Carry On (Simon Snow, #1) by Rainbow Rowell

Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)

A #1 New York Times-bestseller 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 starts 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...

Details Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)

TitleCarry On (Simon Snow, #1)
Release DateMay 9th, 2017
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, LGBT, Romance

Reviews Carry On (Simon Snow, #1)

  • Chaima ✨ شيماء
    Hello 911 yes I just finished Carry On and I’d like to surgically remove my feelingsHonestly my heart is such a soft and sensitive mess right now. This book was soft love that feels a lot like when you're standing in the sunlight and you don’t really want to leave and it somehow gives you the sensation of lazily melting into what’s around you as you take it all in. I need to do more to deserve the love I'm feeling right now because I think ...
  • Claudia Ramírez
    OKAY. OKAY OKAY...I don't even know where to start. Obviosuly I loved this book, but I'm not sure if I loved it enough to be a TOP favorite of mine, though I really FEEL something, like... I think it'll become one of those books that I'll love more and more with every day that passes. But for now, let's just say that Rainbow Rowell did it again... I'M IN LOVE WITH EVERYTHING SHE WRITES. The first part of this book was a little slow, but as soon a...
  • Jesse (JesseTheReader)
    4.5, I feel like if I give it more thought it'll be a full on 5 stars. I just felt like the beginning portion of the book dragged a bit. While this book definitely had elements that we're similar to other fantasy stories, it had it's own refreshing style. The characters we're brilliant (as most of Rainbow's characters are) and the story itself was fun, mysterious, and exciting!
  • Lola
    I demand a sequel.Now.The fun can’t just end. The story must continue. Simon and Baz shall date and get married and have kids and... and... !Alright, let’s not be too clamorous about this. What we have here is a fantasy. Or rather, my fantasy. But really, who never dreamed of sharing a room with a mysterious and handsome boy who constantly gets on your nerves but who’s secretly head over heels for you?Simon has that. But… he’s clueless....
  • Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
    Sorry, this book is just too meta for me, man.This book is about a fictional character who was the subject of fascination in another fictional character's life from another book. It's a story about a made-up character from a series that's fictional inspired from another fictional series? Does that even make any sense? I don't even know. It's just too meta, man!Besides the ludicrous premise of a fictional Harry Potter (can you even have a fictiona...
  • Regan
    4.5 Really really enjoyed it
  • Kenchiin
    Thanks God I'm already gay, because after reading this I would probably want to turn into one.
  • Maria
    4/5 Stars ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐“You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.”This book was MAGIC. Literal magic. I enjoyed it tremendously. The beginning, though, was a chaos for me. It started off too strong, with too much information thrown at me, with no concept. The story started off from Simon's 8th year in Watford. So, there were many things that had happened in the previous years that the author tried to explain briefly. The first 100 page...
  • Virginia Ronan ♥ Herondale ♥
    ”You’re so alive, Simon Snow.You got my share of it.”This is probably going to be the most incoherent review I’ve ever written but I just can’t seem to be able to contain myself!!! I mean we’re talking about SIMON AND BAZ!!! BAZ AND SIMON!!!
  • Nat
    “You have to pretend that you get an endgame. You have to carry on like you will; otherwise, you can’t carry on at all.”This review contains *spoilers*.This was my first time rereading the whole book instead of just reading the really cute scenes over and over.Fangirl was one of the very first books that got me into reading Young Adult and because of that Rainbow Rowell will forever hold a special place in my heart.So, of course, when Carr...
  • Giovanna
    "I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review."Me and 2016, see, we were good. 'Til this week. Had one of the worst weeks ever and now this. I started reading when I was six. Well, everybody here did, but what I meant is: after they taught me how to read I kept reading. I never stopped. Sure, there were years in which I read less (middle school. Worst period of my life.) and years in which it seems like the o...
  • Kristina Horner
    Yup, I'm totally on board the "I just want to re-read this book forever" train.I can't even explain it. I went in to this book with a healthy amount of skepticism (mostly an attitude like "but why does this book exist?") and I was TOTALLY put in my place. This book is perfect.It's everything fanfic-loving adolescent Kristina ever wanted out of a book. It's everything that never would have happened in Harry Potter. It's delicious LGBT+ representat...
  • wesley
    I’ve loved Fangirl, especially the excerpts from Cath’s fanfics featuring Simon and Baz. But this! This is just a whole new level of intense. And if the above will not make you die of extreme sweetness, I don’t know what will.You might have observed as well that the quotes above are all from Baz’s POV. It doesn’t mean that Simon didn’t have his moments (because he most certainly did!), but I’ve always imagined Baz to be a snobbish, ...
  • Kai
