Carry On by Rainbow Rowell


Carry On
Title : Carry On
Author :
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ISBN : 1250049555
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 522

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 monsters.


Carry On Reviews


  • Clau R.

    OKAY OKAY OKAYI don t even know where to start Obviosuly I loved this book, but I m not sure if I loved it enough to be a TOP favorite of mine, though I really FEEL something, like I think it ll become one of those books that I ll love and with every day that passes But for now, let s just say that Rainbow Rowell did it again I M IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING SHE WRITES The first part of this book was a little slow, but as soon as Baz makes his official appearance, everything ge OKAY OKAY OKAYI don t even know where to start Obviosuly I loved this book, but I m not sure if I loved it enough to be a TOP favorite of mine, though I really FEEL something, like I think it ll become one of those books that I ll love and with every day that passes But for now, let s just say that Rainbow Rowell did it again I M IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING SHE WRITES The first part of this book was a little slow, but as soon as Baz makes his official appearance, everything gets SO MUCH BETTER Oh, I love that vampire boy so much But I also love Simon And Penny Those three made me laugh so much I care deeply about them.One thing that surprised me was the Magickal World Rainbow created I was amazed by it The spells were so silly and clever I burst out laughing when the Mage was chanting Bohemian Rhapsody and I loved the simplicity of them I loved the similarities with Harry Potter that at the same time were SO DIFFERENT And I also loved that Rainbow could manage all that world building in just one book I d definetly read about this world.Okay, okay, but now let s talk about Simon and Baz TOGETHER OMG I couldn t stop giggling in their scenes The synopsis didn t lie There is SO MUCH KISSING AND I WANTED MORE Rainbow has talent with these cute romantic scenes and all these cute silly banter I love how their relationship developed and I SIMPLY LOVE THEIR LOVE I was fangirling so hard I m sure tears fell from my eyes, I was squealing and yelping whenever they kissed or showed their love for each other And the ending, OH, THAT ENDING.I mean, it was a little bittersweet the ending, I mean , and I didn t expect it, but I m kinda okay with it And also This feels like the less open ending that Rainbow has ever written BRAVO But at the same time, she left so many questions unanswered I wouldn t mind a sequel, I really wouldn t And I hope Simon gets another chance, if you ve read it, you ll know what I mean.BUT YESSS, I m so happy I finally read this It was one of my most anticipated reads of this year and it didn t dissappoint I think it may become one of my favorites 19 10 CRYING TEARS OF JOY BECAUSE I FINALLY HAVE THE TIME TO READ THIS ONE BEFORE READING IT A SIMON SNOW BOOK A SIMON BAZ STORY OMG I M CRYING HERE MY DREAM BOOK IS GOING TO COME TRUE It has just as much kissing and talking as you d expect from a Rainbow Rowell story but far, far monsters KISSING KISSING AND MONSTERS

  • Raeleen Lemay

    DNF page 163In the author s note, Rowell says this is her take on the whole Chosen One story But in reality, it s her take on FREAKING HARRY POTTER Anybody who tries to tell me not to compare the two Just no Every little thing about this story the setting, characters, etc can easily be traced back to Harry Potter and Hogwarts and EVERYTHING IS THE SAME Plus, the characters are just plain boring and annoying for the most part I couldn t find anything enjoyable about this in the 163 DNF page 163In the author s note, Rowell says this is her take on the whole Chosen One story But in reality, it s her take on FREAKING HARRY POTTER Anybody who tries to tell me not to compare the two Just no Every little thing about this story the setting, characters, etc can easily be traced back to Harry Potter and Hogwarts and EVERYTHING IS THE SAME Plus, the characters are just plain boring and annoying for the most part I couldn t find anything enjoyable about this in the 163 pages I read, so I m going to put this down and never pick it up again Extended Review taking comments into account I am aware that this is SUPPOSED to be a Harry Potter parody fanfic whateverthefuck, but that doesn t in any way mean I have to like it I think this should have been an online fanfiction or something, but a published book Not on board Also, like I said above, IT S JUST PLAIN NOT GOOD I hated the writing and the characters, so it just wasn t my cup of tea

