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Carry On
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
#1 New York Times bestselling author!Booklist Editors Choice 2015 - Youth! Named a "Best Book of 2015" by Time Magazine, School Library Journal, Barnes & Noble, NPR, PopSugar, The Millions, and The News & Observer!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 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 - The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow is a ghost story, a love story and a mystery. It has just as much kissing and talking as you'd expect from a Rainbow Rowell story - but far, far more monsters.
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StellaDz
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

Not my favourite. I don‘t think I can do wizards… really I kind of signed on when I learned there are vampires, but it wasn‘t enough. I think it was supposed to be tongue in cheek? But often times it was cringeworthy. And never mind hearing about all the kidnappings, battles, and terrifying moments… after the fact, but never experiencing them firsthand. I hate that. So sorry, Simon and Baz, I will not carry on to the next one.

⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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So I thought I should see what this whole Simon Snow thing is all about. 😉 Next audiobook, and taking the dog for a walk! #currentlylistening

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amb_morg
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Panpan

⭐⭐

I became enamored with the author's style of writing and character building after reading Eleanor & Park.

With that said, I struggled with this one SO much. Carry On is essentially a (poorly written) Drarry fan fic with Twilight accents. 😬

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OliviaV
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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“I don‘t feel like a trama victim. But I have wings, and a tail. And I know vampires and magicians. And I have a boy in my arms instead of a girl” One of my favourite quotes ever!

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ShelleyBooksie
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

A breath of fresh air! Loved this take on magic. With a main villain named the Humdrum and a class of grumpy creatures called Numpties, how can you go wrong? What a great book.

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mollyrotondo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I loved this book! It was fun and charming and romantic and adventurous. I love Baz and Simon! I love how smoothly the story played out. I thought the Chosen One tropes were written very well. I had a blast reading this! Should I read the second one? Is it as good as this one? Please let me know! Also this book fits the #almostachunksterchallenge at 517 pages 😆

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! Great work checking off another almost chunkster!! 3mo
TracyReadsBooks Yes, you should definitely read the second and third books. You can never get too much Simon and Baz!!! 3mo
mollyrotondo @TracyReadsBooks excellent! Thank you! I‘m going to pick up the second book from the library! I enjoyed these two characters so very much! 3mo
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Chili
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Yay!! I finished my #BookSpin book. I really liked this one. I‘ll be getting book 2 tomorrow. I can‘t believe I finished my book this early in the month! Usually I‘m squeaking it in at the end of the month. Go me! 😎

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 4mo
sprainedbrain Love that series. ❤️ 4mo
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Gissy
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This books is so hyped that I had high expectations. I enjoyed it but I found that the story and characters have so many similar elements with Harry Potter, so I don‘t know what to say about the uniqueness of the story. One difference is that characters here are young adults, 17 and 18 years old but they share a lot of similarities with HP. There is a YA m-m romance which I found it so cute. Nevertheless, I will continue with the series. 3.5⭐️

Gissy I love Baz character❤️

I read the last 216 pages during the #24in4 #Readathon @Andrew65

#TheForgottenBookClub This is one of the books chosen for January 2022 of my YA book club.

January 2022 #BookSpinBingo &TheArokaOfBooks
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Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 5mo
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BookBr
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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What a fantastic read — even without reading Fangirl, this was great fun, but a real study of the cost of power and finding yourself. Simon is open and empathetic as a character and I got sucked into the story right away. All the characterization is marvellous, and the consistently switching points of view just added to the depth of the story rather than being distracting. Highly recommend for a refreshing read. (I read the Kindle edition.)

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RebeccaRoo7
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mittens is "helping" me with my #bookjournal today. A spread I've been meaning to start and finish for SO long is almost done. I'll post the finished product later.

#snowday #catsoflitsy #creativity #fantasyfiction #mittens #magic #spells

RaeLovesToRead Awww 🥰🥰 5mo
RebeccaRoo7 @RaeLovesToRead He definitely thinks he's being cute...😹😹 5mo
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mariaku21
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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4⭐

I came into this book all thanks to Fangirl. The small hints and opening chapters in that one book intrigued me to know what it was about Simon Snow that had Cather writing for hours and ignoring everything.
She gave me a great Chosen One story that had adventure and magic, but it had great dialogue, which I loved the best! It feels familiar but not, new and yet old. This was a story worthy of Cather writing fanfics of.

shanaqui Oof, I've been meaning to reread this lately and this post gave me the strongest craving! I really like the way the magic works, as well as the romance. 6mo
mariaku21 @shanaqui I absolutely loved it! Just the setup and the dialogue! I can't wait to get into the next book 💞 2mo
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chasjjlee
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Top 21 of 2021!

