Carry On – Book Review

Published: May 9th 2017

Author: Rainbow Rowell

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, LGBTQ

Pages: 522

Rating: 5/5

Synopsis: 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 starts 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.

“Just when you think you’re having a scene without Simon, he drops in to remind you that everyone else is a supporting character in his catastrophe.”
Rainbow Rowell

This is a book that I fell in love with as soon as I started reading it, the book is full of great characters, comedy and even a couple of shocking twists. This book started of as a fan fiction in Rainbow Rowell other book Fangirl and I am so glad that she decided to make the adventures of Simon Snow into a series of books.

I know a lot of people have compared this book to Harry Potter and I admit there are a few similarities. however the way she writes the characters and the root she takes the story helps to make it unique and interesting.

The characters are also another thing that just made me fall in love with this book, Simon, Penny and Baz are fun to read about and their dynamic is one of the things I enjoyed most about this book. Also the hate to love relationship between Simon and Baz is very well written, Simon doesn’t fall for Baz straight away and it doesn’t dominate the whole story.

Overall this is a book that I would highly recommend reading, I’m honestly struggling to find anything negative to say, it was just a fun book to read with great characters, plot and dialogue. I can’t wait to finally start reading the sequel and more of Rowells work in the future.


This is just a quick review but I hope you enjoyed it, thank you for reading,

-Emily x

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