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Book Review: Carry On

  • Original Title: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Edition: Hardcover, 522 pages
  • Published: October 6th 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin
  • Characters: Simon Snow, Baz Pitch, Penelope, Agatha
  • Rating: 5/5

Description: 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.

Ugh. Just finished Carry On. 5 FREAKING STARS. I never give books 5 stars! Never. Check my Goodreads. lmfao I’ve never even given another Rainbow Rowell book 5 stars and anyone following me for longer than a day knows how much I love her. I can’t. I mean, you have all the things that make Rainbow amazing–her characters are just always so amazing. Not perfect in anyway, even a little bit annoying, but you love them anyway. Okay. But then you add just a touch of magic, little bit of fantasy, a dragon fight, and boys kissing and I’m sold. And the meta! To be honest, that’s what really hooked me–a fictional book about fictional characters in another fictional book based on fictional characters. That rabbit hole is even deeper. I mean… I’m just. I don’t even know what I can read next that will fill this void.


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