Saturday, May 26, 2018

ARC Review: Legendary

36329818Legendary (Caraval #2)

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval

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 received a copy from the publisher through NetGalley. This does not affect my review.*

I…wow. This book kept me guessing from the start, so much happened! As with the first, I advise going into this story knowing as little as possible, so I will avoid going into too much detail with my review. This one is told by Donatella’s point-of-view, and I actually found that I liked her story more than Scarlett’s.

When I started this, I wasn’t sure I would like it. It starts with a scene of Tella discovering her mother’s Deck of Destiny, a special set of cards featuring the Fates. I DNFed The Raven Boys after the séance freaked me out, and I normally avoid that sort of thing, so I was skeptical about this one, but I kept reading, and I’m so glad I did! I actually really enjoyed the story of the Fates and their powers.

One thing is, I was hoping I was wrong about Legend, as I felt it was…predictable? but now I’m intensely curious to see how the series ends. That said, I’m not a fan of Scarlett’s ending, as it can only lead to trouble, but that said, Tella’s end also leads to trouble, but in her case, the ending was perfection!

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