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Carry on

the Rise and Fall of Simon Snow
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Jul 22, 2021violet_butterfly_11909 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I have read several books in my many years of loving reading, but this is actually a really good series. Totally worth reading. Although I get how some people hated the whole similarly Harry Potter knock off, I feel like this is worth…
Jun 28, 2021NiaVerma rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
This book mimics the famous Harry Potter series in many ways, but the differences are what make this book so special. I love the mysteries in this book. To be honest, the first part of the book was sort of boring but the excitement to come…
Jun 24, 2021penelopegomez rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I hate, hate, hate to say this, but this book was basically a Harry Potter knock off... When I first started reading this book, I could NOT, not see the similarities between the two books. Simon Snow (Harry Potter) received a letter when…
Apr 22, 2021stevenlavigne1 rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
I tried. I read the first three chapters, however, something seems off in the writing and this Harry Potter wannabe didn't grab my attention. The leading character is described as something of a loser, and that doesn't especially make me…
Apr 07, 2021ReadingAdviser_Jessica rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really really really enjoyed this book. I feel like it played to all of Rainbow Rowell's strengths but with the addition of a fantasy world, which is usually my fave.
Mar 24, 2021
5/5 “You were the sun, and I was crashing into you.” YA is riddled with fantasy and contemporary starring two characters falling in love, but Carry On has to still be one of my favourites. Carry On follows Simon Snow, who is well…
Mar 01, 2021abbiecochran rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
In “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell, Simon Snow and his gang of misfits race to save the magical world from a monster. As he is believed to be the “Chosen One”, he has to deal with lots of unwanted attention from the higher-ups in the…
Feb 22, 2021JCLCharlesH rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
Simon Snow's first book will feel familiar to fans of the Harry Potter series, but with a more modern twist on the magical school concept. There is humor, emotion, teen drama, and romance throughout the book, and the plot drops the reader…
Sep 28, 2020evami12 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The characters are so loveable and the magical world is built well. It's a fun adventure story with a cute romance to it as well. Definitely recommend it.
Aug 14, 2020SAPL_Teens rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
The characters of this book are all so loveable with very distinguishable personalities and unique opinions. Rainbow Rowell does a great job world building to create a beautiful world of magic that you can really get lost into. The best…
Jul 01, 2020
Carry On is one of my favorite books that I’ve read. I have read many fantasy books including Harry Potter, Fablehaven, Wizard for Hire, and many others. I think that Carry On relates best to Harry Potter, but it goes deeper into teen…
May 07, 2020librarianjessicaboorsma rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I really really really enjoyed this book. I feel like it played to all of Rainbow Rowell's strengths but with the addition of a fantasy world, which is usually my fave. I loved Baz, so much, and Penelope too; Simon I found a tad needy, and…
Apr 01, 2020
If you liked Harry Potter I think you would love this book. It mixes the world of magic and fantasy together and adds a touch of love. Simon snow and Baz are roommates at their private school for magic(a lot like hogwarts) and are supposed…
Mar 25, 2020Desire Deschenes rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This was an amazing book I read back in 2016, and I don't regret it. I'd initially started in 2015, after reading Fangirl and being excited for this release. Unfortunately, I'd not been very motivated to read it, and the worldbuilding can…
Jan 02, 2020Myst_1983 rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
I came across Rainbow Rowell and "Carry On" by accident but I don't regret my spontaneous decision to read this book. I genuinely enjoyed this book. The part of me that writes and reads fanfiction as a guilty pleasure totally get's how…
Dec 31, 2019fantasyqueen rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent read. A whole new spin on the magical.
Nov 16, 2019
Totally and completely one of the best books I have read in the longest time. I fell in love with Simon and Baz and my heart broke for the pair of them and what they have been through. No I shall wait for the sequel eagerly.
Nov 04, 2019Fuzzy_Slippers rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Such a good book. It totally drew me right in. It was one of those books I couldn't stop reading, not because of cliffhangers at the end of every chapter but because of how good it was. I especially liked how different chapters were from…
Nov 01, 2019Sophia222 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I read this back in 2015, and reading it again is reminding me how much I loved it! I suggest reading this book before Fangirl, just because of the romantic build up. This is my favorite Rainbow Rowell book. The characters are relatable…
Sep 27, 2019night_shadow_8 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
There are some books that you finish, but you can't for the life of you, get not only the story, but also the moments out of your head and this book was one of these. I loved the time I spent with Simon, Baz, Penelope and Agatha and their…
Sep 17, 2019AshleyF2008 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
This is one of my favorite books and I've read it a few times. Very excited for the sequel! When I first read this book, I think my only compliant/problem was that it's really a story within a story, so it takes a moment longer to get…
Aug 22, 2019lucyem_0 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Rainbow Rowell is a goddess, and Baz is my spirit animal. Greatest book I've read in the last 12 hours. *edit* OH MY GOOGLE...... sequel is coming out sept. 24th 2019
Jun 12, 2019WoodneathYoungAdult rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
I loved the snarky commentary between the characters in this novel. The cheeky relationship between the characters kept me flying though the pages of this book. It was light and fun, and just generally a great escape into a magical…
May 30, 2019blue_book_169 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I really love this book. The drama between Baz and Simon is all relatable and Rowell describes a homosexual relationship very well. It's interesting to see how both Baz and Simon grow as characters both in their relationship and in life.…
May 07, 2019sungam rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
I didn't know how much I wanted queer wizard stories until I read this book. Can't wait to read the sequel!