Legendary: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie GarberLegendary: A Caraval Novel by Stephanie Garber

Legendary: A Caraval Novel

byStephanie Garber

Hardcover | May 29, 2018

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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller! 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.

Stephanie Garber is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of Caraval. She lives in Northern California.
Title:Legendary: A Caraval NovelFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:464 pages, 9.58 × 6.45 × 1.57 inShipping dimensions:9.58 × 6.45 × 1.57 inPublished:May 29, 2018Publisher:Flatiron BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:125009531X

ISBN - 13:9781250095312


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical! Overall, I really loved the mystery in this one. The whole premise of whether it is really a game, or not, was very interesting. And I loved the fortune tellers warning at the beginning, and then the ending was a major cliffhanger! I can't wait to jump into Finale, these books are so pretty with all the magic and mystery. I loved it!
Date published: 2019-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing i cant ewait for the final one to come out which is of course called--Finale
Date published: 2019-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Creative! This new book was almost as wonderful as the first. All the details in this book made this story vibrant and attractive in mind, I feel that the details used in this book were useful to depict what was happening and were useful in general. What I did not like is that this book was more of a SPIN-OFF instead of a sequel, it had almost nothing to do with Scarlett and I did not get to know what the sister was doing for the whole game. The back pages are creative and a really nice addition to the book; Stephanie writes her notes/insights/ideas on the chapter and also doodles on Chapter 13- It looks amazing!
Date published: 2019-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty good! Never have I been more enchanted and confused by a book at the same time. The world of Caraval is so, so beautiful and I love Garber's description, but it's also extremely confusing. I don't think I actually understood what was going on until I was a third into the novel. There was a nice mystery aspect in the plot and it was interesting to see Tella's perspective. In Caraval, I didn't like her much, but she's probably one of my favourite characters after reading this.
Date published: 2018-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love! Love! Love! As much as I loved the first book, this one really made me fall that much more in love! I read it in one day as I could not put it down! Really looking forward to the next one!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SO MAGICAL I was really worried about reading the sequel because I loved the first one so much with Scarlett's storyline, so I wasn't sure I'd enjoy reading from Tella's perspective... but boy was I wrong! I think I actually ended up enjoying this book more than the first one. I can't wait to read the next book!
Date published: 2018-09-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical After the reading the first book, the sequel seems somewhat predictable at the start - you know what to expect in the game. However, the plot quickly thickens and completely changes course. Very enjoyable and looking forward to Finale!
Date published: 2018-09-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Sequels can fall short more often than not, but this one matches the pace of the first book. The point of view is fresh and inviting. The story keeps you wanting more just as the first book did, although the ending is less surprising.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lots of Fun #plumreview I was excited to read this book bought it as soon as I could. Then it sat on my shelf for a while... I wish I picked it up right away. There were some things I forgot from the first book, I don`t think it drastically changed my feeling towards the book, but I found myself a bit confused at the beginning. I love the storytelling and the magical feeling, there is also a bit of romance and I like that too. This one is about Tella and Scarlet isn`t in it a whole lot. I feel like the ending in this book wasn`t as surprising as the ending in the first book.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Sequal I didn't think that this one would live up to the first book, but it did! I really enjoyed seeing Tella's point of view and the story was different enough that it didn't feel like the same story all over again. Can't wait for the third in the series!
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Such fun! Read ebook. Never wanted the story to end. Kept me reeled in the magical world and wishing I could be part of the 'game'
Date published: 2018-08-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! I loved Legendary even more then Caraval! Lots of surprises, twists, and turns. The characters have become more complex since the first novel also. I also LOVED the relationship between Dante and Tella! By far my favorite book series at the moment! Cannot wait for the third book to be published.
Date published: 2018-08-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok sequel This book is a bit predictable, but it's entertaining enough. I liked Tella more as a character, but I felt like the book in general was missing action. It wasn't as gripping and as whimsical than the first one.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sequel 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.
Date published: 2018-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Better than the First Another Caraval through Tella. The imagery in the book is just as beautiful as the first. It really keeps you guessing.
Date published: 2018-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An Amazing Sequel I didn't think Stephanie Garber could make me fall any harder for the world of Caraval until now. Honestly, this book was absolutely amazing to read! I adored every aspect of this novel, from beginning to end. Much like Caraval, Garber takes these characters on a journey that leaves you wondering how much of these situations that they face are "real" and how much of it is simply magic. Legendary is by far one of my favourite books of 2018. From Garber's extraordinary writing, to her creative and often times hilarious characters, to the world-building, she creates a story that not only is able to capture her audience's attention but hold onto it from the very beginning to the very end. With that being said, I am beyond excited for book 3, Finale, to come out and can not wait to see what Scarlett and Tella have to face as they fight for their own happy endings. In the end, I highly recommend picking this book up and checking it out today.
Date published: 2018-07-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the wait I kind of waver from 4 to 4.5 stars I loved this book the author is just so good at writing a world where you can see it as you read the words. I cannot wait for the third book. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing the first one was amazing but this one was even more amazing. Just found out there's a third book coming out and i'm very relieved! I was left with so many questions by the end of the book
Date published: 2018-07-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from great sequel! absolutely loved the sequel! so many twists and turns I didn't expect author did a fantasic job! :D
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This book is Life for fantasy readers This book is worth its wait in gold. It has multiple climaxes and truly makes you feel like you are transported into the world of caraval and its characters stories. I can not wait for the next book to come out.
