Carry On: the Rise and Fall of Simon Snow by Rainbow Rowell
Rowell’s fans will be thrilled with her latest novel detailing the crazy life of Simon Snow as he tries to finish theWatford School of Magicks, fall in love, and save the world. Simon and his roommate and arch enemy Baz started off as fictional characters in the writer’s 2013 Fangirl. Simon, his best friend Penny, his sort-of-ex-girlfriend Agatha and Baz join forces to combat the powerful Humdrum which is trying to steal all the world’s magic. The story may remind readers of the Harry Potter stories, but Rowell’s twists on the genre and strong characters and setting make this title hard to set aside. I recommend to fans of fantasy, Harry Potter, romances and Rainbow Rowell.
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