Review: Carry On (Simon Snow) by Rainbow Rowell

Title: Carry On

Series: Simon Snow

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Rated: YA

Genre: Fantasy

Summary: 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.

My Thoughts: If you were ever like me and wished that Harry Potter was a little more queer, and a little less….written by JK Rowling then this is the book for you.

Also, if you loved Fangirl and spent your days and nights finding yourself writing HP fan fiction instead of sleeping before school the next morning then this book is also likely for you.

This book is Harry Potter with a little more bite. (And yes, for those of you who have read this, that is intended)

This book filled me with complete and utter glee, and it left me wishing, pleading, begging for more. Simon Snow is such an arse though, but he is the most lovable arse I can recall meeting in recent fiction. He is just…so dumb sometimes. Like seriously, someone needs to have a chat with this boy, and hug him. Please hug him.

Hug him.

And Bas? He also needs ALL the hugs. Because seriously? He is in so much pain that it feels physical to me. You will rage against this book, and you will love this book, and you will hug it to your chest and close your eyes and dream of it.

That’s how good it is.

My only problem with it?

It wasn’t around when I was a teenager.

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