Legendary

Legendary

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-- CaravalA 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.
Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2018
ISBN: 9781250095336
1250095336
Characteristics: 1 online resource (416 p.)

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chelseacarter17
Jun 02, 2020

Legendary is my favorite out of this series! This book focuses mostly on Tella and her adventures during the game. It's interesting to see how each sister plays the game, and Tella became one of my favorite characters. The love-hate relationship that her and Dante have is addicting, and it kept making me want more of them! Really enjoyed this book and the whole series! Highly recommend!

I think I liked this better than Caraval, but I'm still kind of unsure. I liked it, definitely. But there was a connection to the characters that just never quite manifested for me that keeps me from absolutely adoring it.

The story this time is similar to the first book: another Caraval approaches, and Tella is going to play this time. I will never get tired of the kind of magical, what-is-real guessing game that these books put us through; I love not knowing what is going on, and I love that anything is possible. The world of Caraval is magical in such a unique, fun way, and I applaud Stephanie for those world-building skills. Also her writing is absolutely stunning - there were a few moments, a few sentences that had me pausing in my reading just to admire them because...wow. Her descriptors are so beautifully evocative, and her sentences just WORK so well. This is a book that draws attention to how beautiful language is, and I adore that.

I did really enjoy reading from Tella's perspective. She's spunkier than Scarlett, perhaps more fun because of that, and even though the idea of a love triangle is cliche, it WORKED in this book. I am always, always, always a sucker for a sarcastic villain, and Jacks was no exception. From the moment we meet him, rumpled and sassy in the carriage, I knew I was going to love him. But then, Dante. Dante Dante Dante. The dark, handsome, tattooed almost-villain that I adored in Caraval. HOW DOES ONE CHOOSE? The answer: one does not. One waits it out and is happy either way basically.

So, yes, I did enjoy this one. I liked the character dynamics and loved the world they live in. Maybe it was because I didn't have time to sit down and power through this like I wanted to that it felt a little bit flat; I hate reading with distractions, and I think that's all I did through this. But overall, I still liked it. I want to do a reread of both Caraval and Legendary, and I think that would elevate the love I have for this series.

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mglory12
Jul 30, 2019

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Crowfeather77
Jul 15, 2019

This book, I personally believe, is better than the first, and is great for someone who is looking for someone with a little darkness in their heart...

Buuuuuut everyone has darkness, but Tella's is a little more than usual. And when I found out that Dante was Legend, I can't say I didn't expect it. It was looking a little obvious.

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Therru9
Jul 15, 2019

AMAZING!!! I LO❤️ED IT!!!

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EsheAoife
May 28, 2019

2nd book in Caraval Series

VaughanPLKim Jan 17, 2019

I really enjoyed "Caraval," so I was eager to pick up "Legendary." Unfortunately, it didn't quite measure up to its predecessor. I really love the magical world Stephanie Garber has created, but certain plot points were repeated over and over throughout the book and it became a bit tedious. Still, it was nice to read from Tella's perspective since we don't learn as much about her in the first book. She makes some terrible mistakes, but she is also young and courageous and unafraid to take risks. I look forward to "Finale," the last book in the series, to be released May 2019.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jan 17, 2019

I finished this book in two sittings, and it took me a total of 4 hours total. I loved how it was a while since I read Caraval, but I could easily navigate my way back into the story and find out who's who. The protagonist is one that loves wholly and without fear, which is something I admire in a person. She herself become immersed in a game where the stakes are high and lies are true. With everything appearing to be more than it seems to be, can she find the answers to what she seeks? I wholeheartedly recommend this series. @Siri of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

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Gwen904
Oct 22, 2018

'Legendary' is quite different from its predecessor 'Caraval'. It's from Tella's perspective, which means the romance factor is upped and the passionate kisses are also numerous. Tella's narrative is a bit impulsive and silly, and she's less nice than her sister Scarlett. The plot is predictable and overwritten, and there are a few surprising editing errors. Tella does things so stupid that I'm screaming at the book for her to stop. Annnnnndd…

Dante is a jerk.
Jacks is a jerk.
Can't there be a main boy character who isn't a jerk?

However, despite its flaws, this sequel is magical and engaging and interesting (I liked the idea of the Fates trapped in the cards), and I was rooting for Tella at the end. I really loved 'Caraval'. But 'Legendary' carves a path that isn't quite so… Legendary, you could say (see what I did there??)

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CoralJohnson
Aug 21, 2018

This was a book that I could barley put down! personally I liked this book better than the first and all my friends thought the same thing. Though you would have to read the first book to get the story about the second book. I could barley put down this book! I think its a book that 13 year olds and older should read.
Great book!

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