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For this weekly meme I’ll be discussing with you 1 or 2 books that are currently on my wish list.
This week I’ll be talking about Heartless by Marissa Meyer and Caraval by Stephanie Garber.
Long before she was the terror of Wonderland – the infamous Queen of Hearts – she was just a girl who wanted to fall in love.
Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland, and a favorite of the yet-unmarried King of Hearts, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, all she wants is to open a shop with her best friend and supply the Kingdom of Hearts with delectable pastries and confections. But according to her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for the young woman who could be the next Queen .
At a royal ball where Cath is expected to receive the king’s marriage proposal, she meets Jest, the handsome and mysterious court joker. For the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. At the risk of offending the King and infuriating her parents, she and Jest enter into an intense, secret courtship.
Cath is determined to defineher own destiny and fall in love on her terms. But in a land thriving with magic, madness, and monsters, fate has other plans.
So I’ve seen a lot of people reviewing this book, but I’ve tried my best to stay away from them because I want to read it myself without any influence. The reason it’s only on my wish list and not my TBR is because I want to read all of The Lunar Chronicles first. I haven’t even started the first book, but I have bought the first two in the series. So hopefully I will get to this sometime this year!
Whatever you’ve heard about Caraval, it doesn’t compare to the reality. It’s more than just a game or a performance. It’s the closest you’ll ever find to magic in this world . . .
Welcome, welcome to Caraval―Stephanie Garber’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.
So this is not my typical genre, but I am extremely interested in this book. I don’t really read fantasy books with magic and the works. That being said, this book isn’t high on my priority list. I still want to read it, I’m just not sure when I’ll get around to buy this. I’ve entered a couple of giveaways for it, so maybe I’ll get lucky and win one.
I feel like I picked two really popular books right now to feature in this post. So I’d appreciate any feedback from y’all without any spoilers please!