Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Waiting on Wednesdays: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Publish Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

I'm a bit ambivalent about this one. I've read and loved all of Rainbow's books. Fangirl is by far my favorite of her books. However, I thought all the Simon Snow stuff was rather silly. I'm interested to see if this book will change my mind.

Rainbow Rowell continues to break boundaries with Carry On, an epic fantasy following the triumphs and heartaches of Simon and Baz from her beloved bestseller Fangirl.

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!


  1. OMG I can't wait for this! I just adored Fangirl!

  2. Great pick! I'm also looking forward to Carry On's release :D

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  3. I loved Fangirl too! Though I actually really enjoyed the Simon Snow extracts, so I'm very excited about this book. Not my favourite cover of Rainbow's, but I'll live with it. Great pick!

  4. Ooh I just read Fangirl for the first time. (I agree about feeling VERY mixed about this book. For me it feels like $$-grabbing) But I am curious...

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  5. I haven't read a Rainbow Rowell book yet and I'm all kinds of curious! They sound like fun!

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  6. I'm not sure about this one either...I loved Fangirl, and the author's two adult books, but I can't imagine the Simon Snow stuff carrying the story. Maybe I would be surprised, though. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. YES YES YES!!! I just reread Fangirl and oh my gosh I am dying for Carry On now!! Baz and Simon... *sigh*. Awesome pick, Alison :D

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  8. Rainbow is fantastic! So excited for Carry On!

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  9. Great choice! I am so excited about this book. I love fantasy. I love Rainbow Rowell. I love Fangirl. I cannot wait to read me some Simon Snow.
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  10. I wasn't sure of the Snow parts of Fangirl when I started, but the characters grew on me and I wanted to know more. This should be a fun read.

  11. Seeing a lot of this one today! Contemps aren't really my read anymore, though this one does seem to have more paranormal to it. I just worry I won't enjoy it since it's a "sequel" of sorts to the first which was a contemp, and I never read it, so I feel like I might be lost in the going on of things.

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