Legendary | Stephanie Garber

14 June 2018

A heart to protect. A debt to repay. A game to win.

You're going to have to give me a moment, because it's taking all my energy to not just have this post all in caps declaring my absolute adoration for the perfection that is Legendary. 

I DEVOURED this book. There's no other word for it. 

I spend four wonderful evenings in the confliction between my eyes wanting to read every word faster, and my brain wanting to read slower just so I could stay in the world that little bit longer. 

Before I held this painfully beautiful book in my hands, I must admit I was sceptical. In the first book, I wasn't really sure about Tella as a character and the thought that she was going to be the narrator in the second book put a small barrier up with me. 

Good God was I wrong. 

Tella is perfect as a voice to carry this story on and I fell head over heels for her charm, bravery, wit and feminist outlook on life (which, let's face it, is always important). 

Dante... I don't even know what to say about Dante, other than I have purchased a candle based on him. So there's that. 

Their chemistry is just gorgeous to read and I enjoyed every moment they spent together, and I also enjoyed every moment of discovery Tella had on her own. 

The story was gripping, sexy, magical, beautiful and over all too quickly. 

One of the things I found really interesting about the experience of reading both Caraval and Legendary, is that after reading Stephanie Garber's letter of intent on Instagram, I felt everything she intended me to feel. Caraval drew me in and intoxicated me, where Legendary completely consumed me and gave me every emotion. 

As much as I do not believe in perfection, I am nailing my colours to the mast and giving Legendary a big fat ★.

I bloody loved it. 

What did you think? x

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