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Legendary

(Caraval #2)

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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
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ebook, 416 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by Flatiron Books
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Breanna Yes actually the answers is, yes, it will in fact be written from her sisters point of view!! And I just can't waaaait!

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Yes actually the answers is, yes, it will in fact be written from her sisters point of view!! And I just can't waaaait!

Who else ships her with LEGEND allready?! * heart heart *(less)
Stephanie Garber Yes! She's been so fun to write, I can't wait for everyone to read more about her. <3

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Stephanie Garber
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Hey friends!
Legendary is out today!! I'm so excited for readers to jump into this story! I hope you all enjoy it!

May 23rd Update: Legendary is only six days away! I'm so excited, and for anyone else who might be excited too, I thought it would be fun to share my Legendary Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/stephaniega...

Another update: Lots of readers have been asking me if Legendary is the last book in the Caraval series or if there will be more, and I'm thrilled to share that there wi
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Brittney ~ Reverie and Ink
Oh. Ohhhh.

I devoured this wonderful, torturous book. And now I don't know what to do with myself aside from sit here and try and form some semblance of a review.

Friends, if you think you know everything about Caraval, you'd be wrong.

I'm going to keep this review spoiler free, especially as we're a little ways away from the release, but I'll just say this took a verrrry unexpected turn and I couldn't be more thrilled. But a word to the wise (and for those who know me) - I like when books throw pu
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Lola
The magic is gone.

I don’t know where it went. I wish I could go on an adventure to find it, but alas I have finals next week.

Caraval was one of my top five favourite releases of 2017. I remember when I received my copy of it, I took tons of pictures and kept staring at it like I was drunk with love.

That one was fast-paced and action-packed and so very surprising as well as enchanting. Legendary is none of those things.

It’s slow-paced, character-driven, mostly predictable and basically magic-les
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Cait • A Page with a View
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Anywayssss I just read this book in one sitting with a stupid grin on my face because the way everything unfolds is absolutely BRILLIANT. I won't spoil anything here, though!! Just a few random thoughts...

The main character in this sequel is Scarlett's sister Tella, whom I absolutely love. She has so much agency that it's just amazing to watch the story take shape:

"Tella might have been many things, but she was far from silly or worthless or whatever labels people
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Em
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
You know what, *pulls heart shaped lollipop out of my mouth with a pop noise and points it at you* I may be more into this series than originally planned....

Becoming re-obsessed with a story is probably the best feeling in the world. It feels like coming home, like "oh yeah this is why I loved you so much". I stayed up until the early hours of the morning reading this book with my eyes itching and burning with tiredness and my vision blurring as I was fighting to stay awake to finish it and when
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Melanie

ARC provided by Flatiron in exchange for an honest review.

1.) Caraval ★★★★

“But the best villains are the ones you secretly like, and my nana always said Legend was the villain in Caraval.”

I know that Caraval was a super polarizing read last year when it released, but I fell on the side of totally loving. From the game, to the mystery, to the lyrical writing, to the compelling characters, I couldn’t get enough. I devoured it in two sittings and never wanted to stop the reading experience. And
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C.G. Drews
Do you know what is an absolute magical delicious delight?! THIS BOOK. There is no hope for me btw, I am completely gone. I'm just so in love with this world, these characters, the twisty plots of magic and mind games and darkness and glitter...it is EVERYTHING. It just captures me so much! Coupled with gorgeous writing that makes you feel like you, too, get to experience Caraval?!

10000% all my affections are YOURS, little book, I'm ready to be destroyed for the finale. Who needs calmness anyway
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Anissa (FairyLoot)
Oh. My. Gosh. This book is perfection! Stephanie, you have truly outdone yourself! The writing, the twists, the story, the characters - I loved it all and already want to reread this gem, I can't stop thinking about it!
Shreya (☆High Lady of The Night Court☆)
"The air tasted like wonder. Like candied butterfly wings caught in sugared spiderwebs, and drunken peaches coated in luck."

