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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.
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I’m so happy......
Please Read!!!!! If you’ve ever needed a book to make you smile, or feel represented in the world of fantasy, look no further! Can’t wait to read the next one. So happy I found this story. Thank you so much Rainbow!
First of all... Can I just say... AHHHHHH. This is easily one of the best things I’ve ever read. Also I’m a sucker for cute romance. And enemies to lovers is the BEST trope of all time. I literally had to set this book down and fangirl, on multiple occasions. Eeeek! Soooo beautifullllll. 10/10
Worst Book Ever
I’m literally only 10% of the way in (about 65 pages) and it is easily the worst book I’ve ever read, somehow even worse than Rainbow Rowell’s previous book in this “series” Fangirl. It makes no sense, the plot and characters are so inconsistent, and the writing is equivalent to that of a 10 year old first discovering watt pad for the first time. I wish I could give it 0 stars.