Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Book Review

 Title: Carry On

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Pages: 522

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 5/5 stars

Goodreads Synopsis: Simon Snow is the worst chosen one who’s ever been chosen. That’s what his roommate, Baz, says. And Baz might be evil and a vampire and a complete git, but he’s probably right. Half the time, Simon can’t even make his wand work, and the other half, he sets something on fire. His mentor’s avoiding him, his girlfriend broke up with him, and there’s a magic-eating monster running around wearing Simon’s face. Baz would be having a field day with all this, if he were here—it’s their last year at the Watford School of Magicks, and Simon’s infuriating nemesis didn’t even bother to show up. Carry On is a ghost story, a love story, a mystery and a melodrama. It has just as much kissing and talking as you’d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story—but far, far more monsters.

My Thoughts: (SPOILER ALERT don’t read this if you haven’t read Carry On!!) If you are reading this you probably know that in Rainbow’s book Fangirl, the main character Cath writes fanfiction about the characters in her favourite book series, Simon Snow. Now when I read Fangirl about two years ago all I wanted was to be able to read Simon Snow… and now I have. I’m just going to start off by saying OH MY GOODNESS THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!! I fell in love from the very first second I started it. Right away it felt so comfortable, like I had read the previous Simon Snow novels (even though they aren’t real). It really felt like reading Harry Potter, which was awesome and comforting. Everything was so magical. I looooooved the multiple perspectives, it added such a cool element to the book especially since the chapters were not like Simon, Baz, Simon, Baz, they weren’t in a set order and you got to read from almost every main characters perspective at least once and I just loved that. I absolutely adore Rainbow Rowell’s writing style and I was very curious to see how she would write in a fantasy setting, which is unlike all her other books which are contemporaries. I think she did an amazing job, her books are some of my favourites and I just loved knowing that I was reading Cath’s fanfiction. Simon and Baz were hilarious. The way they bickered with eachother was so funny and since I have read Fangirl I knew they were going to end up together and I couldn’t wait for that moment. I couldn’t help fangirling every time they kissed IT WAS JUST SO CUTE. I also loved how Baz was a vampire, (I am a sucker for vampires ((hahaha see what I did there)) it added another awesome thing to the story to go along with the magic. This was such an amazing read and definitely one of my new favourite books of all time! 

11 thoughts on “Carry On by Rainbow Rowell Book Review

      1. Me too! Like I feel like she was a really important asset to the book, but I didn’t like her. Like, sure you were traumatized, but Simon, Baz, AND Penellope saw the HUMDRUM! I think they were more traumatized than you, and they didn’t leave!

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