For her first foray into fantasy, Rainbow Rowell does a fantastic job! Can I have more Simon and Baz please?!
SIMON. AND. BAZ. The tension between them the entire book killed me! This was such a blast to read! Let me tell you, I had a lot of expectations going into this book. I’ve been anticipating reading it since I first learned about it. It lived up to my expectations! I fell in LOVE with Simon and Baz. They were problematic, sexy, funny boys who are just trying to survive and live up to what people expect of them.
“I have so much to tell you.
But time is short. And the Veil is thick.
And it takes magic to speak, a soul full of it.” -pg. 70
The thing that made me laugh the most was the spells. Simple phrases and silly words were turned into magic spells, and it was perfect. Honestly, I’m obsessed with Carry On and sad that I finished it so quickly.
Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl.
Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.
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 Rating: 5/5 stars