Merry Christmas and Happy Christmas Eve! Today is the final day of Reviewmas, and I am reviewing Carry On by Rainbow Rowell. This book was kindly sent to me for a review from Pan Macmillan Australia (Disclaimer down below)! This is going to be ALL non-spoiler! Please note this review was meant to be posted on Christmas Eve but my laptop broke down so it has been scheduled for now! Also note: This review will include all usual sections but will be shorter due to my laptop! P.S I am writing this review on my home PC!
Title: Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Genres: YA Fantasy
Australian Publishing Date: 13th of October 2015
Australian Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Page Count: 522
Format: Finished Copy
Purchased from: I received this from Pan Macmillan so that I could write an honest review!
Rainbow's links are here!
My Age Recommendation: 13 & Up
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.
I rated this book a 4.5/5 on Goodreads!
Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Pan Macmillan Australia so that in return I could write a HONEST review. This in no way effects my opinion of the book!
As for characters, today I am going to mush them all into a couple of sentences!
Simon was an interesting mix of cliche and quirky! He's cliche in a good way though! He had all of the qualities of a textbook hero and more! Unlike other 'chosen ones' I liked how Simon accepted that he was the choosen one and didn't act like he was new to the suggestion! Often he would just say something along the lines of, I am the chosen one (Don't quote me)! Although many might say this would make Simon an arrogant character I think this made him even more enjoyable to read about!
Baz was by far my favorite character in the book! He is so detailed and sarcastic. I really am trying my hardest not to spoil you about Baz because I truly could blabber on for hours about him but I will just write a couple of sentences! I really enjoyed hearing from Baz's end throughout the book. His thoughts and opinions on Simon were just hilarious and gorgeous at the same time!
Rainbow Rowell's writing is incredible! I love the her cozy style! The book was written perfectly and you can have a look at it sitting on my favorites shelf on Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/picnicreads
Thanks so much for reading that super short review! I hope you guys liked it! Again, I am sorry for how short that review was but I don't have my laptop to write on at the moment so it was hurried, but all my feelings in this review are genuine and those thoughts are true! So this Friday I will have a Christmas Book Haul for you so look out for that one!