  • Kat O&

    VIDEO REVIEW addition to my all time favorites list Possibly new 1 all time favorite I ADORED this book Funny and cute and clever with a cool plot and fun world and plenty of squee inducing moments I ve read the whole book through twice, going on my third read And there are some chapters I ve read at least six or seven times AND THE BOOK HAS BEEN OUT A WEEK I m obsessed I put the book down and all I want is to pick it up again Aleister Crowley, I m living a VIDEO REVIEW addition to my all time favorites list Possibly new 1 all time favorite I ADORED this book Funny and cute and clever with a cool plot and fun world and plenty of squee inducing moments I ve read the whole book through twice, going on my third read And there are some chapters I ve read at least six or seven times AND THE BOOK HAS BEEN OUT A WEEK I m obsessed I put the book down and all I want is to pick it up again Aleister Crowley, I m living a charmed life

  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)

    4.5, I feel like if I give it thought it ll be a full on 5 stars I just felt like the beginning portion of the book dragged a bit While this book definitely had elements that we re similar to other fantasy stories, it had it s own refreshing style The characters we re brilliant as most of Rainbow s characters are and the story itself was fun, mysterious, and exciting

  • Steph Sinclair

    Does this count as Harry Potter fan fiction Sirius question.

  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies

    Sorry, this book is just too meta for me, man.This book is about a fictional character who was the subject of fascination in another fictional character s life from another book It s a story about a made up character from a series that s fictional inspired from another fictional series Does that even make any sense I don t even know It s just too meta, man Besides the ludicrous premise of a fictional Harry Potter can you even have a fictional fanfic of a character who is fiction in the firs Sorry, this book is just too meta for me, man.This book is about a fictional character who was the subject of fascination in another fictional character s life from another book It s a story about a made up character from a series that s fictional inspired from another fictional series Does that even make any sense I don t even know It s just too meta, man Besides the ludicrous premise of a fictional Harry Potter can you even have a fictional fanfic of a character who is fiction in the first place I guess that s what you call.iTwilight It is all sorts of ludicrous to read a book about a character who is a parody of another character This isn t tongue in cheek so much as it is absolute lunacy.I didn t give two shits about Simon and Baz in Fangirl to be honest I don t remember much of them at all besides the fact that Simon is the fictional Harry Potter in the Fangirl universe And I started this book not really giving a damn, hoping the book can convince me otherwise It didn t.There is no plot.Not having cared about Simon s story in Fangirl, I still don t care about Simon s story now in a fleshed out book.There is no plot.Literally nothing happens in the book.There is no plot.I have never been so bored reading about a world where vampires and unicorns and ghosts exist.Maybe there is I don t know I don t care I was falling asleep by page 10.Further, this book is just a sad parody at slash fandom Baz s unrequited feelings towards Simon felt empty and pointless Let s get this straight, it s not that I m anti gay in the least It s that if you are to include homosexual and bisexual characters in a book, they should be there as a person There should be a point to their character They re not there for the purpose of OMG HOT MAN ON MAN ACTION This may be a little controversial, but I am largely against slash fiction because I feel they re disrespectful to gays, to rewrite a character s sexuality just for the purpose of titillation Baz s mouth is colder than Agatha s.Because he s a boy, I think, and then No, because he s a monster.He s not a monster He s just a villain.He s not a villain He s just a boy.I m kissing a boy.

  • Lola  Reviewer

    I demand a sequel.Now.The fun can t just end The story must continue Simon and Baz shall date and get married and have kids and and Alright, let s not be too clamorous about this What we have here is a fantasy Or rather, my fantasy But really, who never dreamed of sharing a room with a mysterious and handsome boy who constantly gets on your nerves but who s secretly head over heels for you Simon has that But he s clueless And Baz sure won t say anything about his feelings for him I demand a sequel.Now.The fun can t just end The story must continue Simon and Baz shall date and get married and have kids and and Alright, let s not be too clamorous about this What we have here is a fantasy Or rather, my fantasy But really, who never dreamed of sharing a room with a mysterious and handsome boy who constantly gets on your nerves but who s secretly head over heels for you Simon has that But he s clueless And Baz sure won t say anything about his feelings for him because 1 He s the villain, 2 Baz and Simon s destinies are to kill each other and 3 Simon s not gay.But then something happens, forcing them to make a pact forbidding them from slicing each other s heads off And now they re together In the same places And they Don t know what they re doing It s so much fun.And you know what s surprising There s actually a plot Yes, you heard me a plot not only there to fill gaps, but one that really helps to understand the characters and gives dept to the story, surprisingly.When I first started it, I kept comparing it to Harry Potter Honestly, it s impossible not to The only thing is, the book knows it s a fanfiction story and it feels that way, meaning the writing is casual very contemporary like and, even if the majority of the characters take themselves seriously, the reader can t help but see humour everywhere.It s in the spells, which are really just a bunch of idioms and song lyrics.It s in the magic wings that sprout out of someone s back, teleportation, flying it s all for the reader s entertainment.It s in the world building wizards turned into vampires, numphies who kidnap people for ransom, an heir who can t keep his magic in control anything you can imagine.And I liked that I liked the fact that Rainbow Rowell didn t hold back from creating whatever scenes she wanted because she feared they would be too silly It s silly, but it s a good and, strangely, convincing type of silly.I didn t want to stop reading it It puts the reader in such a wonderful mood and let me tell you that, even if the romance takes time to appear, when it does, it s hard not to notice it.As in, you will LOVE Simon Baz.Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

