Sunday, November 15, 2015
Carry On / Rainbow Rowell / 528 pages / 11 discs
Carry On is the book so many Rainbow Rowell fans (including myself) have been waiting for since her book Fangirl was written! It follows Simon Snow, the mage's heir, through his eighth year of school at Watford School of Magics as he tries to defeat the Insidious Humdrum and save the world of magicians from losing their magic. Carry On is the fanfiction Cath worked so hard to complete during Fangirl and Rowell delivers completely on its story. Simon and Baz (Simon's roommate and arch-nemesis) settle on a temporary truce to uncover who murdered Baz's mother and is subsequently responsible for turning Baz into a vampire. The reader can relate to both characters' attempts to live up to the expectations of those around them as well as how they cope when life throws them for a loop with a love they never expected.