Legendary (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Caraval Series #2)

Legendary (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Caraval Series #2)

by Stephanie Garber

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The B&N Exclusive Edition includes six pages of handwritten, behind-the-scenes material from author, Stephanie Garber!

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.

Praise for Caraval:

New York Times bestseller
#1 IndieNext Pick
Publishers Weekly Flying Start
Entertainment Weekly Top 10 YA of 2017
Amazon Best Book of the Year
Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year
BuzzFeed Best Book of the Year
The Hunger Games meets The Night Circus. Grade: A-.”Entertainment Weekly Must List
“Impressive, original, wondrous.USA Today
“Spellbinding.” US Weekly
“Magnificent.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
“I lost myself in this world.” —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
“Decadent.” —Roshani Chokshi, author of The Star-Touched Queen
“Like stepping into a living dream.” —Stacey Lee, author of Outrun the Moon
“Destined to capture imaginations.”Kirkus
“Ideal for fans of The Night Circus, Stardust, and The Hunger Games.SLJ

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250301277
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication date: 05/29/2018
Series: Caraval Series , #2
Edition description: B&N Exclusive Edition
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 10,126
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Stephanie Garber loves Disneyland because it’s the one place on earth where she feels as if the fantastical stories she loves to write about could actually come to life. When she's not writing young adult fantasy, she teaches creative writing at a private college in northern California, where she’s known for turning assignments into games and taking students on field trips that involve book signings. Caraval is her first novel for young adults. She would love to hear from you on social media.

