In celebration and preparation of Stephanie Garber’s 3rd and final book in the Caraval series, Finale, I wanted to repost book reviews of Book 1: Caraval and Book 2: Legendary. If you have not read this series, you are seriously missing out!
by Stephanie Garber
Nikki’s Rating: 9 out of 10
Summary: Scarlett and Tella find themselves in another game, this time to find out the true identity of the elusive and magical Legend. If Tella wins the game, she may lose Legend and possibly her heart forever; if she doesn’t win, she loses her life. But as always, the edges of reality and the magic of Caraval are beginning to blur together.
9 Legendary Things About Stephanie Garber’s “Legendary”
(May Contain Spoilers)
1. That dress…
The mood-changing dress is still around. Super jealous!
2. Didn’t see that coming…
Never did it ever occur to me that Scarlett’s “betrothed” in Book 1 could be part of “the game.” Well played Garber, well played.
3. Carnival Setting
As in the first book, I enjoy the more unusual setting of a carnival. Thankfully Garber leaves out the evil clowns.
4. Another Game
I was a little concerned about “Legendary” featuring another “game” mostly because I didn’t want it to be too similar to Book 1. However, I was very surprised and happy to find that “Legendary” and “Caraval” have very different games, settings, players, and objectives.
As always, I’m a sucker for love and romance so I’m totally digging the Tella/Legend dynamic. And of course, I love the “tortured, misunderstood, moody” Byronic hero so Legend is an automatic favorite for me.
7. Overall Writing
Garber does it again with good pacing, an enchanting imagination, and great character development!
8. The Ending
Well, not exactly how I wanted things to end but all my favorite characters are still alive and mostly well so I’ll take it and call it a sorta happy ending.
What are your favorite things about Stephanie Garber’s “Legendary“?