Carry On (Simon Snow #1) YA FANTASY Published May 9th 2017 Paperback 522 pages
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 – The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow 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.
So I read this book a good couple of months ago, maybe a year and I just don’t have any sort of memory whatsoever, so I basically forgot everything.
I preordered the paperback of Wayward son, it got published and I got an email saying ‘’your preorder is on its way, hoe (they didn’t say hoe)’’ so I was like ‘’cool! Finally!’’ Until and I looked down. Wayward son ‘’Hardback’’ Excuse you! I cancelled the preorder because I’m shallow like that, but then I noticed that all the paperbacks were sold out, so I entered my email, so they’d notify me once paperbacks were in store again. I waited a couple of days and because I’m too impatient, I ordered the hardback, I got an email that it was shipped. And I got an email saying ‘’Hello! We’d like to let you know that the paperback version of Wayward son is available for purchase.’’ Can you see me dying?
Anyway, just be happy that you live in an english speaking country, you can go into the nearest book store and buy a copy, whereas I have to order it, wait for 10 days and receive the copy I didn’t want.
Sorry, I’m salty, the hardback is fine, rant’s over.
As I was saying, this is a reread for me, the first time I read it, I just knew in my gay bones that I’m gonna love Rainbow Rowell forever and ever for publishing this gay book.
It starts off with Simon going to Watford School of Magicks, poor guy’s going through a lot, breakup, shitty (but sexy) roommate and many other sad things, so you can’t help but feel sad for him, but he’s also an amazing person! He’s funny, he’s nice, helpful and just someone you’d wanna hang out with.
So he gets to the school just to realize that his asshole (but sexy) roommate ain’t there, so he thinks that he’s plotting the end of the world.
Honestly, I wish this series started way back, back when they started their first year, it would’ve been so entertaining to watch Simon and Baz, you can’t tell me you don’t want that. You want that.
Baz is probably one of my all-time favorite characters ever, I’m just a sucker for bad guys, I’m sorry, I’m just wired that way, even bad guys that are probably problematic, I just pretend to not care, let’s be honest.
But Baz isn’t like that, he isn’t problematic, actually he’s pretty sweet (he wouldn’t be if he saw me writing stuff like this) but it’s fine.
Even back when I read it, and now as well, I just can’t seem to find a thing I don’t like about this book, the setting is absolutely perfect, so is the banter, what about the friendships? It’s totally amazing!
I just love it too much, can you tell?
Rainbow Rowell is such an amazing author, she’s unique and her books are amazing, so is her personality! I follow her on twitter (you should, too!) and I love her tweets!
Anyway, I just wanted to write a quick review so that I’ll be able to read the next book and actually remember what happened in this one. Thank you for reading me, PLEASE READ THIS SERIES.
Thanks for reading, goodbye!