  • Regan

    4.5 Really really enjoyed it

  • softlykaz

    hello 911 yes I just finished Carry On and I d like to surgically remove my feelingshonestly my heart is such a soft and sensitive mess right now This book was soft love that feels a lot like when you re standing in the sunlight and you don t really want to leave and it somehow gives you the sensation of lazily melting into what s around you as you take it all in I honestly need to do to deserve the love I m feeling right now because I think I m seriously about to get done for tax evasion hello 911 yes I just finished Carry On and I d like to surgically remove my feelingshonestly my heart is such a soft and sensitive mess right now This book was soft love that feels a lot like when you re standing in the sunlight and you don t really want to leave and it somehow gives you the sensation of lazily melting into what s around you as you take it all in I honestly need to do to deserve the love I m feeling right now because I think I m seriously about to get done for tax evasion This review is going to be a spoilery mess so if you haven t read the book, DO NOT SCROLL DOWN Just know that it s basically Harry Potter but gayer A LOT GAYER THE GAYER THE MERRIER Also, Drarry is canon Mostly, know that this is the kind of book that will make you so giddy you will have to stop reading for a minute and grin or press your face into a pillow and squeal But if you ever see someone reading it and appearing calm and emotionless, trust mein reality they re actually on the brink of fucking death You were the sun, and I was crashing into you I d wake up every morning and think, This will end in flames x I m basically 95% harry potter and 5% bad decisions and reading this book is such a great representative of that however, the version of myself who kept putting off reading it for so long is not the version I want physically representing me.because this was such a good book why did I make the concious decision to deprive myself of it me looking back at my decision to not read this sooner well that um really sucks for her anyway, I am so grateful for fictional characters and otps for filling the void in me where love should exist as an actual thing and not just an abstract concept tbh I don t know where I would have been as a person and in society without the option of listening to music and staring at a window while my mind slips away into an alternate reality and I could make up different scenarios involving my favorite ships yeah let s just move on before I sound any weirder SIMON SNOW I can t walk up the stairs without wheezing but I would very literally fistfight the fucking moon for Simon Snow actually, if I loved him any , I d be Baz Pitch listen, I have an extreme weakness for characters who are such trashboy dorks their guardian angel probably facepalms himself a lot but I also relate to Simon because I, too, am irresponsible and aggressively bisexual and I will always assume that you hate me unless you explicitly tell me you love me and then periodically remind me here s a little bandaid for his little heart I hope he s doing his best even though we re all doomed most of all, I hope he knows that he wasn t a fraud magician That his parents were two of the most powerful mages the world of magic has ever known That he was loved and that his father s awful misdeeds are a reflection of himself and what he values out of relationships They were never a reflection of Simon or of his worth as a person anyway I love Simon and I hope the people around him match his capacity to love and also get him lots of cherry scones, god knows he earned that even though he drinks butter like it s a fucking smoothie jesus fucking christ BAZ PITCH gently rests my hand on his cheek I love you but you re kind of an ass listen, Baz is basically me 1 emotionally, I too identify as the sunglasses emoji the only reason I wear my shades is to hide the tears 2 I, too, expect people to like me for who I am without actually giving them anything to like while also having about a 2% tolerance for all of humanity 3 I m kind of an asshole too but I m also very kind hearted and I like making people happy and if I love you I will love you with all my heart and all my soul but don t be confused, I m also such a fucking asshole Oh and I also consider salt and vinegar crips a good substitute for actual food so Baz Pitch is a vampire, both literally and figuratively Figuratively as in, he likes to suck the joy from any situation and also continues to age and wither on all levels except physically look, if you want me to bring out the official adoption papers, just give me a character who comes off as rude and unapproachable until it s revealed that the reason for this is because they re fumbling dorks who just don t understand how they re socially supposed to act Baz is actually pretty cool You just have to give him like 10 tries before he gets it right, you feel I mean he would drag you through the fucking dirt while holding a fucking capri sun in one hand and graham crackers in the other but still my only christmas wish would be his health and safety and that he never gets kidnapped by