For the first time in the game’s history, Caraval will be held twice in one year, within weeks of each other. Only this time, Tella will be playing. Unlike the others, however, Tella will not be playing for fun. She needs to repay a debt to a mysterious man that she bargained with and who only wants one thing: Legend’s real name. To get it, Tella must win Caraval.
When reading a series, I always prepare for the disappointment that is the second book. In my experience, it rarely measures up to the first and quite often, the author ends up writing ridiculous stories in an effort to keep readers entertained. Legendary, however, did something amazing; it bested the first book. Tella’s perspective was so much more enjoyable than damsel-in-distress Scarlett’s. Tella is strong and brave, doing what needs to be done. She’s fierce and fiery but also loving and caring. Tella is an underdog that you can’t help but root for. And the game? Extra suspenseful with higher stakes and somehow, even more magic. This book, with its whimsical writing and fantastical word building, is a book that demands to be read in one sitting. This is a book that should be on anyone and everyone’s shelves.