This game is a dream wrapped in nightmares, yet to some it is a nightmare wrapped in a dream, it is deceptive, it is beautiful, it is addictive and yet it is the one thing that can break your mind before it breaks your heart, or maybe even both at the very same moment without you ever realising it. It is hatred and love and happiness and sorrow. There are more players in
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jessica
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
okay, not to be dramatic but i would bargain my soul to every one of the fates to be able to live in a world where caraval games existed.

there is nothing quite like the amazement and sensational wonder of these books. i just want to crawl into the pages and spend the rest of my days enthralled by the legendary magic of this story. i will admit this was much slower and more character driven than ‘caraval’ but the enchantment was just as present. i love stories that make me second guess what i kno
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Candace Robinson
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First off, there’s another book, right? Because this book left me with too many unanswered questions! More than book one... so it’s a bit tricky for me here because if there’s another book, then this one was hella great, but if this is the last book then I’m just too flustered to think!

I’m just going to go ahead and say that the world that Stephanie Garber has created is freaking cool and amazing. I thought Tella was a decent character, although I did like Scarlett more.

As with Julian, I really
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Korrina  (OwlCrate)
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was so much fun! People said it was even better than Caraval and I have to agree with that! I really loved Tella as a main character. This book expanded the world of Caraval so much, and expanded the character of Legend a lot too. Once I started I couldn’t put it down; I ended up finishing it in a few short hours. Loved it!
Jacqueline
ok but seriously I need this in my life ASAP
&#x1f98a; Jessi ♥️ H. Vojsk

“Every good story needs a villain.
But the best villains are the ones you secretly like.”


Story ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
First things first: I didn’t really like Caraval. Sure the world was great and the story was pretty cool, but I hated Scarlett and I didn’t really like Julian.
In this book everything is different.
In the last Caraval game Tella was the price you could win by playing Caraval.
But now she’s a player herself and she’s not only playing to win. She’s playing for her own life, the life of her mother
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Jiana
Feb 02, 2017 marked it as on-hold  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-tbr
UPDATE 27/07/2018: it pains me to do this but I am putting this on hold for now. I've tried to read this for a good month; however, I am in the worst slump ever and I have negative motivation to pick this up and the only books I am able to read are NA. I will get back to this one when I manage to kick the slump away.

Buddy read with my fav Marami

UPDATE 29/09/2017: HELLO FRIENDS WE HAVE A TITLE, COVER AND A RELEASE DATE! Release date is May 29th and I'm highkey bitter because I thought it would
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Alyssa
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-releases
Meehhh. What a disappointment.



Pre-read squees:

MEEEEEEE, I WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!

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Larry H
Mar 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars here.

Legendary , the second book in Stephanie Garber's Caraval series, takes you on a kaleidoscopic ride full of dazzling imagery, incredible magic, and so many twists and turns, you wonder what will come with each subsequent page. It's a little dizzying, a little mesmerizing, and immensely memorable.

Before I get fully into the review, I must say that all I kept thinking about when reading this book was:



"Legend truly did deserve the name he'd given himself. Tella wo
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Stacee
Caraval was my top book of 2017 and I was so excited to get my greedy hands on Legendary.

I will be 100% honest here: I wasn’t completely sold on Tella being the one who tells the story. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Tella, but I thought she was extremely flighty and I didn’t know how it would go. I need to go back and push past Stacee for even being concerned. Like Tella says in the story, everyone underestimates her and Stephanie really puts her to the test in this story. Of course there are new
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Alana • thebookishchick
Will you hate me if I say this was legendary? Because this 100% lived up to the title.
The first thing that I needed after finishing this book was a cold shower, you guys, this book is HOT. The second thing I need is either A) a time machine to transport me to next year or B) the third book immediately in my hands. Either one will do the job, just saying. I thought I had this book figured out but I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN. Dammit I should have known that things are never as they seem in the world of Ca
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Joshua Gabriel (조수아)
She'd thought that she was the key to his entire game. But, of course, Legend was playing more than one game.

Caraval took my breath away last year. This sequel messed with my brain. I delayed my review for almost a month because I needed some time to process everything that happened. I felt so deceived...yet enlightened.

