Carry On - Rainbow Rowell

Carry On

By Rainbow Rowell

  • Release Date: 2015-10-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 1,058 Ratings


#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 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.


  • Like it <3

    By Willowtreephoenix
    Worth reading! I don’t normally spring for books like this but I enjoyed it. The writing was definitely flawed at parts (pacing, structure, etc…) but that would have to be my biggest complaint. I guess that didn’t stop me from getting hooked….
  • absolutely amazing

    By addieee13
    this is genuinely one of my favorite books of all time. it’s one of the few books i’ve read multiple times and i’ve enjoyed the story every single time i’ve delved into it. it’s masterfully written and while it’s noticeably similar to harry potter, the differences within the story are what make it stand out as an incredible work of fantasy. i highly recommend. it’s lovely :)))
  • Meh

    By Pass_Pass
    The only good thing about this was Baz. He's the only one I cared about. Again this was Harry potter fan fiction. I mean I'm not complaining cause if Baz is Draco its very accurate cause I love Draco. I think its very flawed though that I only cared about a character that came in over 150 pages into the books and even then he wasn't that good its just he was the only good thing about it at that point and I just clung on onto him. To me Simon was the side character in his own story. The romance also very random. I knew it was going to happen but it came out of no where. On Simon's part he never mentioned his attraction to Baz only once and then he just kissed him. I knew Baz liked him but it was going no where. It felt out of character when he randomly kissed him.
  • Amazing!!

    By bread revenge
    I’m truly at a loss of words. This book mastered every trope it used, and kept me so entertained I couldn’t put it down if I tried! This has quickly become my favorite book and I can’t wait for more! The world-building was phenomenal and depicted beautifully, and each character was just as strong as the next! There were no throw-away characters as each of them made an impact and carried out their role in the book wonderfully. The plot, climax, and story as a whole flowed so seamlessly. I highly recommend this book!
  • A work of art

    This is book is a work of art - it is amazing, uplifting, and brilliant. No-one should have such a genius way with words, but Rainbow Rowell does. She is the real magician and the real Chosen One.
  • 20 million stars

    By Bdhjdbbdhhbe
    If I could rate it 20 million stars...I would. This is one of my favorite books and I have read so many books! Please just take a chance and read it!
  • Amazing writing, story and characters

    By emmbookie
    One of the best books I have ready in a long time! I’m totally hooked after reading the first book now I’m off to reading the sequel! Absolutely recommend to anyone
  • good

    By Huuaahh 👋
    my friend recommended me this book and i did enjoy it. however, i did not like the different points of view. it would have been nice if the book was just written in third person and the “war” was anti-climatic. it felt like everything just happened so quickly. i wish there was more time building up the ending.

    By VoltronFanatic
    im reading this to my kids instead of harry potter listen my dudes this book changed my life you absolutely have to read it it’s just- it’s so good!!!!
  • All time favorite

    By 731257
    I loved this book sooo much it was what I loved for Harry Potter and more I didn’t know I wanted