BOOK REVIEW: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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author: Rainbow Rowell
title: Carry On
publisher: St. Martin’s Press
publication date: October 6th, 2015


 

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 book definitely is a new addition to the list of my all time favorite books. It made it on top of that list in no time. I don’t even quite know where to start. But what I do know is that Rainbow Rowell proofed again that she is one of the most awesome authors out there – she made me fall in love with her writing style all over again. There is no way to deny it: Rainbow Rowell is a goddess when it comes to writing books, especially lovestories. I adored every little piece of the book. It is funny, cute and clever with a really good plot and such a fun world to live in.

I’m obsessed with this book, with the whole story, with Simon and Baz and oh my gosh, I have the worst book hangover ever since The Mortal Instruments. As soon as I finished it I flipped the pages back to the beginning of the book and started rereading some of my favorite parts and ended up rereading A LOT of chapters. When I woke up the day after I actutally wanted to start with a new book but what I did instead was reread my favorite parts again.

But I will try to put my thoughts in order now … I have to admit the beginning of the book was a little slow. I’ve read Fangirl and was totally dragged into the world of Simon Snow and Baz right away, so as I started the book I was waiting on Baz to show up but it didn’t happen for quite a while which I thought was sad. So as soon as Baz makes his official first appearance the book gets SO SO good. And I mean really really good. I just love Baz so much. He not only made it on top of the list of my favorite fictional characters ever, I also added him to the list of my fictional boyfriends, which seems to get longer and longer whenever I pick up another Rainbow Rowell book. What are you doing to me Rainbow Rowell? You’re killing me with the awesomeness of all your books.

But anyhow, of course I liked all the other characters as well. I loved Simon and Penny, I didn’t like Agatha that much but whatever. The characters we’re brilliant and I just wish I could be their friends, like real life friends because they are just so awesome.

I was really impressed by the world she created. I was amazed by it. It was all so well-thought-out. The spells were so silly and clever and funny I couldn’t help myself but burst out laughing so many times.

 

[watch out, there might be some teeny-weeny spoilers coming up in the next paragraph]

Okay so as soon as Baz showed up I couldn’t stop fangirling. I was giggling and squealing sooo freaking hard in the scenes they had together. Reading the first part of the book I was concerned that there wouldn’t be enough time to let the love between those two grow, but I was wrong. I was absolutely wrong. THERE IS SO MUCH KISSING I can’t even. Oh my god, my boyfriend thought I was crazy when he saw me dancing around in our living room, pressing the book to my chest and squealing like a five year old. I reread those scenes so many times I can’t even count it anymore. Rainbow Rowell is so talented when it comes to romantic scenes. I love how their relationship developed, even tho the book is only like 522 pages long. I just felt like I knew them for such a long time already. It just all felt so familiar. I just love them together. I love the way they love each other, I love their love. I adore it even.

I was fangirling so hard I had tears in my eyes; I just felt like I was the luckiest and happiest girl on earth while reading this book. Not to mention that awesome ending. It was kinda sad actutally but it was so cute; the cutest ending you could choose for a book.

Carry On was one of my most anticipated books in 2015 and oh my gosh I can’t believe it’s over already. I wouldn’t mind Rainbow Rowell writing a sequel. Not at all. REALLY, I WOULD NOT MIND AT ALL.

If you haven’t bought the book yet, go. Go hit the next book store or order it online. It’s not even a possibilty to not have this book on your shelf. And if you own it already and haven’t read it yet: what are you waiting for? Drop everything you’re doing right now and read that book. Go. Now. You’re welcome!

 

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