Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

May 15, 2016


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.


I have to start off by saying I will try not to post spoilers but some might slip.

When I first started this book I immediately thought it was a knock off Harry Potter book. A kid named Simon, who’s parent’s gave him up after birth goes from orphanage to orphanage till a Mage comes to him and tells him that he is magical. The Mage takes the boy to a school named Watford School of Magicks. It is an 8 year long school. There is an evil person who wants Simon dead. Or at least they think he wants Simon dead. Simon has only 2 friends. His girlfriend and a girl named Penny. Simon’s roommate Baz is one of his biggest enemies who has tried to kill him many times at school. Does that not sound awfully familiar to Harry Potter?

That being said the more I read the book the more I liked it.  There are Vampires, Mages, Normals (aka no magickals), numpties, fairies, and more! The rest of the book doesn’t stay on the same course as Harry Potter. It definitely has its own plot to stand on. It has an interesting twist in the book that I didn’t expect. In the end I have to say I would recommend this book to others. Rainbow Rowell is a great writer. I look forward to reading more of Rainbow Rowells books in the future. I also wish there was a 2nd book to Carry On. I would like to know more about how the characters are living their lives now that school is over, specially Simon.

I received this ebook for free in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Have you read this book? If so, what did you think of it? Leave a comment down below! Also don’t forget to like and subscribe!


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