It's been a blast reading all of these different characters. Carry On was my FAVORITE read of 2021 (who woulda guessed 😅?). And I cant wait to meet more characters and read their stories next year ❤.

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Chazlyn
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
Bailedbailed

I just couldn't. It was a bad Harry Potter ripoff as a plot point in Fangirl and there's no way it it could stand on its own legs. Got 20 pages in and gave up. They want the plot to be as sophisticated as teens are but the names of places and professors are something I'd expect for young children.

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candc320
Rainbow Rowell | Rainbow Rowell
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I couldn‘t find this short story in the Litsy database but I really enjoyed this quick holiday read/listen. It highlights 2 Christmases during Covid - 2020 and 2021 - and I found it very relatable. The anxiety, paranoia, and frustration of being a person taking Covid seriously while others around you aren‘t is definitely something I‘ve dealt with and I liked that the 2 main characters were able to relate to each other within the chaos. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

candc320 Ran out of room! 26 points for #mistletoemaniacs #wintergames2021 and read for #bookspinbingo , #christmasmyway , #dashingdecember , #averymerryreadathon , and #averymerrybingo (completes prompt Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas). 6mo
TheSpineView Great job! 6mo
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Andrew65 I need to find this one. Well done 👏👏👏 (edited) 6mo
candc320 Thanks @Andrew65 !! 6mo
DieAReader Great job!🎉🎉 6mo
candc320 Thanks @DieAReader !! 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
Jadams1776 🎄🎉👍🏻🎅🏻 6mo
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xicanti
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I‘ve decided to quit bouncing between new-to-me books and just reread CARRY ON. This is at least 80% because I miss Baz. It‘s an understatement to say Baz has Preferred status on my Queer Assholes List. He‘s SO FRICKIN GREAT.

Also frickin great: the potato fritters I made for breakfast. I used leftover Popeye‘s mashed potatoes with the gravy mixed in and it took them to the next level.

ozma.of.oz Sounds delicious! 7mo
xicanti @ozma.of.oz and I‘ve got enough batter for a bunch more fritters! 🤤 7mo
AbigailJaneBlog Baz is THE BEST 7mo
xicanti @AbigailJaneBlog BAZ FOREVER! 7mo
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DinoMom
Rainbow Rowell | Rainbow Rowell
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I typically just do work related books on audio, since I can‘t seem to focus on novels and the like when In that format. However, since this was short story I thought I would give it a go. This was also my first taste of this author and I know that a lot of people recommend their works. I enjoyed this listen and will be reading more this author for sure.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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“Carry on, Simon”

this is not my first time reading this book and definitely not my last. everytime I read it I discover new things and fall in love with the characters all over again. if you‘re looking for a magical adventure with a feel good romance and a fan-favorite vampire, Carry On is for you.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell

Aleister Crowley, I‘m living a charmed life.

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addstaylo
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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the artwork in this book 🖤💜

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Brooke_H
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Sometimes I find things in the library that are maybe…creepy? Weird at the very least. #LibraryWork

GondorGirl 😳 8mo
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Nutmegnc
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I have to admit the first book was boring (the novel is divided into four sections called “books”) but I read a comment that said it really picked up after Baz comes back. And that is completely 💯 true. I‘m also totally in love with the audiobook narrator and must now listen to everything he‘s ever made.

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Nutmegnc
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Charming listen!!

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chasjjlee
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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My beautiful, wonderful, '2 person book club member', best friend @charityblee gave me this adorable Simon & Baz shirt for my birthday.

I will always recommend this series. I will always love these characters. They have a beautiful love story.

