Fiery but disappointing sequel
Legendary is quite different from its predecessor Caraval. It's from Tella's perspective, which means the romance factor is upped and the passionate kisses are also numerous. Tella's narrative is a bit impulsive and silly, and she's less nice than her sister Scarlett. The plot is predictable and overwritten, and there are a few surprising editing errors. Tella does things so stupid that I'm screaming at the book for her to stop. Annnnnndd…
Dante is a jerk.
Jacks is a jerk.
Can't there be a main boy character who isn't a jerk?
However, despite its flaws, this sequel is magical and engaging and interesting (I liked the idea of the Fates trapped in the cards), and I was rooting for Tella at the end. I really loved Caraval. But Legendary carves a path that isn't quite so… Legendary, you could say (see what I did there??)
Parents will have a lot to be concerned about, including several detailed and intense descriptions of passionate kisses. Tella also drinks and gets hungover even though she's only 17.
This title contains:
Violence & scariness
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking