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Goodreads Monday #2- Legendary By Stephanie Garber

Happy Monday everyone! For once I’m actually enjoying a Monday since it’s a rare three day weekend for me.

I’m once again joining in for Goodreads Mondays. This is a weekly meme where anyone can choose to highlight a book from their Goodreads TBR and was originally created by Lauren’s Page Turners.

This week I am choosing to highlight “Legendary” by Stephanie Garber.

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Plot Summary:

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 (Goodreads, 2018).


This week I am choosing to highlight “Legendary”, which is book two of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval series. I have an interesting relationship with the Caraval series. When I first read Caraval I honestly wasn’t that impressed and chose not to continue with the series. However, I’ve been doing a lot of re-reading this past year and decided to give Caraval another chance. Surprisingly, I really enjoyed it on the second reading and I think that that has to do with the fact that I chose to slow down my reading and not try to rush to the end. I realized that I missed so many little details that made for a richer story than I first realized.

Anyway, having enjoyed Caraval much more the second time around I am looking forward to continuing with the series. I think I will enjoy the second book even more, because it sounds like this book will be from Tella’s point of view. Although Scarlett was the main character of Caraval, I couldn’t help, but be more interested in her more adventurous younger sister. I was also intrigued by the mysterious Legend so I’m curious to learn more about his past as well.

Have you read the Caraval series? If yes, what did you think of it? Has there ever been a book or series that you enjoyed more on the second reading than the first?

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