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Legendary (B&N Exclusive Edition) (Caraval Series #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book two of theCaraval series is just magical, intriguing, and irrestistable as the first book. The continued story of the characters and the game they must play is so refreshing and unique that it is impossible to put down. I literally devoured this book! The only thing that was upsetting was that it ended. I am hopeful that the series will continue, but definitely loathe the wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written, so much detail, but never too much to make it seem wordy. Kept me on the edge of my seat and squealing with excitement.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful series! Both books take you away from life and suck you into the world of caraval! I couldn’t put either books down. Love!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Soo good!! Just like the first!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as good and as magical as the first book! I really hope there is a book 3!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so in love with Legend!!! He is the bad guy that you want to love, adore, and worship. I really hope we get to learn more of Legend. Legend made this story for me. Yes Dontella is an okay character, but I couldn't help wanting to know more about Legend.
BeckyRendon More than 1 year ago
If you thought Caraval was entertaining, you are in for a treat with Legendary. It's a bittersweet feeling when you finish a book. And Legendary is the bittersweet chocolate ganache on top of the Caraval cake (did you enjoy that lame pun? I did.) All the hopes and dreams that were built up in Caraval have a different test/trial in Legendary. New hopes, wishes, and dreams are equally tentative. We were told in Caraval it's all a game. In Legendary, it's said to be real. But which is worse, thinking it's a game or knowing it's real? Legendary stole my heart and I'm left in mourning. I'm mourning my hopes and denials. You can only blindly cling to naivety for so long. When the truth comes out, you are left to mourn the loss of your innocence. Legendary leaves your innocence in tatters on the stairs of a temple seemingly forgotten. It leaves your heart bleeding on its pages. Legendary left me hoping for...everything! But don't cling to despair the way I am because eventually the next book will be here. Just grab your blanket and rock in the corner with me while we wait!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received Legendary as an advanced reader copy. This was the second Caraval book and it was a second round of Caraval that Tella was able to play in this time. This Caraval was based on the Deck of Destiny and the mythical Fates. I found this to be absolutely fantastic. In the first book I felt confused for a lot of the book, but I felt that in this book I was more prepared with what to expect and I enjoyed it much more. I also really enjoyed the Deck of Destiny and Fates theme this time, I thought it really added to the Caraval. This is certainly a must read and I am very much excited to hear that there will be a third book Finale.
bayy245 12 days ago
Stephanie Garber did not disappoint in our return to the magic, mischief, and deception of Caraval. Her lush, lyrical writing sweeps you away into the magic, making you question everything you think you know. This time we know how the game is played and most of the players involved, but will that make it any easier? The stakes on this round of Caraval are higher than ever before, coming just a few days after the game that Scarlett won. But what if this isn't a game after all? Tella finds herself needing to win Caraval but what will she lose in order to do so? And what happens when Legend's identity is finally revealed to her? Things have never been more complicated for our cast of characters. The Fates introduced in this book are things of nightmares and they're desperate to rule the human world again. The two twists at the end were predictable for me, but I think that's because I kept a clearer head then Tella. This round of Caraval is less extravagant and fairytale-like and instead has an underlying edge of urgency. This didn't detract from the magic or mystery of the game as we knew too much to be a casual player like the first time. *I received a complimentary copy of this book from Flatiron Books through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.*
Tanith_Argent 17 days ago
Words... There were many words in this book, and yet...they said so little. I liked the overly descriptive language in Caraval. If you did not, you will enjoy Legendary even less. The writing continues to be quite purple, but all the words are now "ink." Legend smells like ink. His hair is inky. Tella's clothes are soft as ink. The stars above are bright as ink. It just ceased to make any sense. I could summarize everything that happened in a paragraph, but there was so much (SO much) internal dialogue and repetition that this book went on forever. Many times I thought, 'It just won't end!' Even when Legend's true identity is revealed, there were so, so, so many debates going on in Tella's head about who it could be that by that point there was no cause for surprise. In the first book, I enjoyed following Scarlett's journey through Caraval and disliked Tella. Since Legendary was all about Tella, I did not enjoy it. Scarlett was in it, but she behaved completely out of character. It was implied that she had all sorts of business going on behind the scenes, but we never saw any of the motives for her behavior, so she came across as irrational and by the end of this book, I liked her even less than I like Tella. I don't have much good to say about this book. There were a few interesting concepts (like...three) but they felt so out of place. This didn't feel like Caraval to me. Everything going on was happening inside Tella's head. I really can't think of many places she went or things she saw, just all this rambling, unending, internal dialogue as she repeated every scene over and over in her head, analyzing and rehashing every detail. Sometimes I can forgive an otherwise dull book if the romance is good. The best part of Caraval was the romance. The romance in Legendary is the worst. I liked Dante in Caraval. I like him all right in Legendary. But I do not like Tella, and I cannot understand why in the world the two of them were paired up. They make zero sense as a couple. The book opens up with them having had a roll in the hay, and that was amusing but should have ended there. Instead they are force-shipped, and Dante's personality became so similar to Julian's that I began to wonder if they were really the same guy. It seems pretty obvious the author either has a type or can only write one variety of male love interest. I feel giving this book two stars might be overly generous because I did not enjoy it.