In Legendary, Tella learns that her mother has been trapped in a set of magical cards. To solve this problem, she makes a deal with a malicious prince. In exchange for saving Te
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⇢Eryn
4.5 / 5

What a magical, whimsical, lovely second book to this series! Stephanie Garber has a story-telling gift and ya’ll are missing out if you haven’t already read Caraval.

As someone who loved Caraval, I was nervous to start Legendary, because often times I’m disappointed by the sequel in a series—well, folks, that wasn’t the case here! This book was so marvelous that I didn’t mind reading in Tella’s perspective (I say that because I loved Scarlett’s POV); in fact, I might even say that I
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Abbie (boneseasonofglass)
Where do I start? I just want to say to begin with, that this book was amazing and it blew me away! I only finished it a few hours ago and I already want to reread it! 

In the books, Caraval is described in a way, that as soon as it starts, you can literally feel the magic around you, and this is how I felt every time I opened up this book and started reading it. I just got lost and engulfed in the story and I felt like I could almost feel the magic coming out of the book.  

The plot of this book
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Hamad
This review and other reviews can be found at The Book Prescription

A Buddy read with This reading Machine

“If you can convince yourself it’s true, you can convince anyone.”

🌟 Caraval was a book that I didn’t enjoy very much despite having many interesting story elements, The main problem in Caraval was it being choppy and all over the place, there were many twists and events that took place in book 1. Before reading this book I had to read book 1 summary twice to get back on track. This book was m
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Grace (BURTSBOOKS)
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites
Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, shit on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it

GUYS I think this might be my favourite book of the year. It has everything good about Caraval turned up ten notches and everything bad about it removed. The characters are 100% more compelling and stakes are 1000% higher

I have no idea what the th
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Katie.dorny
Jun 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I am so fucking disappointed. The magic is gone and the ending was bullshit.
Is it meant to be open ended? Is there a third book exploring Legend and the mother further? I need answers?????
Everything was ether too rushed or too bland. It didn’t grasp me like the first one. Tella had so much potential as a female protagonist but she was done wrong instead.
Scarlett hardly appeared at all and when she did it was for no reason at all.
Nope. Biggest disappointment of 2018 so far for me
(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-books
I can't help but enjoy being swept away by the magic that is Legend!

I can't give away anything for fear of spoilers but I'll be honest and say that I actually loved this second book even more than the first one. The twists and turns were slightly predictable but in a way that I was hoping/rooting for and was very satisfied with.

I really enjoyed the story being told from Tella's perspective. She is feisty, loyal and quite formidable. I liked watching her grow throughout the book but my favorite
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Melissa
Mar 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Legendary takes all the magic and the dark and the deadly and the thorned gossamer of wild invention laid over every page of Caraval and cranks it up to ELEVEN. Garber expands her world massively: if Caraval is the place where the pebble dropped in, Legendary is all the rings rippling outward, encompassing new terrains, new mythologies, the secret histories of characters old and new. It's darker than its predecessor. It's a little sadder. Its magic weighs heavier, and there's no more fooling our ...more
beth
Rating - 5 stars!

I didn't think Stephanie Garber could do better than Caraval but trust me when I say she exceeded my expectations once again. I expected it to be a good sequel, but nope, it was absolutely breathtaking.

please, please give me the next book right now????

full review to come!!!
Scrill
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I received a ARC via Netgalley for a fair review.

"But the best villains are the ones you secretly like, and my nana always said Legend was the villain in Caraval."*

Now that Scarlet has won Caraval the sisters should be on their way to happily ever after. Unfortunately, Tella had made a bargain, and the lender is asking for Legendary's true name. Now Tella must play her own round of Caraval to obtain his identity. Though she knows it's just a game, this time it seems like it might be just a lit
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Jennymort ♔ The Dark Lordette ♔ House of Slytheread
OMG WHAT THE HELL!? WHAT IS GOING ON?! WHY DO WE NOT KNOW ANYTHING!?

WITH THAT CLIFFHANGER, THERE BETTER BE ANOTHER FECKING BOOK COMING OUT!

*SCREAMS*
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