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    Disney Book Tag • Rainbow Rowell Edition

    SPOILERS AHEAD!

    DO NOT CONTINUE READING IF YOU HAVE NOT READ ALL OF HER NOVELS!

    In addition to being a nerd, I’m a Disney fangirl! When I saw the Disney Book Tag post that Alexa over at Alexa Loves Books did, I knew that me and this tag were a match made in heaven. Like Alexa, I’m also going to challenge myself using only books and characters by one author, and who else would I choose but the wonderful and amazing, Rainbow Rowell.

    The Little Mermaid THE LITTLE MERMAID • A character who is out of their element.

    In Carry On, Simon Snow is the main protagonist–The Chosen One. However, much like the fictional wizard he was based on, Simon grew up surrounded with humans and clueless about his past and destiny. He has absolutely no control of his magic and even less understanding of the world he gets thrust into when The Mage finds him in an orphanage and brings him to Watford School of Magicks.

    CinderellaCINDERELLA • A character who goes through a major transformation.

    Cather “Cath” Avery from Fangirl is one of my favorite characters because I think she’s a mirror of myself at that age. When we meet Cath, she’s very shy and introverted. She’s just went off to college, and she spends the majority of her days hiding in her dorm room; she is weary of even going to the cafeteria so she eats snack bars and other junk in her room. She obsesses over her chosen fandom (in this case, it’s our beloved Simon & Baz). She’s just a mess, really. As the year progresses, she becomes friends with her outspoken and no-f**ks-giving roommate and she falls for her roommate’s cute friend, Levi. The two of them help Cath come out of her shell (a little bit) and confront some of her demons.

  • Book Blog,  Book Reviews

    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.

  • Book Blog,  Question of the Day

    What’s your favorite book or series?

    This is my January tbr. I’m almost done with Carry On finally. (It’s so perfect!) I also plan to read The Devil’s Only Friend by Dan Wells, which I’m really, really excited for. It’s the 4th book in the I Am Not A Serial Killer/John Cleaver series. Lastly, I’m going to start rereading the Harry Potter series. I am hoping to finish all 7 books by August 4th, which is the day I see The Cursed Child. 😀

    QOTD: What’s your favorite book or series?