Young Adult Fantasy
St. Martin's Griffin
October 6th 2015
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 sets 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 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.
There seems to be two separate teams when it comes to this book. Those who love it and those who hate it. I loved this book. I thought it was fun, and quirky. And it had boys kissing. Which is like, my fave.
There seems to be a lot of hate because some people think it’s too similar to Harry Potter, or literally copying Harry Potter. Now, I love Harry Potter, but Harry Potter is not the first chosen boy story. Not by a long shot.
And if we are going to get so picky, someone better tell Cassandra Clare to stop copying Star Wars. I mean, really?
What I loved about Carry On is that it completely encompassed everything that makes me fangirl, which was the point. I shipped Draco and Harry so freaking hard. I read fanfic, slash fic, and fan comics. I was obsessed. So to read a book where that pretty much actually happened…I loved it!
I am not going to sit here and say that I don’t see the similarities between Harry Potter and Carry On. And I do love Harry Potter and I always will. But Carry On finally gave me the alternate story I had always been dreaming of.
I went to my first spin class last night. And while I can walk, my butt is so sore. I swear they make the seats on those bikes so you don’t want to sit down. Painful torture devices.
I have to admit it was harder than I thought it was going to be. I was excited because I love bike riding, but this was way more intense. My original plan was to go every Wednesday, but I think I am going to need to build up to that. The current plan is to go to spin class every other week.
Saturday is my orientation for the body challenge. At that point I will be making my fitness goals and meal plans. I plan to track my progress here. So that information and challenge will be posted here this weekend.