Book Review for LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber

LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber
Caraval, Book 2
Flatiron Books
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A magical tale of filled with destiny, whimsy, and secrets begging to be told.

LEGENDARY continues to enchant with the magical world of Caraval. This time around readers are gifted to the story Donatella Dragna and her quest to save her mother.  To be honest, I wasn’t sure if I would love this book as much as I did the first. The bar was set pretty high with CARAVAL. However, after the first chapter, Garber catapulted over that bar, destroying any trepidation I had. In one word, this book is spectacular.

Book Review for LEGENDARY by Stephanie Garber

What makes this and the previous book so great is the honesty and reality the characters bring the book. I know what you are thinking, but hear me out. Even though this is a continuing story filled with fantasy and illusions, at its core, it is about two sisters and their connection to each other while they navigate their own emotions and become who they are destined to be. The emotional push and pull the characters go through is heartbreaking at times, but it wouldn’t be a game if there weren’t sacrifices, right?

LEGENDARY is a bewitching story that I could not put down. I was instantly caught up in the deceptions and the intrigue, but then loved those quieter moments when I was able to get to know the characters. Garber did it again and I cannot wait for the final book in the series.


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.

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See the review for CARAVAL (Book 1).


About the Author: Stephanie Garber is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval. She lives in Northern California.

Book Details:

Series: Caraval (Book 2)
Hardcover: 464 pages
Publisher: Flatiron Books (May 29, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 125009531X
ISBN-13: 978-1250095312

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