Published: October 6th 2015 By: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genres: Young-Adult, Fantasy, GLTB, Paranormal
Source: Gift My Rating: 4 Stars
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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.
This book has given me a migraine. Not because it’s bad, but because this has to be THE MOST amazing set of characters outside of the Harry Potter universe. I have been going back and forth with Simon, Baz, Penny and Agatha for 4 days. It started off slow in the beginning, which isn’t really a bad thing. We get the layout of the characters’ personalities and this amazing world. We get to speculate on who the villains are, or who may be the good guys but are seriously acting otherwise.
Fangirl is one of my favorite books by RR, and although I skimmed most of the Simon Snow fanfiction parts, I still went nuts when it was announced that there was to be a book. I’m so happy that I got to be apart of this world. The magick and monsters are so cleverly done that you can’t help but turn the pages. Simon and Baz….. there are no words. I loved their relationship from the start. Agatha wasn’t my favorite, but she did add some tension to the story. Penny is brilliant, and she has the answer to everything. I love her friendship with Simon the most because she truly cares about him. Sadly, it ended just when I was starting to want a little more.
If you had doubts about reading this book, then I’m here to tell you to give it a go. It’s amazing what Rowell did with these characters; which is why she is one of my favorite authors. She gave these characters so much life and the world is hella crazy. Read this book!