Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval. Thank you Flatiron Books for providing me with an ARC of this magical sequel, Legendary! It comes out May, 29 2018!
“The air tasted like wonder. Like candied butterfly wings caught in sugared spiderwebs, and drunken peaches coated in luck.”
A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.
After being swept up in the magical world of Caraval, Donatella Dragna has finally escaped her father and saved her sister Scarlett from a disastrous arranged marriage. The girls should be celebrating, but Tella isn’t yet free. She made a desperate bargain with a mysterious criminal, and what Tella owes him no one has ever been able to deliver: Caraval Master Legend’s true name.
The only chance of uncovering Legend’s identity is to win Caraval, so Tella throws herself into the legendary competition once more—and into the path of the murderous heir to the throne, a doomed love story, and a web of secrets…including her sister’s. Caraval has always demanded bravery, cunning, and sacrifice. But now the game is asking for more. If Tella can’t fulfill her bargain and deliver Legend’s name, she’ll lose everything she cares about—maybe even her life. But if she wins, Legend and Caraval will be destroyed forever.
Welcome, welcome to Caraval…the games have only just begun.
““The air was full of salt and secrets.”
Spoiler Free Review:
This is absolutely amazing! From the very first page, It felt the MAGIC! I’m soo excited for all of you who are yet to enjoy this master piece. Honestly, Legendary is so much better than its prequel, Caraval
“Every story has four parts – the beginning, the middle, the almost ending, and the true ending.”
This book follows Tella’s story. In case you don’t know who she is, Tella is Scarlett’s sister. In Caraval, the first book, Scarlett was the main protagonist. After the whole fiasco that happened in that prequel, it only made sense to show us Tella’s side of the story, I missed Scarlett though..
Anyway, Tella is energetic, smart and a lot more interesting to follow than Scarlett. She has a wonderful sense of humor, strong self-esteem and a positive energy. She is a bit of a drama queen, which we already knew from the previous book. However, I did find it nice to see what goes on in her head when she is being like that.
Honestly, when I heard Stephanie was planning to release a sequel to Caraval. I could not fathom how on earth she was going to start it. What story was she going to tell? What’s left after everything that happened? How on earth could she pull this off? And girl she pulled it OFFFF! This was entertaining, brilliant, magical, whimsical and extraordinary! I’m not joking when I say that from the very first word, I was hooked.
Usually, before starting any book, I go through the first page to help give me an idea of what to expect. How long it would take me and stuff. I’m sure you fellow bookworms could relate. With Legendary, I read the first sentence, dropped everything I was doing, and finish the first half of the book. On the spot. That’s how good Legendary is.
Speaking of Legendary, our dearest Legend has finally been revealed! His identity that is. And O.M.G. I am shookETH. I don’t even know where to begin, or how to respond to this?! Don’t worry, I won’t spoil anything for you! However, I will be ranting about this down below, only highlight the part if you wish to spoil things for yourself. If not, resume to the following visible paragraph.
Legend is…..DANTE!!!!!! OH MY GOD! OHMYGODOHMYGOD! DANTE! That sexy, brooding, tattooed player. Yup, HIM!!!! And OMG, HE IS JULIAN’S BROTHER. CAUSE REMEMBER JULIAN SAID THAT LEGEND WAS HIS BROTHER IN THE FIRST BOOK!! AND POOR TELLA, I MEAN SHE HAD IT COMING AFTER WHAT SHE PULLED OFF, BUT STILL. And the sacrifice, the HEARTLESS PRINCE AND HIS one true love that made his heart beat who ended up being HER!! OMG! I WANT A LOVE TRIANGLE!! I WANT IT!
Phew! Fangirl over. Anyway, I realllly loved this book. And I’m sure that you all are going to enjoy it. If you haven’t read Caraval and wish to start with Legendary, I recommend that you do not do so. As Legendary contains spoilers from Caraval.
PS: Did you hear that there’s a third book, FINALE, coming out soon! Lord have mercy!
Until Next Time!
*ARC provided in exchange for a voluntary honest review. Images link back to source to the best of my knowledge.
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