and Julian! I absolutely adored Finale and I highly, highly recommend it. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the advance copy, in exchange for my honest review.
marongm8 12 days ago
I was excited to see this installment of the Caravale series and when it said that it was the final book of the series, I knew Stephanie Garber saved the best for last and she most sure did not disappoint. Just when things were happening as expected, the book takes a whole new turn that nobody saw coming. When reading the series, I could not stop thinking that this book is a cross between Hercules with the fates and Alice in Wonderland with the deck of cards and the empires of caravale. Each chapter just got better and better and I could not wait to read on. A spectacular ending to a powerful series. We will consider adding this title with the rest of the series in our YFantasy collection at the library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
thegeekishbrunette 12 days ago
As the last book in the series, this had me feeling so much! A few tears were shed and the ending brought everything to a close. It was the perfect way to end a glorious series. Finale begins weeks after Legendary ended. Tella and Scarlett are trying to figure out their life once the last game of Caraval ended. They are also trying to wrangle through their emotions for Dante and Julian. It's hard when the revelations from the last game are still fresh. In this book, we get PoV's for Scarlett and Tella. Since each are going through different issues its nice to get to understand each sister and the decisions they must make to keep the ones they love safe while also keeping the empire from falling into the wrong hands. Dante and Julian are in the same boat as Tella and Scarlett. They each are trying to figure out where their feelings stand and how far they will go for love or what they are willing to give up for it. Love, as you can tell, is a big topic and with love comes heartbreak. A couple love triangles which I didn't mind. The relationships are written well and make them easy to connect with and feel the same emotions as the characters. The bickering in this book gave me life and had me laughing before all the heartbreak that was to set in. The plot twists were unexpected and had me rereading certain sentences to make sure they actually happened. Although the main characters are present, more fates are introduced. Some bringing more disaster than others. They were intriguing and kept the plot quite interesting! Of course, this book wouldn't be the same without my one and only, Jacks. This book was filled with love, lust, heartbreak, and disaster. It's hard to say goodbye to characters but everything wrapped up nicely by the end, except my feelings. I am still trying to cope with it all. (I received a digital copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
Tina_Burch 12 days ago
Say it isn't so, the end of a great series?! Yes, my friend, it is. So much goes on in this book that you want to happen and don't want to happen. This story is told from both Tella and Scarlett's point of view which makes it that much more heartfelt. I'm sad to see the end of yet another great book series, but I have a feeling there will be more amazing books from Stephanie. Thank you to Netgalley and Flatiron Books New York for the ARC. Special shout out to Stephanie Graber for such amazing books and being so down to earth!
Becka 12 days ago
Thanks go to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I absolutely loved Caraval, and forced myself to wait to read Legendary until it was nearly time for Finale to be released so it would be fresh in my mind. It took a bit for Finale to get started, but once it picked up, it was a quick read. Tella isn't my favorite sister, but she's a character I enjoy being somewhat annoyed by . The ending was satisfying and I definitely recommend this trilogy for young adults and adults alike!
Mjnorman 12 days ago
The highly anticipated final novel of a beautifully written and magical series is here, and it doesn't disappoint! Richly complex characters move through an expertly written plot -- readers will find themselves drawn in and never want to leave. As all good things must come to an end, readers should expect to feel all. the. feels. Welcome, welcome! Caraval is over, Queen Elantine is dead, Dante is days from being crowned Emperor, and the Fates are waking. Tella and Scarlett have both played in Legend's famous games, but now one thing is clear, the fate of the empire isn't a game -- it's a mission. As the Dragna sisters work to save Valenda, they must also reckon their feelings and decide, once and for all, who is worthy of their love.
