"Scarlett has never left the tiny island where she and her beloved sister, Tella, live with their ruthless father. Now Scarlett's father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval, the legendary, 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 who she has just met, Tella whisks...
Raised in her father's curiosity shop, Evangeline Fox grew up on legends about immortals, like the tragic Prince of Hearts. She knows his powers are mythic, his kiss is worth dying for, and that bargains with him rarely end well. When Evangeline learns that the love of her life is about to marry another, she becomes desperate enough to offer the Prince of Hearts whatever he wants in exchange for his help to stop the wedding. The prince asks for three...
Tella and her sister Scarlett are free of their cruel and controlling father. But the bargain Tella made with a dangerous criminal will send her back to the mysterious world of Caraval on a mission to learn the Caraval Master Legend's true identity. Failure to complete her mission could ultimately cost her everything she cares about--even her own life.
Even though Caraval is over, the three major players all have life-changing decisions to make: Tella, Scarlett, and Legend have yet to settle into the roles that past events have placed them in, or how those events have shaped them. There are no spectators this time, but the stakes are all-or-nothing.