Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (Review)


Rating: ★★★★★

Summary: Simon Snow just wants to relax and savor his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he’ll be safe. Simon can’t even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing, because he can’t stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you’re the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax and savor anything.

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.

Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance, GLBT

My thoughts: Carry On is a story about a boy named Simon Snow who attending a magical school in England because he is the Chosen One destined to save the world. Simon’s arch nemesis is his roommate who is also secretly a vampire, he just broke up with his long time girlfriend, and he has to eventually battle his mortal enemy, the Humdrum. With many issues on his plate, it doesn’t help that Simon Snow is the clumsiest student at his magical school. He also has to face a new problem in his last year at Watford; his roommate, Baz, is missing and no one knows where he is. Told in multiple perspectives, Carry On is a story full of magic, sarcasm,  comedy, kissing, ghosts, and mystery that will take you on an unforgettable journey you’ll wish had no end.