    “I think I might kiss him. He's right here. And his lips are hanging open and his eyes are alive, alive, alive.”This book made me very happy. I have to put my thoughts in order before I can write a decent review.The first hundred pages were not overly exciting. It took some time introducing the cast, setting up the magickal world, getting the reader to understand the way the World of Mages and Simon's life work. To be honest I even grew a lit...
  • chan ☆
    jk rowling could N E V E R, honeyi blame twitter for this honestly. but as an adult person, in 2018, i think i like this better than harry potter. i know what you're thinking. how dare you blaspheme the original boy wizard. but this book does SUCH a good job at pointing out the issues in the source material that this was a riff off of.let's count the ways- diversity... not only in name but in ACTION (hello indian hermione and gay draco)- simon/ha...
  • Chantal (Every Word A Doorway)
    So…Carry On.I really wanted to like this book. It had potential. But ultimately, this book let me down. Frankly, it was a bit of a mess. The big question everyone seems to be asking about Carry On, is whether or not you need to read Rainbow Rowell’s contemporary novel Fangirl first, since the two are somewhat linked. The clear and definite answer to this is: no. You won’t get anything more or less out of this book having read Fangirl first....
  • Hannah
    4.5 StarsThis book is by no means perfect and I don't think it's for everyone. The world could have used a bit more development, there were some plot lines that deserved a little bit more attention, and it's pretty meta, so if that isn't your thing, you may have a tough time with this.ButThis is genuinely one of the most enjoyable books I have ever read. I cried, I laughed, I texted my friend screaming in all caps, I cried again. Carry On is Rain...
  • C.G. Drews
    This book, you peoples. THIS BOOK. I admit! I was skeptical! Because I really hate Harry Potter rip-offs usually (like The Iron Trial soooo didn't work for me) and I was also curious to see how Rainbow Rowell would pull of a fantasy book when she's famous for her contemporaries. Well guess what?! I FREAKING LOVED IT. I started off moody and then ended shrieking and turning pages so fast I nearly ended up with the book in my mouth. It is delicious...
  • Ashley
    September 2016: Comfort re-read. Highly comforting. Still great, okay bye.October 2015, Updated 10/27/15: Okay, so. Look. This book. So good. I mean, it just. It has no right to. Like. What. To be so good. Finding words? Like, it should NOT work. Brain trying to brain. Failing.Fuck it. I’m not capable of being objective about this book. FIVE STARS.But first before the actual review, two things, so I can feel I’ve said my piece:1. This book is...
  • Darth J
    I can’t believe Baz never said, “You know nothing, Simon Snow!”I have to say that this book did a decent job of trying to fill the Harry Potter-sized hole in our hearts, but we all know that nothing else will ever completely compare. Watford and the surrounding World of Mages is like a valentine for those of us who still can’t let go of the Wizarding World—and damn anyone who tries to make us.I didn’t care for the romance aspects of t...
  • Warda
    DNF at page 250. Never thought I'd DNF a Rainbow Rowell novel. It was my 2nd attempt and as much as I wanted to love it, since I've adored her other books, it just wasn't for me.I couldn't have cared less about the characters or storyline. It felt a bit all over the place, like reading the last instalment in a series. And though we were told certain aspects and events that occurred previously, it felt rushed and flimsy. There was no space for it ...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    I DON'T KNOW YOU GUYS. It took a while for anything to happen and then everything happened all at once, so much so that it was actually confusing. Like, I still don't understand what happened????? I shipped Simon and Baz SO HARD THO. But other than that and an exciting build up towards the end (that ended up being disappointing because I was confused), it was just okay :/ SUCH DISAPPOINTMENT.
  • emma
    The point of contention in a lot of reviews of this book is: Is it too much like Harry Potter?But I don’t really like Harry Potter, so I don’t care about that. What I care about is: IS THIS THE ADORABLE GAY ROMANCE I’VE BEEN LOOKING FOR? IS THE PLOT EXCITING? IS THERE ENOUGH MAGIC? IS IT FUN TO READ? DO I FEEL EACH AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE PAGES PASS BY IN A NOT-TOO-DIFFICULT BUT STILL NOT EFFORTLESS READING EXPERIENCE?The answer to thos...
  • Maureen
    4.5/5 starsI don't think this was *quite* 5 star for me, but it was pretty dang close. If I think about it more I may end up moving it up.SO MANY FEELS SO MANY.Honestly this was so fantastic. It perfectly blended the magical elements with the romance elements (if u didn't know....LGBTQ REPRESENTATION WHAT WHAT I see u Simon and Baz) and didn't feel like it was trying too hard EVER.I loved the magic system and how different it was and also the cha...
  • Jenny
    I did not expect to love this book as much as I do. When I was reading Fangirl I couldn't have cared less about Simon and Baz. For me they were merely a quirky Harry Potter parody and a plot device to develop Cath and Levi's relationship.This was the mindset that I had while going into this book. Initially I noticed that the book didn't take itself too seriously and it KNEW not to take itself to seriously. You gotta love Rainbow for that.In the b...
  • Megan
    Here is my review of Fangirl, in its entirety:RAINBOW, YOUR NEXT BOOKS NEEDS TO BE ABOUT GAY WIZARDS. PLS N THX.It's like all my dreams are coming truuuuue!!!!