Cute_Book_Nerd 24 days ago
Stephanie Garber has graced my eyes once again, I can't get enough of this trilogy and I can't wait for Finale. Although there were many aspects of the plot that were predictable, unless Finale says otherwise, I was still blown away by Legendary. My favorite thing about this novel is that it is told in Donatella's perspective instead of Scarlett's which made for a story with a different tone and feel. The second game was so much different than the first and it was very refreshing, I didn't feel like I was reading what I already knew from Caraval. Garber is very good at deceiving us as well as getting us, well at least me, emotionally involved in her stories as well as making us feel like we are a part of the game. I've never felt extremely invested in a series until I read Caraval and now Legendary. I'm sad to see it come to an end soon but I am so excited for Finale!
Kibbyra 25 days ago
Garber delivers again her deliciously descriptive prose and twisty plots. Legendary continues the Caraval series and builds upon the mythology Garber has brought to life. The writing is beautiful, but if you don’t like poetic or flowery descriptions this may not be the one for you. Personally, I love Garber’s writing style and I just want to get lost in it. Some of the line she writes are so beautiful that I actually stop and reread the line just to savor it. Legend brings growth to the established characters, especially Tella. Having this book be focused on Tella really brings the reader into her head and shows us there she is more than a pretty face and a seemingly carefree attitude. By the end of the book I actually ended up liking her more than Scarlett, which is not something I thought would happen. I cannot wait to see what mischief these two sisters get up to in Finale!
Anonymous 3 months ago
This series was one of the best I've read in a really long time. I fell in love with the characters.
WhatsBeyondForks 5 months ago
This time we get Tella's point of view. I was expecting Scarlet, so it took me a minute to adjust, but I enjoyed Tella just as much. Caraval is different this time. It maybe more than a game.. or is it? There are so many things I have to say about Legend! But, I cant. They would include spoilers. So, basically, the only thing you can expect from this trilogy so far is for something unexpected to happen or be revealed. Sometimes, I knew what was coming, but there were definitely some unexpected moments. I really need the next book to be released now. I need my questions answered!
Anonymous 9 months ago
Absolutely loved this as much as the first! I waited to read it so it would be fresh in my mind for when finale releases and I am so glad I did.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Always amazing! Love her work!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The magical world of Caraval keeps getting better! I didn't want to put this book down, and yet, I made myself slow down so I could savor every delicious page! Best book I've read in 10 years!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me just say this was already my most anticipated book of the year. I had been dying to read it ever since Caraval, which was amazing by the way. Legendary had the same elements that I loved from Caraval. However, I was very impressed that she was able to still make it different enough to not feel redundant to the first book. Basically, this story follows a spunky girl who is just trying to do right by her family and find her mom while still watching out for her sister, but keeps getting thrown into impossible situations that are holding her up. As an added difficulty, she can never tell what is real and what is all for show. LOVE this author, and will be following her wherever her literary worlds take me.
Alyssa75 More than 1 year ago
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog*** Legendary by Stephanie Garber Book Two of the Caraval series Publisher: Flatiron Books Publication Date: May 29, 2018 Rating: 3 stars Source: eARC from NetGalley Summary (from Goodreads): 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. What I Liked: I'm actually a bit disappointed by this book, which is of course very surprise given how much I loved Caraval, and given how much everyone has loved Legendary. I felt so meh about this book while reading it, and when I finished it, I was left with a rather sour taste in my mouth. Definitely not what you would want to feel after reading a supposed masterpiece. But these things happen. Caraval followed Scarlett Dragna, who entered Caraval in order to save her younger sister Donnatella. Legendary follows Tella, who enters Caraval in order to save her and Scarlett's mother Paloma, who has been missing for years. Paloma is trapped in a card of the Deck of Destiny, a cursed deck of cards that contains the Fates. If the Fates are released, chaos will ensue (or something like that). If Legend gets the Deck, he could gain the powers of all of the Fates in the Deck. In order to save her mother, Tella must find the Deck of Destiny. In order to uphold her bargain with a mysterious criminal who gave her information about her mother, Tella must give the criminal Legend's true identity. Tella has neither of those things, and so she must enter Caraval and win - so that she will receive the ultimate prize from Legend. It's a tricky game that Tella is playing, and it is not without consequences - or sacrifices. In the first half of the book, I was pretty engrossed in the story. I wasn't totally sold on the whole finding-my-mother thing, but I was intrigued, and I liked Tella. I liked seeing Scarlett and Julian, though I hated the unnecessary drama (more on that below). I looooved Dante's appearances. I even loved Jacks' ridiculous, cruel self. The first half of the book was so fascinating. I liked Tella for the most part. In book one, I pretty much hated her and branded her the most selfish, unworthy sister ever. But I liked her in this book. She is bold and uninhibited, and while she seemed selfish in Caraval, she seems more selfless in this book. It's clear that she loves her sister, but is very guarded. Read the rest of my review on my blog, The Eater of Books! - eaterofbooks DOT blogspot DOT com :)