book_junkee 12 days ago
I don’t think it’s a secret that I have loved every book of this series, so when I was approved for an arc, of course I dropped everything. Scarlett and Julian were my favorites, so I was thrilled to get more of them in this story. Tella and Legend are something entirely different. I will admit to getting a slight bit irritated with their constant push and pull. Obviously I was just waiting for everyone’s HEA because the story unfolds just as it should. Plot wise, it’s like two separate parts of the main story. Each one was compelling and captivating and when the POVs would switch, I would start reading even faster to get back...only to find I was sucked into that new thread line. There are a lot of ups and downs to this book. There’s kissing and swoons and backstabbing and actual stabbing and lots of magic. Let me tell you I was here for all of it. Overall, it was everything I wanted and a few things I didn’t know I needed. I’m sad this series is over, but I can’t imagine it could have been done any better. Thanks to Stephanie for giving us such an amazing story. **Huge thanks to Flatiron Books for providing the arc free of charge**
JenLBW 12 days ago
Finale was the perfect finish to the world of Caraval. It’s definitely a series where the books just keep getting better and better as they go along. I loved how much this final book brought out the details of the Fates, Fated Places and Fated Items. We get to learn so much about these different pieces of the Deck of Destiny and it also is of course, very magical. Before when it was just Legend’s Caraval it felt like the magic was contained. The Fates, however, don’t have a script to follow and when people die, they stay dead. It gives it a bit of a thriller feel to the book as Tella and Scarlett find their own ways to restore order. Tella and I continue to have a very love/hate relationship. Her character is so interesting in so many ways. I’m glad that parts of her still didn’t change. We see her very selfish moments, as well as, her very loving moments. The tug and pull of her emotions over choices she has to make are very interesting. She stays pretty strong in having faith in the thing that at the beginning of the series she might not have. I love Scarlet. I’m not sure why, maybe because she is safe but also determined. Just because she isn’t reckless doesn’t make her weak. Her steadiness is what makes her strong. She is the compliment to Tella’s personality. They are kind of the ying and yang of sisters. They probably could be their own card in the Deck of Destiny. Now I’m picturing what the card would look like. I thought the plot was really really good and was perfect way to finish the series. I don’t want to accidentally give anything away but there was something that I suspected and felt like the series as a whole had dropped clues about it. Little Easter Eggs. I was found the story fast pace and satisfying. Again I love characters who develop but in the natural way so they don’t lose who they are. Ahh the book is just so amazing!!! I don’t want to say to much! So get out there and enjoy it!
NovelKnight 12 days ago
How does one describe the ending to a magical series, a true Finale? Honestly, I’ve struggled so much to put my thoughts into a cohesive review of this book. Ever since I read Caraval, I’ve been obsessed with this world, this series, these characters. And seeing it come to its conclusion is both utterly perfect and so sad (but in the best way). If you haven’t read the first two books, you may find spoilers in this review for those (none for Finale). You’ve been warned. Finale alternates between Scarlett and Tella’s points of view, following two somewhat distinct but interconnected storylines. Everything that’s been building from Caraval and Legendary comes to a head in one final showdown between the magical Fates introduced last book and the daughters of the Isle of Trisda. Scarlett and Julian have had somewhat of a strained relationship but I love that they would do anything for each other. This becomes crucial in the story to come, especially when Scarlett uncovers a secret that will change everything. But Tella. . . well, ever since Legendary, she’s been my favorite sister. I shouldn’t pick favorites, I know, and I love both dearly, but it’s Tella who I wanted to follow. She’s so strong and has gone through so much for her mother, and with Legend. Not to mention the Prince of Hearts, Jacks, from the last book. Her and Legend’s relationship has always been a bit up in the air for me. Will they end up together or won’t they? Will Legend finally admit his feelings? I NEEDED TO KNOW. And throw a Fate into the mix? Her perspective, especially, kept me hooked. Finale blended both the old and new so well. I felt at home returning to these characters and their troubles but there was plenty of new stuff — secrets, plot twists, character relationships — that I was never bored and always on my toes. This book blends fear and love, betrayal and trust, swooning and adventure and magic, all in one frenzied conclusion that I couldn’t put this book down if I tried. This review is so hard to write because this book has so much emotion wrapped into it and I don’t want to spoil anything because everyone should experience this magic with fresh eyes. Now the ending. Obviously I wanted everything to work out and happy endings all around. But I wasn’t sure how I wanted it to play out. And sometimes a complete happily ever after isn’t what the story needs so I couldn’t really guess how things would end. In truth, it was perfect. Finale concludes in a way I didn’t expect but fit perfectly with the series as a whole. And that very last scene, those final pages. . . I can’t imagine them any other way. This might be one of the most satisfying series conclusions I’ve read, and while I would love to have more books in the Caraval world, I don’t think I’d want to see these characters again beyond cameos. Let’s give them a chance to enjoy their literary lives. I loved Finale. I’ve been on this journey since Caraval and seeing these characters grow and go through so much. . . it’s been a truly magical experience and I will forever count Stephanie Garber among my must-buy authors. I look forward to seeing where her writing takes us in the future. If you’ve ever been on the fence about this series, read these books. You will not regret it.