Legendary Book Review

Legendary Book Cover Legendary
Stephanie Garber
Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Hodder Paperbacks
February 21st 2019 (first published May 29th 2018)

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.

Current TBR list

It feels like a lifetime since I’ve posted something other than a book review. I really want to start writing more blogs that aren’t purely review based. So in this blog, I’m going to talk about some of the books that are currently on my TBR list. I’m not going to list them all because otherwise, it’ll feel completely overwhelming. Some of these come out this month while others are books I have owned for a long time. They all sit nice and snug in my TBR cart (thank you Ikea) and will stay there until they are read. Without further ado, here is the list!

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Caraval Book Review

Caraval Book Cover



Stephanie Garber

Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance

Hodder & Stoughton

January 31st 2017



Welcome to Caraval, where nothing is quite what it seems.

Scarlett and Tella have never left the tiny isle of Trisda, pining from afar for the wonder of Caraval, a once-a-year week-long performance where the audience participates in the show.

Caraval is Magic. Mystery. Adventure.

When the sisters' long-awaited invitations finally arrive, it seems their dreams have come true. But no sooner have they arrived than Tella vanishes, kidnapped by the show's mastermind organiser, Legend.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is an elaborate performance. But she quickly becomes entangled in a dangerous game of love, magic and heartbreak. 

And real or not, she must find Tella before the game is over, and her sister disappears forever