Legendary – ARC Review

Return to Caraval in 5 days!

Legendary releases May 29th!

Welcome to Caraval

Legendary has been one of my most anticipated sequels, so I am so excited to be able to present to you my ARC review!



Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Series: Caraval #2

Publication Date: 05 | 29 | 18

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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.

I was incredibly excited to delve back into the world of Caraval.  Garber crafts a magical world, much like Legend does.  No Caraval is the same as another.

The world building in Legendary is so immersive.  The worlds Garber paints had me wishing I was there to experience them for myself.  So richly detailed and unique, the world of Caraval is the perfect mirror for Garber’s writing.  I loved Caraval, but Legendary hugely surpassed it for me.  The world is so captivating, and the plot was so detailed and intricate, I was completely mesmerized by the world of Caraval.

I was really excited to get Tella’s book.  I wasn’t sure I’d like her, but I hoped I would.  Also, I was excited about the possibility of Legend because book 2 is titled Legendary and all.  While the title is multi dimensional, Legend’s identity is still a huge mystery. I loved Tella’s story and experience within Caraval.  It was dark, exciting, and full of twists and turns.  She was independent and fiercely loyal.  I don’t want to say much more for fear of spoiling anything, but I LOVED every minute of Legendary. 

Have you experienced Caraval yet? If not then I suggest you GET TO IT IMMEDIATELY.

I was in a panic for a hot minute until I realized Stephanie announced a third book in the series, Finale, because that ending, well let’s just say, OH MY LORT.

Also: After reading I 100000% suggest looking at the Legendary Pinterest board. SO MANY DETAILS. You can find it here: https://www.pinterest.com/stephaniegarber/legendary-a-caraval-novel/


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