I’m doing a meme! This one is called Waiting on Wednesday, a weekly event of Breaking the Spine that is all about upcoming book releases you’re anticipating. Today’s pick is:
Carry on by Rainbow Rowell
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 more monsters.
Carry On was a novel first mentioned in Fangirl that appears some sort of rip-off of the Harry Potter series. I’m not really expecting a detailed Harry Potter-esque world, but a cute and hearty novel with wizards and magic. It’s fun to read something like that every now and then. I’m also interested to see Rowell’s writing style on a fantasy novel.
I also reviewed Eleanor and Park, a book by Rainbow Rowell too. You could check it here.