#CarryOn
#WaywardSon
#AnyWayTheWindBlows

“You were the sun and I was crashing into you.“
“Because we match.“
“We're not made of pieces that come apart.“

AND TOO MANY MORE BEAUTIFUL QUOTES TO COUNT!

marleed Oh cute shirt! And great bookclub! 8mo
chasjjlee @marleed thank you! We quite enjoy it 😁! 8mo
CharityBlee @chasjjlee Yes we enjoy it and enjoy each others opinions and company!!! And I‘m so glad you like your shirt! Love you 💚💚 8mo
Nute Awesome shirt! It only takes two to make a Book Club. Can it be any better than when it‘s with your best friend? Congratulations to you and @CharityBlee 🤗 7mo
chasjjlee @Nute Thanks so much! We have a blast with our reads 😁. And we love meeting other book lovers here on Litsy to share our reading fun! 7mo
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peanutnine
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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It's the perfect weather today to try out my new hammock! Such a cozy new reading spot for autumn 😊
Of course I'm comfort rereading an old favorite instead of one the many library books that are due back soon 😂

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chasjjlee
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 7mo
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Nelnjali
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

3.75? When I first started this book, I didn't really know what to expect. I just knew that a friend of mine loved it. My initial thought was, "Oh, this is a parody of Harry Potter and other 'chosen one' YA." Then I wondered if it was done intentionally or just derivative. And then...I simply didn't care because I was having too much fun. This was a fun, guilty pleasure book that left me feeling mushy and happy, and really, isn't that enough?

catiewithac Feeling happy and mushy is everything! I love these books!!! 10mo
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Karisa
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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#WondrousWednesday @Eggs

1. Lately I‘m just a little better than 50/50😂

2. So many series… Wayfarers, Simon Snow, Grishaverse are the first to come to mind.

3. I love when a collection of very different types form a sort of family

4. Today I‘m grateful for my family, students, walks, books, and Litsy of course!

Eggs Love #3!!! Thanks for playing 🥰📖👏🏻 10mo
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kezzlou85
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Pickpick

A re-read so I can get to the third book in the series. I love this one so much but the second one not so much. Hoping the third is really good. Also 3rd book read for #AwesomeAugust.

Megabooks I kinda wish I had read the first two again before the third, but I was surprised by how much I remembered! 11mo
kezzlou85 @Megabooks I wasn't sure I would remember enough. Is the third one good? 11mo
Megabooks It‘s not what I was expecting, but I did enjoy it. 11mo
kezzlou85 @Megabooks I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to starting it soon. 11mo
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kezzlou85
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Two days into #AwesomeAugust and its going pretty well. Two books read so far and a third almost done. Managed 8.5 hours as well so much better than I thought.
@Andrew65

Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 11mo
kezzlou85 @Andrew65 thank you so much. Going much better with this readathon 11mo
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Karisa
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Camp Watford! Simon Snow would be an awesome camp counselor. The campers would all love him (even if occasionally he forgot to take them to a scheduled activity). Baz Grimm-Pitch, on the other hand, would never go to camp. His clothes are much too nice for that. Agatha Wellbelove would be in charge of the horses. Penelope Bunce would be the camp director.

#LitsySummerCamp * @ImperfectCJ

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Bookishlie
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I always jump around books. It‘s like my mind can‘t settle in just one book. I was about to DNF this. I LOVED fangirl enough to give this a shot….and it was mediocre until it wasn‘t. Then BAM it got interesting. And now I must go to bed because I work tonight but a few more minutes won‘t hurt……

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Branwen
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I didn't bring my purse or water bottle with me while waiting for the parade to start...but I definitely had my dragon and a book with me! 😂🤣📚💕🐉 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #dragonlibrarian

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
GingerAntics 💙💙💙 11mo
LiteraryinLawrence I love everything about this picture! 11mo
julesG 😍 11mo
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Branwen
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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It's a bird! It's a plane! No...it's THE DRAGON LIBRARIAN! 😁💕📚🐉 This weekend is Founders Festival in my town, which means a weekend wide celebration of the town including food trucks, craft vendors, and a parade that the library takes part in! The theme was Heroes and Villains, so OF COURSE I had to dress up as my alter ego! My cape is covered with bookish stickers! 🤣😂 #librarylove #librariansoflitsy #dragonlibrarian

BookishMarginalia 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 11mo
Ruthiella Go Dragon Librarian! 🐉 📚 🐉 📚 11mo
wanderinglynn How fun! 📚🐲 11mo
julesG Perfect! 11mo
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kissmehardy
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Had to reread to get ready for AWTWB! I just love how dryly funny this book is, and how much care Rowell put into all these characters. #yafantasy #snowbaz4evr

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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LOVE how covers match. And they look especially lovely with this week's flowers I picked up along with my CSA Veggie Bag.