Take_Me_AwayPH More than 1 year ago
As soon as I finished Caraval, I wanted to read Legendary. And now that I've finished Legendary, I really want Finale in my hands. Stephanie Garber has a way with words and I have really fallen for this series and her writing style. This time the game of Caraval will be played in a different place, but all the rules are the same. The prize this time tho, is one that is better than all the others. This time the prize is learning the true identity of Legend. Tella becomes a participant in the games because she has to win or risk losing everything. Just like the first book, I loved the characters. Scarlett was still my favorite, but Tella definitely surprised me in this one. She was so selfless and loving, and for some reason I wasn't expecting that. I've been thinking to participate in Caraval you have to be ruthless and murderous, but Tella didn't seem that way. As for the plot, this is the reason I gave this 3.5 stars. The plot was very intricate, but even still, I was able to look past them all and figure out all the twists at the end of the book. In the last one everything was a suprise. But for this one I guess I was expecting all the craziness, so I could guess all the plot twists. But even with guessing them all, it was still shocking to see so many of them come to light. I can't imagine what's going to happen in the next book. I also found that it was a bit too slow for my taste. Everything that happened was plot driven, but you don't realize that until the end of the book. And because of that, it seemed like it was a bit slow for my taste. As for the story, I really liked the turn this story took. I love the myths and the way Garber portrayed them. It made for an amazing story. I can't wait to see how Garber puts them all together in the next installment. I won't say more to avoid spoilers, but I really liked this one. Caraval is still my favorite, but this one isn't far behind. I can't wait to see what happens to the family and what comes of the romance in Garber's final installment, Finale.
TheThoughtSpot More than 1 year ago
Anticipating the next book already! Legendary by Stephanie Garber shows us that Tella and Scarlett are once again playing a Caraval game. Tella thinks their mother is alive and wants information to find her, while Scarlett just wants some fun and excitement. Tella’s discovery of who her pen pal friend is floors her and she’s reeling from the revelation and its complications. Once again, the game may or may not be real, in all or parts, and the characters may or may not be trustworthy. Tella is shown an unkind memory of her mother and feels as though her mother didn’t love her at all. Her push and pull relationship with Dante is another matter she’s unsure of, but that’s just the way Caraval is. As the story concludes, it’s clear that a third book is in Caraval’s future. The enticing ending of Legendary makes me vested in this series. 4 stars! * I received a complimentary copy of this book for voluntary review consideration and all opinions and thoughts are my own.
caitlinwhetten More than 1 year ago
I didn’t particularly like Caraval, but I was willing to give Legendary a chance. However, it had all the same stuff that I didn’t like in Caraval. I like the addition of the Fates in this book. There’s a bit more world-building and mythology and I enjoyed that. You’ll also find out who Legend is at the end of the book so if that’s the only thing making you read the series, then I recommend this one. I just don’t get along with Stephanie Garber’s prose. It is so flowery and overly descriptive and just becomes nonsense to me after a while. How can a dress look like a fantasy a garden had cried? I don’t know. Tella, the main character, is rather dumb and is almost indistinguishable from Scarlett, who isn’t in this book. So if you’re looking for a sister bond novel, this isn’t it. I also found all of the men in this book rather creepy and borderline sexual predatory. It’s rather uncomfortable. And lastly, Caraval just isn’t magical or mysterious to me. I’ve just decided that this series and I don’t get along. There’s too many things that I don’t enjoy and I felt this book was almost the same as the first one. If you liked Caraval, you'll probably like this one, but I'm finished with the series. It's just not for me.
Mel-Loves-Books More than 1 year ago
“This was why love was so dangerous. Love turned the world into a garden, so beguiling it was easy to forget that rose petals were as ephemeral as feelings, eventually they would wilt and die, leaving nothing but the thorns.” I am not sure I can gush about this book enough. If I ever become an author, I hope I can write like Stephanie Garber. She takes the vocabulary available to us all and uses it to her full advantage. Sentences and situations that could seem simple and boring become like magic in her hands. And I also have to say, I LOVED Caraval. I gave it 5 stars, but I love Legendary so so much more. Like we have come to expect from this series, I had no idea what was going to happen with each fascinating twist, but I was eating it all up like the decadant treat that it is. I give this book 5 million stars. “‘Every good story needs a villain.’ ‘But the best villains are the ones you secretly like.’”
Pebble_Cafe More than 1 year ago
Going in I didn't think I would like LEGENDARY as much as CARAVAL. Tella wasn't my favorite character in the first book. I was SO wrong. I liked it even more and Tella became one of my faves. The story had so many twists and turns much like navigating around Valenda. I kept second guessing everyone and everything! I will be obsessing for the next year trying to figure out what Garber has up her sleeve for book 3. If you enjoyed reading CARAVAL, even just a little bit to be entertained and escape for a few hours/days, pick up LEGENDARY.