My Rating: 4 Stars
Genre : Young Adult Fantasy
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Plot: 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.
“Every good story needs a villain.
But the best villains are the ones you secretly like.”
Well to begin with ,I was totally spellbound by this book.There was never a fitting sequel like Legendary.
I immensely enjoyed this book and finished it within 24 hours . It has the same suspense and thrill as Caraval but what lacked was the Magic quotient. Caraval was Scarlett’s story but Legendary is told through Donatella ‘s POV. I have to admit that the plot was more exciting than the first book.
Well the plot is ,that Tella has a bargain with a friend to unravel the Legend’s true identity in the promise of finding her mother who had disappeared a couple of years ago. To unravel Legend’s true identity ,she will have to participate in Caraval.
Well ,what follows is toooo many secrets unraveling and this makes most of the book. I think the game of Caraval was different to a lot of extent as there was much less magic and it appeared more real but then again, I had no idea what was really happening, whether it was real or not. And the best of all is Legend’s identity and knowing finally who he is. I mean, I have been wanting to know more of Legend ever since I read the first book .
The Main Character, Tella is smart ,witty ,intelligent ,daring and who will cross all odds to find her mother and protect her sister. I liked her more than Scarlett. She makes the narrative of the book so engrossing . She is one of my Favorite Main Characters of 2018.
Scarlett was a amazing character in the first book who somehow turned quite annoying in this one and I couldn’t like her much.
Dante had wings. And, holy mother of saints, they were beautiful-soulless jet-black with midnight-blue veins, the color of lost wishes and fallen stardust.
Dante is a character that reminds me of Rhysand (I hope you get my point ) . Tella and Dante’s banter and romance elements are the highlights of the book. I mean I totally loved their chemistry.
Legendary showers us with so many secrets and myths that I was totally confused with what to believe and what not to. It was a constant mystery which was sometimes,I have to admit, a little bit too much. My emotions and feelings were played with a lot just like the MC. Also the book was not magical like the first one,and hence it was a bit disappointing on that front .
I am glad that there is sequel on its way as there many loopholes and loose strings attached that need to be typed up and I can’t wait to read more about this world.