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Fantastic Sequel Really, this book has left me with nothing but sheer awe for Stephanie Garber's knack for storytelling. Blow me over and pick me up because this was so worth the wait. I wasn't too sure what to expect, given the book jumps into a second Caraval game, but this stood well on it's own. For one, it's set not in a world created by Legend, but an actual city that bleeds Garber's typical style of whimsy. Although Legendary lacks the beautiful magic that made me love Caraval so damn much, this book more than made up for it with the introduction of the Fates. I love love LOVE this angle, and again it is an idea I wish I'd thought up first. They add a huge level of mysticism and myth to this world and series that I really hope features more in the third book. As with the first one, this one is so twisty and unexpected! I won't give away any spoilers, but we meet a certain someone and I DON'T BELIEVE IT! I refuse to. My new motto with this series is "trust no one," especially since things you thought were true in the first book are smashed to pieces. I was worried going into this because I saw a lot of people commenting on how much they dislike Tella. While I felt that way with the first book, in regards to her being selfish and self-centred, being inside her head has set me straight. Colour me a fan. I think I may even like her more than Scarlet, and that's saying something. She is stubborn and brave and driven by love for her mother and her sister. It may come off wrong, but her motives are genuine. As for the other characters, I was surprised by how glad I was Dante was back. I mean, I need so much more of that man lol! Same with Jacks. He was a pleasant and shocking treat. Anywho, I'll just be over here moping and waiting impatiently for book 3.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from If you liked the Caraval world, this one won't disappoint When I finish Caraval, I was sad Legendary wasn't out and I had to wait almost a year to get the sequel. In all honesty, it was a great second book. The fantastic world Stephanie Garber created is still filled with Legend's magic. You will wonder if it's real or not until the very end.
Date published: 2018-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've read it three times in the last week! ITS JUST THAT GOOD!!! I read Caraval right before I read Legendary, and I was absolutely hooked! I love the flow and anticipation of Stephanie Garber's writing. I am so stoked to read the third book when it comes out!!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking and Romantic Sequel This book was so worth the wait! I wasn't really sure what to expect from LEGENDARY, but Stephanie Garber did not disappoint! Not only was I once again immersed in the mysterious and magical world of Caraval, Garber expanded on the world as a whole. For me, that was the highlight. I LOVED learning more about the different Fates and the stories behind them. But that didn't mean I wasn't loving everything else! The story is full of great twists and surprises (*coughLEGENDcough*), sweeping romance, and writing that leaves you desperate for more. As far as characters, while I was never a huge fan of Tella and her choices made me a little crazy sometimes (which, thankfully, Garber is quick to point out on the same page or so), I found her to be interesting and I enjoyed following her on her adventures. Jacks is creepy and, reluctant as I am to admit, sometimes sympathetic. But Dante was the one who snared me from the get-go. I kind of brushed him off in CARAVAL (there was Julian, after all), but he completely captivated me in this sequel, which makes the ending all the more powerful. I absolutely LOVE these books and need the third one now!!
Date published: 2018-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow I enjoyed this as much as the first one! Can't wait for the third book to come out.
Date published: 2018-06-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Recommend! I've found myself enjoying more and more books revolving around circus's. I read Caraval last year, and thought it okay enough to want to continue with the series. Legendary didn't disappoint. Descriptions and world building were well done, along with many magical elements. I couldn't put this book down because I never knew what would happen next. With that said, I did (unfortunately) predict the twist within the first 50 pages - it's only revealed in the last 10-15 pages of the book - so that was a bit disappointing. I also didn't enjoy our new MC (Tella) as much for how quickly she went gaga over a guy she hardly knew (can you tell yet that instalove just isn't my thing?). Now, I don't say this often, as I'm not always a fan of it, but I would have liked to have seen other character pov's in this book. It would have been nice to see what other characters were doing in their spare time, or even to just get into their heads. With that said, I found Legendary to be better written and executed than Caraval, so I'll be waiting with impatience for the last book!
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible I recently read Caraval for the first time after putting it off for over a year, I don't know why I waited so long I fell in love with the story, the game and the world. I was incredibly excited to read Legendary and it was AMAZING. Absolutely incredible and now one of my all time favourite books. I flew through it and couldn't put it down. You cant trust anything you read. Legendary follows Tella, Scarlet's younger sister as she tries to find her mother who disappeared years ago. Tella has been in contact with a mysterious person in Valeda who can help her find her mother but in order for this person to give her her mother she needs to find out Legend's real name. She made a bargain with him and if she doesn't find Legend's true identity by winning the game she will lose everything, including her own life. The story picks up right where Caraval ended the morning after the ball. Caraval is doing something they have never done before, having two games in the same year one right after the other. Legend might have ulterior motives for this game, the players and Tella, who might just be the key. Is the game just a game or is it real this time? This story is a wild ride. Its full of twists and turns, deception, romance and magic. Not to mention a certain swoon worthy man, Dante. Oh Dante, Dante, Dante our favourite tatted bad boy hes such a mysterious character and you really have no idea what his motives are in this book. Is he playing just a game? or are his intentions true? You really cant trust anything you read. I wasn't sure if I was going to like Tella, she seemed a little flaky in Caraval but, my god, shes such an amazing character. Shes strong, sassy, saucy and determined, you'll be rooting for her. Tella has some hard decisions to make throughout the book and one that could determine the fate of Legend and bring hell upon the world. The book ends kind of open ended like there could be another book or that could be it. But it will make your jaw drop, like I said you can't trust anything you read. I really hope there is a third book from Tella's POV because you'll be wanting more, so much more. Or maybe even a book from Legends POV that would be amazing! The title is perfect for this book, this story is Legendary. I highly recommend it, if you loved Caraval you'll love this one even more. Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for gifting me a copy of Legendary for an honest review.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Patiently Waiting I can't wait to get my hands on this! Tella's perspective will be so interesting
Date published: 2018-02-12

