Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by The Purple Booker. If you want to join in grab your current read, flick to a random page, select two sentences (without spoilers) and share them in a blog post or in the comments of The Purple Booker.
This week my teaser comes from Legendary, the second book in Stephanie Garber’s Caraval trilogy. I received a copy of this from NetGalley and read it last week. I’ve been patiently waiting till closer to release to post a review but I think it’s safe to share a teaser. I loved this book so there were plenty of parts to choose from (I don’t really do the two random sentences thing) but I’ve resisted my initial temptation to use the quote on why messy rooms are a good thing and go for this one.
Please note that while my teaser is spoiler free this is the second book in the series so there may be some spoilers for Caraval in the blurb below.
This was why love was so dangerous. Love turned the world into a garden, so beguiling it was easy to forget that the rose petals were as ephemeral as feelings, eventually they would wilt and die, leaving nothing but the thorns.
~ 11% Legendary by Stephanie Garber
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.