Saturday, January 2, 2016

Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin 
Release Date: October 6, 2015
Pages: 522
Format: Hardcover
Source: Bought 
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Adventure Fantasy  

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.

This review has been in the back of my head for a while now. Not that I am saying the book was bad but I just could not find the right words to describe it. 

Carry On is a read I did find to be one of the best books I have read but it is still a book worth checking out. This is the book lovers of Fangirl were waiting for and it has finally been delivered.

The story is divided into two parts, and if you have ever read a review of mine I cannot say how much I love this. However, an author must be careful with how they do this because the connection between chapters needs to be perfect. So I commend Rainbow for pulling this off. The story did flow, there was a good buildup and it ended well.

I recommend you read Fangirl before you read this one and if you have a bad memory like I have been known to have, re-read it before reading Carry On. Reading Fangirl before Carry On will provide you with the best understanding of who Simon and Baz are and their background story. Simon and Baz are both characters you will fall in love with. They are snarky, temperamental, emotional, everything. They are the people that you can’t stay mad at them for long and are always wondering where they are and/or if they are okay. There are times where you even want to slap them but that is beside the point. The point is they are characters you can relate too and just wish nothing but the best.

Like I said this is a wonderful book to pick up, I do not know why it was just okay for me but do not let my lameness stop you from checking out this book. Carry On will be a great book to read and it will take you on a magical adventure that will satisfy your fanfiction heart. This books makes me think about changing the story to my favorite books but then I am like…

Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. I know a lot of people who have read and loved this book, but I just haven't picked it up yet. I did like Simon and Baz while they were in Fangirl, but I loved Cath and Levi more.

    Thanks for sending me the link to your review!