Sunday, May 1, 2016

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Book description(via Goodreads):

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.

Many thanks to Net Galley and Pan MacMillan for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

This insomniac's opinion: 

I rather adore Rainbow Rowell. She writes delightfully quirky and wonderful characters. So, of course I was thrilled to get this one. 

Okay. So it pains me to say it but this wasn't so great for me. It felt in places far too similar to Harry Potter and other had such silly terms to describe things that I felt like I couldn't even take it seriously even as I appreciated the author taking on same sex relationships and things like that(she is amazing in that way!). 

So, while this one was not for me, I'm still a die-hard Rainbow Rowell fan. If you haven't read Eleanor and Park- you must! 

Worth staying up all night to read?

Not for me, but maybe for you. 


3 stars. 

No comments:

Post a Comment