Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber

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A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

The stunning sequel to the Sunday Times bestselling Caraval


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.

My Review

I absolutely fell in love with Stephanie Garber’s first book Caraval and as soon as I spotted the sequel i pre ordered it straight away! Just from the book description Legendary had me sucked right back into the magical world of Caraval and the mysterious host, Legend!

I have been extremely fortunate to receive this book as an arc and i can not thank the publishers, author and NetGalley for this opportunity.

But as i have said many times before, arc’s are both a blessing and a curse! I will now have to wait even longer to read the third instalment! There better be a third as the way this book ends it leaves countless directions it could take!

Where as the first book centred around Scarlett and Julian, this book centres around the other sister, Donatella and Dante. And i must confess it was Dante that had me intrigued from book one – Think it’s the tattoos that drew me to him!!

Legendary literally kicks off from where book on ended which I loved, so if you haven’t read Caraval yet I highly recommend you do now so you are prepared for this one on publication day which is 29 May 2018!

The magic is so wonderfully brought to life before your eyes and is so easy to get caught up in the flow of the story that you can’t stop reading! I wanted to stay in Caraval and never leave!

Tella is more of a feisty character than her sister but this time around things seem more real than they did when Scarlett took part in Caraval and a lot higher stakes than the first book.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers as this book needs to be read and im sure there will be a lot of different ideas as to who Legend really is and where the story takes Tella to next!

The characters from the previous book are all reunited with the reader with their own  running undercurrents of storylines that makes things even more intriguing. I can tell you that Legends identity is finally revealed! I don’t think his identity was a massive surprise but it was nice to know I had it correct all along!

Not only do the other cast members continue through from Caraval, new characters are introduced, the Fates. None of which sound particularly like you would want any of them as friends!

Tella’s reason for joining in with the game has been manipulated by an unknown friend that has been writing to her with the promise of if she wins and learns Legends true identity they will reunite her with her mother who disappeared years ago. But that would make it all a bit easy, who would she be handing Legend over too and for what purpose? Being pulled and manipulated in several directions at once whilst also trying to save her own life kept me engrossed through out, I didn’t even want to put it down long enough to make a cup of tea!

All of this will make sense once you have read the book i promise! I am trying to not give anything away and ruin it for anyone!

It is full of magic, charisma, intrigue and all the time you never know what is real or which bits are just the charades of Caraval and carries you to the dangerous, enchanting world where not all is as it seems!

This is going to be a Must read of 2018 and i can not express to you how good it really is!

Legendary will be out to buy on 29 May 2018 and can be purchased from

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