I gave this book a four out of five stars. I liked it but I liked it in a sense that it had so much potential to be more mind blowing and could have had more twist and turns. It was interesting enough to find out what happens but man….The whole idea of the isles and of Caraval, I can just imagine all the better thing I would have included if only I had this idea for a book. I think I heard of a second book coming out possibly sometime next year and I would probably read it but I hope there is more thought put into it. This book definitely has an Alice in Wonderland feel as Scarlett and her sister en up in this mystical and disturbingly weird place. The descriptions were pretty good and I was able to visually see each and every place that Scarlett visited. I liked the writing in general and found it to be pleasing and enjoyable. Also, the cover was beautiful.