Friday Reads: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

Friday Reads

Welcome to this week’s edition of Friday Reads! Today I am sharing  a few quotes from Legendary by Stephanie Garber. I have been dying to read this forever and I am so thrilled to finally have a copy.

Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share quotes (the first sentence, or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.

THIS WEEK’S BOOK:

Friday Reads: Legendary by Stephanie GarberTitle: Legendary (Caraval #2)
Author: Stephanie Garber
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: May 29, 2018
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Summary (from Goodreads):

Stephanie Garber’s limitless imagination takes flight once more in the colorful, mesmerizing, and immersive sequel to the bestselling breakout debut Caraval

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.

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THOUGHTS

I just started reading Legendary last night, so I don’t have much to say yet. I am enjoying it so far, and although I did read Caraval quite some time ago, it is all coming back to me. Garber is a fantastic world-building author.

BOOK BEGINNING

While some rooms on the estate had monsters hiding beneath the beds, Tella swore her mother’s suite concealed enchantment.

FRIDAY 56

Nigel had warned her that if she won the game it would come at a cost that she’d later regret.

About Stephanie Garber

Image of Stephanie Garber

I’m the international and New York Times bestselling author of Caraval.

When I’m not writing, I teach creative writing at a private college in Northern California, where I’ve been known to turn assignments into games and take students on field trips that involve book signings.

To help pay my bills during college, grad school, and the breaks in between, I worked as a barista, a waitress, a bartender, a customer service representative for an energy consulting company, and as a sales girl at Bath and Bodyworks. I also spent years working with youth; I worked as a counselor at space themed summer camp, volunteered at a school for deaf children in Mexico, and I took multiple groups of college students overseas to spend their winter vacations serving at youth hostels in Amsterdam. But out of everything that I’ve done, writing young adult novels has been my favorite job.

My debut YA fantasy novel, Caraval is out now (Flatiron Books/Macmillan—US and Hodder & Stoughton—UK). Caraval has sold in thirty foreign territories and the movie rights were picked by Twentieth Century Fox.

23 thoughts on “Friday Reads: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

  1. Genni @ Ready, Set, Read! says:

    Hopefully you’ll enjoy this as much as you did Caraval! I actually never read Caraval. I wasn’t too interested in the plot, and then there was so much hype that I took a step back from picking up the book. I do like Stephanie Garber’s writing style from those quotes you shared, so I’ll just wait until she publishes something else. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Lauren says:

    I think that Garber is an incredible world-builder too. Caraval’s world is so lush and magical. I’m not sure when I’ll get to Legendary. I got it the day it came out, but I’m hesitant to read it, because I really disliked Tella in Caraval.

  3. Jaime Lester says:

    This is my next one up and I am so excited! I just reread Caraval, and it was so stinkin good the second time around. I cannot wait to dive back into this world.

  4. Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra says:

    I wasn’t a huge fan of Caraval but I enjoyed it enough to continue the series especially once I saw that the second book would feature Tella. I actually ended up falling in love with Legendary too. It surprised me how much more I enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see what you think of it 🙂

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