#1 New York Times bestselling author!
Booklist Editors’ Choice 2015 - Youth!
Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!
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 starts 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 and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.
Rowell's many fans know that the characters in this novel derive from her 2013 book, Fangirl, where they appeared in two forms: the "official" version of a Harry Potterlike series and the funnier, funkier, and gayer fanfic written by Cath, Fangirl's heroine. Now Simon Snow, the greatest magician the world has ever seen; possible vampire Basilton "Baz" Pitch, Simon's roommate and nemesis; and Simon's intrepid and loyal best friend Penelope have their own book. Along with Simon's semi-ex girlfriend Agatha, the three are negotiating their last year at the Watford School of Magicks amid a crisis in the magical world, much of which seems to involve Simon. Although in no way fan fiction (apart from its connections to Fangirl), this book can be read as a tribute to Harry Potter and Lev Grossman's Magicians series, and it's a sterling example of how to use genre conventions to create something new. Seen in that light, it hardly matters that some of the plot twists feel more like confirmations than surprises. Everything else the funny, wised-up dialogue, the tumultuous, sweet, and sexy love story is grade-A Rowell, and if you've ever wondered what makes a spell a spell, this book explains all. The doubled suspense Will Simon and Baz finally admit that seven years of mutual obsession might be more than antagonism? Will Simon, Baz, and Penny figure out what's threatening their world in time to save it? makes for a book that readers will find almost impossible to put down. Ages 13 up.
this is genuinely one of my favorite books of all time. it’s one of the few books i’ve read multiple times and i’ve enjoyed the story every single time i’ve delved into it. it’s masterfully written and while it’s noticeably similar to harry potter, the differences within the story are what make it stand out as an incredible work of fantasy. i highly recommend. it’s lovely :)))
I’m truly at a loss of words. This book mastered every trope it used, and kept me so entertained I couldn’t put it down if I tried! This has quickly become my favorite book and I can’t wait for more!
The world-building was phenomenal and depicted beautifully, and each character was just as strong as the next! There were no throw-away characters as each of them made an impact and carried out their role in the book wonderfully. The plot, climax, and story as a whole flowed so seamlessly. I highly recommend this book!
The only good thing about this was Baz. He's the only one I cared about. Again this was Harry potter fan fiction. I mean I'm not complaining cause if Baz is Draco its very accurate cause I love Draco. I think its very flawed though that I only cared about a character that came in over 150 pages into the books and even then he wasn't that good its just he was the only good thing about it at that point and I just clung on onto him.
To me Simon was the side character in his own story.
The romance also very random. I knew it was going to happen but it came out of no where. On Simon's part he never mentioned his attraction to Baz only once and then he just kissed him. I knew Baz liked him but it was going no where. It felt out of character when he randomly kissed him.