fucking nupties also, Fiona, let the child take the front seat he s been through enough SNOWBAZ ok so my question now is how in the FUCK am I supposed to live without this ship I know at some point in the future I m gonna have to get over it but today is not that day tomorrow wouldn t be either In fact, come back in sixty years and you would probably still be disappointed listen, shipping the one with the one is the reason I was put on this earth no trope fucks me up than having the obnoxiously smug one of my otp be the one who is actually expertly incapacitated by their crush the universe was assembled from nothingness so I could witness the stoic and cool person of my otp baz get so flustered when their lover just like, looks in their general direction and just overall be so in love with them that they could cast an incredibly difficult spell that requires true love to work also, let s make it clear that the whole hearted, good natured and angst ridden pining filled with lovesick gazing and chest aching and fluttering touches is my literal endgame if you ever briefly consider that I will grow bored of the unrequited love trope, the answer is no with that being said, can we just fucking appreciate the fact that we didn t get a slow realization on both sides instead we literally got Baz Pitch straight up telling us on his first day back at school that he was hopelessly in love with Simon Snow I honest to god read that passage ten times just to make sure my eyes weren t actually betraying me also, remember when Baz couldn t believe that agatha and simon broke up because he literally couldn t fathom how anyone would VOLUNTARILY broke up with simon he even went out of his way to explain to simon that there was nothing between him and agatha and never has been, all just because he wanted him to be happy even if it physically hurt him to do so I think of that a fucking lot but with all seriousness, what the fuck Basilton I mean Baz and Simon were roomates foR EIGHT YEARS how does that even work how do you get the universe to align in your favour like that if I were Baz, I wouldn t waste time playing hard to get like, I can talk to a girl for five minutes and already picture our domestic life together let s get this love train going it s funny because canonically, Baz was the first one to fall hard and fast but never forget that Simon never shuts the hell up about Baz that Penelope literally forbid him from talking about him unless he presents a clear and present danger and should not take than ten percent of their total conversation he spends ninety percent of his productive time thinking about baz, passionately describing Baz s eyes, obsessing over his eating and sleeping habits like simon, sweetie, you re doing a terrible job of pretending to not care about him also, can we talk about the fact that Baz was actually about to set himself on fire and didn t mind it at all because at least his path intertwined with simon long enough for him to have something to miss but then the love of his life walked into a burning forest and kissed him and he finally had a reason to live the only romantic gesture for real though, I m just really grateful to Snow for walking into that burning forest and being there for baz since I couldn t do that myself and not to be dramatic but whatever chill I still had by that point left my body when Baz called Simon love was that really necessary I nearly fucking breathed my kidneys jesus anyway, I hope they re happy and married and living on a mountainside somewhere near the sea and with honeysuckle blossoms blooming almost all year round I love them PENNY oh you mean my baby cinnamon apple cloud muffin sugar plum princess peach angel face doll fairy my world my sun my moon my stars I love Penny and I strive to be as vibrant, as full of love and good vibes that people absorb like warmth from the sun as her I hope she s always treated very gently and smells like vanilla and wears only matte dusty rose lipstick also her friendship with Simon is the kind of good friendships that are the most healing and light things in the entire world and I love it AGATHA hmm I don t really like Agatha but we share the same unenthusiasm for any physical activity and I too am always really exhausted for someone who only ever does the bare minimum requirements of getting by so I put up with her, I guess I don t even blame her for running like she did homegirl just wanted to hang out with her Normal friends, she didn t sign up for no crazed magicians and deaths Come on THE BLOODY MAGE any ideas how to rewrite this book so that he dies in chapter one let it be known that I fucking hate him with a casanovian passion and that I hope he s on a rollercoaster that only goes straight down to hell where he belongs what kind of douche kills an entire nursery of babies kills a woman to get her job KILLS EBB WHO S A LITERAL BUN OF JOY AND EVERYTHING PURE sacrifices his own son he s lucky he s only fictional, otherwise he would ve gotten a taste of my KNUCKLES sandwitch Eleven s voice mouth breather

  • Kenchiin

    Thanks God I m already gay, because after reading this I would probably want to turn into one.