Throughly enjoying my reread of Carry On. 💐

#simonsnow

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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Playing catch-up and filling your feed with #simonsnow content. My Original copy of Carry On was pretty but I found out there was a Special Bookshelf Edition to match Wayward Son and Anyway the Wind Blows Cover Art. Had to have it. (It will be in my next post.) Love the Wayward Son and #AWTWB cover art. And I like covers to match on my #forevershelf. #booksandblooms #coverlove 🤓

Crinoline_Laphroaig I donated my original copy to my Library. Carry On was available on OverDrive but Library didn't have a Print Copy. 12mo
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Crinoline_Laphroaig
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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“Christ, what a mess, and right under Blackfriars Bridge—this city has gone straight to hell,”

One of these days I want to make a list of everything Fictional Thing that has happened on and below Blackfriars Bridge. You've got Numpties underneath in Carry On and Jem and Tess from #shadowhunters meeting on top. 😆

I'm waiting on my special edition of #AWTWB so I'm rereading Books 1 and 2 of #simonsnow. 🧙‍♂️🔮📚

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Feenbraut
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I am really enjoying this audio-book. It has a bit of a Harry Potter vibe, but not in a bad way. The characters are really lovable and the narrator is doing a fabulous job.

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AFrostCauseReads
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I love this story and these characters so much (I‘m especially a sucker for Baz 😆🧛🏻)

I‘m hoping to re-read the sequel too, so I‘ll be ready for the third in the series to come out next month

This ones good for Harry Potter fans. Lots of similarities with schools, magic, chosen one prophecies, fantasy creatures etc. bonus points for LGBTQ+ characters

This crosses off my #doublespin pick for June‘s #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

peanutnine I can't wait for the new one! I'm anxiously awaiting my preorder! 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
Centique I love these too and I‘m looking forward to the 3rd. I only heard about it today in an Amazon email 😍 12mo
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mimsy
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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This book is fantastic! Read it in one day because I could not get enough. 😍

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Christeen1217
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Mehso-so

A Harry Potter-like character attends a Hogwarts-like school with his Edward-like roommate. At first, reading this book made me feel like I began reading in the middle of the series. However, once I got over the "catch-up" part of the book, the plot was much more enjoyable. There were a few predictable plot twists and a very unique ending I wasn't expecting. It definitely makes you want to read book #2. 2/5/2021-2/18/2021

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nidhinb
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Okay so this is lovely
There were many parts where I laughed out loud and also some parts where I cried. The characters (except some haha) are very likeable and by the end of it I was in love with Simon Baz and Penny.
I do think that the relationships between certain characters could have been developed a bit more before a big transition because it did seem a bit abrupt.
Still loved it though and I'm definitely going to read the second one!

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BTussey
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Definitely lives up to its Harry Potter fanfic roots but unexpected enough to be enjoyable.

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BTussey
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Ummmm… he‘s pushing MAGIC 😉 🔥❤️

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hccano
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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Just started my reread! Loved this book the first time I read it and I hope I love it just as much now! 🥰😆

Begrassi ❤️❤️❤️ 13mo
maysagrassi 🥰🥰 13mo
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RebeccaRoo7
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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It's kinda nasty here in western KY this morning. The weather doesn't really know what it wants to do. But Gandalf knows what these days are all about - snuggling down in a thick blanket while I read the day away. Loving #RainbowRowell 's #carryon ! It just keeps getting better. It's got a touch of Harry Potter vibe to it.
#readKY #ya #fantasyfic #rainydays #magic #reading #catsoflitsy

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j.rye
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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So thankful for this light, quick read after all the heavy stuff I‘ve been reading. I went into expecting a fan fiction feel, so I wasn‘t disappointed by it like some people. The humor and love was strong with this one.

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Whalien99
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
Mehso-so

3 stars

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peanutnine
Carry On | Rainbow Rowell
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I did not want to put this one down! It started out with HP vibes: a magical orphan 'Chosen One' at boarding school dealing with angst. But I liked how it dropped you in his last year and skipped all the build up, just giving backstory as necessary. The characters are more diverse and I like the POV switches. I guess this started as a play on fanfic, which makes sense. Once I finish Simon's story I need to go back and read Fangirl