Editorial Reviews

#1 New York Times bestseller!American Booksellers Association IndieNext pickBuzzFeed Best Book of the YearHypable Best Book of the YearGoodreads Choice Award Finalist Books-a-Million Best Book of the YearDen of Geek Best Book of the YearBook Depository Best Book of the YearEpic Reads Best YA Book of the YearCulturefly Best Book of the Year"Themes of love, betrayal, family and forgiveness are explored as the narrative ratchets up the tension toward a conclusion that will leave readers clamoring for more. Fans of Caraval will love it, and new readers will be enthralled by this immersive and imaginative world." -USA Today"A fantastic world reminiscent of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley. Rather addictive...maybe even legendary." -The Minneapolis Star-Tribune"Legendary is a whirlwind adventure that contains vivid, complex, and enchanting characters you'll want to follow to the last page." -BuzzFeed, Best YA Book of the Year"The setting of the game is fantastic in its spectacle and intrigue, and Garber pushes her world building even further, expanding into a surrounding empire built on old mythologies, rumored gods and goddesses, and superstitions that have given Caraval and Legend their power. The pacing is impeccable, with urgency increasing to an almost breathless point as Tella runs from clue to clue, while bittersweet truths and devastating betrayals unfold. Readers will want line up yet again for the next game to begin." -Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review"A tour de force of imagination. Themes of love, betrayal, and the price of magic (and desire) swirl like Caraval's enchantments, and Dante's sensuous kisses will thrill readers as much as they do Tella. Dark, seductive, over-the-top: Characters and book alike will enthrall those who choose to play." -Kirkus Reviews"Caraval was a rollercoaster ride of twists and turns, and the latest installment lives up to that standard and more. Garber succeeds marvelously in broadening this magical, seductive world." -New York Daily NewsPraise for CaravalNew York Times bestseller (January-May 2017)#1 American Booksellers Association IndieNext Pick Entertainment Weekly Top 10 YA Novel of 2017Teen Vogue Best YA Book of 2017Publishers Weekly Flying StartGoodreads Choice Award finalist (two categories)BuzzFeed Best YA Book of the YearPaste Magazine Best YA Book of the Year "The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus. Grade: A-." -Entertainment Weekly "Impressive, original, wondrous." -USA Today"Spellbinding." -US Weekly"Magnificent. A spellbinding tale of love, loss, sacrifice, and hope." -Publishers Weekly, starred review"I lost myself in this world and never wanted to come out." -Sabaa Tahir, author of An Ember in the Ashes"Beautifully written." -Renée Ahdieh, author of The Wrath and the Dawn"Shimmers with magic." -Marie Rutkoski, author of The Winner's Curse"Darkly enchanting." -Kiersten White, author of And I Darken"Like stepping into a living dream." -Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon"Destined to capture imaginations." -Kirkus Reviews"Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games." -School Library Journal